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    Brushless VS Titan life expectancy

    What is the life expectancy of the velineon VS Titan 12T?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slashmaine View Post
    What is the life expectancy of the velineon VS Titan 12T?
    With proper maintenance and bearing replacement, a velineon can go infinitely.
    With the exception of the bearings and a bushing, their are no wearing parts to a brush less motor.
    Heat is their worst enemy,keep them from getting to hot,and dont let the bearings get to the point in which they let go,and they should keep going for a long time.
    Perhaps not infinitely as stated earlier,but a long long time.
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    The Velineon "should" last all most forever, except for changing bearings here and there. Unless you over gear it and cook it or drive in sand all the time, it should last for quite awhile. The Titan on the other hand, is a hit and miss. Some people burn out their Titan in less than a week, and some (like me) can make them last for over a year. It all depends on if you break it in, clean it, lube it, and don't over heat/gear it. Hope this helps!
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    It depends on how hard you run them, the types of batteries you use, gearing, etc.

    But in general the velineon motor will far outlast the titan. You'd be lucky to get more than a few months out of a titan 12t and the only real maintenance a velineon needs is a bearing rebuild ever half year or so

    Darn, guess I got to be quicker lol, beaten while typing up two cents...

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    Like bully and others said the villenion should last forever, but I know lots of people that go through a brushed motor in a few weeks

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    I went threw 3 12t in one summer, upgraded to villenion almost 2 yeas ago and never looked back.
    My wife hates it but I love It.

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    Good deal! Time for the investment! Does the traxxas "power-up" plan actually save you money or can the set be found cheaper somewhere else?

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    2 yeas ago it saved you a little money but now, with all the traxxas chop shops ebay is the way to go. But.. you should be looking at castle if you going to drop some coin on a new setup. Mamba Max Pro SCT ESC and Neu-Castle 1410-3800kv motor combo or Sidewinder SCT Short Course Truck Edition combo.

    Cost range will be 100-189 for the Castle

    the VELINEON VXL-3s will be around 150 from chop shops

    40 more and the castle system will kill the VELINEON any day.
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    40 more and the castle system will kill the VELINEON any day
    Sad but oh so true.
    Not to say the vxl-3 system is not a very good setup,but for a couple more bucks you get an esc 6s capable that will run 2 and the four pole motors.
    Shop around enough and it wont even cost anymore.
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    I am sticking with nimh batteries for now. Will the castle set up still win out?

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    Anyone?

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    If you know what you are doing, a Titan can last a pretty decently long time. My brother's Titian in his Bandit lasted us a year before it finally started loosing power, but I think I just need to give it a good clean. The Velineon will last forever pretty much, as long as you put rebuild kits in it and keep cleaning it. The only problem I have had with them is pinion gear side bearings giving out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slashmaine View Post
    I am sticking with nimh batteries for now. Will the castle set up still win out?
    You will be fine with nimh, but lipos are alot nicer. You will still have good fun just in shorter sessions.
    My wife hates it but I love It.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slashmaine View Post
    I am sticking with nimh batteries for now. Will the castle set up still win out?
    The castle will take a lot more then your NiMh cells will put out, so can the vxl.
    Your battery's will be fine.
    You'll love the lipos when you change but you dont have to do it rashly.
    Imo NiMh is not as bad as people make them out to be,as I stated before we race with a young man who is quite competitive.
    When I discovered he was running NiMh I was surprised.
    Last edited by billy-bones; 08-22-2013 at 10:24 AM.
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    Very good.

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