01-26-2008, 09:14 PM
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Buffalo Grove, IL
Originally Posted by ScionBox
I am a Mini veteran, but a brushless newbie.
Does anybody here run brushless in their Mini?
I was thinking of buying this Novak system:
I have 2400mah NiCd batteries right now... Are they good enough? Would I have to go with LiPos instead? I don't want to buy all new batteries. I am assuming brushless motors and ESCs use less power.
Keep in mind I am not a serious racer.... my friends and I are bashers that get together & race our Minis in parking lots.
They want me to be the brushless ginea pig... if I am successful.... they say they will make the switch too!
NOt sure if you are looking to go faster than the Silver can or not, but just as and fyi at this years Novak race (USTCC) at Trackside they ran the 17.5 Novak brushless motors in the mini class. The speeds of the minis with the 17.5 brushless were were very even to a mini with a decent silver can motor.
from what I hear the lipos work nice in the mini but the car tends to be harder to handle because of the lighter weight of the lipo.
Hope this helps.
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