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    Motor/esc upgrade??

    Is there a good cheaper setup that is better than stock that can be used in the merv and summit vxl.
    I want to run 2s and 3s with low temps.
    Thanks

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    I can give you a little direction...

    The stock V380 motor is fine on 2S and 3S.... the ESC is the weak point. When I was running a 60 amp ESC it was great on 2S but started overheating on 3S with the same gearing so I would think maybe an 80 amp or a 120 amp ESC would work great for 3S running.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Wow this little guy draws that many amps?!?!? Thats crazy. I used to have a couple stampede 4x4s with the tacon 3674 in it and sc8 120 amps escs... And that motor was a monster compared to this.

    What esc do you suggest then?

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    It depends on how much you are willing to spend?
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    trying to keep in on the low side

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    Bump just fried my esc

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    You might want to look at the Castle SV3. Its waterproof as well.
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    I dont care if its waterproof. So i take it that nobody uses a cheap esc lol

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    Where have you looked?
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    I run sv3 in two of my 1/16 rigs with 3s....but they are a slash and rally. Never had any overheating problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    I can give you a little direction...

    The stock V380 motor is fine on 2S and 3S.... the ESC is the weak point. When I was running a 60 amp ESC it was great on 2S but started overheating on 3S with the same gearing so I would think maybe an 80 amp or a 120 amp ESC would work great for 3S running.
    Is it possible, or is it ok to use the VXL-s ESC from the Slash4x4 Velineon system in a MERV with the 380 motor?

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Jimmie Neutron's Avatar
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    Yes... just a challenge to mount such a large ESC. I'm sure it will handle 2S fine, but I'm not sure how it will handle 3S.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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