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Old 06-29-2011, 11:39 AM
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I'm running the losi motor mount into a Hobbywing 2250KV motor.

The engine has 3mm screws and the Losi motor mount I think is built for 4mm screws. Is there some kind of shaft filler you can put on teh 3mm screws to that the motor mount does not float around the screw?

Mine is always coming loose, and I'm sure this is the issue.
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:41 PM
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Ok im a nitro guy and im converting one of my nitro losi 8ight 2.0 buggy into electric. I order the losi electric conversion and Castle Creations Mamba Monster 1/8th Scale Brushless (2200kV). What gearing set up are you guys running and what lipo battery? Im looking to be fast like my nitro cars. Im runnning on loose, dry dirt.
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why do you not ask first!

The castle battery trays are crap, s you wasted your money on that conversion.

That 2200 is like putting a .28 in your buggy....

I would say sell the motor, and buy a Tekin 1400kv motor, or a 1700kv motor.

If you get the 1400kv, buy a 6s lipo. Depending on your main lengths, you could get anywhere from a 2000mah 6s to a 3600mah 6s.

If you get the Tekin 1700kv buggy motor, get a 4s, probably 5000mah, maybe a little more. How long are your mains going to be?
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Originally Posted by Muggydude View Post
why do you not ask first!

The castle battery trays are crap, s you wasted your money on that conversion.

That 2200 is like putting a .28 in your buggy....

I would say sell the motor, and buy a Tekin 1400kv motor, or a 1700kv motor.

If you get the 1400kv, buy a 6s lipo. Depending on your main lengths, you could get anywhere from a 2000mah 6s to a 3600mah 6s.

If you get the Tekin 1700kv buggy motor, get a 4s, probably 5000mah, maybe a little more. How long are your mains going to be?
I should of asked before buying these. Damn dont tell me that the losi conversion is sucks. Which conversion should i get for the losi. I guess the 2200 will make my buggy do wheelie. Ill see if i can trade or something. The mains are going to be around 15 to 20min.

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Well, the castle conversion sucks. The losi is great, I use it.

I really don't think you can make a 30-45 minute main without frying the motor or esc. 20 minutes is pushing it...

You could do a battery change, but the heat is still an issue... You would have to undergear a lot. Definitely go for a 6s setup with the 1400kv motor so your esc and battery are cool, but my after about 17 minutes my motor is 170 F.
I have lots of vents in the body, lowest ESC settings, and I'm gear 14/45. This is a pretty efficient setup at that...
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Originally Posted by guss2009 View Post
I should of asked before buying these. Damn dont tell me that the losi conversion is sucks. Which conversion should i get for the losi. I guess the 2200 will make my buggy do wheelie. Ill see if i can trade or something. The mains are going to be around 15 to 20min.
I'm currently running a 2250KV on my buggy with 4s and it's great. You will need to adjust your punch and maybe turn down your endpoint on throttle to make it controllable. There is no need to drop to a 1400KV motor then up the RPMs with a 6S.

2200KV * 14.4V = 31680 RPMS
1400KV * 22.2V = 31080 RPMS

As you can see they are almost the same RPMS
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As You will also notice the ESC will run 20+ degree hotter with that setup, and the battery will run warmer as well. They may have similar rpms, but the 6s setup is more efficient and the ESC/battery will run much cooler, which if he is going to run it for a long period of time, is a must.
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Im looking to run it 10 to 15min if that ok to run these motor. I havent gotten the Castle Creations Mamba Monster 1/8th Scale Brushless (2200kV) and i already feel because i might of bought the wrong set up. I really dont wanna go crazy trading it or selling it. Im going to hear from others and see what they say about what setting are good for this Combo. I dont want to go out there and fry the motor or battery. Anyone else has other set up using this combo?
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Originally Posted by guss2009 View Post
Im looking to run it 10 to 15min if that ok to run these motor. I havent gotten the Castle Creations Mamba Monster 1/8th Scale Brushless (2200kV) and i already feel because i might of bought the wrong set up. I really dont wanna go crazy trading it or selling it. Im going to hear from others and see what they say about what setting are good for this Combo. I dont want to go out there and fry the motor or battery. Anyone else has other set up using this combo?
Plenty of people run this combo but have to say that is over kill. I believe a 2050kV is even a little too much. Many are running 1700kV on 4S and just gearing up. I personally use a 1900kV and would venture to say that an 1800kV would be about perfect. Maybe you can send it to Castle for a trade?

You will just need too watch temps and gear accordingly. You may find that you will have to dial back your EPA as well and may find it difficult to run a 15-min w/o a slightly larger mAh battery. Plenty of people do use this combo so would not worry too much.
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IF its NIP, Castle will trade it for what you want.



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Yeah, one of their 1800kv motors would work well. If it's only 10-15 minutes, you should be ok with it, it' just a little overkill IMO.
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I run the 2200 castle motor in my 8ight with a 14/45 gearing. It's way too powerfull for my needs, I have the EPA at 85% so a 1900 with same gearing should be just right.
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4S 1900 is the Cats A** if you ask me.
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Originally Posted by Akhor View Post
I'm running the losi motor mount into a Hobbywing 2250KV motor.

The engine has 3mm screws and the Losi motor mount I think is built for 4mm screws. Is there some kind of shaft filler you can put on teh 3mm screws to that the motor mount does not float around the screw?

Mine is always coming loose, and I'm sure this is the issue.
Anyone?

I ended building the screw up by using shrink tubing.. But it's not a great solution.
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4S 1900 is the Cats A** if you ask me.
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