She'll be right racing team - dodgiest electric conversion ever!
had an old duratrax nitro evader in the shed, managed to get some cheap parts to fix it so I thought why not?
Being an electric nut, I decided to toss the nitro in the bin.
Undid a lot of screws to remove fuel tank, engine, top deck and the little radio box at the back.
Next, you can go about this 2 ways.
The spur gear is 32 pitch, which is basically the same pitch they use on the old tamiya offroad electric buggies.
Either you can get a 32 pitch pinion for the electric motor, or take the spur gear off and bolt an xray standard spur gear on (87 tooth one the holes line up perfect)
I had an old engine mount from a Mission, which was used as the, well, engine mount.
2 holes drilled in the chassis, counter sunk and you can bolt the engine mount straight in.
Then its a matter of bolting the motor in, setting the mesh and mounting your electronics.
There's loads of room on the deck.
I found a 4700 lipo won't fit long ways, so it goes sideways in the middle (can be moved to transfer weight)
That's basically it.
As I said this is probably the dodgiest conversion ever, and I don't know how well it will last in a race, but it seemed to go great in the front yard. Plus its light as, so it should fly good.
The gear ratio seems about right for a stock motor, but I will have to test this further.
Anyway, on to pics!