Figured I could start a build thread to show some upgrades/mods to my E-Revo. So here goes.
Bought my E-Revo a month ago, and immediately put a T-Bone cender skid and rear bumper on. Still need to find a front bumper, as i find the T-Bone front bumper a bit too bulky.
First mod to my Revo is some lights. In the Netherlands days are short in the winter so I wanted some lights to ride in the evening. For this I designed a custom front bumper and electronics to drive Cree XP-G leds.
Render of the concept:
Specs of the electronics:
- Switching LED driver capable of driving 2 Cree XP-G leds
- Max 500mA
- Can be used as a brake light, for example the rear lights will get 50mA standard, and 500mA while braking
- Input voltage can be anything between 10V-30V
- Efficiency ~90%
I will probably run the front leds(white) at 350mA, and the back leds at 50mA(red)
Yesterday I received the 3D prints of the bumpers to test and see if it fits.
Front(bolts are too long, need to get some shorter ones)
Front lights on at night:
Obviously the 3D printed parts need to be painted to get a good impression.
Now I have to wait for my PCBs to arrive so I can assemble them and test the led drivers. After that I will order the final bumpers in 7075-T6 aluminum and probably hard anodized silver.
Furthermore the standard upgrades will hopefully be added sometime:
- HPP wheel hubs
- HPP motor support
- Tekno/Traxxas sway bar
- 7075-T6 pushrods/turnbuckles
- RPM A-Arms
- etc .
More to come!