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    Brushless finally :):)




    Stopped by my local hobby store to check out the motor/ESC and finally pulled the trigger and bought the CC 3800kv combo also went ahead and bought the castle link USB . Pretty straight forward install ??

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    Your going to have a lot more fun now that your brushless I went w/ the vxl system and 2s lipo but installing is a piece of cake the whole usb thing I don't know about My next truck and system I'm going to try out a castle

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    Are you soldering the connector?
    Yep straight forward
    Have fun with that
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    Quote Originally Posted by XRated View Post
    Your going to have a lot more fun now that your brushless I went w/ the vxl system and 2s lipo but installing is a piece of cake the whole usb thing I don't know about My next truck and system I'm going to try out a castle
    Ya I'm pumped to get this bad boy installed it was ether this or the vxl system but this one was cheaper what's the min C rate for a Lipo on this combo ?? 30 ?

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    I got these lipos with the truck. Ok ?

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    I hear 30-40c rating is good

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    30C is not bad, and Orion in general makes **** good stuff.

    Give it a go and see what you think

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDenham View Post
    what's the min C rate for a Lipo on this combo ?? 30 ?
    30C is just fine. I run 25C in mine with no problems at all.
    Make it idiot-proof and along comes a better idiot

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdvanb View Post
    Are you soldering the connector?
    Yep straight forward
    Have fun with that
    Gotta get ahold of a soldering gun :-/ just thinking of that should I had bought a connector deal from the ESC wire into the battery ? Notice it didn't come with one

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    Is this what was in the box?[IMG][/IMG]
    Quote Originally Posted by JDenham View Post



    Stopped by my local hobby store to check out the motor/ESC and finally pulled the trigger and bought the CC 3800kv combo also went ahead and bought the castle link USB . Pretty straight forward install ??
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    You could ask your lhs, some solder for free

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    Quote Originally Posted by cunawarit View Post
    30C is not bad, and Orion in general makes **** good stuff.

    Give it a go and see what you think
    Quote Originally Posted by zippogeek View Post
    30C is just fine. I run 25C in mine with no problems at all.
    Quote Originally Posted by XRated View Post
    I hear 30-40c rating is good

    Sweet .......

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy-bones View Post
    Is this what was in the box?[IMG][/IMG]

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy-bones View Post
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    I have puffed 25c's with the 3800,and one 30c venom,I think the venom was bad to start with,for the most part,I run my 3800's on 65c,they do fine on 35c thunder power,but going to 65c is like going to 3s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XRated View Post
    You could ask your lhs, some solder for free
    Dang I should had asked :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy-bones View Post
    I have puffed 25c's with the 3800,and one 30c venom,I think the venom was bad to start with,for the most part,I run my 3800's on 65c,they do fine on 35c thunder power,but going to 65c is like going to 3s.
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    Remember I'm pretty sure the venom was bad any way,3800 are amp hogs,they run fine on 30c but,like i said if I run one of my 65c packs Its twice the motor.
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    You put that in it, you'll have a hand full,the torque is hard to believe,you will be buying Tekno axles soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy-bones View Post
    You put that in it, you'll have a hand full,the torque is hard to believe,you will be buying Tekno axles soon.
    So no on those ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDenham View Post
    Dang I should had asked :-/
    My LHS solders everything for me
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    What? the 30c battery's,they will be fine,just in the future get a 50c and see the difference. Maybe
    check your battery temp every few minutes at first,but they should be fine.
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    So no on those ?
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    Good choice ^^
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    That will getter done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy-bones View Post
    What? the 30c battery's,they will be fine,just in the future get a 50c and see the difference. Maybe
    check your battery temp every few minutes at first,but they should be fine.
    Gotcha ....... So the battery connector I would have to get at my LHS ?

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    yea,like kdvanb said,they should have done it for you,my boss would be peeved if I didn't offer to do it.
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    The connector costs like 4$
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    I give them away,and for the minute it takes to do,it makes for a happy costumer.
    I don't work for the lhs,I just do stuff when he gets backed up,But now I have people calling me first,OK for now,but not when racing season starts.
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    I gotta ? so does having a higher C rating make your motor perform better

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdvanb View Post
    The connector costs like 4$
    Not bad.
    Quote Originally Posted by billy-bones View Post
    I give them away,and for the minute it takes to do,it makes for a happy costumer.
    I don't work for the lhs,I just do stuff when he gets backed up,But now I have people calling me first,OK for now,but not when racing season starts.
    Ya I will be back up there tomm hahaha. Where do u live ?

