1/15/2009 by Gary Katzer
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Losi’s 1/36-scale series of vehicles cram a ton of performance into a very small package. From the 1/36-scale Raminator to the Micro-T and Micro-Desert Truck you have a number of different options if you’re looking for a ton of fun. One of the easiest ways to add speed and performance to your truck is to add one of Losi’s 1/36-scale brushless systems. Due to the design of the stock receiver and ESC you’ll need to take a few extra steps to perform this conversion. Never fear as this is actually a relatively easy process that we’re going to run through for you.
Items Required for this Conversion:
Losi 1/36-scale Brushless System
Losi 27MHz AM Receiver and 3-wire Servo Combo
Optional Items for this Conversion:
Losi Micro Screw Driver
Spektrum SR3500 Micro Receiver
I am not going to go through the detailed disassembly and re-assembly process here; that’s all covered in both the manual and the video. However, there are several tips I’ll share with you.
You’re going to be working with a ton of tiny screws throughout this process and keeping track of them can be a challenge.The Losi Micro-Car Stand and Parts Tray can make keeping track of your parts and screws that much easier.
If you’re willing to add a brushless system to your truck, I’m hoping you have upgraded to full ball bearings. The plastic bushings that support the wheels simply aren’t up to the task. Do yourself a favor and spend a couple bucks on the bearing set. I promise you won’t regret it.
The stock gears can hold up to the abuse the stock motor and ESC hand out with relative ease, but the torque of a brushless motor will place more stress and strain on these tiny gears. You can extend the life of your gear train by properly adjusting your slipper clutch.
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