Originally posted by NitroNoob
Not knowing all that much about the electric cars, I was wondering if anyone knows or if anyone has tried to replace the motor in the HPI Dash. I know the HPI site says that the car is not an upgradable car, but I have to wonder if it is at all possible. The car is currently running a 380 electric motor.
I have a few questions before I start though:
1. Whats a decent (non-expensive) electric motor that I could use to give this modifiaction a shot?
2. Whats the difference in the number of turns a motor makes?
3. Do I want a higher number like a 27-T, or a lower number like a 10-T or 12-T?
4. Which motor uses more juice a high turn motor or a low turn motor?
5. Whats the difference between a brushless motor and a regular motor? (besides one uses brushes and one doesnt, pros and cons.)
I will be running one 3300mAh 7.2v battery as this is all that I can fit in the car.
Some answers to your questions in numeric order
1) A Team Trinity Monster Stock motor
2) The higher the turn, the slower it is. The lower the turn, the faster it is. The fastest motor right now for an electric car is the Team Orion 6 turn double wound
3)If your trying to pull this off, 1st try using a 27 Turn, or more commonly know as a stock motor.
4) Of course, the higher the motor, the faster it will be, and the faster the battery will be consumed.
5) The differcne between them is that the brushless motor has to come with proper esc. Other esc;s can't handle the power output, therefore blowing it up. It's also expensive, but very fast and high in torque, so it's a really good motor for a modified class. A motor that has brushes is cheaper, and more realiable to use. Plus, there's more of a choice in them. Not many people use brushless motor systems unless they have the money for it. If u were thinkinh of putting the brushless motor into your car, don't. The HPI dash is rear wheel drive, so its most likly to spin out alot.