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My Custom Carbon Fiber Revo 3.3 Brushless Conversion!

Old 07-24-2010, 11:30 PM
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Default My Custom Carbon Fiber Revo 3.3 Brushless Conversion!

Well, after a 6 months of modding, building, and buying, my conversion is finally done! She has:

Vantage Extended Carbon Fiber Chassis
MMM Black 2200kv combo
Hitec 7955TG servo
Tekno Swaybars
RC Monster Custom Motor Mount (The lower plate is an older version)(not shown in pics)
Tekno Battery Tray
DX3.0 Radio
Turnigy 5000mah 4s 40c lipos
RPM Rear True-Tracks
Traxxas Red Aluminum Turnbuckles/Pushrods all the way around
Revo Platinum lightened Bumpers (Drilled out)
Aluminum F,R,C Skidplates, with a small custom V-Armor Plate Mod
Custom Mudgaurds
Custom Aluminum ESC Mount
Tires: Badlands and Masher tires Mounted on RPM Revolver Stablemaxx - wheels, AKA Cityblocks, and Revo Platinum Response Pro Tires
Bodies: Custom Carbon Fiber Revo 3.3 body, Losi Muggy Body, and Proline
Crowd Pleazer 2.0 body

I showed pics of how I taped the tires with Gorrilla tape for both the Badlands and Mashers. I made the custom aluminum ESC mount with the Traxxas MMM mount, two sheets of aluminum sheeting, and a metal saw.

Hope you like it! I sure do....


I showed pics of how I taped the tires with Gorrilla tape for both the Badlands and Mashers. I made the custom aluminum ESC mount with the Traxxas MMM mount, two sheets of aluminum sheeting, and a metal saw.

Hope you like it! I sure do....









































Old 07-24-2010, 11:32 PM
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A bit on the Motor mount. First I had an older version Tekno Blue Motor mount with a CC 2650kv motor and a long shank pinion. Due to flex issues, I sold the motor and got a Castle 2200kv, along with the CF Chassis and RC Monster new gen motor mount. The newer design is made for the Revo 3.3 aluminum chassis, which doesn't have the flex in the motor area that the CF chassis does (The rest of the CF chassis, is actually stiffer than aluminum). I described my problem to Mike, and He sold me an older version of the lower plate of the motor mount, which allows me to mount it on the Nitro motor mount. This raises the Motor about 3/8', but there isn't a notable difference in handling or CG. There are now zero flex problems compared to the newer version motor mount. So for a Carbon fiber conversion, make sure you ask mike for an older version mount.
Old 07-24-2010, 11:33 PM
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Just came back from the skatepark.... Success! No broken parts, stripped gears, or heating problems. I must have run it for over 30 minutes total run time, cause I spent a good chunk messing around in rocks and a playground at about half speed. Not very many highspeed passes, just low-mid speed runs. The skatepark was a lot of fun, a little too crowded, but i got some good jumps in. This thing is easy to control in the air, and flies well. I think I'm going to switch to some stiffer springs, I had my setup at 60 wt oil, p2 rockers, inner hole, Black rear springs, gold front. Any suggestions for stiffer spring setup? When I got home and threw the batt on the charger, it was at 14.7 volts, so I think that's is just fine. I never even hit the LVC, or use my second batt. I really like these turnigy batteries. I'll keep you udated as I test it more. This peoject has finally come together, and I'm really happy with it! Can't stop smiling!

By the way, I have displaced all doubts about how strong this CF chassis is. It's really durable!

(Real quick Q, 14.7 volts is normal for 4s, right? I believe I have the LVC set at 3.1 volts per cell. It was just barely warm when I stopped)
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Default RE: My Custom Carbon Fiber Revo 3.3 Brushless Conversion!

