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Old Aug 08, 2011, 07:53 PM
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Traxxas E-Revo or NEW HPI Savage XS Flux

These are both 1/16th scale.

Which do you think would make a better 'basher'?

http://traxxas.com/products/models/e...c/7107erevo116

http://www.hpiracing.com/news/2011071401/
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Old Aug 09, 2011, 10:04 AM
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well the mini flux is untested but looks good, so id say go and try it no offenece but someone has to be the guinea pig, and the merevo is good but requires upgrades
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Old Aug 09, 2011, 05:00 PM
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savage.
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Old Aug 09, 2011, 05:14 PM
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I'm a VXL owner and bought a Savage because I been breaking stuff on the Revo. The majority in ANY RC group or forum will say Savage is a much better basher than the Revo.
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Old Aug 09, 2011, 11:31 PM
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I'm a VXL owner and bought a Savage because I been breaking stuff on the Revo. The majority in ANY RC group or forum will say Savage is a much better basher than the Revo.
Okay, so the HPI Savage is a better basher for rompin' around. Is that the 1/10 E-Savage 4x4?
I was thinking of getting that until I saw the NEW Savage XS Flux (1/16?) Fast but a few dollars less then the E-Savage. I know no one has driven the XS yet but I guess I'm just asking what HPI's tract record is and what you think it will be like. I like what I see on the E-Revo (videos) but it's a few years old right? And for the same price HPI has a brand new equal competitor type vehicle with the newest tech in it.

That's what I'm asking.
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 08:10 AM
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no!!! never get the e-savage, its just a rebranded e-zilla and isnt great
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 10:15 PM
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Is the Traxxas Stampede VXL that ($100) much better then the Stampede XL-5?
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 02:23 AM
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Yes. But I recommend getting the stampede 4x4 over the 2wd version. Or just get a flux xs....
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 09:35 PM
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I'm thinking of getting the HPI XS but I don't have a LiPO charger. HPI said a NiMH will "work"... I didn't want to spend much over $300.
Will the performance be noticeably less without using the LiPO you think?
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 08:00 AM
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Hands down """savage XS""" PERIOD! I've got every micro available & this is the Toughest, best handling, quickest, bulletproof, Toughest, most durable, strongest, micro's out there- lol, it's not really a micro either but seriously people! Best bang for your buck & I wouldn't trade mine out for any traxxas model except a 1/10 Brushless E-Revo...
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Old Dec 11, 2011, 05:32 AM
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Best bang for your buck & I wouldn't trade mine out for any traxxas model except a 1/10 Brushless E-Revo...
lol, I wouldnt trade it for ANY traxxas... however, I could trade it for a 1/5 HPI Flux, but nothing traxxas... traxxas breaks at the sneeze of their diffs, driveshafts etc...
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Old Dec 11, 2011, 02:26 PM
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I'm thinking of getting the HPI XS but I don't have a LiPO charger. HPI said a NiMH will "work"... I didn't want to spend much over $300.
Will the performance be noticeably less without using the LiPO you think?

Yes, unfortunately performance will be less with NiMh than lipo. NiMh will run almost as good, but for only a few minutes - the voltage falls off faster with NiMh than lipo. Lipo will hold that 'fresh off the charger' performance that freshly charged NiMhs have for almost its entire charge. And this is only quality NIMh cells and packs- the cheap Chinese generics won't even provide a few min of good performance.

Lipo is the only way to go!
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Old Dec 11, 2011, 07:38 PM
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Savage XS has been getting some pretty bad reviews....
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Old Dec 11, 2011, 09:31 PM
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^iev only heard good, ie big squid raves on about how tough it is and how overpowered it is
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Old Dec 12, 2011, 07:53 AM
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From the reviews i have watched the main problems are the motor & ESC temps get a bit high on 3S, the plastic steering arms pop off after a crash, the steering servo is a bit weak & to get the gearbox & motor out requires a bit of wrenching, which IMO are minor things & im sure hpi will address these issues & make a V.2 like the SS turned into the X & XL & they are tough as & so easy to wrench on, but all the reviews said the xs was a fast tough truck & handles well for it's size i actually thought it was a 1/10 scale at first.
I just purchased all the parts off ebay to build one so i will be able to sort some of the problems as i build it, like a heavier servo, try to find or mod a more fixed steering arm set up, i am going to run a 1/10 4000kv sensored combo that i have here not being used, im not sure how it will compare power wise to the standard xs combo as i am still learning about the electrics i have had nitro savages for years & love them but this will be my first electric truck, im not sure if the stock gearing will heat up my combo as my ESC is only 100amp but if it does can i change the gearing for more punch rather than top speed would doing this gear change take load off the motor & bring the temps down as i will mainly be using it for jumping & small track bashing so max speed would not be that important to me.
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