I had another thread on this last week, but will start this one because I am getting closer to figuring out what I want to do.
I have a 12 year old Pede (Bought May 2001). Brushed motor , nicad 7.2v batteries and a Rooster ESC. 27mhz radio.
I am working on upgrading various items. Rebuilding the frontend with aluminum parts after I broke the plastic ones. Just ordered a Magnum 272 Transmission ($28). My gears are 83/19, I think that will work for a Brushless system running at 7.2v.
I am going with the Castle SV3 Sidewinder and 4600kV motor ($110). Still use my 7.2 Nicd batteries for now but upgrade to a 2.4ghz transmitter and receiver ($60).
I will probably put the lipo battery connector on the ecs, but get an adapter and then upgrade to lipo 3s down the road. The 11.1v will be a kick up of speed, may be overkill. The charger and batteries are steep, I'd rather use that money on upgrades. Like new tires because the original pede tires might be to hard for Brushless. So I may never go to LiPo..
Complete newbie at this so any thoughts are appreciated.