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    Seeing as those battery's are only 4k mah at 30c it might be an issue. I would recommend at the least a 5k mah 30c battery. Also your gonna need double sided tape or something to mount that esc on your truck. I know I had to buy the plastic mounting piece for mine and then use double sided tape to stick the esc to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abyss View Post
    Seeing as those battery's are only 4k mah at 30c it might be an issue. I would recommend at the least a 5k mah 30c battery. Also your gonna need double sided tape or something to mount that esc on your truck. I know I had to buy the plastic mounting piece for mine and then use double sided tape to stick the esc to it.
    Ya I'm gonna order a SPC
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    The mah # is just the gas tank,A 4000mah,and a 8000man battery both 30c,will perform the same,One will just have twice the run time.
    The c rating is how much power the battery can give the motor when it wants it, a50c 2s should have a 100c burst rate(short time power shot)
    That's why a 3800 will run on a 25c,but if you keep asking the battery for more,it cant do it,since it has only a 50c burst rate, and the 3800 likes at least 30c minim ,35c better continuous, that gives you a 60 to 70c burst.
    With a 6500mah 50c,you should get a good 40 minute run,that's running it pretty good.
    Personally my 6500mah 65c battery's,are what I like running in my cc systems, where the velineon pulls about 65 amp contentious, the 3800's pull around 150 amps ,but 50c will be fine,in fact I often run mine on 35c,the only difference imo,is they don't have that short term punch I like ,or at times need.
    Quote Originally Posted by Abyss View Post
    Seeing as those battery's are only 4k mah at 30c it might be an issue. I would recommend at the least a 5k mah 30c battery. Also your gonna need double sided tape or something to mount that esc on your truck. I know I had to buy the plastic mounting piece for mine and then use double sided tape to stick the esc to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abyss View Post
    Seeing as those battery's are only 4k mah at 30c it might be an issue. I would recommend at the least a 5k mah 30c battery. Also your gonna need double sided tape or something to mount that esc on your truck. I know I had to buy the plastic mounting piece for mine and then use double sided tape to stick the esc to it.
    Or you can make a mount and use zip ties
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDenham View Post
    Not bad.

    Ya I will be back up there tomm hahaha. Where do u live ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy-bones View Post
    The mah # is just the gas tank,A 4000mah,and a 8000man battery both 30c,will perform the same,One will just have twice the run time.
    The c rating is how much power the battery can give the motor when it wants it, a50c 2s should have a 100c burst rate(short time power shot)
    That's why a 3800 will run on a 25c,but if you keep asking the battery for more,it cant do it,since it has only a 50c burst rate, and the 3800 likes at least 30c minim ,35c better continuous, that gives you a 60 to 70c burst.
    With a 5400mah 50c,you should get a good 40 minute run,that's running it pretty good.
    Personally my 6500mah 65c battery's,are what I like running in my cc systems, where the velineon pulls about 65 amp contentious, the 3800's pull around 150 amps ,but 50c will be fine,in fact I often run mine on 35c,the only difference imo,is they don't have that short term punch I like ,or at times need.
    But his current battery is still an issue
    It only gives off 120a-240a
    I use a battery rated 336a-672a

    My battery is a venom 60c 5600mah 2s

    Idk if it's 65c but ^^ that calculation is @ 60c
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    30c is as low as i would want to go with the 3800,but it will do the job,like I said,I fried a 30c venom with one of my 3800's,But that battery was in question anyway. But I run them on my 35c thunder powers a lot with no issues at all.
    Quote Originally Posted by kdvanb View Post
    But his current battery is still an issue
    It only gives off 120a-240a
    I use a battery rated 336a-672a

    My battery is a venom 60c 5600mah 2s

    Idk if it's 65c but ^^ that calculation is @ 60c
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDenham View Post



    Stopped by my local hobby store to check out the motor/ESC and finally pulled the trigger and bought the CC 3800kv combo also went ahead and bought the castle link USB . Pretty straight forward install ??
    Price seems to high to me when i get them for 120 but thats the way it is
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