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Old 11-07-2008, 10:22 PM   #1
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Default short track brushless set up?

SO I am getting a losi xxx and I want to set it up for a short track { trackside hobbies in wisconsin} And I am wondering what is a decent brushless and speed control set up. And I will be running a lipo battery. Thanks for the tips.
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Also I would like a lipo cut off on the speed control and reverse.
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Also I would like a lipo cut off on the speed control and reverse.
Novak GTB are nice--they have reverse, LiPo cut off and thermal shut down. I suppose on of their SS series brushless motors will suffice on a small track.

I have their 3.5R on my road car and use 2S LiPo--hits over 65mph with smallest gearing that will fit in the car .
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If you've got a decent quality battery then a 10.5 brushless motor is all you need at Trackside. There is nothing to gain with any more power than that except more mistakes. As long as your LiPo is good then there is no need more more motor.

If you really need more power, get a 10.5SS pro setup and trade me your 10.5 for my 7.5 motor.
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So what is a good 10.5 set up? How is losi's excelerion ?
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just get a 10.5 motor and speedo of choice... 10.5 is all we run at trackside pretty much so there will always be a class.
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just get a 10.5 motor and speedo of choice... 10.5 is all we run at trackside pretty much so there will always be a class.
stock those are the two main classes for trucks.
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Have you raced before? If not start out in sportsman , they run a
17.5 brushless or a 27t motor plenty of power to learn on. Trackside hasa speed passion 17.5 on sale fr 45.95, this is a good price ona brushless motor.
My son runs it and it has plenty of zip. Are you running a buggy or a Truck
Ex. XXXT, XXXCR, ?

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Well I am just starting out there. I have a vxl bandit right now. I am getting this in part with a trade with someone else and he said he will upgrade and get it running for me to compensate the value so it will be an equal trade. So something similair to the vxl would be great but I want something a little different.

Here is the buggy

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Ya want to get a GTB and the speed passion 17.5 at trackside. If my memory serves me correct it should come out to about $235. If you have batterys and radio your ready to go then!
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So what is a good 10.5 set up? How is losi's excelerion ?
The exceleriron is preatty good, i have a GTB but i seen a lot go up in smoke.On the you have a CD that you down load on your PC and you can set it up on the PC in seted of using lights like the GTB has. Now the GTB is a good system but for the price of the Excelerion i think its worth getting the losi.
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Thats a broad statement on the Gtb , I have 2 Gtbs . I did have to send
1 back out of warranty , it didn't go up in smoke. The losi Esc are nice to
as he described for their options. I won't knock Losi products because
I own a whole bunch of them. The other esc you can look at are the LRP
great product excellent user interface, cruddy warranty service in time of replacment. The speed passion Grand tursimo Esc allows you to program
the esc with a Led card instead of lights like the Novak Gtb. If moneys tight you also can go the XRB novak route which is 129.00, instead of The GTB
which is 169.00. Xrb is nice does have limits on some options. The losi Esc sensored runs for 159 online, and about 169 or so in store. The Losi esc
non-sensored goes for 129.00. Stick with a Sensored Esc. Also if your running sportsman on Friday you will need to run with a 17.5 or 27t . If your set up with Brushed Esc and just starting out you can find a lot of good used
Brushed 27t out there for a song and a bird. You will be no less competative at the beginner level. My son ran a 27t all last year cycling 2 motors
and he took 4th place in his level. Reason I say this is you will find once
you start racing your going to break parts, might want to upgrade to a different car and so on. It gives you time to start out a buggy class with
out a high investment or burnt out trying to learn a hundrend things.

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Good point Dan, But if your gonna spend the money do it right the first time! GTB with speed passion 17.5 is the way to go for affordability and overall best investment. I got 4 GTB's and they all run flawless. No complaints here. Hope to see ya at trackside
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All great info and I am sending this link to the guy building the car. We'll see what happens. Thanks for the help and see you friday. I think I am the only one with a Bandit VXL black.
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