New from HPI:
The Savage Flux 2350 – Brushless Power Optimized for 4S Batteries!
The Savage Flux 2350 takes the basher-proven features of the Savage Flux HP and optimizes the performance for the popular 4S LiPo battery configuration. The result is faster speeds on 4S at a price significantly lower than the Savage Flux HP. Not only is the Savage Flux 2350 faster than the Savage Flux HP on 4S, it’s also faster than the fastest nitro Savage!
Easy plug-and-go convenience is the hallmark of electric RC vehicles like the Savage Flux 2350. Just plug in two matching battery packs and you are off and running! The Savage Flux 2350 is clean, quiet, easy to use, and blistering fast!
The Savage Flux 2350 is equipped with tough option parts to help it handle the power of the Flux Alphastar motor. We’ve equipped it with an all-metal gear transmission, steel spur gear, super heavy-duty dogbones, machine cut diff gears, 2.5mm TVP chassis plates, 3mm 7075 motor plate and dual 8mm billet motor clamps!
The Savage Flux 2350 is based on the proven Savage X chassis, and features a low-mounted Flux Alphastar 2350Kv motor in place of the big-block nitro engine, a powerful Flux Q-base reversible electronic speed control in place of the fuel tank, and twin battery boxes to hold either twin 6-cell NiMH batteries, or twin 2S LiPo batteries for 14.8 volts of power.
Proven features from the Savage X are carried over, including the tough all-metal gear drivetrain, powerful SF-5 metal-gear servo, machine-cut diff gears and legendary Savage suspension parts for extreme durability! The lighter weight of the Savage Flux 2350 allows us to use one BIG BORE shock absorber on each corner for excellent control and traction on any surface.
The Savage Flux 2350 is loaded with new and exciting features, read on to find out more!
The centerpiece of the Savage Flux 2350 is the Flux Brushless system, consisting of the Alphastar 2350 motor and Q-base electronic speed control – both impressive in their own right, but together they form an unstoppable power force!
The Flux Alphastar 2350 features a 5mm motor shaft it can fit optional pinion gears so you can gear it up for high speed runs, or gear it down a bit for increased acceleration on the track. The Alphastar 2350 is mounted to the 3mm 7075 aluminum motor plate with two 8mm billet machined aluminum clamps so it won’t move or shift under the immense amount of torque of the brushless motor.
Controlling the brushless motor is the Flux Q-base electronic speed control. With the ability to handle twin 2S LiPo batteries (that’s 14.8 volts of LiPo power!) it can deal with anything the Alphastar 2350 motor can dish out! 4mm bullet connectors secure the motor wires for loss-free connection to the 13-gauge wires, and to connect to each battery pack we’ve attached real Deans® connectors for zero power loss and total efficiency. We figured why re-invent the wheel and release our own connector when the best is already available? Topping off the versatility of the Flux Q-base is an integrated cooling fan, which allows the electronic speed control to operate at its ideal temperature.
Finally, you have the ability to easily connect it to your computer for total programming control! With our #100573 USB Programming Kit you can connect the Q-base to any Windows-based PC to control all the various facets of its power delivery, braking, throttle curves, battery cut-off and much more. You can also save various profiles to have profiles for racing, insane speed runs, stunts, fun running and more.
With the Flux Alphastar 2350 and Q-base combo, you get power optimized for 4S LiPo batteries, with custom tuning thrown in for fun! You’ll have to experience it to believe it!
The Savage Flux 2350 is loaded with features that make it the perfect choice for anyone looking for a massively fun, plug-and-go monster truck! Check out the long list of parts and custom features that are standard on the Savage Flux 2350!
Tough TVP Chassis
The chassis for the Savage Flux 2350 is very similar to the nitro-powered Savage that we all know and love – the backbone consists of the TVP (Twin Vertical Plate) design, formed from two 2.5mm aluminum plates, with the diff cases at either end providing significant stiffness and the transmission casing and motor plate forming load-bearing members of the structure.
The Flux Alphastar 2350 motor sits extremely low in the chassis, providing as low a center of gravity (CG) as possible, and the twin battery packs ride on the outside of the TVP chassis for easy access. The low CG gives you extra control and cornering ability, allowing you to rule the corners on the track and pull off spectacular stunts to impress and wow your friends!
