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Old 01-19-2010, 08:46 PM
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Default brushless 8ight t

not sure if this is the right place for this, so mods feel free to move it. Anyway, i have an 8t, and wanted to convert it to brushless. I got a great deal on a conversion kit for it, but i was wondering what the "36mm" on the box means? Can i use my mamba max 5700 brushless system? Here is a pic



http://aztecdivingutah.com/pics/tkr400836.jpg
Old 01-19-2010, 09:19 PM
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That is the Tekno RC conversion kit , the 36mm mount is is for the Novak/Medusa/Fieagio motors .

Your 5700Kv motor is too small , the Mamba Monster 2200Kv system on 4s is just right for this truck IMO but you will need the larger 42mm mount .
Old 01-19-2010, 09:26 PM
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my motor is too small as in size or power? will it fit in the truck?
Old 01-19-2010, 09:31 PM
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Default RE: brushless 8ight t

both, a 5700 will not have the power and will overheat.

I tested one in my 1/8 buggy since i had nothing else. on 3s it ran super slow and really hot.
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so what can i buy that will fit my 36mm kit that will have ample power?
Old 01-20-2010, 09:56 AM
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Look for 540XL sized motors , or just get a Lektron motor that will work with the Tekno kit .....
[link]http://www.impaktrc.com/product_info.php?cPath=186_292&products_id=3889[/link]
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Default RE: brushless 8ight t

As mentioned, if you stick with a 36mm motor (which isn't a bad thing), you need one that's longer, preferably about 74-75mm, but at least 65mm. Larger motors offer more torque and for a heavy truck like a 1/8 truggy, you need torque or you will just kill your motor quick.
The Tekno Lektron motors are made for 1/8 buggies. They're actually quite small for a 1/8 truggy. I haven't tried one, but honestly think it might not be enough. They're rebadged Medusa 36x60mm motors...about the minimum size for a 1/8 buggy. It might work in a 1/8 truggy if you don't gear too aggressively (keep it in the low 30s). There isn't a huge array of 36mm motors that will work for truggies. Some decent ones I know of have been discontinued. There's the Feigao XL series and the copy Keda (KD36) XL series which will work, but they tend to run hot or at least pretty darn warm. But they're cheap and may be worth it if you can't find anything else and don't want to invest in another motor mount. And they're fine as beginner motors. Orion/Kyosho offers a decent 36x75mm motor, but it's pricey.
Good luck and have fun.

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