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    Question crawling motor

    would this be a good motor to make a pede crawl better
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    I'm not well up on brushless but I have a brushed crawler. The higher the turn the better it will crawl. 10.5 t is still a fast motor. Being sensored would give more low end control though. I have a 27t in my crawler.

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    What ESC are you planning on using?

    VXL ESCs are terrible for crawling because how badly they cog and because they have no drag brake.
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    Your defiantly onto something with the sensored motor but like Scott said you need an esc to match the motor.

    Jang did his chimara projects that way and when I tried I used a 55 turn brushed motor and vxl 3s esc.

    In the end I just bought a honcho and started modding that instead but I'm still curious to see a pede crawler that doesn't have a $200 esc and motor in it. . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greatscott View Post
    VXL ESCs are terrible for crawling because how badly they cog and because they have no drag brake.
    why wouldnt the vxl esc work with a sensored motor
    what waterproof cheap esc would u recomed
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    Just does not support them. Hobbywing SC8 is what I will get next.

    ...But I don't think that support sensored either.

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    in the manual the vxl says it is sensored capable. there is also an aux port on the front of it
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    Your right! am sure there is a issue with it...Maybe it is something to do with it not support 4 pole motors and any thing higher than 5000KV. Hopefully someone who knows something other than me will post! On the plus side it also says it would support brushed motors too?! So a 54t would make for good crawling...27t if you still want a lil speed.

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    i dont want to make a comp crawler but just wanted to make my pede a little better over rocks
    i still want to be able to go fast (like the stock vxl motor) but want the control and smoothness of a sensored motor
    i dont want to go brushed because then i have to worry more about temps
    Last edited by RCTRAIN; 08-23-2012 at 09:44 AM. Reason: spelling
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    What kv / turn would you recommend to make a pede move fast but still be able to go slow
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    has anyone tried a sensored motor in a pede if so does it cog better
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    why would you want to cog!?!?
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    I meant a smoother take off
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    does any body know if there is a limit for sensored motors are on the vxl-3s
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    would this be a good combe to make a pede crawl better
    has anyone use it and is it easy to program
    does anyone have it in there pede if so could u post pics
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Duratrax-sen...item3a792ec7d0
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    If you want to make you truck a good crawler with a brushless setup, you could use a Novak SC 5.5 sensored motor matched with a MMP and you would have a great crawling setup. The VXL just doesn't have the power to run slow speed well. I tried it in my Slash 4x4. The VXL esc would cut power to the motor when you got against a rock and tried to go over it slowly. The MMP will go over it as slow as you want to go and still have the power on tap if you grab full throttle to power over the object.
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    I don't want to spend 300 on a motor and an esc
    I think I'm getting a duratrax de10 and duratrax 17.5 sensorsd motor
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    Any other recommendations for a crawling motor
    If I get the 5.5 would I need to mod anything to make it fit
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    Quote Originally Posted by RCTRAIN View Post
    why wouldnt the vxl esc work with a sensored motor
    what waterproof cheap esc would u recomed
    Check with Traxxas support to be sure, but I believe that the VXL-3s will support sensored motors (that's what the plugged socket on them is for) but will only support 2 pole motors.

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    can a sidewinder do the same as a mmp or is the mmp better for crawling
    what motor (kv/turn/size) would you recomend to turn a pede into a semi crawler
    i dont want to spend more than $100 on the motor
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    Quote Originally Posted by o0wiz0o View Post
    Your right! am sure there is a issue with it...Maybe it is something to do with it not support 4 pole motors and any thing higher than 5000KV. Hopefully someone who knows something other than me will post! On the plus side it also says it would support brushed motors too?! So a 54t would make for good crawling...27t if you still want a lil speed.
    The VXL 3s will support sensored motors, but only 2 pole ones.

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    has anyone tried a de10 in a pede
    what turn kv would you recomend to crawl in a 540 size motor
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Sob View Post
    If you want to make you truck a good crawler with a brushless setup, you could use a Novak SC 5.5 sensored motor matched with a MMP and you would have a great crawling setup. The VXL just doesn't have the power to run slow speed well. I tried it in my Slash 4x4. The VXL esc would cut power to the motor when you got against a rock and tried to go over it slowly. The MMP will go over it as slow as you want to go and still have the power on tap if you grab full throttle to power over the object.
    would the et-3s work instead of the mmp i would get the castle link to turn off CLL or CCL or what ever its that the tqi use to change settings on it through the remote
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