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    Vxl esc and a 4 pole motor ?

    Does anybody know if the vxl-3 can run a 4 pole motor like the Castle 1410 3800kv ?
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    Technically it will spin the motor. But it really doesnt like it. it doesnt work properly at all. Many have tried, all have concluded it doesnt work.
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    Thank you very much for the info..I guess i'll just bite the bullet and get the whole sidewinder kit.
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    The Sidewinder ESC is not a good match with any motor in the rally. it is just to heavy. You'll be better off with the MMP esc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I EAT DIRT View Post
    The Sidewinder ESC is not a good match with any motor in the rally. it is just to heavy. You'll be better off with the MMP esc.
    i disagree - the sidewinder sct 3800 on 2s is fabuluous! Mine is geared 11/54 - tons of torque, not too much top speed and the motor/esc temps are sweet

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    The new Sv3 is rated for use up to a 3 cell Lipo. I have not run one to confirm how well it does. I do know it does not include a fan like the later Sv2's did. You should be ok to run it with it. I would highly suggest a MMP though. They are a more capable controller. Its perfect in the sense of performance in a small size. I'm hoping that Castle will include the MMP as a WP upgrade in the future. It's probably one of their most popular.

    BTW I sent in a couple of burnt up controllers and getting back a couple of the nw MMMv2 WPs.
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