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Old 12-07-2009, 09:15 PM
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This is my latest victim built with all Redcat parts. 8E ESC, motor, batteries, battery hold downs, and motor mount (slightly modified) and yes it hauls a**
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Would love to see some vids if you can...
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:23 PM
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I did good to get the pictures up but I'll try to get a video uploaded soon.
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Old 12-07-2009, 10:34 PM
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Sick, i wanna see some vids too
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That's cool!! What conversion kit did ya use?? Or did ya just use stuff you already had? I was wondering if anyone had converted one to electric.. Looks sweet!! Cant wait to see the vid!!
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I did it all with parts from a Backdraft 8E. I was inspired by this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuOzJ2jT78Y
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Ah, good idea!! Ali's video's make me jealous!!
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So did you use the backdraft motor mount, and redrill new holes. I may have to look into this. There are cheap rollers for hurricanes at rufaster i think it is.
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Yes it is a Backdraft motor mount I cut the diff mount part off and did some filing to the bottom to make it sit flat on the chassis. Drilled and countersunk a couple of holes in the chassis and there you have it.[sm=idea.gif]
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Aint nothin wrong with drillin and countersinkin'!! As we see posted alot "that's half the fun of the hobby"!!! I've still never "converted" anything to use nitro from electric, or visa versa, but I've made a few parts from sheetmetal and carbon fiber.. It's cool when it all comes together and actually works as planned! I wonder if any of the conversion kits they make for like the Kyosho truggy, would work on the Monsoon? (Actually, like anything else, I imagine any of em would work if ya dont mind drillin and cuttin a little..) Maybe your conversion will start a trend with the Redcats and we can see some of the stuff other members come up with!! I'll be lookin forward to it!!
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NICE!! I've been contemplating if I wanted to try a brushless monsoon, but i was trying to find a motor mount that would work. Never thought of using the 8e parts with a little modification. Looks like I have some ordering to do!
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Come on i need some video to see if i wanna do the conversion
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I'll try to get something together this weekend.
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Hey, just wanted to bring this back to the forefront.. Anyone else converted a Monsoon?? Has anyone found a motor mount that'll bolt up to the Redcat center diff, w/o having to modify it?? Lets hear about it!!
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I wouldn't mind a brushless XTR. Kind of a bummer that they don't have one
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