Check out the second part of this build here.
The stock E-Revo was a wonder when it came out. The first real electric racing truck. Brushless technology for a vehicle this size wasn’t yet available so we had to improvise to make this thing brushless.
- Dual Mamba Max ESCs
- Dual Mamba 5700KV Motors
- RPM A-Arms (Front)
- RPM Tru-Track Rear
- Spektrum DX3R Transmitter/Receiver
- Orange/Gold Springs on Progressive-2 Rockers
- Traxxas Sway Bar Kit
- HPI Phaltline Wheels/Tires (For On-Road)
- Proline Racing Crime Fighter Wheels/Tires (For Dirt Track Racing)
- RPM A-Arms & Tru-Track
- HPI Phaltline Wheels/Tires
- Proline Racing Crime Fighter Wheels/Tires
The stock Titan 550 motors fried after running them through water and getting debris in them on the third run. I was intending to simply replace them with another set of Titans until the Castle/Neu Combo was released, but I couldn’t even get a set of Titans anywhere soon as my LHS’s suppliers were all out. That’s where going with the Mamba Max twin idea come in. I already had a spare Mamba Max 5700 combo from another vehicle that I wasn’t using, and my LHS had one in stock. Two hours later and three of us working on the RC at the LHS, we had a working M-Twin. I can’t say it was the first however, because that morning the Hobby Shop owner had already put a pair of Sidewinder 4600 Combos in his E-Revo. (He likewise fried his motors on the third run)
I’m using a Castle BEC and a variant of the “Unslow Harness” I’ve connect the ESCs power directly together and I use a parallel Y-Harness to power both ESCs. It’s being powered by a pair of Venom 5000mah 7-Cell NiHMs, though I have MaxAmps 4700s as well.
I must say this thing flies. It’s easily as fast as a Nitro Revo now. (Which is exactly what I was going for) I’m using 12T pinions and I have the timing on the ESCs set to Lowest.I intend to experiment until I find a good Speed:Temp ratio.