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Old 07-10-2007, 02:03 AM
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Default Building a electric 1/6 car.

I cant help but notice that it seems to be impossible to find electric 1/6 scale cars that are hobby grade. If there are, someone please put me in the right direction. I know there are a few out there but most cast way way too much money. Like for an example, here is a 1/6 electric car that is ok quality and is cheap but will only go 22 mph max. http://store.nascar.com/product/inde...entPage=family

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YCEp2CU2Tg

this is actually a good car and is hobby grade. So my point is where in hell are the 1/6 scale electric cars that do 30mph and 35mph+?
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Old 07-10-2007, 02:07 AM
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Default RE: decent electric 1/6 electrics?

HARM makes some, but they take like 16 cell batteries, and super-powerful brushless motors
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Old 07-10-2007, 02:13 AM
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Default RE: decent electric 1/6 electrics?

If you have never seen the 1/6 nascar, watch the video. You can actually find these under $100 some times. It is also RTR and comes witha 12v and charger. Can you beat that with any electric 1/6 for under $400?If you can I will buy it.
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Default RE: decent electric 1/6 electrics?

There is a thread here somewhere about a electric Baja 5B.
But I found this.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_43...tm.htm#4328593
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here its at the bottom of this link http://www.finedesignrc.com/ct-hpi-hotbodies.asp
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Default RE: decent electric 1/6 cars?

Here is a link to a 1/5 electric. http://www.rcnutshobbies.com/product...&product=36294
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i would say start with a junker nikko and just upgrade the steering servo and and motor and esc and new radio with some tires and shocks and you should have a decent and fast nikko.
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Can you really do that? Just like that!

So what kind of set up do I need to hit 35mph with the 1/6 nascar? 14 volt battery and something motor? I think the stock servo is good enough.[:-]

Some toy quality 1/6 rc that may be modded i guess.

Lamborghini Gallardo http://cgi.ebay.com/RC-Car-Lamborghi...QQcmdZViewItem

FERRARI ENZO http://cgi.ebay.com/BIG-SCALE-REMOTE...QQcmdZViewItem

NASCAR http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-RC-NASCAR-20...QQcmdZViewItem

Porsche Cayanne http://cgi.ebay.com/Porsche-Cayanne-...QQcmdZViewItem

Formula One Indy Car http://cgi.ebay.com/RC-1-6-Scale-For...QQcmdZViewItem
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i would go with the lambo,lol but you would need the weight of it first.then you would strip out all the electrics and find some matching metal gears so you dont strip any when you run it and i would prolly go with a novak brushless system and get some oil shocks and wala you got a badass toy grade rc.
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I bet the nascar would be the best set up. It has a good servo and chassis is strong enough to handle the stress and suspension is ok.
I had one before and loved it, but my dad left it in the rain one day and it got thrown away. Maybe I can get another and mod it and then get a Lambo body[8D]

How is this one? http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXRST1&P=7
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yeah you could do that too.
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But Ive never done anything like this before. How do I know that the motor will fit? Is there anyway that I could just replace the 12volt with a 14 or 15volt?
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yeah prolly you could do that,but you could prolly go to your lhs and ask if they can get a motor,preferably a novak system then they might be able to tell you i am doin this to my old nikko but its kinda gunna be a little smaller and slower than you are wanting.if you just wanted to you could actually build your own chassis and put some kind of electric motor in it with a good setup of suspension in it. heres a pic of my 1/4 scale rock crawler i have been workin on ino its not electric but it is one that i am building and it has been a cheap build so far.its really light too.but this is to give you some inspiration to do what you want to do.and i built a dirt tracker that i havent finished and i sold it but now i have bought it back b/c i have missed it and i want to continue on it as much as possible.it would be cheaper in the long run if you were to convert a toy grade rc into a hobby grade but you can make up your own sleek lookin car that you really like that will be a one of a kind and probly be alot faster if you got your hands on a high volt motor
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I cant custom build anything, no tool and supplies. Plus no one to help me. My nearest HS is 90 miles away!
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oooo ouch hmmmmm.........do you have a hack saw or a file?????b/c you could build a plate chassis.
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It would take me forever.[&o] I live in Louisiana and people here are stupid. I mean they where shooting at the rescue helicopters that where trying to save them in New Orleans during the flood. Vary few hobby shops in the whole state, probably like 5 or so. I have loved R/C my whole life and have never seen anyone with a hobby grade r/c other than myself. People think that they are just toys for babies wither it be a $30 walmart car or a Traxxas Nitro 4 tec. And I live in a city not some small town! We had a Hobby Shop like 8 years ago but it went out of business because people here are stupid and want buy Rc. There was a hobby shop a bout 30 miles away but it closed also because people in louisiana are stupid.
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[X(]wow you sure do hate louisiana.....hehe i get what you mean by they are stupid i have a late model i have run at shrevport and the track just sucked poor track support.but i could help you out in any way possible by the design wise and other stuff and trying to find things for ya.by the way how old are ya?????im 15.
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I'm 18 and have a job. Yea and Shreveport is the LHS for me, 90 miles away..........There HS sucks too.

Louisiana just sucks, do you know how hard it is to find people that play paintball? And airsoft is almost nonexistent.
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I bet the nascar would be the best set up. It has a good servo and chassis is strong enough to handle the stress and suspension is ok.
I had one before and loved it, but my dad left it in the rain one day and it got thrown away. Maybe I can get another and mod it and then get a Lambo body[8D]

How is this one? http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXRST1&P=7

yeah that might work i would try to find a harm motor setup or you could get this one.[link]http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXBLB8&P=ML[/link]
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ooo that sucks but ok yeah i play paintball all the time!man but i need to get my tanks re hydro tested but i cant find a place to do it.
but there is a way you could build that chassis.you could buy a cheap 300$$ welder and some conduit like i did at homedepot and just get a conduit bender so you could bend up your own it would be cheap.my chassis is right at about 30$$ to build it and it has close to 60 ft into it.
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I would love to get that but its best for me to stay under $200 worth of mods. I have a job but I have a 1/1 scale car that I have to pay for to.
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oh ok.well what to do then,you should just go with a cheapy and trick it out.heres my start of my old nikko,all i have done is put big meaty tires on it.but i have to tear it down bare and put new everything on it b/c it only goes backwards now.
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No, $200 for a brushless system not the whole car. I'm planning on making a good car and it will be hobby grade because my base car is hobby grade. Find out how much a harm motor setup would cost. If it is really good I might consider paying the price. How fast are those Harm cars anyway, never herd of them.
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Check this out!

Novak Super Duty XR ESC http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXJAC0&P=ML

I need something like this but its made for dual motors. My car will be RWD. I want to run a 15volt.
Is it ok to run just a single motor with this?


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oh ok i will do that then,the harm cars go pretty fast i think around 40-45 mph idk i have never seen one but i have heard they are fast.
but yeah its ok to run that the harm i think runs a 16
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