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Old 11-03-2014, 08:40 PM
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I'm looking to do a nitro to electric conversion for one of my spare 1/8 buggy for those lazy days when I want to drive but don't want to tune my engine. But I'm complete clueless when it comes to electric buggies, so I'm hoping someone here can help me.

What is a good or common ESC/Motor/Battery combo to use for a 1/8 buggy that only run on tracks (either indoor or outdoor)? I'm not really looking for brand suggestions but rather what motor kV, what lipo size and capacity, etc? From what I can gather so far, 1900-2000kV motors and 4S2P lipos with 5000mah+ 60C+ seems to be the norm. Is this a good assumption? How much run time can I expect?
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Mugen MBX7eco
Medium sized outdoor tracks.
Tekin 1900 Gen 2, RX8 Gen2, 4600 4s 70c shorty.
Uses 2800 mah in 10 min main.
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An smc 6500 4 s is an awesome bat. Tekin 1900 or 2050 is more power than you will ever need. Buy those and done
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1200-1500kv on 6s

Best setup of for longevity, car weight and temps...lipo's will also be cheaper!

Just check if any of your races have restrictions such as 4S being the max voltage battery you can use.
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tekin rx8 esc and 1900kv t8 motor combo is commonly used. If you wanna have a good, cheap and relaible battery go with smc 4s 5000mah 80c or 4s 6500mah 70c.
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Thanks for all the suggestion so far.

How do you guys adjust brake bias on the electric buggy? or is that not possible? And what is the difference in terms of feel between the 1900kv and 2050kv motor? how would the buggy behave differently on the track between these motors?
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You cannot adjust brake bias without mechanical brakes.
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Originally Posted by )EIB( View Post
Thanks for all the suggestion so far.

How do you guys adjust brake bias on the electric buggy? or is that not possible? And what is the difference in terms of feel between the 1900kv and 2050kv motor? how would the buggy behave differently on the track between these motors?
The 1900 is a bit smoother on launch than the 2050. Bit thr 2050 has got some serious balls. Ive turned down the punch on the 2050 to about 60% and down the straight it's a missile.
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Originally Posted by )EIB( View Post
Thanks for all the suggestion so far.

How do you guys adjust brake bias on the electric buggy? or is that not possible? And what is the difference in terms of feel between the 1900kv and 2050kv motor? how would the buggy behave differently on the track between these motors?
My Tekno V4 conversion had that option. Ditched it about halfway through my first day with it. I Don't miss it at all.
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