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12-24-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Horatio

I'm not actually using a TRS on my XT8 17. I have...

I'm not actually using a TRS on my XT8 17. I have a failsafe on my receiver, so I trust it will assist with a low voltage situation. In a no voltage situation, I get that a TRS would be the last line...
12-23-2020, 12:30 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 67,615
Posted By Horatio

If the new Truggy is anything like the XT8...

If the new Truggy is anything like the XT8 variants - I'm in! Awesome machines.
11-07-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,527
Posted By Horatio

With the globe truly 'smited' by a Pandemic, many...

With the globe truly 'smited' by a Pandemic, many people have fallen onto hard times. 😕

I really hope you've found a way to source a 5th scale machine.

If you do, let us know! 👍
11-03-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,266
Posted By Horatio

Here's a few pictures of mine since I've run it...

Here's a few pictures of mine since I've run it for over a year now. It's a great Truggy. Super responsive, plush suspension, great quality parts. Wear/Slop seems minimal....
10-14-2020, 01:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,949
Posted By Horatio

It's great to see people restoring these awesome...

It's great to see people restoring these awesome MT's again - it's a refreshing change from the glut of run of the mill brushless stuff.

Looking forward to seeing more people doing the same.
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08-30-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,043
Posted By Horatio

Yeah, that's fair enough - like I've said, there...

Yeah, that's fair enough - like I've said, there is a strange kind of irony that after all the fuss about clones back in the day, they're actually the very reason why we still have a thriving...
06-24-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11,410
Views: 503,797
Posted By Horatio

I'm not a fan of pullstart on nitro engines....

I'm not a fan of pullstart on nitro engines. They're just too finicky - despite being careful and also mechanically empathetic - I've broken more than one. Plus of course, they've got me back and...
06-20-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11,410
Views: 503,797
Posted By Horatio

Eagle eyed! Yes, for a time I was using...

Eagle eyed!

Yes, for a time I was using sliding, universal jointed, centre drive shafts. They were lovely and shiny - super smooth too. Right up to the point the pins snapped. No good for the...
06-18-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11,410
Views: 503,797
Posted By Horatio

The slight bend in the brake lever helps the...

The slight bend in the brake lever helps the servo gain best mechanical advantage when the brakes are engaged. The bend is made such that the lever is at 90 degrees (pointing straight up) when the...
06-18-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11,410
Views: 503,797
Posted By Horatio

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rctech.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rctech.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20191122_163123_af3bc9abc73a4cd7ec2e94bfee613b74f7abbb49.jpg
Throttle servo side. Note sliders and bend in the linkage and brake...
06-16-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11,410
Views: 503,797
Posted By Horatio

The wheel arches are quite difficult to line up...

The wheel arches are quite difficult to line up with LWB chassis. Post your pictures here! It's good to see some revival of the thread.

The Savage is (probably) a vintage RC car, or not far off....
06-12-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,527
Posted By Horatio

I've seen some awesome brushless Bajas. Including...

I've seen some awesome brushless Bajas. Including one with direct drive brushless motors in the hubs. With a good selection of Hobbywing brushless motor combos, I suppose 8s would be reasonably...
06-12-2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 11,410
Views: 503,797
Posted By Horatio

It's looking really good! 👌👍 Glad you found a...

It's looking really good! 👌👍 Glad you found a suitable body for your rig.

The OS with it's blue and shiny head looks fast standing still. I really liked the OS I ran in my Mugen prior to getting...
06-09-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,527
Posted By Horatio

In the face of the hard times that have befallen...

In the face of the hard times that have befallen HPI, we can all be glad in a way that there are so many clones out there - in a twist of irony, they are the HPI Baja 5B's saving grace! Who'd have...
06-08-2020, 12:59 AM
Replies: 11,410
Views: 503,797
Posted By Horatio

Or lexan panels? It would be easier to paint and...

Or lexan panels? It would be easier to paint and lighter?

Like the cage though. 👍
06-07-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11,410
Views: 503,797
Posted By Horatio

Yeah, the XL is pretty long. HPI and Proline...

Yeah, the XL is pretty long. HPI and Proline bodies can be hard to source at the moment.

I resorted to using a Flux body on my FLM extended. Your XL is even longer right? You'll find something...
06-07-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11,410
Views: 503,797
Posted By Horatio

Well the Savage thread is quiet at the moment. My...

Well the Savage thread is quiet at the moment. My Savage is still running spot on and I've not changed anything with it since fitting the OS carb to the STS.

However, I've been busy with the Baja...
06-05-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,527
Posted By Horatio

Baja 5B SS - Long Term Review - 11 Years On

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

In July 2009, I took possession of one of the biggest, most anticipated parcels that I can remember. I had just imported the HPI Baja 5B SS from Stormer Hobbies in to the UK. It...
05-29-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11,410
Views: 503,797
Posted By Horatio

Not sure there are many out there for sale,...

Not sure there are many out there for sale, because they're keepers! Ebay might help, but it just takes time.

When you find your chassis though, please post your build pics here! The more, the...
05-28-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11,410
Views: 503,797
Posted By Horatio

This is turning into one sweet looking ride. The...

This is turning into one sweet looking ride. The rollbar looks pretty slick. It would be almost rude not to get a one piece engine mount :)
05-27-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11,410
Views: 503,797
Posted By Horatio

Sweet looking build! 👍😍 White lithium grease...

Sweet looking build! 👍😍

White lithium grease is a good all purpose metal to metal lubricant. You need to be slightly careful with it around o rings, but that's not really an issue inside your...
05-27-2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 11,410
Views: 503,797
Posted By Horatio

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rctech.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rctech.net-vbulletin/920x2000/screenshot_20200527_073849_com_google_android_apps_docs_ace44c7c895370136abdd26fadfed6ade4c096c0.jpg
The brake adaptor/hex has an...
05-26-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11,410
Views: 503,797
Posted By Horatio

That thing is screaming with you - good tune and...

That thing is screaming with you - good tune and 'on the pipe' - right on the money. 👍

Certainly doesn't look like it's lacking clutch at all. Is that footage with the Fioroni?
05-26-2020, 02:54 AM
Replies: 11,410
Views: 503,797
Posted By Horatio

To be fair, I've never run the Turbo Slider on a...

To be fair, I've never run the Turbo Slider on a .21, so I'm really not qualified to comment. I know that the sliders have 2-4 times more surface area (compared to regular 3 & 4 shoe alloy clutch...
05-25-2020, 02:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,299
Posted By Horatio

Any body? It would be nice to have a long...

Any body?

It would be nice to have a long term owners review of this engine.

I see there's a couple of places that still offer them around 360 / $400.

Does it last, what fails, are the...
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