Has anybody tried to crawl with on of these?

This forum is dedicated to discussion regarding the HPI Savage XS Flux Brushless Electric Vehicle.
Post Reply
realsickclown
Savage Extraordinaire
Savage Extraordinaire
Posts: 701
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:00 am
Location: N.Kansas City,Mo.

Has anybody tried to crawl with on of these?

Post by realsickclown » Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:44 am

Ok I am wondering how hard it would be to make a crawler out of one of these xs savages. I just don't know if I will be able to get decent ground clearance from the looks of how slammed to the ground it is in all the photos. Or is the rig a little small for a 1/10 scale? I'd love to whip out a savage and smash my buddies  frigging *&%#$@ wraith and keep on trucking.
Move or I'll run over you.

Savage XL nirto on 25TVP's
Traxxas Rustler 3.3 nitro
Intech ERSC-10,full mods
Traxxas Slash 4x4 highly modified
Axial SCX10 73' Bronco full mods,Holmes Hobbies
Axial SCX10 Comanche
VXL MERV

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

realsickclown
Savage Extraordinaire
Savage Extraordinaire
Posts: 701
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:00 am
Location: N.Kansas City,Mo.

Post by realsickclown » Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:02 pm

seriously nobody has
Move or I'll run over you.

Savage XL nirto on 25TVP's
Traxxas Rustler 3.3 nitro
Intech ERSC-10,full mods
Traxxas Slash 4x4 highly modified
Axial SCX10 73' Bronco full mods,Holmes Hobbies
Axial SCX10 Comanche
VXL MERV

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

jedacite
Savage Newbie
Savage Newbie
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat May 18, 2013 11:00 pm

Post by jedacite » Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:07 am

I took my Savage XS out as a Crawler twice.  Once because I had nothing else to run and once so that my friend could join me when I went crawling.

The Savage XS is a horrible crawler for a few reasons:
1. It runs a sensorless brushless motor which doesn't like running slow and is not smooth at slow speed
2. Its diffs (left to right and front to back) are not locked and are essentially open diffs.

#1 problem I had when I was crawling with the Savage XS was the open diff and the inabilty to move once a tire got in the air.

I don't know if there are options to change the diff setup in the Savage XS but it would be the first thing that I would change to use it as a crawler.

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests