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    Velineon 3500 in Mini E Revo???

    I broke my motor and ESC in my MERV and I want to buy a new one. I have 4.1 inch wheels and lots of aluminium parts so car is very heavy. Old motor was too weak so I want to buy Velineon 3500 with Tenbol mount. What do you think about it???

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    I have the Tenbol mount...its nice.
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    Its a tight fit with the 3500 and ESC in a merv but doable. Why not just get a Mamba monster
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    Its big, heavy and strong and power hungry!

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    I loved my 3500 and VXL3S! I bought the brushed car first, so I already had the big block mount when I upgraded.

    I cut a hole in the side of the body as a sort of radiator for the ESC, but it was never needed other than for looks:





    That motor is so strong and stays so cool thanks to its extra long rotor generating so much more torque than these little guys can handle.

    I ran single Traxxas 25c 2200mah 2S lipos. That's good for 55amps continous, and that motor is rated for wanting as much as 60, however with our little cars it rarely ever gets to full power. Enjoy, have a blast!

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    i ran the 3500 combo for a few test runs. was very interesting. i had a mini summit so i put the esc on the back shock tower. then zip tied a 5000mah 2s lipo to the motor on empty esc side, . might want to stay in a straight line with that option, lol.
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    My new build, CC 5700, sidewinder3, 26/50 with center diff. Runs cool and strong. No modifying, no cutting, body fits.

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    I want velineon because I want waterproof electronics.

    "I ran single Traxxas 25c 2200mah 2S lipos. That's good for 55amps continous, and that motor is rated for wanting as much as 60, however with our little cars it rarely ever gets to full power. Enjoy, have a blast!"



    How long did it run on this battery??? Was it much shorter then the stock one?
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    Cool, just a note in case your interested, the Sidewinder 3 is waterproof.

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    And all motors except sensored brushless are waterproof.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    lukasek, anywhere form 20-28 minutes depending on drive style. Hard to keep the finger off the trigger though haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PappaMac View Post
    Cool, just a note in case your interested, the Sidewinder 3 is waterproof.
    Is it better than 3500? And what about run times?

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    I keep reading about this making the truck top heavy and such. But isn't this really the same as the brushed version? Just with a brushless motor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robl45 View Post
    I keep reading about this making the truck top heavy and such. But isn't this really the same as the brushed version? Just with a brushless motor?
    I don't think it would be just like the brushed version, because of the greater speed you will reach... it will tip over more often when turning... I have this problem with my twin velineon 380 setup... it's crazy fast and it has so much torque, it's just insane!
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    Quote Originally Posted by boilo56 View Post
    I don't think it would be just like the brushed version, because of the greater speed you will reach... it will tip over more often when turning... I have this problem with my twin velineon 380 setup... it's crazy fast and it has so much torque, it's just insane!
    Obviously you get more speed, but the brushed and brushless probably weigh around the same so isn't it a problem with the brushed version?

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    well it is all about physics laws. the speed and weight transfer are the issues here. the faster you go, less steering motion is needed to unbalance the car, and it will flip or crash!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lukasek View Post
    Is it better than 3500? And what about run times?
    The Sidewinder is an ESC.
    The 3500 is a motor.

    Kinda difficult to compare apples and oranges.




    I am pretty sure the brushless motor is heavier than the 550.

    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    Stats for the 3500 read 9.2oz... 6-7% heavier, not worth counting, because the wire used would make up the difference from 3 leads vs 4 on the 550.
    Last edited by krallopian; 04-14-2013 at 01:37 PM. Reason: 775 - 550

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    The Sidewinder is an ESC.
    The 3500 is a motor.

    Kinda difficult to compare apples and oranges.

    So is the sidewinder with cc 5700kv motor better than the vxl 3s with velineon 3500???

    By the way whats a diference between cc 5700kv and cc 7700kv motors?

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    2000kv is the difference. 7700kv will blow out almost all tires except foamies.. You would get higher speeds on 2s with a 7700kv than you would with the stock motor at 3s, but some esc's can't handle that switching speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krallopian View Post
    2000kv is the difference. 7700kv will blow out almost all tires except foamies.. You would get higher speeds on 2s with a 7700kv than you would with the stock motor at 3s, but some esc's can't handle that switching speed.
    So it will be better if I won't put it into MERV? :P

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    Most people suggest even 5700kv is more than enough! I suggest trying a 10,000kv one! :P

    Watch some youtube videos of the different motors so you can decide for yourself! =)

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    I don't want to blow out a drivetrain so i'll get 5700 or maybe 6900

    Quote Originally Posted by PappaMac View Post


    My new build, CC 5700, sidewinder3, 26/50 with center diff. Runs cool and strong. No modifying, no cutting, body fits.
    I've got two more questions. What batteries do you use and how long can you drive with them on this set up???
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