Hey there everybody! Several years ago, I bought my first "real" radio control car. It was a REVO 2.5. I loved that thing to death and put about every cent I made into it. After a few years, I had it built up how I wanted, with several RPM goodies, some custom mods, a Picco .26 Max and much more. I loved how fast it was, but I could never keep it running for more than a week or two at a time. Eventually I bought a Rustler XL-5 and I loved the whole plug and play aspect of it, but it was still never quite as fun as my REVO. After another couple years, I bought myself a rock crawler. A few of my friends had them, and I had a blast with it. One of the nice things was that it wasn't fast enough for me to smash into rocks and trees and break it... I eventually got into riding Dirtbikes, Downhill Mountain bikes, and also building sound systems for cars. Needless to say, those three things, along with a little upkeep on my rock crawler, used up pretty much all my available cash so RC had to go on the back burner.
Fast forward about 5 years and I'm now looking to get back into the faster side of RC. About a month ago, I was on a weekend trip to race mountain bikes with my buddies, and one of them brought his Brushless Slash 4x4. That's what really got the flame going again for me. I got to thinking about the REVO that's been sitting a on shelf in the garage, broken and and unused for about 3 years, and decided to bring it back to life. Only this time, there would be no Nitro involved. I've decided to convert it essentially into an E REVO Brushless Edition.
So this thread will be a build log my for E REVO conversion, so those that are interested can follow along, and also so I can get help from those who are more in touch with the current RC world than I am. I'm trying not to drop a ton of cash on this all at once, so it will be a slow build while I accumulate all the parts I need. So far I've ordered the chassis, battery doors, and receiver box. Next week I'll be ordering a transmission and few miscellaneous chassis components. The build could go faster, but I've set a budget of 100 dollars per paycheck (every two weeks). My goal is to have it all complete right at the end of November/beginning of December. Mainly because I'm hoping to get a good Black Friday deal on the Mamba Monster...
Anyways, onto some pictures! Here's what the truck looked like back when I was still into it:
And here are the parts that I'll be swapping over onto the E REVO chassis (Proline Velocity 6 rims and Big Joe 40's not pictured). I'm debating about whether or not I want to put the spoiler on it. I have a feeling I'll want it, though, with how much power this thing is gonna have.
It may be a few months away, but I'm really pumped to bring this thing back to life! And if any of you experienced guys have any tips or tricks for me, it would be much appreciated!