The kids are away that night, so I can get there early. How early can you get there?
CA glue Zorg. Get medium one.
EDIT: Just realised you asked me about gluing tyres on last page. Sorry didn't see it till now. You absolutely need to glue the tyres. Big jumps can make the tyres unglue themselves as the tyres balloons in the air. If you go brushless, then you will probably find that the tyres all come unglued at some stage as a lot of factory glueing isn't any good. Search for glueing tyres on YouTube for tips.
looks awesome great job james have to get a vid of it running. After Matty's kind donation another friend has just donated a nitro powered kyosho 4wd that hasn't run for like 5 years. Wonder if it might be suitable for a brushless conversion as well. I'll get a pic it's in a sorry state at the moment but all the electrics work.
It's just got a slightly mobile rear end on it
battery doesnt last long tho...
Have ordered in some 8000mah SPC lipos and will run that on the summit.
now looking at a HPI savage flux HP.
Also.. what are you guys doing with regards to lipo safety? ie using lipo bags etc? its not like the old days when i didnt have to worry about the batteries catching on fire and burning the house down....
Last edited by jettatfsi; 04-28-2012 at 04:27 AM.
I don't use a lipo bag because the battery chargers are so good these days, they will stop charging at the appropriate time. I'm more worried about forgetting one inside a car and allowing it to run down too much. Not sure how much of a fire risk that is in practice, but I know it's a good idea to take them out after use.
I have lipo safety bags but I hardly ever use it. If I do, it is if I have to go out while charging. I do try to avoid that though. As Matty said, transportation of lipo is probably more dangerous if they get thrown around etc. Puncturing a lipo cell can cause fire, however I have seen a couple of people intentionally do that and all that happens is that massive white smokes come out but no fire.
As for the SPC, have you measured if it fits????? If not sell it to me cheap lol. SPC is a good battery, as is Gens Ace and Turnigy.
About HPI Savage HP, I had one. It now belongs to Sweaty. Tough truck, but what is the purpose of this car? Maybe something else is a better option and cheaper?
As for charges, i have a hyperion duo 3 to charge both batteries at once... I'm sure its a good charger but its the bulk and noise of the PS that worries me.. ha.
PACK DIMENSIONS: 145mm x 45.5mm x 29.7mm, 400g. (Please check your vehicle for size and fit.) This pack readily fits the Traxxas Summit and E-Revo vehicles.
As for the Savage.. i had one of the old savage SS nitro from yonks ago and was looking into converting to brushless (less hassle tuning etc) but the costs of conversion + motor + Tx is about the price of buying the RTR kit..
Just want something to bash around with.. or maybe something for the road? recommendations?
FWIW i have a charging bag but never use it, just charge it in carport/garage so if it explodes or sets itself alight there isnt much it can burn except a concrete floor.
I have bought the small lipo's for my 1/16 revo.
This hobby is starting to take over my life again.
My next thing is FPV quadcopters. been seeing vids of a guy in australia called Juz that does that most amazing videos..
I'm running the Savage. Fun truck, LOL fast on 4S. Had a few issues mainly due to 1) Previous ownership by Wayne ...Joking 2) Ill advised tinkering on my part 3) My inability to jump an RC truck.
Hoping to get at least a solid 2 pack run out of it tomorrow
Not sure how much savage brushless conversion cost, but the motor and ESC and radio can be had real cheap these days! If you want something that can handle on road as well as off road well, then I would buy a truggy. Or buggy if you don't need to go too rough off road. 1/8th scale stuff specifically. They are tough. But if you want to do serious off road bashing, then savage HP or Thunder Tiger MT4-G3 is your toy.
Btw, I think you need to move to melb lol.