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Old 01-26-2009, 08:31 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by BISBEE 248 View Post
whos conversion did u use and how was the build etc??
have a losi 8 t im wanting to convert,kinda put it on the back burner but..

Originally Posted by Speed_Freak_039 View Post
Its the losi conversion.
Correct. Except minus the battery/ESC tray due to my purchasing a ginormous battery. I'm happy with it but think it's overpriced. Name:  thumbsdown.gif
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Size:  134 Bytes I guess there isn't much else that is cheaper and having been built by losi there's no drilling or alteration of the chassis. I don't like the ESC in the back though, it seems like the ESC placement was designed for the Xcelorin setup. The wiring seems to flow smoother and there's more room for batts when placing the ESC up top.

Originally Posted by bradfox2 View Post

Your next battery should be the zippy-h instead of the rhino they will fit in the battery tray perfectly. tHey arent that much more money then the rhinos.

Set your punch control to 20-40% for racing. Starting power to low. Timing to lowest. MAke sure you have good solder connections from the motor to the esc. that should help the cogging.
That's what I was considering for my second battery. Have you guys seen the new stock of Zippy Flightmax's on HK? Name:  woot.gif
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Size:  1.4 KBVery good prices, but they come with bullet connectors instead of Deans and they're softpacks. Still, probably worth a try.


A pretty good variety too. They range from 4S-6S, 4000-5000mAH, and 20C-30C (continuous). I might pick one up soon.

Originally Posted by EricN View Post
Also check that the pinion gear is actually engaging the flat of the shaft. My buddy had a nightmare keeping the pinion on (same motor as you) no matter how much loctite, until he realized he was putting the pinion on so far that the set screw was just catching the edge of the shaft where it is full round. Moved the pinion 1mm out so the set screw was fully on the flat, tightend it up, all was well.
I'm pretty sure I am but if it comes off again I'll have to check that. So far the loctite has done the trick. Name:  fingersx.gif
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:31 AM   #17
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with 5S and that 2200Kv motor you have A LOT of pop there. I wouldn't be scared to turn up the punch control in the 60 - 80% range since you are doing 5S. On 4S, guys run anywhere between 0% - 30% I have read.

For timing, if the castle is anything like the Neu's, Lowest or Low works quite well for a timing setting. start with Lowest and see how the Cog effect is. If its not an issue, leave it there. If it is, go with Low.

For start up power go with low. this is pretty common setting for Neu motors from what I have read, and castle's motor is a mass produced Neu style motor.

Those Rhinos are pretty long, how porky are they? For batteries that will fit your conversion better and work well, give a look into the 4S setups like the PQ5000XP batteries, the Losi 4S battery if you need a hardcased (they have a 5S setup too, though, I think 4S is bettery for the 2200kv motor), and the maxamps 6500HV battery looks pretty good too from what I have seen.

I personally run the PQ6000XP 4S battery as I wanted long runtimes.

As for the nylon spur, the 46T kyosho is a standard item guys use right now for spurs. Excited to see the new AE plastic spurs for 1/8 myself since I run the RC8 and will also run an RC8T.
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:11 PM   #18
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Ryandrea, nice.. I have a 8ight on the way and I will be running it with the MMM combo (2600kv version). Did you use m3 or m4 screws to bolt the motor to the mount and did you use the Losi rear plastic motor support piece?
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