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    vxl-3s with 540 brushless 3500kv?

    Will the vxl3s run a cheapo 540 3500kv brushless motor in a 2wd merv? Or should I buy a combo? Won't be running lipo in it ever.

    Thanks

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    The stock vxl 3m can barely handle the stock motor. I have heard upgrading the speed control unlocks the full potential of the motor without raising the cog and making it unstable.

    lipo power!!!!!
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    He stated the 3S, which is the 1/10th scale Traxxas ESC... not the 3M.

    It will work... and has been done many times over... but be prepared to search for space for the large 3S ESC!

    What do you currently have?
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    I meant the 3m. Didn't realize that I put 3s. Currently I have an sv3. Really, I'm trying to scrap together enough stuff to do a cheap brushless setup on a vintage kyosho rc that currently has a mechanical speed control

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Jimmie Neutron's Avatar
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    More than likely it won't handle brushless power if it is that old.

    A buddy of mine pulled something of his out of the closet that was old... he put one of his monster Titans pulled from is brushless converted eMaxx in it and a EVX2 running on 2S and blew the transmission out with the first full pull of the trigger. He was quite dissapointed that he just spent tons of time going threw the entire RC making sure everything was up to (1980's) par. I cannot imagine what brushless would do to an older RC!
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Ya, the esc isn't very good. Mine burned out on just using 1 stock traxxas battery.
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