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2.5 guy
07-02-2004, 01:00 PM
Ok, here it goes. I want to put a .050 modified airplane engine in my toy dump truck to make it go, and sound like a real diesel engine. It's also going to be RC when I get the money. It's a kenworth dump truck with dual exuast pipes and dual air cleaners. All it is right now is a model. Any tips or suggestions about it? I'll give more specs of the diesel model as soon as I think of them.

Figit090
07-02-2004, 01:38 PM
got any ideas on the electronics..? or will it just be a free-driving truck and no control once you set the beast loose?

2.5 guy
07-02-2004, 01:50 PM
It'll be a free driving on a rope until I get enough money for electronics.

2.5 guy
07-02-2004, 03:54 PM
Anyone got any other questions?

Toyotatogo
07-02-2004, 03:55 PM
can we see some photos?

2.5 guy
07-02-2004, 04:41 PM
Maybe when I can figure it out

lerningdriver
07-02-2004, 07:06 PM
it aint gonna be easy.. the engine your talkin about is made for helis and will spin at very high rpm's.. better find a gearbox.

Figit090
07-03-2004, 12:04 AM
i thought it was a free flight airplane motor....

lerningdriver
07-03-2004, 02:59 AM
err.. same thing.. still gotta have a gear box... I have that engine in my heli though... or something close to it.

Dino451
07-03-2004, 03:37 AM
i wont sound like a real diesel. I dont know for sure but i thought those engines have no carb. If you want the diesel sound get one of those sound systems for rc big rigs. If I were you try a .12 with a small heatsink for clearence if possible. If you make it work try making a vid and post it. try the guts of a old tranny from a rc to transfer that power and try to keep that toy look to shock some people. post some pics so everyone can get a better look at things.

2.5 guy
07-03-2004, 10:43 AM
Well, a friend on another forum suggested an engine from a mini-t conversion kit. And while I'm here, does anyone have parts or knowledge to help me? Also, it doesn't have to sound like a diesel, but I do want to make it come from the 2 side pipe.

2.5 guy
07-03-2004, 01:37 PM
I decided on a name for this project. I call it "Nitro Dump". I might have a thread in the nitro forum when I get it going.

Figit090
07-03-2004, 03:32 PM
if you have any toy rc trucks/cars with any type of gearbox i would look at them and see if any look like they'd work.

2.5 guy
07-03-2004, 09:58 PM
I don't, but I can probably look on Ebay or something like that

rccardude04
07-04-2004, 12:03 PM
Norvel makes some throttled engines that are really small. They have a throttled .049 and a .061. The engine the mini-t conversions were using is the .061. Alot of r/c plane guys who want park flyers but don't want electric will use the smaller engines like this. While they're not carburetted, they are throttled. They just use exhaust pressure instead of a carb to actuate the throttle.
www.norvel.com
-Eric

2.5 guy
07-04-2004, 04:51 PM
Hmm. Is that one a .049?

Figit090
07-05-2004, 02:01 PM
wow that's cool! does anyone have a pic or page on the mini-t conversions? i wonder how they perform...that's sweet!! arn't those engines really cheap too? i remember seeing some for like 40 dollars....

lerningdriver
07-05-2004, 03:43 PM
http://www.shopatron.com/product/product_id=NVLA6SP/100.0.0.0.0.0.0

still need a gearbox :rolleyes:

brickshelf
07-05-2004, 04:20 PM
here ya go (http://www.motoxracing.net/feedback2.htm)

http://www.motoxracing.net/P1010064.JPG

EDIT: can everyone see the pic because i can't

rccardude04
07-05-2004, 10:52 PM
i can see it :)
-Eric

rccardude04
07-05-2004, 10:54 PM
http://www.shopatron.com/product/product_id=NVLA6SP/100.0.0.0.0.0.0

still need a gearbox :rolleyes:

That's the control line version though. You can't really put a throttle on it. :(
-Eric

RC10tee3
07-06-2004, 12:56 AM
http://www.shopatron.com/product/product_id=NVLB6R/100.0.1979.1981.0.0.0

NeoGeo
07-06-2004, 01:00 AM
here ya go (http://www.motoxracing.net/feedback2.htm)

EDIT: can everyone see the pic because i can't
what size engine is that and wheres that clutch from because I wanna do something just like that, thats awesome

2.5 guy
07-06-2004, 09:42 AM
Does anyone know how tall a .061 is?

brickshelf
07-06-2004, 10:45 AM
What you need to complete the conversion is the following:
Team Losi Electric Mini-T
NORVEL BIG MIG SPORT .061 engine
Radio and transmitter
2 HiTec HS-55 servos
Ability to grind the transmission support tab off of the rear shock tower.
Ability to make and set up throttle and brake linkages
16 t clutch bell
clutch shoes

2.5 guy
07-06-2004, 02:03 PM
I'm not doing a conversion. I just need the engine and a gearbox. I want a multi-speed if possible. I know where I can get a 6 speed made for an electric motor, but I might tear it up in no time

Figit090
07-06-2004, 11:56 PM
WOWSER! that mini-t is cool....are those conversions popular? i'd think that they would be really popular for people that know a thing or two about custom work! how does the mini-t perform with that motor? does it have any power/torque/speed or the ability to wheelie?? i have no clue how much power those motors can make.

nitro littlejoe
07-07-2004, 05:53 PM
brickshelf send me all the information on how you did the mini-t conversion would love to here how you did it

brickshelf
07-07-2004, 08:28 PM
who ever said i did the convertion :confused:
I just posted the link (http://www.motoxracing.net/feedback2.htm)

2.5 guy
07-08-2004, 09:18 AM
Not found.

Figit090
07-26-2004, 05:18 PM
sheesh...this thread died a horrible death

2.5 guy
07-26-2004, 10:02 PM
I know.I need more tips, though