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LST project.. - 08.27.2005, 06:29 PM

ok guys i am working on converting 1 of my LST's to electric. I will be running a warrior 9920 and a 7XL when i get the money but for now it is just setting it up. i removed a few things i wont need and i am still working on the motor mount. i was wondering if someone else has converted the LST with the STOCK chassis. im getting confused on where i will mount the battteries. ill have some pics up shortly of it.


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08.27.2005, 09:23 PM

Are you using the stock tranny.If so this makes placement of the batteries very difficult(read impossible)for good weight distribution.
A much better lay out is to use an e-maxx tranny or centre diff and to make an extended lower plate for the batts to sit either side of the chassis and lets you tune the front/rear balance.My suggestion is right back against the rear shocks.

If you want to use the stock tranny you'll have to lock it it 1st so you can remove the reverse and brake servo to make room for the motor,make a spur adapter for a smaller spur.you'll need 51 tooth and a large pinion gear 18T or 20T as the lst tranny is lower ratio than e-maxx 2nd gear.

The batts should go behind the tranny on the top deck(transverse).You can remove the plastic chassis brace to make more room(obvoiusly you'll need to keep some of it to hold the rear upper pin brace) if you brace between the bulhead/shock tower and chassis rails with tie rods and double up the rear lower plate.I use lots of additional bulkhead bracing on my LSTs any way.If you have an LST and drive it hard you'll already know why.
   
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08.27.2005, 09:42 PM

Actually there are some other options if you want to keep the stock tranny(i've started so i may aswell finish).you can create additional room for the batts in the afforementioned layout by reversing the chassis plate.Chassis plate and centre lower plate only,the rails and front rear braces must stay the same to maintain the front kickup.This involves running single steering servo,making holes for the little pins in the front of the chassis rails and an alternative way to mount the radio box.

The way i've discussed is complicated and not ideal but there is no ideal layout with the stock tranny.

The easiest way is to run one pack down one side of the chassis and to saddle the other either side of the spur.
This allows you to keep the mechanical brake and reverse.All you need to do is to make a spur adapter for a small spur to mount to the 1st gear hub and remove the 2nd gear hub and 2-speed clutch.

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