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Old 01-15-2009, 04:47 AM   #1
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Default 8T brushless converstion...?

Whats everyone using for 1/8 brushless racing? I have a Losi 8T that I would like to convert. I'm just wondering what the latest greatest is for this class.
It would be great to hear anyone's recommendations for the 8T.
Speedcontrol?
Brushless motor?

Many thanks!
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Old 01-15-2009, 06:22 AM   #2
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Whats everyone using for 1/8 brushless racing? I have a Losi 8T that I would like to convert. I'm just wondering what the latest greatest is for this class.
It would be great to hear anyone's recommendations for the 8T.
Speedcontrol?
Brushless motor?

Many thanks!
There are countless threads on 1/8 conversions, post up in those threads or check them out, they'll answer most of your questions.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:16 AM   #3
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just from reading threads on here the new tekin esc seems like the latest and greatest.

I'm using the novak hv system and have the 6.5 motor in my buggy right now. I'm happy with how well it works, it has smooth power delivery but the esc takes up lots of space which makes it harder to install.
The HV esc doesn't have alot of features to play around with, but if you have a good radio its not much of a problem.

like rearviewmirror said its best to check out the other threads and see what other people are using then check out the maufacturers websites.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:27 AM   #4
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Yes, there are a ton of threads covering every aspect of the 8ight (and just about every other 1/8th) conversion. I probably spent 4 hours reading before I pulled the trigger on my setup. Here's a few helpful ones. But you'll have to do some reading:

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...elections.html

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...sion-kits.html

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...sion-kits.html

Most popular setups I've seen:

Mamba Monster Max V.3 (MMM) w/ 2200KV "Neu inspired" motor combo. Most would say this is one of the best setups for the money out there right now. The ESC has to go through 3 revisions before they finally worked out (hopefully all) the bugs which kind of sucks. I haven't heard of any problem with version 3 though. http://www.castlecreations.com/produ...a_monster.html

Mamba Maxx with a variety of Neu/Feigao/etc. motors (Neu 1500 series is almost undisputably the highest quality but also the most expensive). The MM is a proven ESC that has been around for quite some time. Many with this setup are upgrading to the MMM setup though due to it's ability to handle more voltage. This is said to be a pretty solid setup and a used MM can be had for cheaper than the new MMM.
http://www.castlecreations.com/products/mamba_max.html
http://www.neumotors.com/2008/Root/S...0_series_.html

Novak HV Pro setups. Mixed reviews. Some swear by it, others have had overheating problems or complain about limited gearing options. It's sensored which may mean less cogging. It's about the same price as the MMM setup.
http://www.teamnovak.com/products/br...ems/index.html

Read up and see what everyone has to say about them.

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Old 01-15-2009, 07:40 AM   #5
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^ Good post.

I am a huge fan of Castle Creation stuff now, they have a great product and excellent customer service at a lower than normal price.
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Thanks for the info's. I dont have alot of time to read through all the threads so thanks for the suggestions!
It looks like the up coming Tekin system will be the ticket...

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