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Old 02-08-2009, 11:39 AM   #1
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I'm Thinking real hard about converting a RTR RC8 roller I picked up to electric. I' thinking about using Novak HV 5.5. What do you guys think. Also which conversion kit is best? I'm would like to use 2 2s 5000mah bats so I can also use them in my 1:10th stuff. I would be open to any and all suggestions. Thanks to all.
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I'm Thinking real hard about converting a RTR RC8 roller I picked up to electric. I' thinking about using Novak HV 5.5. What do you guys think. Also which conversion kit is best? I'm would like to use 2 2s 5000mah bats so I can also use them in my 1:10th stuff. I would be open to any and all suggestions. Thanks to all.

Well I just did the same thing as you. and im really happy with how it turned out. I used the AE conversion kit, 83$. The Castle MMM ESC with 2650 motor, $199. You can use 2X2s lipo with that conversion. Also you could get a Zippy Flightmax 5000 4s lipo and it cost $68 bucks! I got one and love it so far.

do it, you will NOT be disappointed!

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Well I just did the same thing as you. and im really happy with how it turned out. I used the AE conversion kit, 83$. The Castle MMM ESC with 2650 motor, $199. You can use 2X2s lipo with that conversion. Also you could get a Zippy Flightmax 5000 4s lipo and it cost $68 bucks! I got one and love it so far.

do it, you will NOT be disappointed!

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Where did you get the zippy batt? What do you use for a charger and balancer? Does the MMM have cogging issues since it is sensorless? Finally ahve you raced this setup? Thanks for your help. The parts that you got sound like a great deal considering I'm on a budget too. AWESOME.
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Also what is your run-time? Thanks again.
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The Castle MMM ESC with 2650 motor, $199.

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Where did you get the combo for $200? Everywhere Ive seen is $300.
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Where did you get the combo for $200? Everywhere Ive seen is $300.
Yep I been looking too... can't find it anywhere for that.
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Jube you run at albion right? Are you running 1/8 buggy at rectors?
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I ran at the state race this year but thats the only time Ive been there. Nice place though.
Myself and a couple other local guys are makin the switch to 1/8 scale electric so we are in new territory!
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I ran at the state race this year but thats the only time Ive been there. Nice place though.
Myself and a couple other local guys are makin the switch to 1/8 scale electric so we are in new territory!
Figured out what setup you are goin to run? Done any testing? Thanks.
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Lol no testing yet. Dont have anything to test! I do have a RC8 with Teckno conversion on the way tho if that helps. As of now Im leaning towards MMM w/ 2200kv motor.
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I have a nice Medusa Afterburner for sale if you are interested

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. You can use 2X2s lipo with that conversion. Also you could get a Zippy Flightmax 5000 4s lipo and it cost $68 bucks!

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Where you find that at ??
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Where you find that at ??
I gotcha Randy
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