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Revo 3.3 Brushless Conversion

Old 12-24-2011, 11:35 PM
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Default Revo 3.3 Brushless Conversion

So about a week ago I was asking for [link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_10861927/tm.htm]recommendations on a brushless system[/link] to get my poor revo out of garage-shelf hell. Since then this is what I've done.

RC-Monster motor mount
Tekno Revo specific battery tray
Tekno RX Box
RX8 & T8 2000kv truggy motor
GENS ACE 5300mah 4S 30C Lipo battery
Single servo mod(makes a perfect spot for the rx box)
17/40 gearing
Rebuild the trans with the foward-only, wide-gearing kit, and locked 2nd gear.

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Its not done but very close. I still have to solder the motor and the esc battery cables. The battery straps haven't shown up yet and the esc need a real mount.

A closer look of the esc and cable runs..
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I cut the old 3.3 mount in order to keep the half that help supports the bulkhead. Only one of the pieces screws in but i figured it could help with frame rigidity anyway.
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So far I'm very happy with how the conversion has gone and I think it looks nice and clean. Any input or suggestions are welcome.



Old 12-25-2011, 05:51 AM
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your gonna want to mount the ESC on top the rear shocks with a pice of lexon, while your at that make a rear shock tower brace too you'll see most E-REVO guy have done this brace .I did and it really helps for rigidity.
Old 12-25-2011, 09:41 AM
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Thats awesome dude. im building an E-revo
Old 12-25-2011, 11:31 PM
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ORIGINAL: pure speed:]

your gonna want to mount the ESC on top the rear shocks with a pice of lexon, while your at that make a rear shock tower brace too you'll see most E-REVO guy have done this brace .I did and it really helps for rigidity.
I've seen some clean builds with the esc located there but the rx8 looks taller....maybe if I get the stock handle/roll cage to fit back on. I'll look it over again.

I was originally thinking of mounting the esc in the same orientation as the picture below but at ~30 degree angle, raised towards the tranny, on a rigid mount bolted to the two points in the frame. My goal really would be to have the mounts outer edge go no farther then the line from bolt to bolt. That way theres a smooth transition along the frame line-nothing to stick out and catch anything. Ill mock up mounts in both locations and see how they look.




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Thats awesome dude. im building an E-revo
Post some pics when your done.
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First off  im new to this rc stuff  but had a few ?? so you have no reverse right how about brakes

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I think you have to lock the trans into 2nd gear so its pretty much direct drive,so in turn the electric motor is the brakes .
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hey dude here's my E-revo as of now

Old 01-22-2012, 05:17 PM
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Does the e revo  tranny fit the 3.3 revo

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I'm very unsure about that one, i think not but i'll see
Old 01-23-2012, 06:35 AM
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Default RE: Revo 3.3 Brushless Conversion

hey whats better revo platnium twin adjustable brake disc's with centre diff
or just lock the gearbox & use a electronic motor brake?
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the motor brakes are normally wicked good
Old 01-24-2012, 03:55 AM
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Yeah but I heard that mechanical brakes are more consistent and u can adjust the front and rear bias with the platinum gearbox

Has any one tried both?

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