View Full Version : 550 motors in a Villian????
07-14-2001, 07:35 AM
Do you think 2 titan 550 motors and a EVX speed control from the E-Maxx would be good in a Villian? Would it be faster? Whould the props cavitate with all that instant tourque?
07-14-2001, 05:36 PM
This sounds like a winner to me.
Don't worry about too much power. With surface drives this is really not possible.
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07-14-2001, 08:52 PM
I might take the motors and ESC out of my E-Maxx (temporarly) and try them in my Villian if I can get the darn pinion off.
07-23-2001, 05:56 AM
I heard from my lhs that traxxas might make them like that!Don't hold me to it though.He drove one equiped like that and said it would hang with the nitro.Try it and tell us how it works out.
07-23-2001, 07:19 AM
Can you find out exactly how fast it would be from the guy that tried it?It would be alot of work switching all that stuff around.
I might buy another set of 550's and another ESC if the speed is worth it. Can you find out what the run time is like?
07-23-2001, 10:36 AM
Eagle, I've thought about doing that for a long time (since the introduction of the E-Maxx, but have never had sufficient funds. Tell me how it goes.
As far as switching the EVX and Titans between the vehicles, that should only take 15 minutes max to do, why do you make it out to be so hard?
jeepinator, I hold firm to my belief that the stock propellers will not work with high powered motors and high RPM's... I don't know what the "correct" term would be but with my 13 turn motors I tried it out with the stock propellers and the boat would not go fast at all, the propellers were revving really high but the boat was barely moving; you can still CAVITATE with surface piercing propellers, i.e. that the entire propeller will be in the air instead of the usual half.
You have a modified boat, I guarantee that if you try it out with the stock propellers you will soon agree.
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07-24-2001, 04:08 PM
The only reason why it would be so hard is that one of the stock pinion gear screws on my E-Maxx apears to be striped and the other is on very tight. Those tiny set screws are a pain. I already hade to drill one out on my Villian in order to upgrade props. Those tiny hings strip so easily I dont even want to touch them.
07-25-2001, 10:30 AM
I've never had a grub screw strip, the only problem I have is breaking allen keys taking them off or putting them on.
07-26-2001, 05:33 AM
He told me it would hang with the nitro vee,but I will ask him for an estimated speed.On your grub screw take a small(about the size of the allen wrench)left hand drill in a cordless drill and slowly drill into it.It may drill into it a little but it should grab and back it out.Don't forget to reverse your drill!
07-26-2001, 07:26 AM
Your idea sounds like it might work. I might try it. The last time I drilled a set screw I drilled all the way through. I never thuoght of doing it your way.
07-26-2001, 08:12 AM
With this, isn't it possible to take out the threads on the gear as well though?
I had always thought the safest method was to use a dremel tool to slot the key and then use a screwdriver to back it out.
07-27-2001, 04:51 AM
If you use a left handed drill that is small enough it shouldn't.We do this all the time at the machine shop I work at.I like your idea to,but with the set screw being so small it seems difficult.
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