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Old 09-09-2007, 03:25 PM
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With the big increase in power from brushless motors and LoPo cells I think the time is right to come up with an electric 1/8th circuit car that will beat the IC cars.

Does anybody know what I would need to control a 3hp brushless motor and how many LiPos to have 6-10 min run time?

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Do a google search..there is a guy building one on a Serpent chassis. Aside of that, look for the user "RURC", he is the massive "electric power to duff nitro cars out" guru.
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I cant find the page on the Serpent, have you got a link?
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Old 09-10-2007, 06:24 AM
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I havent the foggiest what the url is. Its been a hot minute but I know it was on another forum where I did see it. RURC has built 1/8 scale on road cars using the Seerpent chassis that do 65 miles an hour for 45 minutes straight. It wont come cheap, but the boy knows his stuff. Look him up on this forum but especially on rcuniverse in their electric thread.
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Even if the motor is $300 and the batteries are around the same and then some spares with a decent charger the cost will still be less than an IC circuit car.

You need 1 engine a season or 2 plus the fuel is $50 a gallon and you get through at least one gall a weekend. It will be more expensive outlay with less running costs

I'll check out the other forums

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What about HPI electric supers?
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Originally Posted by ziggy12345 View Post
Hi

With the big increase in power from brushless motors and LoPo cells I think the time is right to come up with an electric 1/8th circuit car that will beat the IC cars.

Does anybody know what I would need to control a 3hp brushless motor and how many LiPos to have 6-10 min run time?

Thanks

here it is


http://www.redrc.net/2007/04/electri...nt-18th-scale/



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Nice. he has more beautfull things: http://picasaweb.google.com/buikpijn
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Thats the one. I knew my fellow Marine would know. You sure you and RURC arent the same person? Then again, he said he was never in the military and I know you were....proud ass devildog!
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Thats the one. I knew my fellow Marine would know. You sure you and RURC arent the same person? Then again, he said he was never in the military and I know you were....proud ass devildog!
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