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Old 05-04-2011, 06:31 PM   #1
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Angry HPI E-Firestorm Flux BL...nothing but wallet pains

So I bought the HPI E-Firestorm Flux BL.......based on what I read about its abilty with the brushless system and people who have owned HPI trucks...thinking ok here's a stadium truck built for action and bashing.....WRONG !!!! I replaced some the issue spots...front bumper so if it did bag into something it wouldn't get totalled...well since I have had this truck its turning into an absolute money pit...so far I have replaced a steering knuckle..had to replce the steering servo..the whole body platform....had issues with the tranny and yesterday the spur gear totally stripped....just an absolutey nightmare...I own several RC trucks...a 1/16 Slash which I have cartwheeled not a single broken thing...a SC 10 which I have banged bruised and abused and not broken anything except wear out the tires.....and just recently started bulletproofing an E-Maxx...the only thing I broke on it was a suspension pin that was too tweaked from the factory.....OK I am getting offf my soapbox now..Thanks for reading !!
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maybe try out knitting or basket weaving for a hobby...

because in this hobby you will always spend $$ on parts, and even more so when your a tard basher that hits everything it sight...

good luck bud
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I enjoy it too much....I was a model train guy for a long time...sucks when you live in apartment and are cramped for space.....I sold off my trains and started putting money into the cars....I love it....so I will deal with the lost causes that is RC and just keep buying more parts....and hope that curbs, trees, poles and just dumb luck stays out of my way !!
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...and you stripped a spur gear? That would totally push me over the edge.
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Yup totally stripped.....I mean it was flat and melted...I wish they made the spur gears out of metal....when you have a metal pinion it just makes sense to have a metal spur gear....maybe I am just off base...I don't know....my parts will be to me Saturday...hopefully after it gets buttoned back up..fingers crossed...no more stupid issues....
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....maybe I am just off base...I don't know....
Considering you're posting this in the Electric On-Road forum, I'm going to say you've answered your own question.

Live and learn my friend. Welcome to the hobby, when the need to flame on a forum arises in your head, go play some XBOX.
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