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    Ground up build. What castle big block?

    Hey guys,

    Its been a while since ive posted anything but am back for another round. I ordered today:

    1/16 Grave Digger roller
    black rit dye
    parts to make it 4x4
    summit shafts
    alum turnbuckles and pushrods
    2.2 mesh rims
    2.2 dirthawgs
    traxxas wheelie bar
    flysky gt3b tx/rx
    ford raptor body

    I now need to decide what powerplant to pick up. I want a 1/10th scale Castle setup. I plan to bash mostly but sometimes toss in a speed run or two. I dont plan on running any crazy voltage, mainly a couple SPC 2s lipos in parallel. I think Ill go with the sidewinder and was leaning toward the 4600 or 5700kv option. Gearing advice would help me out too. Anyone out there with a bigblock merv that can throw some advice my way?

    BTW, as soon as the parts start to arrive I will post up all the progress pics. Thanks in advance for any help.
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    If you plan to bash and care about handling you should check out a neu 1110 1/y
    One of the best small blocks around with big block power! The 4550kv motor is good for 2 or 3 cell action
    runs cool and makes great power! Do you really want a high center of gravity bb!

    Or 1110 1.5d 5600kv for 2 cell max
    Last edited by 50togo; 10-14-2012 at 08:23 PM.

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    I did some searching but the neu motors i found were expensive. I dont know if i can justify spending double the money for a 50g weight reduction. Know anywhere to get them at a good price?
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    This is the best I have found http://www.espritmodel.com/neu-1110-...es-motors.aspx. you get what you pay for I have ran 65+ in my merv and still handles great
    most motors are damaged at 200 degrees and neu's magnets can handle 300+
    Last edited by 50togo; 10-14-2012 at 11:56 PM.

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    Thats pretty impressive. Does that mount on the stock brushless mount or the 550 brushed mount? What kind of gearing do you bash with. Any issues with temp?
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    Stock sb mount I run 29/45 to bash up to 37/45 for speed runs. No heat issues at all! On the dirt I detune. Otherwise has way too much power can run 2s pack after pack with no heat issues
    Can't beat it little expensive but worth it

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    Thanks a ton for the advice. Im sold. Now then Ive got to justify the purchase with the old lady. Maybe you could talk to her for me. Haha. She DID get a new ford edge this year.
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    cc 5700 works great.

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    SkipMiller has 1110 for a good price also

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    I run the 5700kv castle on parallel 3s. My gears aren't that insane i'm only using 31/50. You will need a 550 motor mount or a Tenbol. I went with the tenbol but unfortunately you can't put a gear cover on. I did go with the mamba max pro instead of the sidewinder though. It's crazy fast on speed runs which is about all i use it for!

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    i went with the digger roller because it came with the 550 mount. if i go with a castle motor do you think the 5700 would be more versatile running 2s than the 4600?
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    You will have more top end running the 5700 on 2s

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    Does the sidewinder get hot running 3s. I planned on running 2s because of the higher mah rating. What kind of run time are these small packs capable of in parallel?
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    You run that on 3s, that's like 63000 rpm. How many runs do you get before it overheats?
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