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Old 03-27-2012, 05:58 AM
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I've decided to convert my 8ight 1.0 over to electric after it sitting on the shelf the last 3 yrs. E-scale has taken off at my track and I thought I'd jump on the wagon. So I'm looking for a set up. Didn't know if the Drake setup on TLR's site it's still a good one. Any help, tips would be great.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:22 AM
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I am a Castle guy but my race buddy just got a Eight 2.0..... It came with a Tekin system in it...... 2050kv we think.

Question is this...... I know nothing about hotwire settings to help him with...... Can someone give me a basic setting??? We run a fast smooth track.....
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by bjanzen View Post
I am a Castle guy but my race buddy just got a Eight 2.0..... It came with a Tekin system in it...... 2050kv we think.

Question is this...... I know nothing about hotwire settings to help him with...... Can someone give me a basic setting??? We run a fast smooth track.....
Tons of setups here:

http://www.teamtekin.com/hotwire/ESC...up-sheets.html
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Mitten View Post
I've decided to convert my 8ight 1.0 over to electric after it sitting on the shelf the last 3 yrs. E-scale has taken off at my track and I thought I'd jump on the wagon. So I'm looking for a set up. Didn't know if the Drake setup on TLR's site it's still a good one. Any help, tips would be great.
I recently converted my 2.0 to electric and love it

I used something very close to Drake's setup with inclined spindles for nitro and kept the same setup for electric and it was dialed
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by SEF View Post
Perfect! Thanks for the help

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Question is this..... The "timing " was set at 80 when we got the buggy. We changed it to 40 and the second run de-soldered the connection! Went back and changed to 80 on the timing and set current limit at 75..... Ran fine with no problems. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:34 PM
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Thanks SEF. Are the inclined spindles only available in aluminum? Or am I missing something?
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Yes, only in aluminium and you have to change them as a set with the uprights.
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Thanks, At $90 I think I will have to live without them for a while. I meant to ask before, Anyone know it the Pro-line bulldog body will work.
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Thanks, At $90 I think I will have to live without them for a while. I meant to ask before, Anyone know it the Pro-line bulldog body will work.
Not enough room for a 4s lipo. If it is not cut yet, you might be able to make it work and cut the sides long. The body will not sit correctly. It will interfere with the battery.

Same goes for jconcepts body and the Losi 2.0 EU body.
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Not enough room for a 4s lipo. If it is not cut yet, you might be able to make it work and cut the sides long. The body will not sit correctly. It will interfere with the battery.

Same goes for jconcepts body and the Losi 2.0 EU body.
I use the jconcepts body for the losi 8ight or the stock body with venom lipos
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How much wiggle is normal in the spindles/carriers front and rear on these guys?
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Originally Posted by Monteman View Post
How much wiggle is normal in the spindles/carriers front and rear on these guys?
You want wiggle with the Losi. So I say all the wiggle! Just make sure nothing is seriously worn . . .
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cool, still have the plastic bits so wear will be obvious once i take them apart.

spend so much time trying to get the wheel wobble out of my Revo's just wanted to make sure lol
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cool, still have the plastic bits so wear will be obvious once i take them apart.

spend so much time trying to get the wheel wobble out of my Revo's just wanted to make sure lol
Yeah, I share the same opinion as many--the Losi gets better with wear. Just be smart and learn to identify when things are ready to let loose with excessive wear.
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Bought one used, i have ran it so far for a total of 20 minutes. Didn't know if i was in for a replacement or not, just wanted an opinion from others.

The wiggle after putting the tires back on caught me off guard.
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