Twin Battery Power
Brushless motors like the Flux Alphastar 2350 are already super powerful with just one battery compared to their older brushed ancestors, so you can imagine what two battery packs will be able to provide! The Savage Flux HP can take up to 12 NiMH cells (twin 6-cell packs), or 2 LiPo packs of 2S 7.4v construction. The battery boxes feature vents to keep the batteries cool, and we suggest using official Deans® zero-loss battery plugs.
Flux Alphastar 2350 Motor
The Flux Alphastar 2350 motor was selected specifically for its ability to optimize the performance of standard 4S LiPo batteries. It delivers hordes of power – plenty of juice for instant wheelies and standing backflips! The Alphastar 2350 is held in place with 2 machined 8mm billet aluminum motor clamps secured to the 3mm 7075 alloy motor mount to prevent it moving once the gear mesh is set. Option pinion gears are available to fine-tune the speed and torque delivery! The brushless design assures maximum performance with nearly no maintenance required.
Flux Q-base ESC
With the capacity to handle 4S LiPo power and 12 NiMH cells, the Flux Q-base electronic speed control can take anything you can possibly throw at it and keep coming back for more! Fully programmable with our #100573 USB Programming Kit and fitted with fat 6mm bullet connectors, the Q-base delivers power to the Alphastar 2350 motor in massive gulps of voltage while the integrated cooling fan keeps everything at a reasonable operating temperature. The Flux Q-base ESC is reversible so you can back out of jams with ease.
All-Metal Transmission Gears
The Savage Flux 2350 features all-metal transmission gears to make sure that power delivery is uninterrupted and every jolt of power gets from the motor to the tires efficiently and with no worry of damage to the gears. The whole drivetrain runs on rubber-sealed ball bearings for optimal efficiency, for extra-long runtimes and mega-fast top speeds!
XL Tough Suspension
The Savage Flux 2350 features the uprights designed for the larger tires and weight of the Savage XL, giving you the assurance that you’ll be able to deal out the same abuse that all the other nitro-powered Savage trucks can handle! Beefy parts mean the Savage Flux 2350 can take the abuse and punishment of extreme off-road driving.
Machined Diff Gears
Equipped with #102246 Machined Super Heavy Duty Bevel Gears, you can be sure that the diffs of the Savage Flux HP will last for a long time, taking the punishment of the Flux Alphastar 2350 motor! The entire drivetrain can be upgraded with all the option parts available to nitro Savage owners, letting you upgrade and bulletproof your truck as desired.
Thick Super Heavy-Duty Dogbones
Extra-thick, super duty dogbones provide the durability you’ll want when you take the Savage Flux 2350 into rough country! The thick diameter and larger ends add up to a drivetrain that won’t let you down when the going gets tough! You’ll be able to commit the full power of the Alphastar 2350 motor to the ground without worrying about dr
Machined Steel Spur Gear
A machined steel spur gear is the perfect match for the power of the Alphastar 2350 motor. The pinion gear spins on a 5mm motor shaft and optional pinion gears will be available after the Savage Flux 2350 is launched. With the all-metal drivetrain running from the motor to transmission, and from the gearbox to the diffs, you get a huge amount of drivetrain protection with gears that won’t strip, melt or break! You’ll have security and peace of mind that your truck will not only perform superbly, but last as long as possible in the roughest of terrain and conditions!
Big Bore Nylon Shocks
Four huge Big Bore shocks give the suspension action you need to get out and blast through the roughest of tracks or off-road terrain. With slick nylon bodies they are lightweight and strong, with almost no ‘stiction’ between the shock piston and shock body. The extra-large capacity gives you extra control and damping action so you have the driving feel that makes off-road driving so much fun!
SF-5 High Torque Metal Gear Steering Servo
HPI designers chose a super-strong, extra-tough high torque metal gear servo. With nearly 9kg of force per centimeter (that’s 126psi!), the SF-5 will get the GT-2 tires turning easily at any speed! There’s no need to upgrade the servo – this baby’s got it all! With the bellcrank steering and built-in servo saver, you can be sure that the SF-5 will be fully protected against crash damage!