Thats awesome. Im sure its fast.
Old 07-24-2010, 11:34 PM
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Thanks. I clocked it at 45.1 M.P.H. with the Mashers on my GPS. Just about perfect for me, escpecially with the 25-30 minute runtimes.
Old 07-25-2010, 07:09 AM
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Default RE: My Custom Carbon Fiber Revo 3.3 Brushless Conversion!

didnt your coverstion kit keep your reverse and 2 speed tranny
Old 07-25-2010, 09:42 AM
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Originally, it had the 2 speed and machanical brakes, but forward only. You can't have reverse with a 2 speed brushless. I then Locked it into second gear, took out the brakes and brake servo, and used the mtoor to brake and reverse. This is the simplest and easiest setup there is. Also the best setup.
Old 07-25-2010, 11:18 AM
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Extremely nice conversion, I'm a fan of converted 3.3 trucks over E-revo stockers. The E-revo is monstrously heavy for what it is.

Parts list reads like a wishlist lol.
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Will the Tekno battery box hold a 6S lipo? I'm looking to buy a battery box for mine because I'm tired of strapping it down with velcro.
Old 07-25-2010, 10:34 PM
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Tekno battery box? That's a tray with velcro, as clearly illustrated in the pics. The tray will hold 6s though. It's kind of nice to sit back now and say, there's nothing more I ant to put on it! (Not true[:@], there's always more, maybe some CVDs, RPM Fronts, black body, etc)
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ORIGINAL: MuggyDude

Tekno battery box? That's a tray with velcro, as clearly illustrated in the pics. The tray will hold 6s though. It's kind of nice to sit back now and say, there's nothing more I ant to put on it! (Not true[:@], there's always more, maybe some CVDs, RPM Fronts, black body, etc)
Sorry, thought it looked like an enclosed box.
Old 07-26-2010, 11:39 AM
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Haha, that's ok. I guess with the black electrical tape I put on to protect the shrink wrap it does look a little like it. But actually, I'm sure it would be pretty simple to make a battery box.
Old 07-26-2010, 01:09 PM
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I have a quick question for everyone. I'm planning on pick up front RPM A-Arms and axla carriers. Now, should I get all black or white front parts? The black would stick to the trucks wholetheme and the rear truetracks, but the white is cool. What do you think?
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For some reason I really like the white ones.
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I would go all white if the rear arms were white, but they don't make the True-tracks in white[]
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That's true. I'd probably do it anyway but that's just me.
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Here are pics of the older RC-Monster Motor mount that I'm using, along with my new and improved gorrilla tape mudgaurds. I'm having a problem though. My slipper is being eaten up, and I have no idea why. This is the second time it's happened. (I've including pics of the problem)

















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Awesome conversion!! Great Job. I too am a fan of the revo conversions. I did one too Still have it. but been having a problem posting pics. Mine has MM Esc and a 1650 helicopter motor. On 6 cells. It Screams.
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Woohooo! I love this setup! I took it to a very big skate park with a huge snake run and a real nice street course. Today, I must have gotten AT LEAST 45 minutes run time on each pack (Don't knwo how this is poccible, other than again I mostly had it at about 1/3 throttle the whole time, occasionally a little more or less). I keep on think something is wrong, but I looked at the voltages of each pack and they were 14.107 Volts and 14.407 volts. I have my LVC set at 3.2 per cell, I think I'm going to go to 3.4 volts. But really, I mean this setup is amazing! The hottest the motor got was 120 degrees at the end of 2 packs, the ESC at 115 degrees, and the lipos at 109 degrees. No breakage the whole 90 minutes, except I once landed from 6 feet in the air on one tire, and both the pivot balls on each side popped out of the axle carrier, Easy fix, and I think it probably save either a broken wheel, a-arm, or part of the steering (Glad I have a titanium gear servo). Took 5 minutes to repair. I am really impressed with this truck, both in it's durability, and handling. Last night I unscrewed the rear shock shaft ends on the shokcs, and this, along with the silver and blue springs, really helped the truck not bottom out as much as it did before. I can't stop smiling!
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Anybody interested in this truck look here: http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...vage-flux.html
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Default RE: My Custom Carbon Fiber Revo 3.3 Brushless Conversion!

how do you like the badlands? think they will hook up well on really dusty stuff?
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