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Old 02-12-2009, 08:12 AM   #1
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I have decided to convert one of my losi 8ight buggys to brushless, I went to my local track yesterday and was very impressed with these buggys. What do you folks recomened for the electronics setup. Most people at the race seemed to be using the monster momba stuff. Again, I have read alot of the threads on this site and got alot of info but knowing next to nothing about the equipment its hard for me to follow. I know one of the local hobby shops sells the complete LOSI CONVERSION KIT but again I am not sure if thats the way to go. I only want to make this initial investment once so i would rather spend extra now for top of the line stuff that will last.

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Do yourself and your pocket book a favor and just get the MMM combo.

It's the only one that is proven to be reliable.
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thats the way I was leaning. It will be used for racing only, no bashing. How fragile are these things, and am i getting myself into a maint. nightmare. Again, I am comparing this setup to nitro.
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Get the Castle Monster combo (either one 2200/2650) and the RCPD conversion kit.
www.rcproductdesigns.com

and a Zippy 4s 5000 http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...0C_Lipoly_Pack
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I run
Losi 8ight buggy
Losi conversion
MMM/2200kv setup
Zippy 4s 5000mah

I have no complaints at all with my setup.
But I would have liked to try the 2650. It would be a good buggy motor
The 2200kv is on the verge of to much power to control.
I have punch control all the way up and the strat power limited all the way down. and it is still very very fast.

Good luck I would buy a mamba monster
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Tony,
Just picked up that same exact setup. I saw you run at ftr and thought that car was very impresive. Thanks for the information.

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Do yourself and your pocket book a favor and just get the MMM combo.

It's the only one that is proven to be reliable.
+1 My CC system has proven to be Top Dog, hands down.
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+1 My CC system has proven to be Top Dog, hands down.
+1 on the MMM 2200Kv combo.

I run the Castle Neu 2200Kv combo
Losi conversion kit (this required me to drill and tap the motor mount holes out to M4, but worth the effort imo)
5s Losi 4000 Lipo - this is probably too much power, I need to be very very careful with my trigger finger.

* I'm running green springs front and rear, but will change out to something firmer, black or grey even.

hope this helps.

This my setup towards the bottom

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...-e-4wd-53.html
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John,
looks like you did a real nice job on your setup. I agree with you, I am also going to drill and tap the motor end cap. Even before I read this, I was looking at the screws that hold the motor to the mount and thought they looked way small for that application.
BTW, looks like everyone is shortning there motor wires, Are you cutting them off and soldering new ends on them or do you take the motor apart and shorten them inside..

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BTW,
I noticed from reading threads here that alot of people are using the plastic kyosho center diff gear. Does anyone know what the benifits are and what kyosho car is the gear from.

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BTW,
I noticed from reading threads here that alot of people are using the plastic kyosho center diff gear. Does anyone know what the benifits are and what kyosho car is the gear from.

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Quiter. Metal spur and pinion is noisy. Not sure what k car though.
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Quiter. Metal spur and pinion is noisy. Not sure what k car though.
Losi makes their own now

http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...rodId=LOSA3562
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John,
looks like you did a real nice job on your setup. I agree with you, I am also going to drill and tap the motor end cap. Even before I read this, I was looking at the screws that hold the motor to the mount and thought they looked way small for that application.
BTW, looks like everyone is shortning there motor wires, Are you cutting them off and soldering new ends on them or do you take the motor apart and shorten them inside..

thx
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Yeah.. I was a little apprehensive about cutting my motor wires, because they pretty thick. So you need a fair bit of heat to even tin the wires, if your wires are too short or to leave heat on the wires for too long, you risk desoldering the wires inside the motor.
I haven't opened up the wire end of the motor yet, so I don't know if my concerns are justified or not.
Just remember, if you want to cut your wires or cut anything for that matter.. measure twice, cut once. ;-)
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Which costs twice as much.

It has the nice feature of the plastic part being separate from the metal center, but are they going to offer the plastic part separately or are you going to have to buy a new metal center every time you want the plastic part?
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Everyone at my track recommends the factory losi conversion kit for the 8ight. Other brands make conversions but they are more costly and/or heavy. The MMM combo is the way to go. Its what Im doing!
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