Originally Posted by alexdb7
Thanks for all you input!!! I will scout out these parts on Ebay, one though was Brushless as suggested. Is a brushlesss motor and esc as reliable? Does it have as much torque? Also from everyones input I take it that as long as the car is somewhat higher end, straight line performance isn't much of a factor? I'm glad to hear that electric can keep up with Nitro, I really didn't want the headache again...
Thanks, Alex (Toronto, Canada)
Brushed or Brushless is matter of taste.
Top end BL are more expensive then Top end Brushed.
And don't forget that anyhow if you want more power, you also need more power supply (better battery or more voltage).
The suggested cheap BL set up, is the minimum that work decently for a CAR.
The HM60 ESC is a cheap esc since is mailny designed for airplane ... but I did personally test that it works fine also in my 1/10 car ... (after a proper adjustment of my radio tx ... note if your radio is not a computerized radio it most probably not allow you to use this esc) ... as well it doesn't have standard brake ... but just a configurable autobrake/abs function (soft/medium/hard) ... finally with this esc you can get high power only with high voltage (due to the limit of 60amp ... but it can power up to 20v ... 20v x 60amp = 1200watt = 2HP !!!)
Sure there are better BL esc ... but nothing for less the 140$.
so ... said all ... it is still difficult to say which way to go.
Maybe a step approach is the best ... get a powerfull but cheap esc/brushed motor ... it is just 60$ investment
Then when you want even more, you can start with the cheap BL setup ... and decide which battery to use (maybe 8xGP2200 is more cost efficient then 3S Lipo)
I guess go step by step up in speed is more nice then make a boom up ... as well you could fine an edge that your car drivetrain don't support over some power!
For very high speed foam tired are better ... since they can explode or ballon like the rubber one