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Old 05-12-2019, 08:10 PM   #1
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Default Nitro to brushless rustler

While back I converted my rustler to brushless, milled an engine mount, crafted a battery tray, and added a c.f. top brace. I love bashing this thing on 3s. I'll get a video up when the weather is better.








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Old 05-15-2019, 04:55 PM   #2
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Default Re: Nitro to brushless rustler

U have just peaked my interest. Ive got a nitro pede sittin in a box in pieces lol. Ive thought of convertin it n this just leaned me more to convert to electric lol

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Old 05-16-2019, 06:54 AM   #3
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Nice job! I have one as well with a N Rustler from the late 90ís. I made a longer chassis for a little more stability but my homemade motor mount looked horrid compared to yours so I eventually bought a mount from rc-monster.


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Old 05-16-2019, 07:28 AM   #4
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This ruslter is also from the late 90's started as a 2.5 then I went with the 3.3 and now a mamba Max I also have a 1/8 nitro ofna on-road that I have plans to convert with a monster brushless system down the road.

Main issue I had with the conversion was chassis flex, but once I added the top brace it runs great.

Thank you for the great comments hope to see some more conversion's

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Old 05-16-2019, 02:00 PM   #5
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Mine was a .15 Rustler.

Agreed. Chassis flex was bad on the original. Once I build the new chassis from some 6061 aluminum it pretty much went away. I added a small strip to help stiffen as well as act as a battery strap down point.

A big upgrade would be to fit a newer Traxxas skipper clutch onto the old transmission. If I recall correctly, it slipped right into the original top shaft.
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