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Old 07-14-2009, 10:30 PM
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what is some of the stuff i should get to go electric????
Old 07-14-2009, 10:48 PM
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motor
esc
conversion kit
batteries

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Old 07-15-2009, 06:10 AM
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i know that im talking about what some sugestions i know the conversion kit but the motor esc and battery
Old 07-15-2009, 09:21 AM
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So far, the ONLY system to prove reliable here locally, is the Castle System. Get the 2200 Kv system, run 4S or 5S and you'll be a happy camper.
Old 07-15-2009, 09:56 AM
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Losi conversion (well balanced)
Castle combo (esc & 2200kv motor)
Zippy flightmax 4s 5000mah 25c lipos (great batts, even better price)

I just converted my 8ight as well to electric and all i will tell you is... wow.... its amazing the difference.
Old 07-15-2009, 01:20 PM
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So far, the ONLY system to prove reliable here locally, is the Castle System. Get the 2200 Kv system, run 4S or 5S and you'll be a happy camper.
Or the Rx8 system From Tekin.
Old 07-15-2009, 02:15 PM
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The RX8 is a good $80 more though, that's 30%. Is it 30% better?
Old 07-15-2009, 09:16 PM
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hey have you guys heard of the tekno rc coversions and the tekno rc 2200kv motors doing any good?
the kit contains
1/8th Scale Electric specific 4mm CNC machined and hard anodized 7075-T6 chassis
Patent pending motor mount (available for 36mm or 42mm motor diameters)
Complete Tekno RC 1/8th Elektri-Clutch system - adapter, hard alum. shoes, .8mm springs, 14t clutch bell and bearings
Low CG long battery tray w/battery straps (165x52mm)
Radio tray w/integrated transponder mount
Servo mounts w/integrated wire guides
Chassis mud guards
Rear chassis brace
All necessary hardware
Detailed installation instructions
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Tekno is a great route if you want to retain brake bias adjustability.
Old 07-16-2009, 09:21 AM
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ya another cool feature i seen is they have like a gas clutch but its for electric motors
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It's another way to make it "Feel" like nitro. But really its a reduction in performance. Once you get used to the "Instant On" power, you can really use it as an advantage. Check this out. About two minutes into the vid, I jumped OVER the truggy in front of mine:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hresggC5_GI[/youtube]
Old 07-16-2009, 10:08 AM
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are you using the castle system?
and a 4s would be the biggest i can go because of my charger the ice only goes to 4 cells
Old 07-16-2009, 11:35 AM
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Yes, that vid is of my Jammin truggy with the Castle 2200 Kv system on a cheap 4S 4900 Rhino/Zippy Pack. Your truck should perform better, because it will end up about 2 lbs lighter.
Old 07-16-2009, 11:38 AM
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how long are you running on a charge
Old 07-16-2009, 11:46 AM
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The RX8 is a good $80 more though, that's 30%. Is it 30% better?
To be able to use ANY 1/8 scale brushless i think so.
Old 07-16-2009, 11:53 AM
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It's another way to make it ''Feel'' like nitro. But really its a reduction in performance. Once you get used to the ''Instant On'' power, you can really use it as an advantage. Check this out. About two minutes into the vid, I jumped OVER the truggy in front of mine:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hresggC5_GI[/youtube]
with the clutch on and being able to change your throttle curve do you think that would work good?
Old 07-16-2009, 12:25 PM
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for the win is a sally:P, he hates castle thats why he says the tekin, he doesnt like the hype that castle is getting with there great brushless systems and even better customer support:P
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Ive been dealing with Castle for 5+ years now. One of the main reasons why I keep going back is because of their customer service. Ive had a few issues in the past with their product but they have always been there taking care of any problem that arose. Anytime I send CC a email it is answered within 24hrs and a solution is given. The bonus to this all is they make a quality product.
Old 07-16-2009, 06:01 PM
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how long is your run times with castles 2200 kv system with a 4s 5000 mah
Old 07-16-2009, 09:07 PM
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for the win is a sally:P, he hates castle thats why he says the tekin, he doesnt like the hype that castle is getting with there great brushless systems and even better customer support:P
Wow your such a Cankee. Why dont you reply to your other thread huh? And i also like how your trying to put words in my mouth? Or do you need to know what that means also? sense you didnt know what ventilation ment. I didnt say i hate Castle im trying to get people other options befor buying one thing. Just like i gave you.
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ORIGINAL: FoamyVictim

It's another way to make it ''Feel'' like nitro. But really its a reduction in performance. Once you get used to the ''Instant On'' power, you can really use it as an advantage. Check this out. About two minutes into the vid, I jumped OVER the truggy in front of mine:
You like outrunning nitro dont ya.. I used to do this same thing with my B44 when I first got it, Id get enough bravery to practice with the nitro's.
I got so lucky after an 8th scale buggy pushed my car to the other side of the track, didnt hurt my car at all, and I just kept going.
I dont do this anymore but it brought back some fun memories.
Thanks for sharing your experiences with us.
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It's another way to make it ''Feel'' like nitro. But really its a reduction in performance. Once you get used to the ''Instant On'' power, you can really use it as an advantage. Check this out. About two minutes into the vid, I jumped OVER the truggy in front of mine:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hresggC5_GI[/youtube]
with the clutch on and being able to change your throttle curve do you think that would work good?
It'll work, but you won't have the "Instant On" power delivery that I do. I suggest you try direct drive first. It's much easier to set up and has fewer parts to break and take you out of a race.
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how long is your run times with castles 2200 kv system with a 4s 5000 mah
I get about 12-14 in the truggy. With my 5S 4900, I get almost 17 minutes. So I can DEF make a 15 minute main with it.
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ORIGINAL: FoamyVictim

It's another way to make it ''Feel'' like nitro. But really its a reduction in performance. Once you get used to the ''Instant On'' power, you can really use it as an advantage. Check this out. About two minutes into the vid, I jumped OVER the truggy in front of mine:
You like outrunning nitro dont ya.. I used to do this same thing with my B44 when I first got it, Id get enough bravery to practice with the nitro's.
I got so lucky after an 8th scale buggy pushed my car to the other side of the track, didnt hurt my car at all, and I just kept going.
I dont do this anymore but it brought back some fun memories.
Thanks for sharing your experiences with us.
Yeah, I'm a bragger! After all the nay-saying that went on about brushless 8th scale, it always tickles my fancy when I beat a nitro that way.
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I run the Losi 2100 in mine and love it. My track is huge and has a 200+ FT streight so the higher KV is optimal for me. I run 16/48 and the motor get up to 150-165* depending on outside temps.

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