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Savage brushless Truggy conversion

Old 02-09-2013, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by aqeel200 View Post
thanks bro, now i can see what goes where.

I will definitely give this a try. the savage(flux) being what it is, when it comes to mid air control in a straight flightjumps is not easily done compared to my LST2. hopefully a wing, it can have more/improved mid-air flight and control control.
Yes, the wing will help a lot. It will try to straighten out in the air no matter how out of shape you are on the jump. Acts more like a really heavy buggy
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:42 AM
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Default Made a few changes

I decided to update this thread for those who might be interested. As I said before, we only did this for fun to play around on the track a bit. I have a truggy and buggy and always knew this would never compete against them as far as performance goes. I will now say that after doing quite few laps on the track that it is a blast and can be pretty fast and fun.

The real challenges are these:
1) Weight- this thing is heavy and really surprises the corner marshals at the track when they go to flip it

2) Ride height- This can be fixed with suspension tweaks and the right shocks as well as a different chassis.

3) Drive bias- With a regular Tranny, it has equal amounts of traction in the front and back. A truggy/buggy has a center diff , different weight oils can be used to make the front or rear have more or less power to them.

The only thing that I really have done is tweak the suspension and just accept the other issues as they are. This is a fun truck and it goes around a track far better than I though it would. After probably 50 laps, I decided to put the longer XL chassis by Fastlane on it to make it less twitchy and more balanced like a Truggy. It now has the same wheel base as my Truggy and will have better balance and traction. This will also allow the battery to fit(tightly) inside the TVPs in the rear. I also needed to put much heavier oil in the shocks as it really wanted to bounce when it landed the big jumps. I actually went from 32.5wt to 80wt to see what it will do. Feels much better, but wont know till I get it on the track again. I had my doubts about how the wing would work on a truck this heavy, but on a couple occasions the truck got a little sideways on a big double and it straightened itself out in the air just like my buggy and Truggy does. Made me smile

Here are a couple updated pics:


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Old 03-14-2013, 08:23 AM
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that body looks great and it looks like a rocket ship for speed off road so how is she in the snow, video please
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