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Old 11-04-2010, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by williamw View Post
Tekno conversion chassis is identical to stock.
Tekno conversion allows you to use 2 speed if you wish but will require brake servo.
I never use anything less than metal gear, 200 inch oz servos on steering or throttle.
Tekno makes a trick clutch setup that allows you to run a brake servo if you wish. I do not use a brake servo on my electric car, but I'm not racing.
Hopes this helps.
Thanks williamw, it does help. That answered a lot.

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Old 11-04-2010, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by williamw View Post
I do not use a brake servo on my electric car, but I'm not racing.
Can you tell me how your brakes are setup? How do you lock the transmission?

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Old 11-04-2010, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by whipnet View Post
Can you tell me how your brakes are setup? How do you lock the transmission?

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The speed control provides the brakes, just like in the smaller electric cars. I had a spool in place of the center diff, but went back to a diff with heavy oil. The electric motors are so powerfull I could not tell the difference. Most of the guys racing use diffs.
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Originally Posted by williamw View Post
The speed control provides the brakes, just like in the smaller electric cars. I had a spool in place of the center diff, but went back to a diff with heavy oil. The electric motors are so powerfull I could not tell the difference. Most of the guys racing use diffs.
I appreciate your reply, but I am a little confused. Does the heavy oil stop you? The transmission as it is is free spinning one direction.

I have converted other RC and converted the 2 speed to a one speed and locked the transmission giving me great braking and reverse. Is this possible with this car?

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Originally Posted by whipnet View Post
I appreciate your reply, but I am a little confused. Does the heavy oil stop you? The transmission as it is is free spinning one direction.

I have converted other RC and converted the 2 speed to a one speed and locked the transmission giving me great braking and reverse. Is this possible with this car?

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Are we talking about 1/8 scale buggies? The GT and GT2 and Ofna DM1 spec all come with 2 speeds. When converting to electric most guys are ditching the two speed for a center diff just like an 1/8 scale offroad buggy. The big electric motors do not need 2 speeds. There is no shaft to lock. I suspose you could lock the 2 speed which would make it act like a spool.
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Originally Posted by williamw View Post
When converting to electric most guys are ditching the two speed for a center diff just like an 1/8 scale offroad buggy.
Bingo, that is what I need to know. Thanks for clearing that up for me.

I was thinking of keeping the 2 speed for the cool factor if it would hold up to the brutal power. I'll probably try the 2 speed and clutch / mechanical brakes first and then drop a center diff in when I am ready to get serious. I am hoping there is one from a OFNA buggy that would pop in there nicely?

Thanks again for your help man!

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Well guys it looks like I will be able to make it out Sunday.. The service is at 4 and so I'll run whatever I can and take off

unfortunately my GT8 will not be with me, just my 1/10 TC and Cupracer.

I ordered the replacement parts a bit late to fix my wreck from last time. Everything came in today but they were not able to ship today.

I've been buried in a 1:1 scale toy and at the moment I am out in Kalispell Montana. You see the car in my avatar, well I just purchased a red one! She will be shipped out next week to Sunny So Cal.

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Raman, good luck with your new vintage hot rod, chrome is cool, hope you enjoy it!
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How come no one told me about this thread, LOL! I've been posting in the nitro one, glad I found this.

Still working on getting my Jammin X2 on-road conversion together. Just a matter of finding time to work on everything.
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Raman, i am so jealous you get to play with 1/1 cars...someday i will get my B13 out of the garage and track it again...after i build my high compression NA motor.

Looks the like weather will be a perfect 70' at Surf City this Sunday. WHo is planning on coming out?
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I installed the center diff and will see how much it makes a difference on these cars. I will make a report of it on Ofnalive.com
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Exterior needs a good detail job. Interior dash and wood need to be completely redone.









That's one engine, I even have a spare!
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Originally Posted by charlie_b View Post
Raman, i am so jealous you get to play with 1/1 cars...someday i will get my B13 out of the garage and track it again...after i build my high compression NA motor.

Looks the like weather will be a perfect 70' at Surf City this Sunday. WHo is planning on coming out?
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I installed the center diff and will see how much it makes a difference on these cars. I will make a report of it on Ofnalive.com
Charlie, I wont have my GT8, its not ready.. Ill only be in 1/10 scale and Mini
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Raman, just need to find an appropriate brushless motor and ESC and you'll be good to go, LOL!
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Originally Posted by simplechamp
Raman, just need to find an appropriate brushless motor and ESC and you'll be good to go, LOL!
Lol should I go 4000 cell or 6000 cell?
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Charlie:
I'll be there. I tested the Kyosho ST-RR converted to on road at Cal Racing on Tuesday night with a two cell and it ran great. I tried the four cell on the street and the thing is stupid fast. I will be there on Sunday with my newly converted GT8 and my 1/10 for a first time run in RCGT, I am happy to bring up the rear and have some fun.
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