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Old 11-18-2007, 03:24 PM   #1
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Default Brushless 1/8 onroad. vids?

anyone have vids on 1/8 onroad cars converted to brushless?
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Old 11-18-2007, 06:13 PM   #2
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Why would you put a brushless in a nitro car that just don't make sense. How do you wake up and love the smell of electrons in the morning?
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Old 11-18-2007, 06:54 PM   #3
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I love the smell of nitro in the morning! However, I think this will go from idea to reality within the next 5 years. Imagine, 1/8th onroad performance without the mess and noise... The electric drivers will be able to step into a new and popular class with ease and reliability (and a zero learning curve)..

If you're a nitro manufacture and want to double your sells, just make a competive electric 1/8th with brushless and lipo.. Talk about the "Open Outlaw class" :-)

Think about quick pit stops, instead of fuel, just use a lipo pack like a rechargeable drill pack.. Quick release of the spent battery and reload with a fresh lipo pack good for another 10 to 20 minutes! :-)

The benefits of this could be amazing, for example brushless electric motors around $150us, that have mod power, and last??? No blown or worn out motors, and no need to learn how to tune a nitro motor (nitro motor manufactures eat your heart out).. No more buying gallons of "nitro", a few battery packs last all season, if we're lucky maybe two seasons?..

The technology is likely very close, I've seen brushless motors used in 1/4th scale planes along with lipos for electric planes and heli's... The next step into 1/8th on-road isn't likely to far away...

I do love the smell and noise of raw nitro horsepower, however, clean, quiet, and maintenance free has it's upside! Especially, when it comes to increasing a manufactures revenue... How many "good" electric drivers shy away from nitro based on learning curve around motors.. Talk about building a bridge.
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Old 11-26-2007, 07:31 PM   #4
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I agree with the last post!
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Why would you put a brushless in a nitro car that just don't make sense. How do you wake up and love the smell of electrons in the morning?
It's coming! Novak has one coming out for 1/8 buggies and I think Tekin has one in development too.

http://www.teamnovak.com/products/co...kit/index.html
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The speed and durability of a nitro in an electric car would be sweet.
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Old 11-27-2007, 01:55 AM   #7
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Ill have to dig for the links but there are soem guys in Europe running Serpent and Mugen 1/8 cars with brushless.

Found them.
http://www.redrc.net/2007/04/electri...nt-18th-scale/
http://www.rc-monster.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6281

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I should say: new class with a single 11.1V lipo, otherwise the car is getting too heavy. Let the manufacturers build a nice carbon lower chassis for these cars. I think it is the future: lipo's are getting better, less noise (I run 1/8 hydroplanes with .67 engines which make more noise) and less maintanance (that is the best part, I am sooooooooo lazy sometimes)
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anyone know or take the time to give me lots of info on stores/websites/ rc shops that offer packages that RTR or almost Ready to Run Brushless packages. am looking for Truggys Losi 8ight or a 1/8 onroad car.

I sort of like the 1/7 OFNA DM-1 brushelss setup, but I think I'm going to wait till spring to get one of those.

I know Fine Design RC has em, but anyone else(hobbyStore, websites....ect....) thanks
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