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    Smile can the VXL-3s handle a v550 4200kv brushless motor?

    hi there,
    thanks for reading. I have a venom v550 4200kv brushless motor. I purchased and used the 80amp ESC that accompanied the motor. this will be my third replacement 80amp ESC from the manufacture (great C/S) but I lost faith in the ESC itself. I'm wondering if the Traxxas VXL-3s can push the motor without overheating or malfunctioning. I cant get my head around voltage rates and compatibility.
    thank you very much for your help.

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    What batteries are you running? On 3s, the vxl may run hot...
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    hello and thank you for your advice/input. I use 2c's and 3c's. the biggest battery I use is a 3s, 5000mah at 30C. smallest size 2s 4000mah (one 5800mah sc) at 25C. I cant use any more than the 3s with 11.1 v correct?
    I appreciate your help Rag6

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    Make sure it's a 2 pole motor. The vxl3s won't run a 4 pole motor correctly . And yes, 3s maximum on that speed control.

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    thank you very much for your input. I will look into if my venom 4200kv motor is indeed 2 pole or 4.
    thanks for your time

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    it is a two pole. now I gotta purchase a VXL and try it.
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by flavulous View Post
    it is a two pole. now I gotta purchase a VXL and try it.
    thanks
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