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Castle Sidewinder 1/10 ESC & 5700 Motor Combo for HPI Blitz?

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Old 12-01-2009, 08:38 PM
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Would this be a good brushless set up for the Blitz?
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What do you plan on doing with it? If you're going to race, go with the 4600kv motor. If you're bashing, then the 5700kv would be a lot of fun.
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Its a blast in my SC10 so it should be just as good in a Blitz.
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Though I am running a Slash I would recomend the 4600 over the 5700. My friend and I both have slashes, he has a 5700 and I have a 4600. The 4600 stays cooler and unless you run a 20 pinion with a 3s you won't tell the differance. At the 1/8th scale track I run a 2s with a 17 pinion and win 1st in 1/10th mod most of the time. Much easier to keep cool and in control.
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Had same experience with the Sidewinder/5700 in a Slash - ran hot and was a handful to control, way too much wheelspin. 4600 would be a better choice.
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Running 4600 on a 2wd Slash and very pleased with it. NO heat issues so far on a Mamba Max (not Pro) on stock gearing. May bump to 20t pinion on another poster's advice.

4600 is not blazing fast, but very controllable on 2wd. Maybe you can pull off a 6900 off on a 4wd, but I'd stick with the 4600 for 2wd, no point in having tons of power if you can't put it down, just has you spinning in circles.

Would also suggest you pay a bit more and get the MMPro over the Sidewinder. Not just more power (1/3 more according to Castle), but it should run cooler and handle the weight of your short course truck better. In the long run, it should pay itself off if you plan on keeping it for a while. I don't think I'd be as happy with my 4600 if it was 1/4 slower. Sidewinder + 5700 might run kinda warm even on 2S in a SC truck (say instead of a lightweight 2wd buggy), but this is just theory pulled out of the sky as I've never owned either a Sidewinder or a 5700.
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