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Old 10-16-2008, 07:28 AM   #1
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I am a nitro racer, but I've moved and in the winter time everyone goes indoors and races electric offroad. I know little to nothing about the new Lipo revolution and brushless motors. I would like to run mod truggy and 4wd. Not sure of what systems(brushless) works and what turns classify the setup as being mod. Thanks...
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:08 AM   #2
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I am a nitro racer, but I've moved and in the winter time everyone goes indoors and races electric offroad. I know little to nothing about the new Lipo revolution and brushless motors. I would like to run mod truggy and 4wd. Not sure of what systems(brushless) works and what turns classify the setup as being mod. Thanks...
mod = open. rarely is there a motor limit. run what you are comfortable running.

you might also see stock. which is 27t brushed, or, depending on your track, 17.5 brushless or 13.5 brushless.
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a 19t class. sometimes called SPEC.
this is 19t brushed or (again depending on your track) 10.5 brushless.

as far as truggy, you are getting into a whole different category there. your track offers a 8th scale electric class? with those...this thread will be your best friend. NEU motors and castle creations ESCs are the most popular.

i dont know how much you know, i dont want to sound like i am talking down to you.
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Start with the most popular class for your skill level. Usually 2wd.
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Being from Grayslake, IL I assume you will race at HobbyTown USA, Crystal Lake, IL? Might want to check the local track to see what it popular up there....
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Depending on what you run nitro, you should ask them to run 1/8 electric. It will be the next big thing in 2009.
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:06 AM   #6
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Depending on what you run nitro, you should ask them to run 1/8 electric. It will be the next big thing in 2009.
I agree. I think the reason electric Stadium Trucks are so popular as most electrics have to run on the rutted beat-up tracks that the 1/8 buggies use as well. The larger truck tires are more 1/8th scale size.
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sorry guys I meant mod Truck 1/10.... so used to talkin truggies..
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I am a nitro racer, but I've moved and in the winter time everyone goes indoors and races electric offroad. I know little to nothing about the new Lipo revolution and brushless motors. I would like to run mod truggy and 4wd. Not sure of what systems(brushless) works and what turns classify the setup as being mod. Thanks...
Why don't you just convert to electric 1/8? We race our conversions (truggies and buggies) with the nitros at Leisure Hours both indoors and out...
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Why don't you just convert to electric 1/8? We race our conversions (truggies and buggies) with the nitros at Leisure Hours both indoors and out...
Does Bernie throw the classes together?
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Does Bernie throw the classes together?
Yes. There are only three electric 1/8's that race on a regular basis. We just run with the nitros and take a pit stop for the 15 minute mains.
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yea look at a novak motor with a lrp sphere esc stay with a sensored motor they just work better. you can get an orion or something like that but the novak motor is the fastest and the sphere is the smoothest. stay away from something that says with new upgraded software. lol. you dont want something you have to plug in to a computer to set up. its way to complicated and you dont need it sorry mamba boys but they SUCK. on the lipo topic get an orion 3800 or if you go mod get the 5000 from orion you'll need the extra run time.
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I run the Banzai 6.5 brushless system in my XXX-T CR and it is a rocket ship, but more importantly, VERY smooth. And with the hand held programmer, making changes is a snap. For Lipo, I run the Trakpower 4900mah, 25c rating, lots of punch. I also have an orion 3800mah 30c rated pack coming for when the race is short and the punch is needed. Check them out at www.banzaimotors.com tell them David sent ya!
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[QUOTE=gweed;4946625]yea look at a novak motor with a lrp sphere esc stay with a sensored motor they just work better.

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yep lrp sphere comp and novak for me
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I love the Sphere novak motor combo. I have orion motors as well and the only orion motor i have that has "MOJO" is the older 7.5 vortex.
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