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Old 10-14-2008, 02:10 PM   #31
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The higher the "S" the easier it will be on the ESC if appropriate motor changes are taken into account. More voltage, less current = same power with less power lost in the ESC and wiring connections.
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3s is not the ideal voltage. I ran a couple of races with 3s and a 1512 1.5d (3300kv). I loved the power, but the batteries could not keep up with the motor's amp demands. I puffed a 3s 6000 Polyquest pack. The Maxamps 3s 8000 pack I used took it pretty well though.

4s will be the standard, but 5s and 6s definitely run longer and more efficient. I have raced 3s, 4s, and 5s and my 5s setup is the most reliable and efficient of all three.
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The reason I posted the vid. link was to show the handling of the RC8, not too get off thread. If a RC8e comes out, O man - it will handle close to the nitro in the vid. That being said, I'm going to have some type of 1/8th 4x4 corr truck using 6s brshless. You can put your money on it! I'll have it.
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again, agreed with everyone here.
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Looks nice...

http://www.neobuggy.net/modules/news...p?storyid=5147

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Old 11-25-2008, 01:12 AM   #36
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I think they like me.

I buy a RC8T and "poof" they put out a conversion by themselves.
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thats definitely one beefy motor mount. I wonder how side to side balance is and how well does it perform with one heavy side?

My RC8 has a heavy side since I use the larger 6000mah polyrc battery pack, but doesn't appear to affect handling at all.
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:00 AM   #38
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I did also notice the notes from neobuggy say the battery tray was fitted for the hardcase lipos that are quite common for 1/10th. That's only 138mm long. From what I've seen most of the 4s, 5s, and 6s Lipo batteries are considerably larger than this..... My over all question is, how will this affect battery options?
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what is the part number for the conversion?
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what is the part number for the conversion?
80930
MSRP $129.99

AE e-Conversion kit features:
Rigid one-piece motor mount utilizes standard motor screw mounting pattern
Large speed control mounting area raised off of chassis to allow for easy screw mounting of common speed controllers
Speed control mounting area includes convenient switch-mounting boss
Utilizes 3 hook-and-loop straps to secure LiPo batteries into battery tray
Molded Battery tray supports 7.4-14.8V battery packs with room for foam pads
Accepts two ROAR-approved 1:10 scale size 7.4v LiPo battery packs (#703 Reedy LiPo 5000 PRO (2), #704 Reedy LiPo 5000 w/connector (2), #705 Reedy LiPo 3200 w/connector (2), #709 Reedy LiPo 5000 35C (2))
New sealed receiver box for proper electronics placement
Receiver, Servo, and battery tray remove from car in one piece for easy maintenance and cleaning
Easy bolt-in chassis installation requires no modifications!
Convenient wire routing keeps critical electronic wires out of drivetrain components and simplifies disassembly
Includes two pinion gears (15T, 16T) and two spur gears (46T & 50T)
Comes with all needed hardware to mount components onto chassis
Motor, ESC, and batteries are not included
RC8 conversion requires RC8e body #89523

Supports these batteries
(electronics not included):
#703 Reedy LiPo 5000 PRO (2) #704 Reedy LiPo 5000 w/connector (2)
#705 Reedy LiPo 3200 w/connector (2) #709 Reedy LiPo 5000 35C (2)
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I did also notice the notes from neobuggy say the battery tray was fitted for the hardcase lipos that are quite common for 1/10th. That's only 138mm long. From what I've seen most of the 4s, 5s, and 6s Lipo batteries are considerably larger than this..... My over all question is, how will this affect battery options?
Based on dimensions of the 5000mah Pro 12 AWG lipo that AE sells, two packs side by side would give dimensions of the following:

50.8mm Wide
138mm Length
46mm Height

in comparison to a PQ4900mah 4S PolyRC softcase lipo (this is what I ran in MBX5 prior to getting the RC8E)

46mm Wide
140mm Length
42mm Height

I am hoping that AE did leave alittle room to put in some foam pads to tighten things up. Need to confirm what is the exactly dimensions of the tray.

As for finding 4S packs that fit, I think trakpower could easily make a 4S lipo that would fit fine. They already do a 3S hardcased one. Could be easy for them to make a legal 4S case one too.

You may be able to find some 5S packs that could work, softcase of course.
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that is a small battery tray
a zippy pack 4s 5000mah which costs $85 would not fit in it
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I think AE's main goal was to make it so that two 1/10 scale sized packs could be used or one larger 4S 1/10 scale sized pack could be. Especially with where they put the ESC, really not much room for battery.
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Old 12-25-2008, 06:57 AM   #44
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Has anyone ran this Team AE conversion kit? What battery did you use? I'd like to run a 4S at least.
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Old 12-25-2008, 06:58 AM   #45
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What is the part # for the receiver box?
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