Crashed and destroyed the front of my KM.

Z.hb71

Well-Known Member
Messages
9,303
Location
Illinois
I'd say the Rovan parts are a lot better than the KM. Notice no broken plastic parts . I did it right and broke the chassis. I still have all those original plastic parts on my buggy ya bastards . :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: 🍻


Thank you Thank you very much.
As do I an my hpi is 8-9 yrs older πŸ˜‰πŸ€ŸπŸ˜‚
 

1Coopgt

Well-Known Member
Messages
1,330
Location
Rochester,NY
No lol. Let’s just say this new 29cc Zenoah motor seems to have more torque and acceleration than the 36cc clone engine that came with my Baja. Not used to the quickness and response. Great upgrade of an engine. I ordered all plastic parts again cost me $40 shipped way cheaper than I was hoping πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸΌ
Also the WT 990 carb that came with the complete motor is more responsive than the WT 668 I had just bought. Love the 2-3 pull start
NO NO NO NO NO You don't get off that easy. Spill it . What did you hit and hopefully no one was hurt . Pride heals my friend . Spill the beans.
Ya just don't post pic's asking for help with out telling the story as to how it got that way. We all do it here .
 
Last edited:

Gassaholic

Active Member
Messages
28
NO NO NO NO NO You don't get off that easy. Spill it . What did you hit and hopefully no one was hurt . Pride heals my friend . Spill the beans.
Ya just don't post pic's asking for help with out telling the story as to how it got that way. We all do it here .
Yup my wallet was hurt. I am sure the concrete light post I hit head on from miss calculating a right turn will be just fine. I was to used to my slow old garbage clone motor.
 

Gassaholic

Active Member
Messages
28
I think the Rovan plastics are better quality than the KMs. I noticed some plastics seem heavier and different color than the rest. The front suspension arms were the impact happen are in perfect condition not a scratch but everything around,over and under literally shattered into powder.
 

Z.hb71

Well-Known Member
Messages
9,303
Location
Illinois
I think the Rovan plastics are better quality than the KMs. I noticed some plastics seem heavier and different color than the rest. The front suspension arms were the impact happen are in perfect condition not a scratch but everything around,over and under literally shattered into powder.
Think the rovan stuff is nylon, probably explain what ur seeing.
 

John Parks

Well-Known Member
Messages
674
Rovan/km plastics suck. Hpi, although there electronics suck, their plastics are much better.

I recently purchased a rovan cage that's a knock off of the team chase cage and the difference is immediate. Not only is the color different on the rovan, but it clearly feels cheaper and it is lighter.
 

dougstar

Well-Known Member
Messages
6,904
Location
KZN South Africa
Rovan/km plastics suck. Hpi, although there electronics suck, their plastics are much better.

I recently purchased a rovan cage that's a knock off of the team chase cage and the difference is immediate. Not only is the color different on the rovan, but it clearly feels cheaper and it is lighter.
+1 πŸ‘πŸ» always get the real deal😎
 

Gassaholic

Active Member
Messages
28
Rovan/km plastics suck. Hpi, although there electronics suck, their plastics are much better.

I recently purchased a rovan cage that's a knock off of the team chase cage and the difference is immediate. Not only is the color different on the rovan, but it clearly feels cheaper and it is lighter.
Lol. Is like getting into a head on collision but the bumper is not damaged and with out a scratch but everything around it and behind the bumper is turn into dust. That is my case, that is why the brand name are usually that much pricier. Well you cheap out on the price and you get cheap crap product.
 

cbaker65

Well-Known Member
Messages
1,238
My chassy bent ,it maybe that the material used in the chassy maybe softer aluminum based ,as for titanium ,it is more rigid material ,
I had snapped titanium before on my Mgt. ,an on my Baja ,I was able to bend the chassy back with out further damage!

Titanium is nothing more but a stiffer aluminum that does not bend easy ,it is prone to just break!
 

1Coopgt

Well-Known Member
Messages
1,330
Location
Rochester,NY
My chassy bent ,it maybe that the material used in the chassy maybe softer aluminum based ,as for titanium ,it is more rigid material ,
I had snapped titanium before on my Mgt. ,an on my Baja ,I was able to bend the chassy back with out further damage!

Titanium is nothing more but a stiffer aluminum that does not bend easy ,it is prone to just break!
How did TI get into the coversation. Unless he added TI parts to his buggy, there is no TI in these buggies. Also I've had several pairs of glasses that have TI frames . They bend very nicely and spring back into there original form. Also have some other bits and bobs that are made from Ti nothing like aluminum.
 

cbaker65

Well-Known Member
Messages
1,238
How did TI get into the coversation. Unless he added TI parts to his buggy, there is no TI in these buggies. Also I've had several pairs of glasses that have TI frames . They bend very nicely and spring back into there original form. Also have some other bits and bobs that are made from Ti nothing like aluminum.
It is all manipulated metal with different properties ,they all have different bending & breaking points ,like ,like
the Titanic!....
 

Basher5iveT420

LSF Plus Member
PLUS member
Messages
483
Location
Florida
Any time you crash. YOU WILL BREAK SH!T weather it’s a original 5iveT or a clone baja, crash hard enough and it all breaks.

upgrade what ever broke, then go back out and have fun!

Break, fix, bash, race, break, fix ;repeat...

And remember to be careful with LIGHT POLES and TREES they have a tendency to jump out in front of you at the worst times, WOT...
 

Gassaholic

Active Member
Messages
28
Got the Baja running nice with the new motor and replaced broken plastic parts. Now the stock throttle Servo took a πŸ’© on me while bashing. I had to order a new servo I am also replacing the stock 35KG steering servo with a 60KG since she is gonna be down waiting on parts πŸ˜’β˜Ή
 

crucialRC

Well-Known Member
Messages
1,839
Location
Maryland, USA
Got the Baja running nice with the new motor and replaced broken plastic parts. Now the stock throttle Servo took a πŸ’© on me while bashing. I had to order a new servo I am also replacing the stock 35KG steering servo with a 60KG since she is gonna be down waiting on parts πŸ˜’β˜Ή
πŸ€”Hope your ordering good electronics like Savox or Hitec so the likelyhood of this happening again goes down.
 
Top