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    Revo 3.3 brushless conversion

    Has anyone done an electric conversion of the 3.3 I was recently given one and I don't care for the hassles of nitro. I'm relatively new to the rc world so I really don't know what I might need to accomplish the task looking to do 50mph or better any advice is appreciated

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    Easiest way? Buy an E-Revo chassis and move the bulkheads, arms, shafts, shocks and other parts over. Sell the remainder nitro stuff and buy the remainder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double G View Post
    Easiest way? Buy an E-Revo chassis and move the bulkheads, arms, shafts, shocks and other parts over. Sell the remainder nitro stuff and buy the remainder.
    The car hasn't got here yet so I haven't been able to check it out but does the stability management system and telemetry work with the conversion or will I have to buy others

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    Telemetry is built into the receiver (with proper external sensors) and the ESC (which nitro does not have).

    Download exploded views of the nitro and electric versions using the Support button above and compare/contrast to see what you can use.
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    Or an even easier way if I may humbly suggest as it sounds like an extensive amount of work: flip the nitro Revo and buy an E-Revo with the proceeds??

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    I thought about just flipping it or trading for one but I like the idea of building my own car. I think I'll get the erevo chassis and do like he said I'm just unsure about motor and esc now I want it to last but I also wanna do 50+ any thoughts

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    You'll need a 2200kv motor and esc. And batteries.
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    I had done a conversion some years ago. I found a motor mount that bolted right into the stock nitro mount. I used tekno kit also and a extra long pinion gear. In fact tweener is still kicking around and torn down right now for a clean and inspect.
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    I've been doing the conversion myself. I recently purchased the arrma blx system and I'm stuck on what mount to buy. Please help if u can. Thanks

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    I've used the Integy motor mount kit along with the Teckno stuff for the battery trays. My first conversion used a motor mount that's no longer made. I'd have to check what brand it was.

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    I just used the e revo chassis and changed other parts over.

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    You may want to consider this mod.

    https://www.how2rc.com/Revo%20NEW.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twigalig View Post
    Has anyone done an electric conversion of the 3.3 I was recently given one and I don't care for the hassles of nitro. I'm relatively new to the rc world so I really don't know what I might need to accomplish the task looking to do 50mph or better any advice is appreciated
    Kind of old thread but, I just converted my revo 3.3 that I had for many years. All the drive-train is stock, did the second gear lock, got steel 38/18 spur and pinion, also upgraded to robinson slipper clutch. Got a 2200kv hobbywing 8s. On 3s it is fast and will do wheelies on command. Way way faster than when it was nitro. 4s is even more fun, crazy fast.
    I don't think I will ever try 6s, no need. I've ran it for several hours with no problems. I'll replace whatever breaks.
    Get rid of the whole brake unit, and upgrade to single servo. I got one that runs off of 7.4 volts. night and day difference compared to the dual servo. I was on the fence about converting, but glad I did. Way more fun to bash and the battery (3s) lasts around 28 min with the revo full throttle back and forth for length of a city block.

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    So did you buy a conversion kit or fab on yourself? I have a roller 2.5r with everything but an engine, and a brand new 3.3 i buildt about 10 years ago that I lost interest in and never ran. I would like to convert one or both to electric before I buy an E-revo 2.0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pioneer_56 View Post
    So did you buy a conversion kit or fab on yourself? I have a roller 2.5r with everything but an engine, and a brand new 3.3 i buildt about 10 years ago that I lost interest in and never ran. I would like to convert one or both to electric before I buy an E-revo 2.0.

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    The only thing I had to fab was the battery tray. I had a thin piece of metal that was already painted that I drilled holes to mount, cut it the width of the s4 lipo. I'm eventually going to go get some stock of aluminum to replace the metal. Receiver sits right behind the front shocks in middle of frame. All in all, it seems pretty balanced side to side and nothing sits high. Steering servo is on driver's side and the battery and esc is on the pass side. Esc sits far back and battery in front. The motor mount I got off of ebay.
    ~~REVO Electric Brushless Motor Mount M3/M4 1717 Version Conversion~~ look that up, its a very strong mount. Attached it to the existing mount for the nitro. Brushless is a blast with revo3.3. It's not probably as good as the Erevo, but I don't need to dump 600$ just for what I'm doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemustang View Post
    The only thing I had to fab was the battery tray. I had a thin piece of metal that was already painted that I drilled holes to mount, cut it the width of the s4 lipo. I'm eventually going to go get some stock of aluminum to replace the metal. Receiver sits right behind the front shocks in middle of frame. All in all, it seems pretty balanced side to side and nothing sits high. Steering servo is on driver's side and the battery and esc is on the pass side. Esc sits far back and battery in front. The motor mount I got off of ebay.
    ~~REVO Electric Brushless Motor Mount M3/M4 1717 Version Conversion~~ look that up, its a very strong mount. Attached it to the existing mount for the nitro. Brushless is a blast with revo3.3. It's not probably as good as the Erevo, but I don't need to dump 600$ just for what I'm doing.
    Would there be issues going with a stronger motor than 2200kv? That mount looks nice and easy to adjust the mesh. Did you experience any issues with the motor sagging from hard slams? Looks a little dodgy sitting with no support.

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    I did it years ago. Steel forward only trans Tekno conversion blah blah blah.

    Ran it for a little while, got a real ERBE (1.0) and ended up selling the conversion.

    Do like they’re saying, and just buy an ERBE chassis and trans, then swap the rest over.

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    Thanks for the photo and the advice. She looked bad.
    Last edited by Double G; 01-20-2020 at 01:39 PM. Reason: language, watch it please!

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