Best brushed system & best brushless system <$250
Okay, so I'm an electric n00b so please bear with me.
I'm debating between brushed and brushless. I already have a 19t spec motor for racing and a cheapo esc for my tc3.
I want a fast combo mainly for bashing and drifting, but with the ability to race. I would like the esc to have reverse that can be turned off for racing. Key word here: fast. If I do race with it, it won't be on a very large track (150' straight).
Please note, I'm not adept at maintaining brushed motors, nor do I know what exactly is involved in doing so, but I'm sure I could figure it out and would be willing to do so just as long as it doesn't involve buying a bunch of new equipment (how's that for a run-on sentence?).
I don't wanna spend more than around $250 for the whole setup if possible.
Would you guys recommend brushed or brushless? If so, which products specifically?
ps. for those that recommend brushless, is there are better system than the Novak combo for about the same price?