R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-29-2009, 09:40 PM   #1
Tech Adept
 
racing turtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: wisconsin rapids
Posts: 188
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default brushless system and lipo recomendation for rustler

i want my rustler to go ridicuolously fast...my budget is tight
what can u say

ps it is one of the older rustler models
__________________
Traxxas
Team Assosciated
E-Flite
Tekin
Pro-Tek
racing turtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2009, 09:28 AM   #2
Tech Elite
 
y2kgtp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Deltona, FL
Posts: 2,559
Trader Rating: 35 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to y2kgtp Send a message via Yahoo to y2kgtp
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by racing turtle View Post
i want my rustler to go ridicuolously fast...my budget is tight
what can u say

ps it is one of the older rustler models
How much budget are we working with here....you need a Brushless ESC\Motor, LiPo battery & a LiPo charger
__________________
"Yes my car is technically illegal, but still its either just as fast or slower than any other car on the track so whats the issue with it being illegal?"
y2kgtp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2009, 06:33 PM   #3
Tech Adept
 
racing turtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: wisconsin rapids
Posts: 188
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

what are the top 3 esc/moter for under $150 preferably lower
__________________
Traxxas
Team Assosciated
E-Flite
Tekin
Pro-Tek
racing turtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2009, 06:35 PM   #4
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 775
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

At that price, Castle Creations Sidewinder 4600kv or 5700kv.
That plus a 2S LiPo is blazing, 3S is just ludicrous.
__________________
LRP Z.28R - 3
Spur Gear - 0
howtowakeakar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2009, 06:35 PM   #5
Tech Apprentice
 
Mikme-63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Palmer, Ma
Posts: 96
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

castle creations has some good budget brushless systems
Mikme-63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2009, 07:34 PM   #6
Tech Master
 
snowboard094's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Sac Town CA
Posts: 1,974
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

the cheapest is the vxl system. Thats already overpowering your rustler. 5700kv with a 3 cell lipo would be uncontrollable though.
__________________
-Electrical wiz-Let me check your shorts.....that came out wrong
"Team Terrible"
Ofna Hyper 10sc
T-maxx O.S .18tm
snowboard094 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2009, 10:52 AM   #7
Tech Adept
 
racing turtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: wisconsin rapids
Posts: 188
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

i had catle creations in the back of my mind.........whats the difference between the mamba max and the sidewinder besides prices
__________________
Traxxas
Team Assosciated
E-Flite
Tekin
Pro-Tek
racing turtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2009, 10:56 AM   #8
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Edmonds, AZ
Posts: 287
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

I would go with the novak havoc system for $150.

You get great novak customer service along with a nice sensored brushless setup with lipo cutoff, etc.

The Havoc is by far the best deal going for a good brushless system.
__________________
Race:
Hyper 10 SC
SC10
XXX-T - Stock Truck
XXX4+g
Toddzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2009, 04:25 PM   #9
Tech Adept
 
racing turtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: wisconsin rapids
Posts: 188
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

alright after further research im looking at either the novak havoc or the castle creations side winder ... there both within $5 of eachother

has anyone used both and ahas a clear favorite
__________________
Traxxas
Team Assosciated
E-Flite
Tekin
Pro-Tek
racing turtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2009, 06:06 PM   #10
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Edmonds, AZ
Posts: 287
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by racing turtle View Post
alright after further research im looking at either the novak havoc or the castle creations side winder ... there both within $5 of eachother

has anyone used both and ahas a clear favorite
Does the sidewinder have a lipo cutoff?

I haven't used the castle, but I chose the novak due to lipo cutoff, reputation, and sensored motors.
__________________
Race:
Hyper 10 SC
SC10
XXX-T - Stock Truck
XXX4+g
Toddzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2009, 06:09 PM   #11
Tech Fanatic
 
xDaRReLLx87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 836
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Toddzilla View Post
Does the sidewinder have a lipo cutoff?

I haven't used the castle, but I chose the novak due to lipo cutoff, reputation, and sensored motors.
Yes you can choose the Voltage that it cuts out @.
The CC has way more adjustments and is relatively cheap

But for a rustler I wouldn't go higher than a 4600KV due to it's already fast gearing in the transmission.
__________________
Hyper 9E 2000KV T8/RX8- 4S Turnigy 4500 mah
Ko ProPo EX-1 UR 2.4 ghz, Hitec-7950TH
xDaRReLLx87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2009, 06:14 PM   #12
Tech Lord
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 11,530
Trader Rating: 21 (100%+)
Default

Yes, the Sidewinder has a low voltage cutoff - one you can set with the castle link.

Diff between Mamba Max and the Sidewinder is the amps they can handle - the MM can handle more amps than Sidewinder, reason it costs more. Unless you're going to use teh MM in a 1/10 as well, Sidewinder would be a better choice.
Duster_360 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 04:40 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net