Originally Posted by aussierevo
don't I need to have lipo batteries to run brushless.....would a XBR run with NimH IB 4200
Ah -- As someone else posted, there is good news! I've been running NiMh with my brushless for about a year now... I still have to run brushed for some classes and/or tracks, but when I can run brushless, I still use my NiMh packs... Anything from the discontinued Novak SS+ to XBR to GTB ESC's... Using a GTB, I've run 13.5, 10.5, and 6.5 with NiMh without problems... I have the GTB/6.5R combo in my dirt oval truck and it HAULS!...
If you don't HAVE to run brushed, go brushless... I'm very happy with my Novak combo's... The main thing is that with either the XBR or GTB (both are good), make sure you get a sintered rotor brushless motor (bonded fades over time)...