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Old 07-21-2007, 02:13 PM   #1
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Here are my current projects, I was (and still am) a big nitro guy, but I needed a change so I started to put some brushless cars together to see how they compare.


Cen Matrix TR Arena Truggy


Feigao 8XL, MM, custom motor clamp, Monster motor mount


K-Car (tires are only for testing on pavement) I need to clean-up the wiring.


MM, Feigao 8XL, UBEC, custom motor clamp, Monster motor mount.


My first conversion a Revo using a Novak HV 4.5 and dual batteries, Revo transmission, manual disc brakes.
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that looks awesome. Good clean job.
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very nice! would be interested in doing that kind of conversion for my CEN Matrix Buggy!
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I've been thinking about converting my Revo using the HV 4.5 and running 2 orion platinums in series. What parts did you have to use to get that running?
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Nice. What r u using on top of the cooling fans for a guard? what material is that? I wish I had the time to do some projects like this. I'm thinking of converting my buggy and truggy for winter time. Oh, and what side is the steering servo on for the revo?
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kuzo, the battery trays are custom parts I made. I purchased a motor mount from RC-Monster and modified it to fit flush on the REVO chassis to reduce flex. Thats probably all you need to convert a stock Revo. I had to rig up new servo linkage to work the stock disc brake.
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Old 07-23-2007, 12:35 AM   #7
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air8, people that use fans to keep there ESC cool should always protect the fan blades with some type of screen/guard. I have seen too many people get something caught in there and rip off a blade, blowout a fan or injure themselves. Also, another real problem is having small rocks get tossed in there and ripping the blades off. I am using a 25mm steel fan guard with some plastic window screen glued to it.
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How do you like the BL over the nitro?
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annie_himself, I have been a nitro guy for a long time. I started with electrics years ago, but moved to nitro cars, because at the time they were much faster. Technology has finally got to the point to make brushleass a viable option for RC 1/8 scale. I really didn't get serious with brushless until I got my hands on some good lipo batteries. I love my brushless cars, the power (torque) delivery is very different than nitro and they are a good change of pace for me. I still love my driving nitro as well, and I still race nitro on the weekends (1/8 brushless buggy/truggy's are not allowed to race at my local track). I normally practice all day Sunday and that's when I nornally drive my brushless cars. Hope to see a major manufacture come out with a good brushless buggy/truggy to get things going.
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annie_himself, I have been a nitro guy for a long time. I started with electrics years ago, but moved to nitro cars, because at the time they were much faster. Technology has finally got to the point to make brushleass a viable option for RC 1/8 scale. I really didn't get serious with brushless until I got my hands on some good lipo batteries. I love my brushless cars, the power (torque) delivery is very different than nitro and they are a good change of pace for me. I still love my driving nitro as well, and I still race nitro on the weekends (1/8 brushless buggy/truggy's are not allowed to race at my local track). I normally practice all day Sunday and that's when I nornally drive my brushless cars. Hope to see a major manufacture come out with a good brushless buggy/truggy to get things going.
A BL kit would be really nice. It would look alot better too since the chassis would be made for that specific setup.
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Looks-wise, there are some really clean conversions.
The 8ight with it's off center diff makes it easy to place everything.

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kuzo, the battery trays are custom parts I made. I purchased a motor mount from RC-Monster and modified it to fit flush on the REVO chassis to reduce flex. Thats probably all you need to convert a stock Revo. I had to rig up new servo linkage to work the stock disc brake.
Since it's the stock tranny, what do you do about the 2 speed shifting? Do you disable or leave it operational? It looks pretty straightforward though. Would you mind taking a closeup of the battery mount so I can see how you connected them?
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Shoot one more question. What pinion/spur combo are you running in it?
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kuzo, always ready to help, here you go.


Drilled a couple of holes in the side of the stock Revo chassis.



took a small aluminum block and drilled/tapped matching holes.


Cut a flat plate, and drilled holes that matched the blocks in the chassis. Added pegs and a bottom piece and straps to hold the battery. There are three attachment points for each battrey tray (two chassis blocks and one bottom brace).


Added a brace to the bottom to any reduce flex and protect the tranny.

I think at the time I was running a 14T pinion and a 38T spur with a close ratio gearset in the tranny.
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