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  1. #1
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    Ok, so I never should have gone XL in the first place...........

    Hi all,

    Happy Holidays etc! The time has come to spend some money on me once again and I am looking to get brushless power into my E Revo XL. I am keeping with Traxxas for now so will be getting the Traxxas Velineon VXL-3m Brushless Power System. I also have plenty of NiMh Power Cells and both series and parallel connectors. My question is with regard to gearing and I have read different opinions on this so thought I would throw it out again!

    I mainly bash over typical park quality grass with both 'fairly' smooth areas combined with many a bump and natural jump! If I was to go for it and run in series for top speed, do you folks think I need to change gearing? (please bear in mind that my XL didn't come with the hi speed pinion gear). Obviously I am all about the thrashing of the wee beastie but I don't want anything to go bang or have a shorter life than normal. Thanks all and excuse my ignorance!

    Cheers
    If it makes me smile, it's worth the money

  2. #2
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    I actually don't agree. I wish I would have gone XL and simply upgraded to what everyone here upgrades to. Mamba Max Pro (MMP) for 1/10. Simple as that. The stock ESC gets horribly hot. Plenty of people have burnt them up. I would never ever buy the stock ESC. It's WAY too expensive for what you are getting. Get a MMP setup.

    I actually look forward to when mine burns up so that I am forced to get a really good one.

    t

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    MMP is way overkill, all you really need is the 1/10 sidewinder, maybe the regular Mamba Max.

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    if you want i will sell you my velineon esc and motor for a good price send me a pm if you are interested. i am taking my ezrun out of my rustler and putting it in my merv.

    i've had it for a few months, never had any issues with the esc and motor, never slammed it into full throttle, took good care of it. i run 2 of the nimh batteries in series. the esc has never shutdown due to over heating and i have never had the motor go over 170*. and i have the "speed" pinion installed as instructed my the owners manual.
    Last edited by chuckmnnorris; 12-29-2009 at 04:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckmnnorris
    never slammed it into full throttle, .
    Really?? Just kidding I believe you it runs pretty good with 2 stock batteries in parallel mine never gets hot either

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    Brushless virgin!

    Thanks all for your thoughts.............

    Brushless is quite a world when you look into it, he says rocking in his chair muttering 'change is bad'..................
    If it makes me smile, it's worth the money

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    Who never runs full throttle...

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    i've run it at full throttle but never gunned it to full throttle when it is stopped.

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    I'm sorry but I get the feeling that there is such a thing as NOT full throttle. Surely this is not acceptable? After all, this is what end stops are for
    If it makes me smile, it's worth the money

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    just wondering how people's esc's burn out - when it overheats, isn't it supposed to half the full throttle speed?

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