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Old 06-25-2009, 06:12 PM   #1
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How do you convert a nitro car to electric?
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Depends on the car... you will need to find a suitable motor for it and may have to do some drilling to get it to work. What size is it and what car?
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How do you convert a nitro car to electric?
Take your radio equipment out of the Nitro car and install into an Electric car.

Or... If you happen to own a somewhat popular Nitro car, like an 1/8 scale Buggy/Truggy, purchase a conversion kit that replaces the Nitro motor and clutch with an Electric motor and speed control, along with Battery mounts.

Here is a link to an RC8 electric conversion.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXWLX2&P=7
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Depends on the car... you will need to find a suitable motor for it and may have to do some drilling to get it to work. What size is it and what car?
its 1/10 scale and it is a serpent 705, they don't have any conversions for it that is why i asked the public.
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Well in that case... if it was me, I would trade it for an electric. lol... Like I say, you will need to take out all the nitro stuff and find a way to squeeze in the electronics. It isn't simple and will be a pain. You are better off since it's 1/10th scale to simply trade it or buy an electric.
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its 1/10 scale and it is a serpent 705, they don't have any conversions for it that is why i asked the public.
Haven't seen any On-Road conversion kits for Nitro-to-Electric yet. Don't know if there would be a need to be quite honest. The Nitro cars are so much heavier, and with the limited space, you might as well buy an Electric On-Road car as the base car. You can pick up some very solid Xray 007/008's for under $200.00.
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• Rigid one-piece motor mount utilizes standard motor screw mounting pattern.
• Large speed control mounting area raised off of chassis to allow for easy screw mounting of common speed controllers.
• Speed control mounting area includes convenient switch-mounting boss.
• Utilizes 3 hook-and-loop straps to secure LiPo batteries into battery tray.
• Molded Battery tray supports 7.4-14.8V battery packs with room for foam pads.
• Accepts two ROAR-approved 1:10 scale size 7.4v LiPo battery packs [#703 Reedy LiPo 5000 PRO (2), #704 Reedy LiPo 5000 w/connector (2), #705 Reedy LiPo 3200 with connector (2), #709 Reedy LiPo 5000 35C (2)].
• New sealed receiver box for proper electronics placement.
• Receiver, Servo, and battery tray remove from car in one piece for easy maintenance and cleaning.
• Easy bolt-in chassis installation requires no modifications!
• Convenient wire routing keeps critical electronic wires out of drivetrain components and simplifies disassembly.
• Includes two pinion gears (15T, 16T) and two spur gears (46T & 50T).
• Comes with all needed hardware to mount components onto chassis.
• Motor, ESC, and batteries are not included.
• RC8 conversion requires RC8e body #89523.
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I have been a diehard electric guy but did convert one of my mbx6t's to nitro this year. I wanted to see if I could do it and also wanted to be able to run in the long mains. I had a huge race that I went to a couple weeks ago and finshed 10th in the amain my first time out. It is also more dependable than
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