What did you do to your HPI Savage today?

carldav

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Thought of using an Axial Yeti body to make my Savage get that rock racer look and stance:
 

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Clossavage

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I went through 2 tanks of nitro trying to find the right tune..but happy it started after ten years sitting..old mama about to get in action again. Pure Come back. 20210309_131403_HDR.jpg
 

ez2frag

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That looks real clean. An old Dynamite .26 those were ok engines in the day. Not trying to be critical, but unless you are rock crawling your tires are on backwards.
 

Clossavage

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Hahaha..nice didnt even notice that. Thanks..been so busy with rhe engine . took it apart more than a few times. Is a XTM 24.7 eng. Message_1613701289287.jpg
 

carldav

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I extended my Savage offset using custom-length hingepin braces. I also used custom arm spacers to prevent hingepin flex

I also used a custom axle allowing a direct buggy-style 17mm hex hubs without any modifications and adapters. 74E5F173-6742-4F7A-91B3-5ADA3B497D21.jpeg 561EDC62-19B2-4570-993A-B446D6DF2191.jpeg 4F622F43-1D02-4049-8677-25CBBA7ECC30.jpeg 9FEF6D79-6C6B-4249-8ECB-D018206A5775.jpeg
 

Clossavage

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Since I know it runs . I took it apart for general overhaul, clean up n sealing.
 

carldav

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Also, where did you get the extended braces and what bones/cvd's are you running that fit it?

I never saw that type of setup before.
The extended braces are acustom-made and I use a longer CVDs (from a Tekno ET Truggy). I also had to change the diff cups for proper fitting of the CVD.
 

Clossavage

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Do you guys think is worth upgrading savage parts to aluminum. I keep hearing trucky is too old n stuff. First gen savage.! Message_1613616742051.jpg
 

olds97_lss

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This appears to be like the old OFNA micro failsafe's that I used many years ago:
https://www.amazon.com/Redcat-Racing-03028-Fail-Safe/dp/B002VMTOXO

You might be better off getting a new radio system though. Most 2.4ghz systems have a fail safe built in which send the servos to their "bind" position when signal is lost.

Something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/Spektrum-3-Channel-System-Protocol-SPMSLT300/dp/B08F2KD1N3

Or a dumborc one, manual says it has a fail safe mode:
https://www.amazon.com/DUMBORC-Transmitter-Receiver-Controller-400m-500m/dp/B07RR81GSB

I know the spektrums do as that's what I've been running for 10+ years. I'm running a DX5C at the moment, since I already had DSM2 receivers, it was compatible with those and has 20 model memory which gives you room for growth. I like having a screen to set radios up with anyway.
 

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