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    Unleaded or Diesel Engine for a TMaxx?



    Soooo im sick of paying 32 bucks a gallon for nitro and ive seen 2 stroke unleaded rc engines before but i dont know if there isa conversion kit for a tmaxx... Like a engine, engine mount, extra modifications and stuff

    If it doesnt run..Its not mine

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    RE: Unleaded or Diesel Engine for a TMaxx?


    ORIGINAL: Exceptions1187



    Soooo im sick of paying 32 bucks a gallon for nitro and ive seen 2 stroke unleaded rc engines before but i dont know if there isΒ*a conversion kit for a tmaxx... Like a engine, engine mount, extra modifications and stuff

    I havent seen many (though there are some out there) gasoline engines small enough to fit a normal 1/8th or 1/10th scale truck. Most small gas engines that I've come across have been 15cc (.90ci) or larger, and they were for airplanes.

    I get around paying $34-$36 a gallon by making my own fuel. I can mix 20% nitro/12%oil fuel for about $20 a gallon or a little less. 100% pure nitromethane is roughly $42 a gallon.

    I can make airplane fuel for $8-$12 a gallon at 5% nitro/20% oil.
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    RE: Unleaded or Diesel Engine for a TMaxx?

    This way works the best, you ready for it........Get Electric...LOL
    but i have a t-maxx and the gas is expensive!!
    !!!Bash Like There\'\'s No Repair Bills!!!

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    RE: Unleaded or Diesel Engine for a TMaxx?


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    Soooo im sick of paying 32 bucks a gallon for nitro and ive seen 2 stroke unleaded rc engines before but i dont know if there isa conversion kit for a tmaxx... Like a engine, engine mount, extra modifications and stuff

    No conversion kits, but it could make a fun DIY project if you took an old small weedwacker engine and tried to mount it to your maxx. It has been done before. If you really want gas, maybe look into a used Baja 5B. You could probably find one used for 700$.


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    RE: Unleaded or Diesel Engine for a TMaxx?

    those little 4 stroke motors u are thinking of are expensive, dont rev, and are very under powered compared to the stock motor.
    It will make ur Tmaxx heaps slower...not really a upgrade when u compare it to a electric conversion.

    It has been done before but its nothing fast, those motors are ment for slow flying planes where the owner wants a more scale sound

    Best bet, keep paying or convert to electric
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    RE: Unleaded or Diesel Engine for a TMaxx?

    "100% pure nitromethane is roughly $42 a gallon." There is no such thing.... Nitromethane has a minimum of 2% methanol in the product as a stabilizer. You have to find the exact % and work it into your math when you mix.
    \"Keep it clean and not too lean\" Duke Fox

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    RE: Unleaded or Diesel Engine for a TMaxx?

    Go diesel! I'm sure you could find a little 3 cylinder somewhere.
    Losi xxl, Picco 26 t-maxx 4907, Sirio s27 revo, revo 2.5 with modded 18tm, EMBE, mostly stock 4908 maxx, pos mini lst2.

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    RE: Unleaded or Diesel Engine for a TMaxx?


    ORIGINAL: controlliner

    ''100% pure nitromethane is roughly $42 a gallon.'' There is no such thing.... Nitromethane has a minimum of 2% methanol in the product as a stabilizer. You have to find the exact % and work it into your math when you mix.
    That statement came from Torco Fuels. They sell "100% pure nitromethane" for $42 a gallon. I have no way of proving one way or another what the actual percentage is... Just going off of what the company claims.

    The stuff I've been using is an 80/20 Nitro/Methanol mix from FHS, but its almost $20 more expensive than the Torco stuff.

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    RE: Unleaded or Diesel Engine for a TMaxx?


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    Go diesel! I'm sure you could find a little 3 cylinder somewhere.
    Davis Diesel Development makes conversion diesel heads for glow engines, but the fuel is just as expensive or more unless you make your own.

    If one could find a ringed car engine of appropriate displacement, it could be converted to gasoline. Some airplane guys convert big .90ci ringed engines to gas. The conrod needs needle bearings installed to use less oil, otherwise one still has to stick with standard oil content.

    Also to note: Gasoline burns a good bit hotter than methanol. Model diesels run cooler, maybe cooler than a glow even.
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    RE: Unleaded or Diesel Engine for a TMaxx?

    Yeah I was just joking anyway. The only practical way out of nitro is to give up entirely and go electric.
    Losi xxl, Picco 26 t-maxx 4907, Sirio s27 revo, revo 2.5 with modded 18tm, EMBE, mostly stock 4908 maxx, pos mini lst2.

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    RE: Unleaded or Diesel Engine for a TMaxx?


    ORIGINAL: Mclovin350z

    Yeah I was just joking anyway. The only practical way out of nitro is to give up entirely and go electric.
    yeah thats the easiest
    !!!Bash Like There\'\'s No Repair Bills!!!

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    RE: Unleaded or Diesel Engine for a TMaxx?

    Thanks guys for the reply any one know how much a electric con is xD
    If it doesnt run..Its not mine

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    RE: Unleaded or Diesel Engine for a TMaxx?


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    Thanks guys for the reply any one know how much a electric con is xD
    Buy a Revo or EMaxx roller on ebay/craigslist. ERBE rollers are $200-$300 depending on the condition and how much is included.

    Pick up a 150a ESC/Brushless Motor combo from Hobbypartz, +/- $200

    LiPo batteries, $30-$50 each (you will need 2, 2s 30c 5000 mAh minimum specs)

    LiPo charger, $50ish

    Somewhere in the $500-$600 range.

    Or less, if you are patient and go the Craigslist/RCTech route and get everything used.

    Like the Thunder Tiger MT4 G3? Check it out on wondertiger.com

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    RE: Unleaded or Diesel Engine for a TMaxx?

    hey thats what im doing
    !!!Bash Like There\'\'s No Repair Bills!!!

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    RE: Unleaded or Diesel Engine for a TMaxx?

    I've had a classic maxx, then moved up to a 3.3 maxx. I got tired of the constant tuning and fussing with it so I bought an HPI 5B, liked it so much I bought a 5T. What do I have now??? Sold it all for a bad azz brushless E-maxx with a Novak HV Pro set-up. I gotta say... on 4s, it's just as awesome (and fast) as all the others but without the noise or mess. Kelly


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