Nevermind the temporary conversion to a Slash, just wringing it out. This chassis loves big power, not alot of wheelie time but it will really put the power down. The RX8 is perfect, smooth, strong and very controlable. Installed the X duties in the rear and bumped up the spring preload, some aluminum hexes and I'm good to go for now. Raised the battery hold downs about an 1/8" and with a very slightly shortened Emaxx tall bar and the 3s 5500 Hyperions fit nice.
Time to thrash lol......
Dude that is on fire!!! Good job man!! Mine is right around the corner too. I'm going to play dumb, what kv is your motor? Just guessing 2650 am I correct?? I might think of MIP's in the back too!
impressive power there man. i love tekin systems.
quick question.. would it have been easier to relocate the receiver box to up front where you have the t8 now or are there not mounting holes for it like there are on the slash 4x4 chassis ?
Wow, That looks real good on the rally setup. They need to hurry up release the stock parts! I really want to convert my slash to lcg set up!
Very clean conversion, did you have tightening the slipper nut for your Tekin motor
Stampede 4x4 1415 1Y 2400kv, 4S 5200 30C
Digger yours is coming along nicely, we got a winner here.
Duty calls be back later.....
Are those duratrax power pole connectors? How do you like them? Do you like the design?
My Black & Blue Rally is faster than your color...
Fun stuff, flexing a little Tekin muscle lol....
Are those powerpole connectors?
Ya can't polish fertilizer...
Nice Rally! Or should I say Slash...
My life is busy, but I'm still lurking! 24 RC's
That's a very nice, clean convert you got there Rastus. Once I saw the Rally...all my mind saw was a LCG Slash 4x4...lol! I can only imagine that it drives awesome like I think it will. The only thing I've planned on doing different is keep the stock motor system till it craps and a back bumper instead of a wheelie bar.
Tailrotors are for weenies!!
Haha that is awesome and totally ridiculous!
I would love to do that to mine but keeping it stock( well electronics )/waterproof for the time being ( winter anyway )
Have you blown your stock driveline axle deals apart yet? I broke those things constantly on my old slash 4x4 on stock motor and 3s...until I switched to Teknos
Here's a good bit of info on the Anderson Powerpoles. I was curious and had to check them out. As they are only rated at 15, 30, & 45 Amps. This article tells why they are rated at that and that they can actually sustain way more than that. The 45 can handle up to 200A continuous.
I've never had a powerpole fail in all the years I've used them, they are a good connector...
Well no carnage yet to report, I've been hammerin on this thing pretty hard and so far it's taking it and begging for more lol. Good fun for sure, I'm not sure I'm going to convert it back yet. May just pick up a second one to tinker with....
In a word SICK!!
WOW!!! What POWER!!!
I'll try anything once, maybe twice!
OVERPOWERED MAGE!!! Kidding - wonder if anyone will catch that reference...
So, now that I have a slash to rally conversion coming - I'm wondering if I need to bother....this thread makes me want to keep it a slash and BANG hard! I wont be able to afford that type of power plant until I sell off my other stuff - maybe spring will bring gifts.
VERY nice stock build - LOL I like it
Is that system more power than you actually need or is it about right for your setup? Just curious if I need to look into a 1/8 system or if the SCT 1/10 combo I have now will be enough
Last edited by Rastus; 11-05-2012 at 06:07 PM.
I am about to start this installation myself. Any suggestions or tips to know before I get started with installation of the ESC or the motor? I am very excited to get this started. Just got the motor in hand and it needs to get running
Mercy that is a understatement . Very nice my friend!
The guy at my LTS told me this combo requires Lipo batteries of at least 50C. Is this a true statement? I have a 50c Lipo to use but am I now going to need all new Lipos? I was hoping to run some of my 2S 25C pack to just mess around but he told me the RX8 will puff them instantly. Is that true? What lipos you use in this combo?
ESC's do not puff LiPos. Extreme amp draw does. Bigger motors have higher amp draws, all things being equal. Same for tall gearing. Geared conservatively there is no reason why (true) 25C packs won't let you "mess around."
Nevertheless, (true) 40-50C packs would not be bad.
Alt-248 on the number pad = °