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Old 08-18-2006, 05:42 PM   #16
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Check out the E-Storm on Fine Design's website. 0-50mph in 3.14 seconds. Hows that for torque?
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Old 08-18-2006, 05:56 PM   #17
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That motor mount looks a little sketchy, does it move around at all?

Not at all. It's a carbon fiber plate... very stiff. And a PITA to make. There is also a mount at the rear of the motor that connects to the carbon fiber rear chassis brace. The motor is mounted so solid that it makes a nice handle for picking up the buggy.

I have put several different motors in this buggy and haven't had any issues with it. I would like to make the mount a little sexier but that's the way it is.

Right now I have a different motor in it and no cooling fans, so it looks a little cleaner.

That Hacker motor in the pic flat out hauls..... it's too much for most speedos. It runs +50mph and gets there quick. I'm waiting for the Mamba Monster to run that motor again.
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Here's a new pic of the motor that's in it now. Scroll down a little:

http://www.rc-monster.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3831
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Check out the E-Storm on Fine Design's website. 0-50mph in 3.14 seconds. Hows that for torque?
Fine Deisgn sucks.
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Old 08-18-2006, 06:39 PM   #20
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They have a good turnout of electric revos here in the winter. And guys started converting 1/8 scales and racing them as well. They had a class most the winter I believe.

The guys that make the TC3"O" I thought were going to make a kit. Google rcproductdesigns and shoot them an email about it.

I think if I were to ever convert one I would try to leave the mechanical brakes. I really like being able to adjust my brakes by the turn of a nut over adjusting thru the speedo. I never think my electrics have as good or tunable braking as my nitros.
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NP-1 Fine design sucks? Thank you so much for your insightful and articulate reply. Any more bits of wisdom to share with us?
I bet NP stands for no power.
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at my track a local guy was running a a electric 8th scale. he had really great torq and could get up to speed pretty fast. he could over jump any buggy on the track with ease but the nitros had faster to speed but that was just beause of his gearing choise. i prefer nitros but it would be cool to just plug and go with no tuning problems.
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Oh I see, from the other pics, it looked like it was zip tied inplace...

http://www.rc-monster.com/forum/atta...5&d=1155917645

That does look sturdy, let us know when you find the most effective way to convert. I think a dual li-po packed brushless 8th scale buggy would be awsome. Very little maitainance, and soon enough, great performance.
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Ha ha.. the zip tie and wing wire stuff was for a cooling fan.

I just got a Jammin tuggy to convert and it will be much easier than a buggy. Almost too easy, if I just borrow the center diff/motor mount form the buggy.

With a truggy you can simply flip the center diff around and mount the motor on the front side of it, either above like my buggy or laying it down beside the diff. This leaves just enough room for the batteries behind the spur gear, mounted saddle pack style.

I hope to get time to do the truggy in the next week.
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I just got a Jammin tuggy to convert
I hope to get time to do the truggy in the next week.
When you get it done post up a pic, or pm/email me one.
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You're my new hero! Please keep us posted, some of us would really enjoy quietly spanking nitros...

We race on a small tight track, so an electric with the benefitial low end torque would be perfect!
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Old 08-19-2006, 12:07 PM   #27
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well obviously brushless buggy's are a bigger hit than brushless monster trucks, I posted about an lst2 conversion in the MT forum and no one seemed to care...haha. but I have decided to focus all my attention on building a brushless LST2, with dual 8000 LiPO's!
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Here is a our converted Kyosho 777 SP2, It uses a Hacker C50 and Quark 125 Monster Pro, We run it on a 4S Lipo set-up and it has equal speeds to the nitro cars but the out of the corner acceleration is amazing.
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Here's mine. It's been running for a couple of months. super fun. Depending on the gearing, it keeps up fine with most nitros. I'm still working out little bugs in handling and securing batteries and stuff. It's an OFNA Ultra Worlds II, 2x2S 8000 mah lipos, Quark monster 125B, and Feigao 540C-9L. looking into getting a more efficient motor and better ESC cooling as it will thermal after 7 mins or so, unless I run the smallest pinion. It's not a hard project and I really recommend more people do it so maybe there can be a separate class instead of running with nitros and people picking up my car thinking it stalled (only happened once, and announcer made sure to clarify it was electric after that).
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I think if somebody gets the right combo of volts and motor size this set up could run 20 min with out over heating because as the volts go up less amps are used to get the car moving so everything will run cool. like 24volts wilth a high turn brushless may be the key. Maybe mount the motor with a heat sink mount to use the chassis as a heat sink.
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