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Old 10-27-2010, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by 8ight-e View Post
If you don't find a good deal on a used setup (check the for sale forum) here is another option.

#1 get yourself a towerhobbies account
#2 snag a D8t (hotbodies) ~280 shipped w/ coupon
#3 apply 60.00 coupon and free ship (if your a member)
#4 place a second order for electronics if buying new and use another 60 coupon and free ship (could be found cheaper used or on ebay with little effort)
#5 grab a conversion kit from rc-monster.com OR from tekno (impakt-rc.com)
#6 sell nitro parts off to recoup a few bucks

Lipo's - cheapest are hobby city, best buy iMO is Hyperion, Electronics I favor the castle MMM esc, I was told the currently on sale castle 1512 1800kv motor will work great in a truggy and is only $60 new on castles site.. 4s will work as well but just a touch slower, but not bad depending on the track could be a good thing. Snag the MMM esc used or on ebay done..

Just do a few searches.. lots of details on truggies man. Need to decide what you want and just go after it.. if your LHS carries certain parts (losi, ae etc) you may want to consider this in your thought process as well. Again watch the for sale forum on here, buy from someone who has sold a few items, use paypal, and don't use 'gift' unless you are sure you won't have issues with the seller.

You need to add some detail though, do you have a rx tx? do you have anything or starting from scratch?
Hit it right on the nail there. I bought 3 of those 1800kv motors and run 2 in my rc8t's and 1 for a spare. All 3 shipped is still cheaper than an new MMM combo. Those motors are bad and with the right gearing and cell count, you will easily be able to keep up and the best of all is lower heat which is more efficient which equals longer run times. That's a win win for me. I just sold 2 2200 motors for 75$ a piece which is a great price. Barely used with maybe a couple hours on it. I might have a tekin system for sale depending on my setup. RX8/1700 T8 truggy setup.
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Is there like an ABC's to Electric? I see stickies on the Nitro Off-Road forum but none on the Electric Off-Road.

How do I know...

What batteries to use? Including how to properly charge, balance, etc them?
What motor? What to look for in a motor?
What esc?

I just don't know where to start. I mean. I love the concept. Plug it in and go! Call me noob, but hey, we all gotta start somewhere. Links would be great!
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Originally Posted by quixoticboi View Post
Is there like an ABC's to Electric? I see stickies on the Nitro Off-Road forum but none on the Electric Off-Road.

How do I know...

What batteries to use? Including how to properly charge, balance, etc them?
What motor? What to look for in a motor?
What esc?

I just don't know where to start. I mean. I love the concept. Plug it in and go! Call me noob, but hey, we all gotta start somewhere. Links would be great!
pm sent to you bro!
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Anyone else with some information?
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Originally Posted by Divey View Post
Hit it right on the nail there. I bought 3 of those 1800kv motors and run 2 in my rc8t's and 1 for a spare. All 3 shipped is still cheaper than an new MMM combo. Those motors are bad and with the right gearing and cell count, you will easily be able to keep up and the best of all is lower heat which is more efficient which equals longer run times. That's a win win for me. I just sold 2 2200 motors for 75$ a piece which is a great price. Barely used with maybe a couple hours on it. I might have a tekin system for sale depending on my setup. RX8/1700 T8 truggy setup.
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Towerhobbies has the 1512 motor discontinued! Is this right...?

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXZGP9&P=7
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Originally Posted by quixoticboi View Post
Towerhobbies has the 1512 motor discontinued! Is this right...?

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXZGP9&P=7
You can get the motor at castle creations website , they are on sale now. If youD like I have a nice hb ve8 roller for sale, great car to start with...
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DIVEY....what cell count are you running with the 1800kv motor. I have several 4s 4500 Turnigy that I run with my Ve8 and would like to use those for the truggy.

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DIVEY....what cell count are you running with the 1800kv motor. I have several 4s 4500 Turnigy that I run with my Ve8 and would like to use those for the truggy.

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5s Hyperion 5000mah 45C. 4s was not fast enough even tho it's still fast. geared 20/50 and the front end will not stay down. I love it, that's all I bash now. My flux has moved to #2 spot. I just bought 2 4s lipos to try them out. Maybe I can gear to a 22t pinion.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:26 PM
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The only real thing to look out for is a heavily scratched chassis. This usually means it was run to death. Also look for the truggy that has skid plates on it. Usually if they put skids on they wanna take care of their stuff. You wont be able to tell problems with tightness,diffs,shocks, or others you can only find out by takin it apart and puttong it back together.
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Got it. Thanks.
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Next kershaw motors are durable. I have the 1850 or close gen2 motor. Cant beat the price. It runs super cool too.
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If I were just starting out in 1/8 electric, I would have to pick up the OFNA NEXX 8. If you get it from towerhobbies it is only about $209 shipped!! Then I would go over to hobbypartz . com and pick up the 2250 kv hobbywing combo for $132 shipped. Then go to hobbycity . com and buy 4 battery packs and one 10 amp charger with power supply, and a radio setup all for under $150. You can even get a decent servo, but I would spend the extra bucks on a savox servo at around $70 shipped.

That should be a very nice budget and keep you fairly competitive out of the box!!

Do it

$139 shipped for 1/8 power!! Insane

http://www.hobbypartz.com/07e-c-combo-m1.html
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Originally Posted by spunkysandoval View Post
If I were just starting out in 1/8 electric, I would have to pick up the OFNA NEXX 8. If you get it from towerhobbies it is only about $209 shipped!! Then I would go over to hobbypartz . com and pick up the 2250 kv hobbywing combo for $132 shipped. Then go to hobbycity . com and buy 4 battery packs and one 10 amp charger with power supply, and a radio setup all for under $150. You can even get a decent servo, but I would spend the extra bucks on a savox servo at around $70 shipped.

That should be a very nice budget and keep you fairly competitive out of the box!!

Do it

$139 shipped for 1/8 power!! Insane

http://www.hobbypartz.com/07e-c-combo-m1.html
Anyone ever run the hobbywing combo?
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:08 PM
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dang i want to know the same if that hobby wing 80a and 2250 motor are good. thats a really good deal
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Just found a review on the HobbyWing 80A ESC. Don't know about the motor though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgNOr...layer_embedded

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