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Question Mugen Mbx5r - 04.03.2010, 02:40 PM

okay so i have a mugen mbx5r that i got from my uncle. Its a pretty nice buggy but i am deciding to convert it to electric. And i need some help doing it. WHat stuff do i need to remove? get? thanks.
   
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04.03.2010, 03:57 PM

Remove fuel tank, rx box, nitro motor mount and carbon servo brace. Then get the RC Monster motor mount, new battery tray and finally cut the carbon servo mount to accommodate 1 steering servo ...

The RCM motor mount replaces the rear center diff support...one piece unit. Battery tray size will depend on what size batts you want. Mike sells a # of different sizes in the store, but you can get a custom one made to specific sizes if you want..there is an option for that


1. MBX-6 T8 1900KV, RX8 ON 4S
2. MBX-5T 1520, MMM ON 5S
3. MBX-5 ONROAD CONVERSION 1515, MMM ON 5S
4. MRX-3 ON ROAD CONVERSION 1512, MMM ON 6S
5. TEN T 2650 T8, MMP ON 3S
   
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04.03.2010, 04:03 PM

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Remove fuel tank, rx box, nitro motor mount and carbon servo brace. Then get the RC Monster motor mount, new battery tray and finally cut the carbon servo mount to accommodate 1 steering servo ...

The RCM motor mount replaces the rear center diff support...one piece unit. Battery tray size will depend on what size batts you want. Mike sells a # of different sizes in the store, but you can get a custom one made to specific sizes if you want..there is an option for that
what motor would you recommend? a castle creations mm or ??
   
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04.03.2010, 09:05 PM

Well it depends on what you want to do with the buggy, your budget, how many cells, sensored or sensorless set ups, etc.

A basic 4s set up w/a Tekin Rx8 esc and a 2050kv motor will do nicely ( sensored set up )

On 5s a MMM or MMpro w/a 1512 1.5y 1800kv castle motor would also do nicely

Those are just 2 examples depending on what exactly you want to do


1. MBX-6 T8 1900KV, RX8 ON 4S
2. MBX-5T 1520, MMM ON 5S
3. MBX-5 ONROAD CONVERSION 1515, MMM ON 5S
4. MRX-3 ON ROAD CONVERSION 1512, MMM ON 6S
5. TEN T 2650 T8, MMP ON 3S

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Well it depends on what you want to do with the buggy, your budget, how many cells, sensored or sensorless set ups, etc.

A basic 4s set up w/a Tekin Rx8 esc and a 2050kv motor will do nicely ( sensored set up )

On 5s a MMM or MMpro w/a 1512 1.5y 1800kv castle motor would also do nicely

Those are just 2 examples depending on what exactly you want to do
i would like something that is fast, but yet affordable. do you thing i oculd get a set up for 3 or 4 hundred?
   
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i would like something that is fast, but yet affordable. do you thing i oculd get a set up for 3 or 4 hundred?
i will also have to buy lipos too.
   
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04.04.2010, 04:55 PM

You could get the motor, ESC, and lipos for $300-400, but that still leaves radio system, servo, charger, conversion kit, other misc running gear (unless you already have some of this).

You could do what I did for my F8T setup, buy one or two pieces at a time until you have accumulated all required parts. It will definitely test your patience, but when it all comes together you'll be glad you did things right rather than rushing it and buying cheap gear just to get up and running immediately.

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You could get the motor, ESC, and lipos for $300-400, but that still leaves radio system, servo, charger, conversion kit, other misc running gear (unless you already have some of this).

You could do what I did for my F8T setup, buy one or two pieces at a time until you have accumulated all required parts. It will definitely test your patience, but when it all comes together you'll be glad you did things right rather than rushing it and buying cheap gear just to get up and running immediately.
+1 for that DON'T SKIMP ON YOUR ELECTRONICS better to be patient. It will save you a lot of aggravation in the end as well as money

You could pick most of your radio gear second hand which would save you some money as well.


1. MBX-6 T8 1900KV, RX8 ON 4S
2. MBX-5T 1520, MMM ON 5S
3. MBX-5 ONROAD CONVERSION 1515, MMM ON 5S
4. MRX-3 ON ROAD CONVERSION 1512, MMM ON 6S
5. TEN T 2650 T8, MMP ON 3S

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04.04.2010, 06:55 PM

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+1 for that DON'T SKIMP ON YOUR ELECTRONICS better to be patient. It will save you a lot of aggravation in the end as well as money

You could pick most of your radio gear second hand which would save you some money as well.
thanks for the heads up.


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