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Old 09-10-2008, 05:41 PM   #1
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My question is
I have a Kyosho Lazer ZX -5 and have installed an Eagle Racing Z-Zone Drift modified 19T motor with a Futaba MC 330cr controller.
If I went to a brushless motor what would you suggest?
The current cog on the motor is a 23 tooth.
This set up is not much quicker than the original set up of the RTR Lazer.
Any suggestions would be great.
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:26 PM   #2
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If you went with a brushless motor you would need a brushless ESC too. If I were you I would go with the Novak XBR system for around $150. It is not a full out race system but it is great for club racing and bashing.
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19T motors are pretty tame for a 4wd electric. Using a hotter motor would definately give you more speed. Since your controller has a 13T limit I would suggest getting a 13T checkpoint brushed motor unless you are dead set on brushless. The checkpoint is a good long life brushed motor. It will last at least 30 runs before needing service. Either way you will have to gear the motor correctly so make sure to use the correct pinion recommend by the manual or motor manufacturer.
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19T 4wd is more fun then you would think and if you are new to racing/driving R/C cars you will break less which means more time on the track.
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Old 09-11-2008, 03:28 PM   #5
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Thanks for the advice guys.
Will look in to the items you have suggested.
More and more people going to electric here in Australia over Nitro.
If anyone wants to suggest more please feel tree as I need all the help I can get.
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