Savage Wheelie Bar Included
The #85245 wheelie bar is included as standard, ready for you to bolt on in case you want to pull impressive wheelies to wow your friends. Want to pull off jaw-dropping standing backflips without a ramp? Leave the wheelie bar off, we don’t mind – just be prepared for your friends to ask for the controller! It’s OK if you say no and tell them to get their own, though!
With the aggressive tread of the GT-2 tires, you can go off-road to on-road with predictable handling. The center tread lines give you stability on paved surfaces while the blocky tread pattern and heavy-duty sidewall teeth provide grip for off-road terrain like dirt, mud, muck, leaves.
GT-2 Body with Blue Flame Paint Scheme
To give the sleek GT-2 body a new look we’ve wrapped it with a “blue flame” paint scheme, completely trimmed and mounted with decals applied.
RTR – Performance Straight From the Box
HPI makes it as easy as possible to get into RC off-road action. The Savage Flux 2350 is completely pre-built and ready to go right out of the box! Everything is assembled and tuned for you by professionals – diffs, shocks, suspension and more are perfect before you even open the package. And with many of the top Savage options already installed, you don’t have to do a thing to get going fast!
HPI Ready-To-Run vehicles bring you the same high performance and quality that you’d expect from a high end RC kit but with the added convenience of being factory pre-assembled to the highest standards – giving you a high performance RC truck straight from the box!
HPI RTR cars and trucks are 98% factory assembled – they come Ready-To-Run and equipped with all the radio gear required. Just a few steps are needed to get your car up and running, such as adding the batteries to the transmitter and charging up your choice of batteries to fit in the truck!
Full Assembly Instructions and HPI RC Cars DVD
As with all HPI cars and trucks, you get a full, in depth instruction manual with step by step instructions that allow you to easily disassemble and reassemble your monster truck for maintenance and easy servicing.
The information on the HPI RC Cars DVD provides a complete and detailed introduction to the fascinating world of RC cars and trucks. This DVD will show you how to get the best performance from your HPI RC vehicle. The HPI RC Car DVD is your personal RC car expert in a box!
High Quality Radio Gear
The reliable and sturdy HPI TF-3 radio controls the Savage Flux 2350, giving you superb control in a well-designed pistol-grip radio! The steering wheel design makes you feel as if you’re actually driving the truck, and the trigger-style throttle and brake controls provide you with finger-sensitive action when accelerating and stopping! The radio transmitter features interchangeable frequency crystals so you can drive with your friends, servo reverse switches, a retractable aerial with sliding cover, easy access to radio adjustments and simple AA battery replacement.
The RF-6 2-channel receiver takes the commands from the transmitter and transfers them reliably to the Flux Q-base ESC and the steering servo. Taking care of the steering duties for the Savage Flux 2350 is the tough metal-gear HPI SF-5 high-torque servo, which has plenty of grunt to turn the front wheels at low and high speeds, in any sort of terrain. A truck this size needs the power and torque of a strong servo, and the SF-5 is just the ticket, providing 8.9kg/cm2 at 6 volts (that’s 126 psi!) of power.
The HPI TF-3 radio gives you long-range and reliable communication with your truck. Finally, if you ever want to upgrade your electronics you’ll find it extremely easy, because all of the electronics are standard-size RC components with standard connectors. Any of the components can be upgraded or replaced whenever you like, or even moved into a different RC vehicle in the future.
Comes fully assembled with Flux Alphastar 2350 motor, Flux Q-base electronic speed control, HPI TF-3 radio system, SF-5 high torque metal gear steering servo, and painted & trimmed body. Also contains detailed instruction manual and HPI RC Cars DVD.
Note: The battery packs required for the truck are two 6-cell NiMH packs or two 2S 7.4V LiPo batteries plus applicable charger. Batteries must be the same type, voltage and capacity. The minimum rating is 25C for LiPo packs. For 6 Cell NiMH packs we recommend a minimum of 4000mAh cells and soldered packs only, no welded tabs.
#104493 RTR SAVAGE FLUX 2350 WITH GT-2 TRUCK BODY $889.00
Trevor “Chilly” Duncan
Online News Editor
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