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Old 08-13-2012, 08:39 PM
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Well I just purchased an e buggy. Looking to drop some electronics in it. Not sure whats popular for this buggy. As Im just getting into 1/8th scale again. Any help would be great. Thanks! HELP HELP HELP!
I think many run the Tekin RX8 with Tekin T8 1900kv motor on 4S Seems to be a really solid setup.

I've got a HobbyWing SCT-Pro ESC, Tekin 1900kv motor, Hitec 7955TG servo, with Nanotech 5000mah 4S batteries and am very happy.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:31 PM
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Well I just purchased an e buggy. Looking to drop some electronics in it. Not sure whats popular for this buggy. As Im just getting into 1/8th scale again. Any help would be great. Thanks! HELP HELP HELP!
Orion or Tekin is what i recommend. You'll have plenty of motor with a 1900. Anything more than that is just overkill and just gets you in trouble.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:48 PM
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Orion or Tekin is what i recommend. You'll have plenty of motor with a 1900. Anything more than that is just overkill and just gets you in trouble.
I agree. Hobbywing makes the Orion.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:24 PM
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Anybody try an associated 8.2e bulldog body on their losi 8eight e 2.0? Is it close enough to fit?

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Old 08-13-2012, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by lyrragnus View Post
Anybody try an associated 8.2e bulldog body on their losi 8eight e 2.0? Is it close enough to fit?

Thanks in advance lyrragnus
Why not just run the losi 8ight 2.0 Bulldog body?
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:12 PM
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Default Didn't know nitro bodies fit

I didn't know the 8ight nitro bodies would fit. What's the difference between the nitro and the electric bodies for the 8ight 2.0?
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:47 AM
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After a bit of help please guys:

Ran my 8e today on a large dirt and had a motor cut out:

My set up is: losi 8e, 46 spur, 15 pinion, turnigy 4500 mah 4s pack, hobbywing esc and hw 2230kv motor. It ran for 16 min 30 sec and cut (aiming for 20mins finals time in uk)

. Motor was red hot (enough to burn you) and esc was warm too.

The cells had 13.6v when it cut out, was it low voltage kicking in or does it sound like the esc over heat cut in?

Is my gearing out??

Any help much appreciated!
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by lyrragnus View Post
I didn't know the 8ight nitro bodies would fit. What's the difference between the nitro and the electric bodies for the 8ight 2.0?
Cutouts are different, and you have way less room for batteries under a nitro body.

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After a bit of help please guys:

Ran my 8e today on a large dirt and had a motor cut out:

My set up is: losi 8e, 46 spur, 15 pinion, turnigy 4500 mah 4s pack, hobbywing esc and hw 2230kv motor. It ran for 16 min 30 sec and cut (aiming for 20mins finals time in uk)

. Motor was red hot (enough to burn you) and esc was warm too.

The cells had 13.6v when it cut out, was it low voltage kicking in or does it sound like the esc over heat cut in?

Is my gearing out??

Any help much appreciated!
How is your ESC setup? It could have been either of those cutoffs. And I would try a 14T pinion.
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:59 AM
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Thanks for the reply, it's set at 3v per cell

I'll have to go and see what other setting are on the speedo and report back
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Originally Posted by Headling View Post
After a bit of help please guys:

Ran my 8e today on a large dirt and had a motor cut out:

My set up is: losi 8e, 46 spur, 15 pinion, turnigy 4500 mah 4s pack, hobbywing esc and hw 2230kv motor. It ran for 16 min 30 sec and cut (aiming for 20mins finals time in uk)

. Motor was red hot (enough to burn you) and esc was warm too.

The cells had 13.6v when it cut out, was it low voltage kicking in or does it sound like the esc over heat cut in?

Is my gearing out??

Any help much appreciated!
I would also try a 14t pinion but I doubt you will see much improvement--it might get worse. When I had heat issues in the past it is becuse my motor was spinning too many RPMs. The problem is likely that you have too high Kv of a motor. l fought this issue constantly until the motor gave out. I finally settled on the 1900Kv and now the heat is manageable. I still run a big heat sink on the motor for insurace.
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Yes I was thinking the same thing about it being over motored.

Been looking at the leopard 1900kv motors so may try one of these on a 14t pinion.
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Originally Posted by Headling View Post
Yes I was thinking the same thing about it being over motored.

Been looking at the leopard 1900kv motors so may try one of these on a 14t pinion.
Yeah, the first motor I had was a 2550Kv. The 2nd was a 2200Kv. My third was a 2050Kv and even it got too hot. Even with a 1900Kv running a 15-min main in the summer gets pretty hot with a huge Losi heatsink. I have found little change in temps going up or down a tooth on the pinion. Also, if you battery cannot deliver the amperage your motor is pulling you will have trouble but usually this results in a puffed LiPo.

Most people run 45/15 on a 1900Kv motor--seems to be the universal standard for a couple years now. Cheers!
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Anyone tried the "M2C Racing Losi 8ight Hardened Hinge Pins"? They are half the price of the gold Losi inner hinge pins.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ned-Hinge-Pins
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Anyone tried the "M2C Racing Losi 8ight Hardened Hinge Pins"? They are half the price of the gold Losi inner hinge pins.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ned-Hinge-Pins
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by goehm View Post
I agree. Hobbywing makes the Orion.
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They do look similar. Idk.
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