Ok so these days of poor economic activities is taking its toll on your hobby.
Getting tired of babying you titans or modding to fit drill motors that only provide a minor performance increase? Well I want to help you go Brushless without breaking the bank. Donít worry about battery upgrades as the combos I am about to list are nimh friendly,
Now onto the escís.
Ok this is the most expensive part of going Brushless. For the best 4s esc ( mamba max ) its 130$ and I strongly recommend it . the only part about it is that from the factory it will only run 3s. so we have to mod it to run 4s. I will show you step by step
Heres the basic look of the setup with a rx pack.
This step is mandatory! you need to take out the red wire from the esc rx lead. And heat shrink it and tuck it away. Like so.
once you have this step done you can relax and plug the esc lead into the receiver and plug the rx pack or ubec into the receiver
that is the basic of getting a esc to work on 4s
ok here is a list of cheaper solutions for escís that are tested to work.
Easy run 60 amp 3s esc, it runs about 60$ from *********. The only addition to the mod from the mamba is that the fan cannot take full voltage of 12cells or 4s . you need to remove the fan wires and splice them into the empty rx ch. 3 like so
Here is the link to the esc http://www.*********.com/*********/s...verse_programm.
Now if you donít think you can handle the mod then this is the esc for you.
It does not require the mod and it has a bec built in so no nasty ubec or rx packs.
its more like a mamba monster but remember its only 12 cells or 4s and its quite large .
now its motor time.
Now heres the touchy thing about cheap motors,
They like to run hot! I mean Hot. Hot. Hot.
But they do give really good out put. Its very smooth. You just have to gear correctly and watch those temps . 160 Ė 180 being normal but any thing above 180 is too hot. You will need to add one of these
so I really suggest getting a temp gun like this
itís a really cool toy that has many more uses than r/c . I use mine to cook bbq and check the a/c in my house.
Ok back to the motors.
The cheapest you can buy is a hobby king 9xl and itís the most prone to over heating too. Quality is a trade off on a 30$ motor, so you will have to gear around 20/68 to keep it cool and you will need a heatsink http://www.rc-monster.com/proddetail.php?prod=RCM01
You will need size XL to fit the 9xl . this also keeps the endbells clamped onto the motor.
Ok heres the link
Again this motor is a heat machine you have to watch your temps!
Ok now onto another motor ,
This one has a little more quality but is still a hot runner.
get the 1850kv for 9xl but I suggest a 1660kv for cooler running and nimh.
Now here are the best bang for the buck and they are talked about a lot. And I race a 12xl
They are feigaos. They are very nice motors and are very smooth. They will run hot if not geared correctly but they run cool on nimh so I would not be worried. They run about 70$ so they are not all that cheap. But they last a good while and are great motors for starting out in Brushless. The windings go like this.
7xl fast powerful but hot! Lipo only*
8xl good mix of speed and power but runs very warm. Lipo only*
9xl this is a power monster is not as fast as the 8xl but its more fun I think. It also runs warm but not as warm as the 8xl.
10xl best mix of bashing and cool temps comparable to a dewalt 800 12volt on 16.8
itís a good easy on batterys motor.
Ok if you want a long lasting motor fast and powerful than I suggest you look at medusa
They are very good they are 4 pole motors and run cool they will also last the longest and will be a worry free motor when driving. The ones that work in the e-revo are the 60 and 70mm models the 70 being best
Model numbers that work
MR-036-060-2000V2-5 lipo only!*
And the 70mms
MR-3670-2000V2SE-5 lipo only!*
The models with the * are only to be used along with lipo batterys for the best performance.
That wraps up the list of budget motors. Now batterys
Im going to suggest you run lipos with any Brushless setup but some motor combos can use nimh fine.
But it goes like this
do not use nicad , venom or any other off brand pack. You must use gp, ib , eng-c , or ep cells or your batterys run the risk of venting .
you can get nice batterys from
ok on the wrap up you need 5mm pinion gears to run these motors as they all use 5mm shafts they can be got here http://www.rc-monster.com/proddetail...nion5mm&cat=40
any of these setups will out power any brushed setup you can fit in this truck
running any one of these combos is like running dual dewalt 800 12volts.
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