Telnets' Total E-Slayer Conversion Guide - F.A.Q.|
Oct 02, 2009
Q: Why bother with the whole project?
A: My buddy practically gave me his old Revo which he was going to convert to electric but never got around to it. It was my second vehicle and I didnít know a whole lot about anything other then the Slash, so I decided to fix it up mainly just for something to do over the winter months. After I got it up and running the project just sort of went in the direction of wanting it to be a Short Course truck like my slash. Now itís just about improving and streamlining the whole setup which is why its gone through so many "revisions".
Q: What are you currently running for your setup??
A: My current setup is a Mamba Monster/Neu-Castle 2200kv Motor Combo on an E-Revo chassis, SC8 Body, and some AKA Racing 1/8 SC Tires with 17mm hex adapters. Everything seems to be running well, Iím just tuning the suspension a little to get it to sit right. Also, Iím only running two 2 cell Lipos right now, which I would like to upgrade to two 3 cellís, but for now its plenty fast for me.
Q: Are you liking it? What are some of the things you are trying to tweak still?
A: As mentioned above, Iím trying to get the suspension setup properly. My truck is sitting a little high currently so Iím waiting on some lower rate springs and also going to try out the 4-hole shock pistons to see how that handles. I havenít been working on it a whole lot lately because its winter (at the time of writing this) and there is no indoor track around my area :(
Q: Out of all the setups, which did you like the most and why?
A: Hmm.. Actually, I think I enjoyed working with the Revo setup the most. I really liked the fact that I had a little servo for brakes and the manual reverse. It didnít handle any better then what Iím running now, I just liked the fact that it was as complex as the nitro guys at the track, but I was never on the bench fixing it for hours at a time like them :) If were strictly talking about performance though, I think the setup I currently have now handles a bit better, and doesnít traction roll as much.
Q: How long has this project taken you?
A: Its an on-going project. Thereís always something new I can try or change out for something a little better. Like recently I just got the 17mm Hex adapters and 1/8 SC wheels so Iím eager to hit the track and see how they perform. Overall though, I would say all the major conversions have taken about 6 - 8 months of slowly working on it. But the time itself to actually do the conversion once you have all the parts is minimal, maybe 2 or 3 hours each.
Q: Whats next?
A: Not sure right now.. I might try out a non-short course body just for something different, but otherwise itís just mainly tuning what I have now. Iím kind of in mid-process with my next ďbig projectĒ so most of my focus is on that at the moment.
Q: So.. what's the next "big project"?
A: Well, Im still in the early stages of it right now, but without giving too much away at this point, im developing my own product for the SC world. Ill have more on it as the project moves along, but for now its in its early stages so I dont want to spend too much time talking about it, especialy since it might never happen.. if thats the case, ill report on why it failed :P Stay tuned!
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