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c0mmgeels 10-19-2016 12:05 AM

Anybody use brushless motor is for rc crawler?
 
Anybody use brushless motor is for rc crawler?

kingy1 10-19-2016 01:11 AM

I run a tekin roc412 2300kv with a mamba max pro on 4s in my wraith. Why do you ask?

hotrod87 10-19-2016 05:02 AM

I'm running a castle sidewinder and traxxas vxl motor on dual 3s (parallel not series) in my wraith right now. I've ran from holmes hobbies 1200kv revolver to novak 18.5 and really prefer bnrushless. If I was going to be running under water or mud bogging I'd stick to brushed.

Rug Runner 10-19-2016 05:14 AM

I run a Tekin ROC 412 2300kv w RX8 g2 esc in 1 rig, and all Holmes Hobbies electronics, both on 3s, in another.
Both my setups are waterproof, so going swimming and mud baths are ok for me. Take proper precautions to do so and just fun as brushed in the water, but a whole lot more POWER!
What brushless setups are you looking at?

OSRC 10-19-2016 04:22 PM

Yes, in many of my scale trucks. Sensored brushless is the way to go, no question.

JatoTheRipper 10-20-2016 10:17 AM

I still use brushed in almost all of my crawlers. I tried brushless, but I like mud and water too much so I switched back to brushed. Cheap, brushed motors motors and cheap, waterproof ESCs are what I typically run. I don't worry if the motor occasionally dies after abuse in mud and water.

I would be more upset if I had a more expensive, brushless setup die after mud or water. If you go brushless with a crawler you must get a sensored setup. Sensorless won't cut it. And there aren't many waterproof sensored setups. In fact, Holmes is the only one I know of. You can take the chance to waterproof anything yourself, but if it dies in water the warranty isn't going to cover the damage. Holmes, as far as I know, will stand behind their waterproof claim. I currently don't own an Holmes products though.

hotrod87 10-20-2016 11:33 AM

Traxxas original vxl will run sensored and is waterproof. Although I do agree that for water or mud running brushed is better. Hobbywing sct pro is also waterproof and runs sensored or non also. I run one in my 4x4 slash and it's been great.

JatoTheRipper 10-25-2016 06:10 AM


Originally Posted by hotrod87 (Post 14709199)
Traxxas original vxl will run sensored and is waterproof. Although I do agree that for water or mud running brushed is better. Hobbywing sct pro is also waterproof and runs sensored or non also. I run one in my 4x4 slash and it's been great.

The original Traxxas VXL will run sensored? :confused: This is the first I'm hearing of this. How can you tell if it's a first gen?

hotrod87 10-26-2016 05:06 AM

No visible capacitors and on the front there is a blue plug with a rubber seal around it. The original vxl is a very versatile esc as it will run brushed as well.



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