RC10DS nitro rebuild as electric

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RC10DS nitro rebuild as electric

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My search skills might be failing me, but what is involved in converting a nitro RC10DS into an electric DS?

Maybe need:
B or C stamp chassis
Buggy stealth gearbox
Motor plate
Rear shock tower
Rear bulkhead
battery cup

Anything else?
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Re: RC10DS nitro rebuild as electric

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Keep it nitro son, serioulsy!
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Re: RC10DS nitro rebuild as electric

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I'm not going to cut anything up, but I prefer electric and I had a build plan. I just couldn't pass on this one though.
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Re: RC10DS nitro rebuild as electric

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Have myself a NDS that I'm converting to electric too. Planning on using a dynotech motor mount and attaching the electronics to the chassis somehow. Keeping it simple.

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Dynotech has two conversion motor plates. Get the VER.2 If you plan on running brushless.

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Re: RC10DS nitro rebuild as electric

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Yeah, all you need is a motor plate for the GT.

The chassis is shorter than the GT though, so you may have some issues with getting the electronics/battery to look like they're meant to be there.

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Re: RC10DS nitro rebuild as electric

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rctenracer wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 1:19 am Dynotech has two conversion motor plates. Get the VER.2 If you plan on running brushless.
Thanks for the heads up. I didn't realize that, I just bought whatever they sell on ebay. What's the differences?

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Both plates will work with brushless. The V2 works with both brushed and brushless motors.

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Re: RC10DS nitro rebuild as electric

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My intent is to see what would be needed to make it a DS, not a nitro DS with an electric motor conversion. I probably wasn't clear enough. The DS models I've been seeing have been selling for $400+. I was thinking this nitro with a few part swaps would be my cheaper way to getting one.
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Re: RC10DS nitro rebuild as electric

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Chassis tub, rear bulkhead, rear tower, rear arm mounts, battery box, antenna mount, 2.25 trans w/motor plate, trans brace. Think that's it.

IDK if the rear body mounts are different at all.

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Re: RC10DS nitro rebuild as electric

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Moo ahh, ah ah ahhh.... The future electric DS has arrived. The Exide Batteries decals seem like fitting foreshadowing of the future.
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Re: RC10DS nitro rebuild as electric

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To be honest, the easiest way to convert it over would be to start with a full RC10, swap the nose plates/front ends between chassis, then the rear suspension/shock tower shocks. You will end up with a DS and a Nitro RC10 buggy :)
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Re: RC10DS nitro rebuild as electric

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Nitro DS to electric?

I got one word....

BLASPHEMY!!!

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It's not like I'll be cutting, grinding, etc, just part swapping. If I come across a good deal on an electric DS, then the nitro probably stays nitro. But that Exide body is kinda egging me on to electrify.
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Re: RC10DS nitro rebuild as electric

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Frankentruck wrote: Wed Sep 07, 2022 1:55 am It's not like I'll be cutting, grinding, etc, just part swapping. If I come across a good deal on an electric DS, then the nitro probably stays nitro. But that Exide body is kinda egging me on to electrify.
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