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HPI Baja 5B Flux or HPI Super 5SC Flux???

Old 10-20-2013, 08:18 PM
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I've been looking into getting a good 1/5 scale off road rc, and I've narrowed it down to the Baja 5B Flux and the Super 5SC Flux. I can't decide on which one to get. Can anyone give me their thoughts, and if they can let me know their PROS & CONS.
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:22 PM
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Any info would help

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The 5sc is basically just a stretched savage. The 5b is a true 1/5th scale car.

The 5sc has plastic shocks, if I was buying that would be a real turnoff.
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Originally Posted by ThePanda
The 5sc is basically just a stretched savage. The 5b is a true 1/5th scale car.

The 5sc has plastic shocks, if I was buying that would be a real turnoff.
Thanks, I think that just answered my question.
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Plastic (nylon) shocks arent a big detriment to me (uhm, its not like you CANT upgrade) but choosing between a 2WD vs 4WD, I dont have to tell you which most would prefer.

And besides, can you even get a 5B nowadays?
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Originally Posted by Yosh70
Plastic (nylon) shocks arent a big detriment to me (uhm, its not like you CANT upgrade) but choosing between a 2WD vs 4WD, I dont have to tell you which most would prefer.

And besides, can you even get a 5B nowadays?
That's true but I see that the 5B seems to be built better over all. The motor is even better in the 5B. Yeah I know a guy who selling a few brand new.
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1/5 is pretty dead in most areas and its also really expensive and expense may not be a big deal to you but it might be to your friends and that's one of the great parts of this hobby is having all your friends getting them with you so you can all bash together or race together or whatever you what to do with it. I personally would go for the 5sc the 5b's are cool but I've just never been I big fan they arnt very fast and only 2wd and require a lot of upgrades and modding to make them handle any good. This is just my opinion don't want to get bashed for it so good luck with whatever you decide.
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Originally Posted by RodimusPrime
That's true but I see that the 5B seems to be built better over all. The motor is even better in the 5B. Yeah I know a guy who selling a few brand new.
I know a couple of guys that run the 5SC....I haven't heard anything for complaints anyways. Yes the motor in the 5B is a monster, I dont think its better just will require 2x4S lipo's (vs 2x3S) to run it to its full potential.

Forgot to mention one of the reply's here said it was basically a stretched savage....while thats not a terrible thing, the Savage Flux uses a transmission and the 5SC actually uses a center differential. Big difference right there.

But if you can live with 2WD, then go for it.
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Get the Losi 5ive roller.. now you will be looking a large pile of money before you are done, but it would be 4wd / durable / and just well made.

Other than that I would go baja 5B or 5SC, not the Super 5SC, it is just a fluffed up savage. I am sure it is a lot of fun, but it uses a 1:8 motor and just does not seem like the way to go.
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This is a tough decision, all of you make valid points. What it basically boils down to is if I want a 2WD thats faster, or if I want a 4WD that handles better. Is the Flux 5B with the Castle motor alost faster than the
5SC? I mean will it leave the 5SC in a cloud of dust, and will I constantly be loosing control with the 5B and spinning in circles when I try to take a turn while my buddies in there 5SC pass me by. I feel like it could be like the story of the tortise and the hare. Is it either going to be fast and crazy, or slower but steady?
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My mate has a 5sc flux and it's impressed by FAR MORE than any Baja has.. truck or buggy form. They drive great out of the box, they aren't lacking in speed and the 4wd is a HUGE tick in the right direction as far as I'm concerned.

This 'true 1/5' crap is just nonsense. It's 1/5 scale, therefore it's a 1/5. It doesn't matter one little bit if it's an oversized version of something else with a few different parts.

EDIT: I was absolutely FLOORED at how well the 5sc drove out of the box. Very easy to handle, even with the stock tyres. Plenty fast enough.. On 2200kv 6s it was a little faster than my SC8.2e on 2000kv 4s.
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This is a random image on the web of a the castle 2028 motor vs the castle 1515:



The smaller 1515 is the standard size used in 1:8 and some monster trucks. It is a ton of power, but the 2028 is what is in the Baja Flux family, and what is often used in other 1:5 scale e-conversions.

The 2028 runs about 1/3 the KV rating of the 1515, but it puts out way more torque than the those 1500 series motors. Something I think any self respecting 1:5 electric could put to good use with the weight they have to be well built at that size.
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Originally Posted by lbenton
This is a random image on the web of a the castle 2028 motor vs the castle 1515:



The smaller 1515 is the standard size used in 1:8 and some monster trucks. It is a ton of power, but the 2028 is what is in the Baja Flux family, and what is often used in other 1:5 scale e-conversions.

The 2028 runs about 1/3 the KV rating of the 1515, but it puts out way more torque than the those 1500 series motors. Something I think any self respecting 1:5 electric could put to good use with the weight they have to be well built at that size.
5b motor vs 5sc motor its worth it to get a 5b...
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Originally Posted by mydudrevo
they arnt very fast and only 2wd and require a lot of upgrades and modding to make them handle any good. This is just my opinion don't want to get bashed for it so good luck with whatever you decide.
What do you mean they aren't fast? it does 60 out of the box!

and as far as needed mods and upgrades, really a new set of tires is it.
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Originally Posted by lbenton
This is a random image on the web of a the castle 2028 motor vs the castle 1515:



The smaller 1515 is the standard size used in 1:8 and some monster trucks. It is a ton of power, but the 2028 is what is in the Baja Flux family, and what is often used in other 1:5 scale e-conversions.

The 2028 runs about 1/3 the KV rating of the 1515, but it puts out way more torque than the those 1500 series motors. Something I think any self respecting 1:5 electric could put to good use with the weight they have to be well built at that size.
WOW!!! Thanks for the pic I see now its worth getting the 5B.
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