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07.09.2009, 05:44 AM

Ok,and it will be fine if i charged both packs on the same charger right?I plan to charge the 2s and 3s pack with a hobbycity connector,allowing me to charge both pack on their turnigy accul $38 charger.
   
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07.09.2009, 07:11 AM

yes, it will be fine. i have that same charger and i love it.


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10.29.2009, 12:04 AM

quick update.

i finally caved and got a MMM. i am actually glad that i got it because the programming is nice and easy, yet there is so much you can do.

i ran it for a good 10 minutes in 1st gear (25-30mph) until i heard the classic stripped spur gear sound. it turns out, my brand new KB45-12L motor is having issues and today was it's first run. the shaft somehow got pushed backwards. i was able to pull it forward again using pliers, but now i have 2 KB motors with the rotors not attached to the shafts very well. i have heard that green loctite or JB weld will fix this problem. if it doesn't work, i might end up just getting either the CC/NEU 2200kv motor or the HPI 2200kv NEU motor just in case i decide to switch to flux chassis plates later. i really don't wanna dish out $120 for a motor though and i really hope i can fix my 2 KB motors. so far, this savage conversion has been very "unlucky". ironically, the only part of the conversion i truly doubted is the only part that hasn't had issues. the battery "trays" are just strips of velcro glued directly to the TVPs and lipo packs. there is also a single velcro strap that goes around the battery and the inside of the TVP for each battery. i have had no issues at all with this battery mounting setup.

and by parts of the conversion failing i mean:
transmission (stuck in 1st gear even with adjustment screw all the way loose)
motors
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batteries (had to resolder one of them)
motor mount (kershaw forgot to include some washer things and the motor mount keeps shifting and it held in place with zipties)


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12.02.2009, 01:53 AM

i came to a realization that i want insane, uncontrollable power and my KB motors will never achieve it. they are too slow and they are cheap and will run hot if i try to run them like a castle/neu motor. i bought a used savage flux after realizing it would cost about $400 to make my truck the way i want it. i bought the flux for not much more then that and got a spare set of tires and a couple lipos out of it as well. i will likely use the converted savage for parts. i plan on running the 4 flux shocks along with 4 nitro savage shocks to keep the suspension nice and stiff for the insane abuse i plan on dishing out. since i will have a nice surplus of parts, i will bash it even harder, knowing that if i break it, i will have the parts to fix it. i am continuing this in my new thread.

even though i won't be continuing my conversion, everyone is still welcome to discuss their conversions here.


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12.20.2009, 01:17 AM

Most Savage X conversions I have seen have turned out scraped for a flux. :(

I understand why though. My conversion cost me more than a flux, but I like it much better.

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12.20.2009, 04:10 PM

well, if my savage was as heavily upgraded as yours, i would have done what you did except i would have gone with castle and gotten the MMM combo. my nitro savage was bone stock though and the used flux i got has plenty of nice upgrades like the BP diffs, extended plates, FLM plates, badlands, JR radio system (which i plan on selling), etc.

edit: i tried the 4 flux shocks and 4 nitro shocks and the top mounting screw thing wasn't long enough. the stock flux shocks are doing much better than i thought they would though.


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