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Converting a Nitro MT to brushless

Old 12-21-2015, 04:52 PM
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Hey RCuniverse, new to the hobby and I'm starting a new project and I'm hoping to get a little info on brushless setups. I have a huge (1:6 scale I think) SnapOn RC monster truck made by Smartech that I've been trying to restore, it's complete except the bad back plate. I've looked high and low for replacement parts but no luck, if anyone knows where I can find one please let me know, otherwise brushless conversion it is. I'm currently shopping for a brushless setup that will make this heavy truck very fast, Castle Creations being top of my list so far. I would like the truck to be fast but not so fast it's hard to control, anyone have any thoughts for a brushless setup and batteries? All input is very much appreciated and thank you in advance.
Old 12-21-2015, 05:39 PM
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Smartech made a few trucks for Snap on, does yours have chain drive? Does the engine have any markings on it? Che I under the exhaust pipe on the side of the crankcase.
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Yes the truck is chain driven, and has SMT on one side of the motor and 25C on the other

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Well I assume 25c refers to the engine size, .25 being the size. A quick Google search shows an eBay link to a Smartech 25C auction that ended. That listing shows a Smartech 25c with a Force engines pull start. It's possible a Force backplate will fit the Smartech engine and possible Force could've made them for Smartech.
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Thanx so much, gonna do some research now

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