R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-10-2010, 06:08 PM   #1
Tech Apprentice
pimptasticksilk's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: New Lenox IL
Posts: 64
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)
Questions?? converting ntc3 to electric ?

can you make a nitro tc3 into an electric tc3? and if so what do i need?
pimptasticksilk is offline  
Old 01-11-2010, 06:18 AM   #2
Tech Champion
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 7,211
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)

You probably could, but why would you want to?

For what it would cost you, you're better off buying an electric TC3.
jiml is offline  
Old 01-11-2010, 10:10 AM   #3
Tech Addict
trjracing's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Leesburg Florida/Bronx N.Y.
Posts: 714
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)

GOD IS GOOD, LIFE IS GOOD... I AM THE BAD BREED... B.B.R. BADBREEDRACING... Rest In Peace Marshall G. Winston America's Hobby Center, You will be missed...
trjracing is offline  
Old 01-11-2010, 10:58 AM   #4
Tech Champion
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Chicago Illinois USA
Posts: 9,107
Trader Rating: 16 (100%+)
Send a message via ICQ to Solara Send a message via AIM to Solara

$50, you can buy a TC3 ready to run with electric stuffs on it.
Solara is offline  
Old 01-11-2010, 11:02 AM   #5
Tech Master
trerc's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,821
Trader Rating: 89 (100%+)

Originally Posted by Solara View Post
$50, you can buy a TC3 ready to run with electric stuffs on it.

$50 won't buy you a clapped out roller these days.
If it smells burnt up.. it's more than likely hot.. you don't have to touch it..
trerc is offline  
Old 01-11-2010, 12:27 PM   #6
Tech Apprentice
pimptasticksilk's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: New Lenox IL
Posts: 64
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)

thanks i didnt know they where that cheap
pimptasticksilk is offline  
Old 01-11-2010, 02:28 PM   #7
Tech Elite
oeoeo327's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 3,658
Trader Rating: 74 (100%+)

I'd look into buying a used TC3 - it would be cheaper, lighter, and would involve far less effort. I wouldn't be surprised if you found a rolling chassis in good shape with spares for under $100.
Founding member of the Solid Gold Racing Team - Mediocrity, redefined...
oeoeo327 is offline  
Old 01-11-2010, 03:06 PM   #8
Tech Master
IndyRC_Racer's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 1,820
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)

I have seen a few conversion chassis that will allow you to run NTC3 suspension and use electric drive train. One company that I know of is Xtreme Racing. Here is a link to their TC3 product page (http://www.xtremercracing.com/TC3_Ca...iber_Parts.cfm). You will see their conversion chassis using NTC3 suspension pieces.

The problem with any conversion type chassis/car is that is usually costs more than buying a RTR kit. However having owned a few conversion cars myself in the past, I liked driving something that was unique.
I'm currently racing VTA. Check here for rules/info: http://www.usvintagetransam.com/
IndyRC_Racer is offline  
Old 01-11-2010, 03:16 PM   #9
Tech Elite
Dallas101's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Pine Island, MN
Posts: 2,014
Trader Rating: 82 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Dallas101

interesting i got an ol NTC3 lying around i was thinking about converting to electric probably going too build my own chassis out of Kydex or fiberglass. looks like that dang conversion kit is a wee bit on the pricey side a guy can buy a good TC3 roller or a TC4 roller for that matter for the same money. Unique is good if you have the money to spend.

Dallas101 is offline  
Old 01-11-2010, 08:55 PM   #10
Tech Fanatic
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 845

A speed world record was boken with a NTC3 powered by some lipos couple years back, they say it had more room for the electronics.


Rojna is offline  
Old 02-01-2010, 08:42 PM   #11
Tech Adept
spoket's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 142
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default NTCc convert brushless

u can view the tutorial here
Speed Sideway Crewz
Powered by Brushless & Lipo Tech
spoket is offline  
Old 02-03-2010, 06:42 PM   #12
Tech Regular
oreo's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: New York
Posts: 268
Default I've wanted to reply earlier.......but......

the conversion is possible; not to be a wise guy , but with some considerable spending money "anything" is possible. I had jus' last night , come across a cooool "part" - when you get a chance , log onto EverythingRc.net, and as long as you not discouraged to this point, search this site for that which was termed as "a nitro-to-brushless, electric conversion" - the one piece may resemble something you may be interested in. For $90 , I know I am. Give it a try.-good luck & keep us posted on your endeavers.

Last edited by oreo; 02-03-2010 at 06:52 PM. Reason: .Net domain versus .com(i didn't want to lead in the wrong direction)
oreo is offline  
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electric Touring / On-Road RC Screaming Wind Manila Racers 32167 05-02-2017 11:20 PM
Which 1/8 Electric? Scruff_dog Electric Off-Road 77 08-28-2009 08:49 PM
Rally Car? vonarx1337 Electric Off-Road 25 06-26-2009 01:34 AM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. It is currently 07:32 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net