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Converting Losi 8ight Nitro to Electric

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Old 05-19-2017, 03:08 AM
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So i have been into the hobby for awhile now, but ive been reluctantly wanting to goto electric. But ive finally decided to get me a couple electrics and have loved them! And i have been tossing around the idea of converting my old Losi 8ight into electric and seeing as im still relatively new to "electric" i was wanting some opinions.

As the title suggests im wanting to convert my Losi 8ight to electric, I see the conversion kit that Losi provides, and was going to keep the controller and receiver as is, but obviously will need to swap out all the nitro for a new motor and esc, and so was thinking of this combo (Tekin RX8 GEN3/Redline T8 GEN2 1/8 Truggy Brushless ESC/Motor Combo (1350kV) Now i know a little bit about the KV rating (lower kv more torque = less top speed) but im wanting to do a 6s battery in the Losi mainly because a buddy of mine is getting a arrma 1/8 kraton 6s. And so wanting to sort of keep up with it.

So my question is, with this combo (esc/motor) and setup for 6s, is it overkill? or should i just stick with a 4s combo? and still be able to keep up with my buddy's kraton?
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Old 05-20-2017, 06:48 AM
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I still run 4S mostly because I run a cheaper HobbyWing ESC that is limited to 4S, if money was no object then you can't beat a proper 6S setup which will run more efficiently with cooler temps, faster acceleration and longer run times. You can always gear up if you need more speed too
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Awesome thank you.
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Just gotta look at specs when picking out motors. 1400kv seems about right for running 6S packs. 1900~2200kv would just be insane IMO! Also gotta factor in what type of running you will be mainly doing.
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mainly some friendly racing with my buddy on his track and some bashing. The only reason for doing the 6s would be to keep up with him if he gets a kraton. but someone else suggested to me at a local track that just doing 4s on 2650kv would do just as well and be a significant price difference cheaper than a 6s, cause i would still have to get me some 6s, where as 4s i already have 4.
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