Last time I ran a brushless revo it was a first edition nitro revo I custom did into BL with an emaxx trans, a warrior 9920 controller, a 9xl motor and 14 3800 NIMH cells. At the time it rocked! I know things have changed a LOT and I am looking to get back into the game
I have a ERBE roller sitting on my work bench waiting for a powerplant. I am undecided on what to buy... I truly am on a budget (First time homebuyer = NO hobby money) so I really need to make my dollars stretch. I dont mind going with a slightly lesser system as long as its semi-reliable. I will probably be buying 4 packs, probably 2 5200 2s hard pack 30c's and 2 5200 3s 30c's from ********* (when they come in stock).
If I get a lesser system (80a or the novak) I will just buy 4 2s packs.
I am used to the 9920/9xl on 14 nimh cells which is only 16.8 volts. I have run my rustler VXL and BL CRT.5 on 3s which gave me my speed fix but I miss doing a bit of Crawling and serious offroad bashing which those trucks just cannot do.
-45mph top speed without a ton of heat and tall gearing so I can do speed runs on the street (What are top speeds with most systems on 4s?)
-Ability to do mild crawling (not TRUE crawling action, but just slowly messing around on stumps/rocks without a ton of cogging/glitching etc)
Being that I want to do a bit of slower speed stuff a sensored system sounds good (tekin/Novak). The Novak is cheap compared to Tekin BUT it is limited to 4s. On 4s is the 5.5 the way to go? 6.5 too hot? Being that those systems are going for cheap its a nice option. I used to run the original novak BL 1/10 system in my rustlers way back in the day and although not the most powerful systems they had good torque, were smooth and were pretty reliable.
Has anyone been running the newer released XE run 80a/150a stuff? Thoughts on that? They can run sensored motors too right?
The MMM seems hit or miss with reliability and being that I would probably be buying a used one for the price, I dont know if I want to risk it.
I have been watching some used tekin systems on ebay end @ ~$250 and MMM combo's NEW for $235/used @ ~$170
XE's I dont even know the price on
Novak's are kind of all over the place
Sorry for the long winded post...any info is appreciated!!!