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Old 06-14-2009, 01:50 PM
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well i made the choice to convert my 8ight-t to electric today but there is a few things to choose before im done so wondering if any advice is available :-)

ill be using 2x2s lipo batterys with more than 230amps available
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i also made the choice of teknorc v3 conversion kit since the chasis of my truggy is pretty worn out


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charger is up for discussion but im leaning towards eos duo 2 or a eos 720i
either charge both with balancer in duo mode or i can charge in series without balancer for races and split+balance em every few cycles



2) then comes 36/44mm engine mounts?
also what engine/esc combo would ppl here reccomend?

amain or stormer hobbies preferd and they have to fit into either 36 or 44 mm mounts as that is what i can get standard kits for


im currently looking at using either a tekin 2000kv
Tekin-RX8-Redline-T8-1-8th-Scale-Truggy-Brushless-ESC-Motor-Combo-2000kV

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speed passion 2200kv
Speed-Passion-Silver-Arrow-1-8th-Scale-Brushless-ESC-Motor-Combo-2200kV

3) any considerations i should think about while using 4s lipos?

any advice is welcome
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for charger stick with the duo

for motor and esc i like the excleorin system thats what i run in my eight e and it works great. im running a 1700 kv on a 4s lipo
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go with the tekin
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Old 06-14-2009, 02:16 PM
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for charger stick with the duo

for motor and esc i like the excleorin system thats what i run in my eight e and it works great. im running a 1700 kv on a 4s lipo
issue is engine size(42mm smooth can?) and lacking kits that comes with the proper size mounting hardware
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go with the tekin
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Old 06-16-2009, 01:34 PM
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after getting the smc cells through a local dealer i had a slight issue with the club/track i drive at as they demand hardcased cells only....

ended at also buying a losi 4s @5000mah or is there a sensible solution like buying a empty hardcase available so i can keep on using the packs i have??
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Go Tekin... as for the track you run, just put your car down and go. Hard or soft case...... Keep that to yourself!
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they spotted the cells while i was charging and some rule bound clown then had to make a fuzz so thats why om wondering if there is a sensible way to hardcase the cells
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You can not self hard case them and make them roar legal.

So that same rule monger will still get you.

Check with the track owner and see what the concerns are. If he is a nice guy and comfortable with lipos he may be fine with you running them as is or with you hard casing them.

Practice with the soft ones. Only race the hard case.
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:43 AM
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the issue was the safety issues, damage to cell=you have a nice kindling for a fire

i also have 2x 4s losi's that is efra?/roar legals so i plan to race those, but for club runs and places were you drive mixed classes with nitros the larger cells are also allowed but you wont win even if you come first since
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