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› Convert your Trex 600N to electric using the clutch the easy way
01-01-2013 02:57 AM  5 years agoPost 1
DCORSAIR

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Well after converting my SDX to electric I decided to pick up another Trex 600N to see if it was possible using the same method as the SDX and sure enough everything fit like a glove after a small amount of dremel work to the mount only, you will have to notch it out some to clear the main gear. Flies great on 6S with a Scorpion 4025/630KV. I now have several flights on it doing loops and rolls, not jaw dropping power but enough to have fun out behind my house and very quiet too.

I used the Century E-conversion kit and the included 5mm prop adapter and everything fit perfect as far as the clutch and fan mount, keep in mind I pulled this out of my SDX so the Scorpion 5mm shaft was already cut down to 17mm so your placement of the motor mount will vary if using the stock 5mm shaft length on the Scorpion motor. You also have to slot the motor mount holes which are spaced for 30mm, if using the Scorpion 4025 motors with a 5mm shaft they have four bolt holes and they are 25mm apart, I only use two bolts and don't see any issues.

This is what I'm using as of now, still testing.

Hacker 110amp ESC programmed for 6S and very slow start which is very slow, I decided to program it to medium to speed it up some..

Scorpion 4025/630KV with 5mm shaft

6S Turnigy 5000mah lipo

Trex 600N pro with belt drive, stock tail blades and 600mm Mah mains

Hitec servos, Fut. 401/9254 gyro, 4500mah for RX/servo power.

Getting 4 1/2 to 5 minute flights safely, guessing headspeed to be around 1400-1600 and set at 80% across in the throttle curves.

Any questions just PM me. Thanks

D. Lee.....t.Born again.t.....

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01-01-2013 03:33 AM  5 years agoPost 2
DCORSAIR

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Fuel tank is now removed and I just flipped the motor mounts to the outside and drilled a couple of extra holes to line up the screws for the bottom plate to keep things from flexing, Century motor mount is flipped upside down with Scorpion mounted on the bottom and it fits perfect on the outside of the frames, little black paint and you won't even notice.....

D. Lee.....t.Born again.t.....

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01-02-2013 01:53 AM  5 years agoPost 3
Heli143

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Pretty cool!

Now lets see some video. We can never have too many pics or vids

Roy Mayoral

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01-02-2013 02:55 AM  5 years agoPost 4
ICUR1-2

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DC that brought a tear to my eye poor lil nitro engine

spending time, paying attention

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01-02-2013 03:27 AM  5 years agoPost 5
DCORSAIR

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I know I know!!
ICUR1-2 that was funny.

Now my OS Hypers are just sitting here hoping to return to duty one day. They know I will get tired of charging batteries and will return to nitro.... (Don't start a thread on that debate, Please!!)

The whole reason I did these conversions the way I did was to get a feel for electric and this was the easiest way that I felt I could do this and return to nitro anytime I wanted, all four of my nitro to electric conversions have no modifications to any of the nitro parts or anything to the frames except a couple of extra small holes, in fact I left one of my OS Hypers still mounted to the motor mount with the fan, clutch and all ready to drop right back in about 30 minutes or so.. These conversions require no lathe or fancy equipment, just a drill and a dremel.......

D. Lee.....t.Born again.t.....

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01-02-2013 03:40 AM  5 years agoPost 6
ICUR1-2

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lols
you may get tired of lipo's and you may not
glad to read you didn't close any doors on yourself'

so you used the prop adapter that came from century conversion kit?

myself I settled on a protos 500 and a 600N only because both are cheap to fly and maintain.
but if I had deeper pockets the plug and play and cleanliness of electric would draw me back.

spending time, paying attention

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01-07-2013 05:43 AM  5 years agoPost 7
DCORSAIR

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Yes, I used the 5mm prop adapter that comes with the Century electric conversion kit or you can buy it seperate too. It looks and works just like the end of an OS Hyper .50 crankshaft with the same threads and uses the same nut or you can use the included nut.

Here it is, nitro or electric!!!!

D. Lee.....t.Born again.t.....

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02-17-2013 05:54 AM  5 years agoPost 8
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update
Just thought I would update this post. I now have lost track of flights but its alot and all I done so far is add an extra brace across the motor mount, thinking there was some flex in that area. Its no barn burner on 6S but its just fine for me, not much of a 3D guy. I did try it one time on 8S and the headspeed was way up there, had to cut my ESC back to about 60% to tame it down for me but I'm sure you 3D guys would have liked it...

D. Lee.....t.Born again.t.....

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04-17-2015 01:21 PM  3 years agoPost 9
rcjp

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I want to convert my 600 trex n to electric
I have my 600n in a hughs 500 fuse need to know what e/ motor to use use to turn my 5 bladed rotor head and to keep it under 5000 rpm which pinion should I use

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04-18-2015 09:13 PM  3 years agoPost 10
Heli143

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Hi RCJP
I have a 500 with 5 blade head. I am using a 510kv motor in mine with ICE2 HV80 and it flies great.

Roy Mayoral

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04-18-2015 09:52 PM  3 years agoPost 11
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rcjp
I was using a Scorpion 630kv running through the stock Trex 600N clutch, that pinion gear worked fine with a two blade. Tried 8S with the two blades but the headspeed was crazy so I stayed with 6S. Not sure what you would need with a 5 blade and direct pinion or if you were using the clutch??

Did I miss something here, you want to keep it under 5000 RPM?????

D. Lee.....t.Born again.t.....

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04-19-2015 12:58 AM  3 years agoPost 12
Heli143

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Just want to add my mechanics were also converted from nitro and am using stock gearing in a raptor 50. Used a trex 600e motor mount for the conversion.

Roy Mayoral

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