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suggestions on brushless engine size for a tamiya lunchbox?

Old 08-27-2012, 08:14 PM
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Default suggestions on brushless engine size for a tamiya lunchbox?

what would you guys rec out of the choices below for a tamiya lunchbox? looking for something with good top end that won't overheat. perhaps i should put it this way....which would be the most powerful?

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4370kv
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3000kv
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3300kv
or
3930kv
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You may also want to stock up on Drivetrain parts.
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Originally Posted by lbenton View Post
You may also want to stock up on Drivetrain parts.
Have you ever seen a gh/vlb/hornet/etc. transmission? seen how big the gears and module are??? probably not you can fit ANYTHING in here as long as it's ballraced and it won't bulge. it's prolly the more bombproof transmission ever...

However it won't be driveable with anything but the smaller motors... I dropped an 11x3 (brushed...) in mine some long time ago and even with nimh it would do loopings on itself as soon as I'd hit the throttle. Sweet spot is 23 turns brushed with low timing and lipos.

In your selection - take a higher but still reasonable kv and use partial throttle EPA. the lower kv motors have a lot / too much torque.

and have fun! the VLB is a living legend

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Have you ever seen a gh/vlb/hornet/etc. transmission?
Actually, my first RC was a hornet, waaaaaayyy back in the day, I have been in and out of the hobby since then a few times, but I also have a 94 worlds car RC-10 that I did put a 3300KV brushless, but not to run, just to make it whole and a Kyosho 1/9 terrano / pathfinder that I put 1700KV Nue motor in for the same reason... ran them each once after that and then put them back on the shelf... I love classics, but they simply are not built with that kind of power in mind. And with those two I can find parts for the RC10, but good luck on the old pathfinder, that thing is a ghost.

These days I have found that I like the Losi platform if you want to abuse a car with way too much power
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Last summer I put a 6.5 turn brushless in my 20 year old Losi JrT. Good Times Transmission held up surprisingly.

Overpowered vintage RC's are a blast, have fun.
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HAHA, the Lunchbox with a 4370 in it.

The gear box will hold up but the body is going to be cracked beyond all recognition LOL.

I had the lunchbox back in the day and bought one a couple years ago for fun. Didn't even go brushless. I put a 19turn double in it and THAT was mental.
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