Hey everyone! Once again, I’m learning and hearing new and exciting things in the RC Nightmare Forum every time I dive in there. This time I found it in the post “Castle possibly going waterproof? that was started by andersonwal (Thanks!!). Here is what it said:
Castle possibly going waterproof?
If anyone has seen the updated version of the HPI firestorm flux, it comes with a waterproof esc and, as many know, the hpi brushless esc’s are just rebranded castle equipment. The new flux vapor esc looks exactly like a waterproof version of the sidewinder v2. Who else thinks that we may start seeing waterproof castle speed controls in the near future?
So I went ahead and checked out the updated HPI E-Firestorm Flux. The original Flux was HPI’s first brushless motor equipped 2WD 1/10th scale stadium truck, and they say it is better than ever with these upgrades. One of those is…you guessed it – it’s waterproof! Like andersonwal mentioned, the waterproof ESC is powered by Castle, so we will see if Castle goes waterproof with the systems they sell from here on out. It’s definitely nice to not have to worry about waterproofing your electronics, so we will see.
So, the things that HPI added:
- A 2.4GHz radio system
- A more powerful ESC/motor combination (capable of handling a 3S Lipo)
- Waterproof electronics (receiver, servo, ESC)
- An 8.4V battery pack
- AA batteries for the transmitter
- Split 5 chrome wheels
- Two fresh new paint jobs
All in all, this update gives the E-Firestorm Flux more power and speeds of 50+ mph. It also seems like a pretty tough truck that can handle a lot with bulletproof transmission, dual pad slipper clutch, and tough steel dogbones and axles. It’s a Ready to Run, electric powered 2WD truck that seems to have some fans out there who are pretty excited about the upgrade.
HPI’s got this color combo goin on lately with the orange/black body and the pink/yellow body which I think is pretty cool. Recognize the girls/guys who like pink and aren’t afraid to show it!
This truck is listed at $309 on Amainhobbies.com or check your local hobby shop for details and let us know what you think by leaving comments or questions below or at our RC forum!