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1:5 Skyline Needs an Upgrade!!

Old 07-30-2011, 12:51 PM
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Default 1:5 Skyline Needs an Upgrade!!

This is my car everyone

It's a Nissan Skyline GTR RS4 made by Nikko (no longer in production)

I bought it so that I could have a really large import drifter/racer. The plan is to replace the existing Nikko motor which is very slow with a faster one.

Thing is - I have no idea where to start!!

What sort of motor would i need, how to make sure it fits etc etc...

Any help would be so much appreciated - i didn't want to go ahead and butcher it so though i would ask some experts.. fingers crossed!!

Old 07-30-2011, 01:00 PM
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Well, unfortunately that is not a hobby grade RC car, it is a toy. You can still replace the motor, but the car will never really perform that well, and the new motor will probably shred the gears, which are not sold as replacement parts due to the fact it's a toy. If you still want to replace it, you will want to remove the body of the car, locate and remove the motor, and then post a thread in the [link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/forumid_475/tt.htm]On-Road Electric[/link] section here on RCU about identifying the motor size and finding a replacement. They will be of much better help than us Large Scale guys.
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You'd actually be better off posting this in the "Toy-Grade" section than the electric section; those guys specialise in adapting the toy-grade stuff that you can't get spares for readily.  They should be able to advise you what to upgrade with, and how to do it whilst still keeping it usable.  It's not just as simple as just a motor-swap; there is no point going from C-size Duracells and brushed motors to Lipo batteries and brushless motors if you can't get the power down; the suspension on toy-grade cars is usually the most basic (crap) design and if they DO have anything more advanced than flex plates, any shocks will usually be undamped.  Add to this a more powerful motor and you will simply make it wheelspin like mad and handle like garbage.  The tyres are also usually designed to be hard-wearing not grippy, you'll probably shred them with a brushless motor.  You'll also have to take balance into account which will change with a different motor and batteries.

Sounds like a good project though; keep on with it and let us know how you get on.
Old 07-31-2011, 03:52 PM
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Default RE: 1:5 Skyline Needs an Upgrade!!

Wow, my first real RC car was a Nikko Ferrari 304GT...I thought I was "special"!! hehehehe....I don't think it lasted too long and my Dad wasn't spending any more money on my "hobbies" that year
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ORIGINAL: Paul1981

You'd actually be better off posting this in the ''Toy-Grade'' section than the electric section; those guys specialise in adapting the toy-grade stuff that you can't get spares for readily.
Either I'm blind, or we don't have one[&:].
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ORIGINAL: MadManAndrew


ORIGINAL: Paul1981

You'd actually be better off posting this in the ''Toy-Grade'' section than the electric section; those guys specialise in adapting the toy-grade stuff that you can't get spares for readily.
Either I'm blind, or we don't have one[&:].
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/forumid_498/tt.htm
Old 08-01-2011, 10:03 AM
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Default RE: 1:5 Skyline Needs an Upgrade!!

Better off stripping the shell off m8 tbh
measure the wheel width and see which chassis would fit maybe a 1/5 fg tourer
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ORIGINAL: Sherv


ORIGINAL: MadManAndrew


ORIGINAL: Paul1981

You'd actually be better off posting this in the ''Toy-Grade'' section than the electric section; those guysspecialise in adapting the toy-grade stuff that you can't get spares for readily.
Either I'm blind, or we don't have one[&:].
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/forumid_498/tt.htm
Aw, you beat me to it Sherv!
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