Kershaw Designs now has an updated version of their popular universal HPI Savage motor mount. For you guys that are converting your nitro Savages to electric this updated motor mount makes the switch a breeze. The updates to the Kershaw universal mount include a stiffer lower plate and more reinforcements for better pinion/spur mesh. Street price is only $25, and they are available right now. THIS is the link you want for more information.
Have you read the BigSquidRC Kershaw brushless system review? Check it out right HERE.
Looks like HPI have been busy!
Keep your work area tidy with a cool little parts tray with a nice moulded HPI Racing logo, available as this small size (15cmx10cm) for parts, and a large size (75cmx50cm) for working on your cars.
Put that parts tray to good use and get rid of those E-clips on your Savage XS with these new e-clip free threaded hinge pins.
If a Savage XS isn’t your thing, check out this cool new Jeep Wrangler shell to suit the Savage XL. It comes with realistic looking decals and the neccessary window masks, and is fully licenced by Chrysler too!
Head over to the HPI Racing website for details!
Kershaw Designs‘ got some more stuff for you to peep at today. A lot of it is for you HPI Savage and Savage Flux fans.
First up is KD’s redesigned Velcro battery trays. They’ve been revised to accept battery packs up to 51mm wide now and they’ve been made tougher too. You can get them in a flush mount version or a version made specifically for all the Savages, including the Flux. These fancy ones will run you $29.99. Kershaw’s also got a new simple Velcro tray that is available for only $7.99.
In bigger news KD is also bringing the Savage 5T conversion chassis to the Flux. It’s a simple chassis plate swap that will let you mount a HPI Baja 5T body on your Savage Flux, effectively giving you a brushless electric 5T. The chassis is made of 3.2mm aluminum and it will stretch your Fluxes wheelbase out to 22.1″. The conversion also includes extra long center dog bones so that your motor can actually drive the wheels. Otherwise it’d be kind of useless. Look for the Savage 5T conversion chassis in a few weeks and expect to pay $149.99.
Lastly the KD boys have a revised version of their Savage Direct Drive brushless gearbox for all those Savage nitro to brushless convserions out there. There’s a whole lot of minor updates in this new unit, including longer motor mount slots that allow you to use a larger range of pinion gears, toughened up black spacers, stronger gears, and it’s been given a cosmetic makeover as well providing cleaner lines. Version 2 will be out in about three weeks and you’ll need $99.99 in your bank account to complete the transaction.
Hit up Kershaw Designs’ web site for all this and more.
Like nitro? Like 1/5th scale rc cars? Looks like HPI Racing has the solution. The HPI Savage 5T is already available in Japan, so it’s only a matter of time until it makes it state side. Going by the rough translation of Babelfish, I picked up a few things on this new truck. The S5T uses the K 5.9 Engine for power. The drivetrain has been revised and regeared to suit the much larger truck. Instead of 17mm, the hubs are 24mm in typical 5B fashion. However, you can swap back to 17mm for more traditional wheel choices. The wheelbase has been stretched to a whopping 562mm. The best part about this truck is that it is 4WD instead of RWD. The truck weighs in at a mere 15 pounds, which is much less than the 25 pound Baja 5T.
Lighter, stronger, and smoother than the original stock Savage shocks, the new HPI Big Bore Sport Shock set will make your ride stand tall! The four shock conversion will make you truck handle better and reduce your maintenance time as well. Available preassembled for all Savage trucks and includes 4 coilover shocks with springs along with a variety of preload spacers, instructions, and all the hardware for installation. To make it even better they do not come preloaded with oil, you can chose from you favorite or go with the recommended HPI Pro Silicone Shock Oil in 10 / 20 / 30 wt.
Drop on by HPI or your local hobby store and check it out!
Looks like I have to add something to my local hobby shop shopping list! These are shots from the new Blue Groove RC Concepts HPI Savage 25, X and XL Sway bars! They come as a kit with no modifications needed! The kit includes both front and rear complete sets. If you are one of those guys who usually ends up on his lid in the corners, you may want to check these out! They should list for about $30.
Here it is! The Review you have all been waiting for! The official
HPI Racing Savage XL Review! If you are a R/C Monster truck fan, or someone looking to do some serious bashing, you are going to want to read all about your future rc monster truck! Hit the REVIEWS page or click here for a Direct Link!
So I thought I would post a quick update on how things are going. I must say that the
HPI Racing Savage gets a lot of attention at the track! Just walking into our pit table with the truck we were turning heads. By the time I set it down on the table, there were 2 or 3 people coming over to get a closer look. We let everyone who wanted a chance to check it out, do so. There was a lot of inspection going on, comments about this and that, then people started bringing over their own trucks of all types to see how they compared to this new monster!
Most people walked away talking about placing an order ASAP. It was bigger then every truck at the track. Someone brought over a MGT, but the Savage XL had it beat.
After a few more break in tanks, I was starting to get brave enough to pull the trigger and start getting some air. The truck handles great! I was unsure how a truck that large was going to do in the air and on the landings, but it was surprisingly smooth. Of course I pushed the jumping a little more and took some nasty tumbles and hits, but after a good few hours of running that evening, nothing, NOTHING was broken. Towards the end of the night I was pulling wheelies when the traction was right!
This engine has some amazing torque and power. It gets this giant moving quickly, and does what it needs to do. The braking was also better then expected.
A little more running, and working on the truck, and I will be ready to post up a review. Here is a hint of what I was doing this evening. It looks like HPI Racing has another winner for this summer!
I’m not 100% sure we can claim FIRST on this, but if not, it will be pretty darn close to first! Our HPI Savage XL arrived today! I snapped a few pictures as I opened it and took it out. First thoughts: WOW! It’s BIG! The motor looks MASSIVE.
HPI Racing is really working hard to keep us bashers happy! The tires and wheels look great. The electronics all seem nicely packed away, and everything looks roomy. We will be doing our best to get this monster out and tested since I’m pretty sure there are a lot of people looking for a early review! For now.. enjoy the pictures of the new and shiny HPI Savage XL! It’s the cleanest it will ever be again.
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