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Hey guys, first time buying a 1/5 scale. Got a few old 1/8ths I converted to brushless and wanted to finally have a big buggy.

Planning to make my own brushless mount and bits to keep the cost down, will post some pics of progress as I go hopefully. Just giving it a good clean at the moment as it came caked in dirt and oil.

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Re: Hello all, just scored a cheap 1/5 Rovan, want to custom brushless mod
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2019, 06:13:39 PM »
G'day mate and welcome to LSD.....

Look forward to seeing your brushless conversion!!
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Re: Hello all, just scored a cheap 1/5 Rovan, want to custom brushless mod
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2019, 09:35:29 PM »
Thanks,

Here's some images, as you can see, quite oily and dirty. My budget will be around 500, most of which is motor+esc. I have some 3 + 4s batteries already so I'll be using 4 to 8s power. I will set up it up for FPV so high top speed is not a priority as 40kmhr + is real fast when driving fpv.

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Re: Hello all, just scored a cheap 1/5 Rovan, want to custom brushless mod
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2019, 04:58:02 AM »
Welcome *bananahi* to LSD. What motor esc combo are you going for. Look forward to seeing your build progress

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Re: Hello all, just scored a cheap 1/5 Rovan, want to custom brushless mod
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2019, 10:47:49 AM »
Damn I certainly donít miss a clean up like that
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Re: Hello all, just scored a cheap 1/5 Rovan, want to custom brushless mod
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2019, 01:39:17 PM »
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Welcome *bananahi* to LSD. What motor esc combo are you going for. Look forward to seeing your build progress

Hi Oxy, I've chosen a 4092 1400kv motor and a Hobbywing Max6. I've seen similar combinations in Xmaxx's and it seems to work, my build should weigh similar or less and it's only 2wd so we'll see how it goes.

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Damn I certainly donít miss a clean up like that

Yeah, most second hand cars end up like this they sit in a shed for 5 years. Another thing I like about brushless is there's no oil to clean up at least! I've cleaned most of it already, just getting into the diff now, looks good just full of gunk and bearings will need to be replaced.

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Re: Hello all, just scored a cheap 1/5 Rovan, want to custom brushless mod
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2019, 04:26:22 PM »
It will be as good as new in no time..... feel free to start a build thread on this conversion headbang
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Re: Hello all, just scored a cheap 1/5 Rovan, want to custom brushless mod
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2019, 09:07:40 PM »
Cheers for the welcome, will do!