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New bolt-in mid motor conversion project

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Re: New bolt-in mid motor conversion project

Post by mk-Zero » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:23 am

I designed and printed the rear brace mount and made some tubes to go with it. I'm pretty happy with how it looks and it should prevent the rear of the chassis from getting mangled.
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Re: New bolt-in mid motor conversion project

Post by Headling » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:01 am

Looking good, nice idea on the rear brace

Do you have an idea when the kit will be available to purchase??
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Re: New bolt-in mid motor conversion project

Post by lmw94002 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:06 pm

Definitely looking nice.

I'd be interested if you put together a kit too.
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Re: New bolt-in mid motor conversion project

Post by mk-Zero » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:55 pm

Thanks guys, glad you like it.
Available "soon" :lol:

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Re: New bolt-in mid motor conversion project

Post by mk-Zero » Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:16 pm

Here's another new option for the 10M. Before I was running B5M wing mounts which work great, but they force you to cut a pretty big hole in the body right where the body mount post goes. I was holding down the back of the body with the front edge of the wing, which works well, but not the cleanest solution. Also, in the spirit of the bolt-on nature of this project, it would be great if even the body didn't have to be modified.
So I designed this. It screws to the tower and has provisions for wing tubes and a body mount post, both in the stock location. So with this, even a body that was previously trimmed and drilled for a "regular" RC10 would go right on a 10M, no cutting needed. :-)
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Unfortunately for me the body for this car is already hacked for the B5M wing mounts, so back to them for me.

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Re: New bolt-in mid motor conversion project

Post by Blackwagonman » Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:45 pm

Amazing build! Definitely breathes new life into this car. I am really interested in doing a conversion like this, but I have one question. I run on an outdoor dirt track that is downright filthy. My concern is the exposed gearing. Any plans or way to cover those?

Again Sweet build!

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Re: New bolt-in mid motor conversion project

Post by mk-Zero » Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:48 pm

Thanks!

Good question on the dirt... how dirty does your car get inside the pan? The gears are completely inside the pan and body, so I don't think it would be too bad without a cover on the gears. I can look into designing one though...

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Re: New bolt-in mid motor conversion project

Post by Headling » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:21 pm

You've thought of everything, great work!!

So when can we buy a conversion kit??
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Re: New bolt-in mid motor conversion project

Post by mk-Zero » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:32 pm

Thank you!!! 8)

I'm waiting on a quote on machining the motor plates and towers, those are the last two things to work out.

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Re: New bolt-in mid motor conversion project

Post by mk-Zero » Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:51 pm

For those of you interested in building one of these, please vote in this thread --> viewtopic.php?f=103&t=41991
to let me know what options you are interested in and help me gauge how many parts to have made. Thanks!

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Re: New bolt-in mid motor conversion project

Post by Northeee » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:54 pm

Really looking forward to this being available!👍🏻

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Re: New bolt-in mid motor conversion project

Post by Northeee » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:05 pm

And it's Mark sent a message via YouTube today . From the UK

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Re: New bolt-in mid motor conversion project

Post by mk-Zero » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:26 pm

Hey Mark 8)
Thanks for your message on YouTube and your interest in the 10M kit

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Re: New bolt-in mid motor conversion project

Post by mk-Zero » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:21 am

Just a short video showing the rear brace and body and wing tube mounting options.
Having towers and motor plates made right now. I'll order all the Shapeways and AE parts for the kits soon too. Stay tuned 8)

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Re: New bolt-in mid motor conversion project

Post by JK Racing » Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:52 pm

Had the car in hand & on the track last night. Great amounts of rotation, with a slight tuning change we also were able to get the lap times better and make me feel more comfortable wheeling the car. Solid conversion and looks awesome on the track.
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