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    1/10th vxl esc and motor combo in 1/16th

    I have a brand new 1/10th scale esc/motor combo on my self and was wondering if I could utilize the VXL esc with the stock 3800 motor or use the whole setup? Just trying to think of some options when the stock esc goes out.


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    The stock motor is 4000kv, or the V380 (380 is the physical size)
    The 10th scale V3500 system has been used in the 16th platform before... although the ESC is a bit on the large size for a good fit.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    the 3800 is too strong for the vxl esc and the motor is a little heavy for the merv

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    Do you mean 3500? Or did Traxxas come out with a new motor?
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    are you thinking of putting both the 1/10 esc and motor in? or just the 1/10 esc to power the stock 380 motor?

    i cant see why using the mini 380 motor w the 1/10 esc would be a problem, the motor is only gonna pull so much power, im sure the larger esc can handle it

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    Really looking at using the vxl esc w the stock motor if possible, I have it on hand and would like to utilize it if it will fit. I have no idea how it would even mount thogh.
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    Jimmie is right. I had castle on the brain
    The 3500 has been done along with the esc but its not pretty. Too big and it is power hungry

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    I just thought I had missed something... lol
    Been playing with my new RC and haven't been on the forum much.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    would the new sidewinder 3 work well then ?
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    Yes, it would.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    thanks everyone, looks like ill have to find some other use for new vxl setup...
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    so what's the most powerful "small" motor esc combo ?
    What power will the stock VXL ESC handle ?
    1/10 size motors just don't make any sense with MERV IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by graham_h View Post
    so what's the most powerful "small" motor esc combo ?
    What power will the stock VXL ESC handle ?
    1/10 size motors just don't make any sense with MERV IMO
    why dont they make sense if power and speed is desired? there arent many other 'step ups' between 1/16 and 1/10 for power systems. if you want real power you need to go w a 1/10 system, there is a reason so many run sidewinder/mmp and motor combo.

    the stock vxl esc is rated for 3s or 2 6-cell nimhs in series, but not reliably, you have to gear down which reduces speed. if you are looking for more power the esc has got to go. the 380 motor can handle power much better than the esc.

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    There are "1/16" motors out there that will wipe the ground of just about any 1/10th scale motor that I have seen put in a 1/16th RC... and I am sure 50togo can confirm this.

    The stock VXL is the weak point... it can barely handle the stock motor let alone trying to throw something bigger at it.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaytet View Post
    the 380 motor can handle power much better than the esc.
    The mmp with the v380 will make it a totally different mini.
    You'll be happy with the power n better braking

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    Check out my thread http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...kv-vs-1112-1-y
    My neu 1110 1/y or my neu 1112 1/y will give you big block power and small block handling and never overheat! The 1110 is the perfect 3s motor and the 1112 good for 4s and 70+ mph speeds

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50togo View Post
    Check out my thread http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...kv-vs-1112-1-y
    My neu 1110 1/y or my neu 1112 1/y will give you big block power and small block handling and never overheat! The 1110 is the perfect 3s motor and the 1112 good for 4s and 70+ mph speeds
    Excellent, just what i was looking for

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daddykins View Post
    The mmp with the v380 will make it a totally different mini.
    You'll be happy with the power n better braking
    this was my main point. when typing i didnt think all the motors available, just vehicle sizes and the electrics they come with.

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