So I really would like to contribute to the forum by making a thread about turning my Tmaxx 2.5 into a electric truck.
I know that it has been done, I did search and found some results but not so positive. I'm starting to turn off from nitro because of the cost of fuel, and being a teenager, money is tight.
I bought this truck about a month ago for a trade, I traded him my Rustler VXL for his T-maxx 2.5. It was real pain in the butt to get it started, once it started it's idle was off and I kept on tinkering and tinkering. It was fun to drive it around. But as time went on, I was looking into another Summit or a E-Maxx (or some other non-Traxxas RCs). I thought, why don't I convert my Tmaxx into a electric?
So as I have it right now, it's stock.
The engine, fuel tank and the switching servo removed.
Now, the RX and battery case is removed
Right now, I have a few questions for the fellow bashers -
- How can I set up the tranny to hold up to electric power?
- The switching, 1st to 2nd - how does that work with electric?
- What is a good motor for this? I would only like 1 motor, not dual.
I'm thinking of buying:
a cheap 2.4ghz radio system
a ESC + Motor ( I want torque! )
The final question -
Is this worth the money?
I have time on my hands - after school (a few hours) and some time when I'm not working during the summer.
So any input would be appreciated. If I continue with this, I will create a new thread with more pictures and details.