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Old 04-04-2005, 08:34 AM
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Hey guys, I got out of Nitro last year and have been racing electric. But I sure do miss my 1\8 scale buggy. I had a project in mind which I am sure somebody out there has done as I can remember seeing a picture somewhere. But I was thinking of converting a buggy (maybe a Hyper 7) to electric.
Not sure if one motor would be enough so I had thought of using an E-Maxx dual motor setup.
Pease post some pics if you have them of what you have seen or done or give me some tips.
I plan to either so this or get a XXX-4 but it just wouldn't be the same.
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Old 04-04-2005, 10:54 AM
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Interesting, I just found this auction on Ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1
Might be worth checking out.
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Old 04-05-2005, 01:56 AM
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just bolt an 7 or 8 turn in your xxx4 and it will be fast!
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Single motors like the hacker c50, feigao 540L series, Plettenberg Big Maxxum, Lehner 1930 and 1940 series are plenty of motor using only 1 motor.

there are several pages of info and pics here

http://forums.radiocontrolzone.com/s...d.php?t=161348
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Old 04-06-2005, 11:07 AM
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Wouldn't it make sense to build an electric buggy that had a quick-change battery pack to run the 20-minute mains. Don't the gas guys have to pit for more fuel?
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Old 04-09-2005, 12:50 PM
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Here's an article about converting your buggy to eletric. http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...article_id=467

Here's a video: http://67.18.81.100/rcuvideos/magazi...Video-Run1.wmv
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that looks like a fun toy for sure.
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I think a company needs to start this craze. I don't care for electric but I'm all for something new.
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