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PostSubject: Electric buggy (or truggy) plans...   Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:02 pm

Well i think for my summer project in gona do an 1/8th electric conversion. Now im not doing it outrageously expensive, but not too cheap to where it falls apart every time i drive it (im sort of copying sk8r)

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Tekin RX8 system
Probably zippy lipos
A nice high speed 180oz/in servo


As for the platform...

Im undecided. Its a toss up between an Xray 808, Losi 8ight, or an Associated RC8 (all of these come in '"T" versions)

Any advice would be appreciated Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Electric buggy (or truggy) plans...   Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:40 pm

i almost went with the 8ight, but i like associated a lot so i went with the rc8, but itd b kool if you did the 8ight, and whatever you end up doing its gonna be a beast with tekin and zippy lipos!! ill be keeping an eye on this thread Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Electric buggy (or truggy) plans...   Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:40 am

How about a 1/8 Hot Bodies buggy for $95 shipped? I saw it on R7R the other day and no one has responded, the owner was going to do a brushless conversion but never got around to it. R7R FS buggy

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PostSubject: Re: Electric buggy (or truggy) plans...   Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:30 pm

I have heard good things of zippy lipos but never could afford them. This thing should look nice when your done with it, since I have no expirence with 1/8th at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Electric buggy (or truggy) plans...   Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:38 pm

Get like a evader exb there $99 rtr
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PostSubject: Re: Electric buggy (or truggy) plans...   Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:04 pm

that'd be 1/10 Wink and 2wd and kinda weaker on the tranny, meaning that tekin system will eat it before you plug in the batts....

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PostSubject: Re: Electric buggy (or truggy) plans...   Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:44 pm

Get metal gears and i thought he said 1/8th to 1/10 srry
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PostSubject: Re: Electric buggy (or truggy) plans...   Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:25 am

One of the 1/5 scale 5B clones might make a really cool coversion donor too. A little pricey, but it's huge.Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Electric buggy (or truggy) plans...   Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:33 pm

I saw that buggy on microtforum as well. I talked to him about it, and its just not what im lookin for. I want something that can be hopped up if nessecary and something with good parts support. All of the buggies/truggies i listed have thoes qualities...

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions...


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PostSubject: Re: Electric buggy (or truggy) plans...   Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:31 pm

I'll take all three! Those 1/5th scales are hugeeee, I think i've seen a 1/3 scale tractor trailer before to, that thing was crazy, good luck deciding on your car.
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PostSubject: Re: Electric buggy (or truggy) plans...   Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:36 pm

ive seen a 1/4 grave digger rc monster truck
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PostSubject: Re: Electric buggy (or truggy) plans...   Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:29 pm

Hey if you ever get around to finnishing this up, the tekin RX8 is unreal with how much power it has and how driveable it is at slow speed (less then 1/8th throttle). I got to see it for myself as there is a guy I race with localy that is a team member for them, and that thing is just far better then the castle MMM set-up.
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PostSubject: Re: Electric buggy (or truggy) plans...   Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:07 pm

Hey I just noticed that the Exceed 1/8 Madfire buggies are on sale at nitrocx.com for $199 new and you could ebay the motor and radio gear to get part of the cost back. It's the one speed beginers version but since you'll be tossing the motor anyway it might be a good base. They have the forward only Mad Beast truck on sale for $299 Mad Beast but since you're going electric you don't really need their reverse anyway.

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PostSubject: Re: Electric buggy (or truggy) plans...   Sun May 10, 2009 1:21 pm

Thanks guys, i think ive narrowed it down now to an associated RC8E kit, or a hotbodies D8E kit:

http://www.neobuggy.net/images/News/ed8.jpg

http://www.neobuggy.net/images/News/ed82.jpg

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PostSubject: Re: Electric buggy (or truggy) plans...   Sun May 10, 2009 1:26 pm

i'd go D8E, A cuz i'm a huge HPI/HB fan, B cuz the nitro won worlds, C cuz its a great buggy at a great price,

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PostSubject: Re: Electric buggy (or truggy) plans...   Sun May 10, 2009 1:33 pm

Hmmm... i dono, i think i may wait for the thing to come out and for the reviews...

shopping for rc8 parts on the bay right now Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Electric buggy (or truggy) plans...   Sun May 10, 2009 1:39 pm

Nice choice!! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Electric buggy (or truggy) plans...   Sun May 10, 2009 1:41 pm

Grrr... too many auto bids and not enough mula... Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Electric buggy (or truggy) plans...   Sun May 10, 2009 1:47 pm

thats y i prefer buying from stores instead of ebay alot of the time. my favorite place to buy from is losipartshouse.com, they have a great selection, great prices, and very fast shipping! you should check them out
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