Originally Posted by nv529
I've been drooling over a FT rc8e kit that has been sitting at my LHS. I think I might just add this one to the collection. but I have a couple questions before I jump ship!
1)does the motor mount except M3 or M4 hardware?
2)what are the battery tray dimensions?
3)what is biggest physical size battery can I fit under the body with 4s configuration?
4)what plastic spurs fit the center diff besides the one AE has? losi, kyosho?
5) someone told me the rc8's had problems with the diffs blowing up when people were first starting to convert over to electric has these problem been resolved since?
6)gearing for mmm/2200kv combo?
7) loose/blown track set up?
8)recommended servo? i have a JR DS8711 in my 8T I would like to something with a little more speed but still has the torque to back it up.
thanks a million!
Hi Nick, I will try to answer you but I'm French and my English is poor !!!
YES : of course, there are 3 mm and 4 mm motor mount screws ! Then be carefull, the AE kit ( I have it ) accept only 3 mm motor screws !!! I have a Neu with 4mm holes then...
This is a link :
I use two of those Reedy Lipos and you can see at this link the dimensions you want ! Just look at the picture of an advertising about SC8E RC8E... you will see those Lipos in place and...
it's the biggest you can fit under the body, but the "E" body Associated, I don't know what's about an other brand ( JCONCEPT...)
Then, now ( or nearly ) you can find the plastic spurs from Associated :
There are 46T and 48T sizes for instant !!! But not sure 48T will be for RC8, maybe the truggy !
There was a problem before with some unofficials motor mounts and Kyosho spurs but, if you go with your AE motor mount, there's not any problem. I have the RC monster motor mount and it's very well designed, not any problem, I have one because of my 4mm holes !!!
I will let other guys answer you, because my Neu 1515 is a 2700kv, but I think you can try ( with 4s ) 15/46 or 14/46 but I don't know the MMM 2200 motor...
Impossible for me to answer you because my set-ups just work for me, any one else can drive my RC8 because of the steering !!! I have a car that oversteers and my set ups are made for that. But I will place my set-ups on my website : ( just wait a little, my site is under construction)
I use a Associated (Ace) DS1015, but it's the first time I try another brand as Futaba. This servo is really fast but you can find many brands, and it's very difficult to give you a real comment !
I hope this will help you, good luck for your conversion !
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