http://www.ebay.com/itm/Castle-Creat...p2054897.l4275 they also have them at rc planet
Twin Brushless Latrax Teton, .21TM Jato
I'm not sure the VXL-3m will play well with the 4-pole. Do they still have the rpm limiter?
You need to double the pulses for a 4-pole vs 2-pole.
So the vxl 3m works with the castle 0808 4100 KV?
I think I'll do that instead of mamba micro I like waterproof
Working on the finishing touches.
As it turns out the out drive rings do a lot to keep them from turning out like this:
Mini-eight hexes don't work, so I'm also working on those.
Nice man. good job
Build, Bash, Clean, Repair, Repeat..
I have a Teton, looking at a lipo brushless upgrade. I plan on running the Traxxas 2820 lipo (7.4v and 2200 mAh) mostly because they fit nicely in the car. I also will be running the vxl 3m. So with that battery in mind what kind/size brushless motor should I be looking at? The OP running a 6800 kv (although it appears they are no longer available). I have 2 questions:
1. what kv motor would any of you recommend with the battery I intend on using (2820)
2. What would it mean to go to a "bigger" or "smaller" kv motor as compared to the 6800kv the OP is running?
I buy B20-40-12L Brushless Inrunner Motor 4800kv from hobby king, it's a 2 pole motor.
Actually I've 0808 4100kV on order but many people say vxl-3m would not work with 4 pole.
I have been looking at motors, and some motors (specifically the 1/18Th Toro Micro Brushless Motor Combo Set 25A ESC with 4300KV;4 poles) which looked like a good option comes with the esc. I then read somewhere about "cards" to program the esc. I have been thinking all along that I would go with the same traxxas VXL-3m esc, but does it need to be programed? Are esc that can be programed with a "card" a better option?
I feel like the more I learn the more lost I am, on what to buy or what I "need."
Also that Toro motor esc combo (which is back ordered from Hobby parts) http://www.hobbypartz.com/26p-blcomb...5a-4300kv.html is only 35 dollars. So what do I "get" besides water proof if I buy the VXL-3m?
At first i was like most members here, wanting to throw too much onto this truck but then i realized that at the end of the day its a 1/18th scale truck. It's only so much it can handle. Just keep it simple and you'll save alot of cash my friend
Last edited by G-Rustler; 05-07-2014 at 03:46 PM.
I have mamba micro pro 0808 4100kv, I love it. Just out throttle punch to medium and I don't notice any breakages with aluminum driveshaft upgrades.
Although my stock batteries are dead, only holds charge for 5 minutes
Guys, are the diff gears on this truck all plastic? I did the brushless mod with a 0808 5600kv, and the truck was great for two packs.. and then, massive clicking, to find busted drive shafts.. BUT, also, I think the diff is also destroyed too.
FWIW.. I glued the tires to the wheels.. and I think this may have been a mistake. I thing having a little extra give with the rubber / plastic was helping me with the packs that were fine. :-(
Anyway.. are there any upgrade diff gears out there?
Does anyone know if rc 18 ball diffs work well for brushless and fit without mods.