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Old 02-14-2014, 04:56 AM
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I recently picked up a losi 22B roller from another rctech member and Im looking at getting a castle creations sidewinder v3 as my setup but I'm not sure what kv to get? I've been racing 4wd sct with my losi scte 2.0 so I'm used to that. I've recently wanted to race a 2wd class and decided on a buggy and now I feel as if I'm starting all over again. Haha. I know that's not the case. As far as the CC combo goes, I love castle, ease of use, easy programming and tuning. If anyone could give me some insight that would be appreciated. I'll be racing on a soil/clay mixture that's hard packs. I would say its a med to high bite track. I'm going to the track today after work so ill end up talking to some buggy guys there but I just wanted to get some further info. Thanks guys.
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I recently picked up a losi 22B roller from another rctech member and Im looking at getting a castle creations sidewinder v3 as my setup but I'm not sure what kv to get? I've been racing 4wd sct with my losi scte 2.0 so I'm used to that. I've recently wanted to race a 2wd class and decided on a buggy and now I feel as if I'm starting all over again. Haha. I know that's not the case. As far as the CC combo goes, I love castle, ease of use, easy programming and tuning. If anyone could give me some insight that would be appreciated. I'll be racing on a soil/clay mixture that's hard packs. I would say its a med to high bite track. I'm going to the track today after work so ill end up talking to some buggy guys there but I just wanted to get some further info. Thanks guys.
I personally would never recommend a castle system for a buggy. Sensored motors help a lot. Since you sound set on castle, I'd say nothing more than 4600 2 pole
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I personally would never recommend a castle system for a buggy. Sensored motors help a lot. Since you sound set on castle, I'd say nothing more than 4600 2 pole
What options do I have for sensored motors?
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I would first look at what classes are running at your local track. More than likely that castle system won't really fit into any of them (minus open/rookie). The popular classes in 2wd are usually Stock(17.5 blinky), Mod (open motor), Super Stock (13.5).

Find out what one works for you and narrow your search to those. The Hobbywing justock and V3.1 are great easy to use options and the Tekin RS Gen2 is another awesome speedo as well.

If you thought the CC was easy to mess with wait until you try the HW or Tekin!
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I would first look at what classes are running at your local track. More than likely that castle system won't really fit into any of them (minus open/rookie). The popular classes in 2wd are usually Stock(17.5 blinky), Mod (open motor), Super Stock (13.5).

Find out what one works for you and narrow your search to those. The Hobbywing justock and V3.1 are great easy to use options and the Tekin RS Gen2 is another awesome speedo as well.

If you thought the CC was easy to mess with wait until you try the HW or Tekin!
Well at the track I race at they only make you have a 2s lipo. Motor turn doesn't matter.
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Just stay below 5000kv and you'll be somewhat fine for a sensorless setup.
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Sensored motors aren't as twitchy right?
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Originally Posted by mkiiina View Post
I would first look at what classes are running at your local track. More than likely that castle system won't really fit into any of them (minus open/rookie). The popular classes in 2wd are usually Stock(17.5 blinky), Mod (open motor), Super Stock (13.5).

Find out what one works for you and narrow your search to those. The Hobbywing justock and V3.1 are great easy to use options and the Tekin RS Gen2 is another awesome speedo as well.

If you thought the CC was easy to mess with wait until you try the HW or Tekin!
I have been running/testing out a Toro Pro Comp 120A and for the money its very good. Plus bluetooth programming make a programming box obsolete.
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Any sensored system really, My dad put a hobbyking $70 combo in after his system and I found it worked better. From my experience any sensored system that you can afford.
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So I talked to a guy at the track and he runs a hobbywing 90a 10.5 turn
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the 3 most popular 2wd buggy motor choices are 17.5, 13.5, and 10.5 (probably not in that order). Personally, I would start with a 10.5 but sometimes its easier to learn on a 17.5 or 13.5 and move up as your skill increases. I believe the B4.2 RTR for example comes with a 3300kv motor (tekin 13.5t is 3500kv.

If you are already a decent driver, I'd go 13.5t or 10.5t. If you are new driver, either 13.5 or 17.5t.
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the 3 most popular 2wd buggy motor choices are 17.5, 13.5, and 10.5 (probably not in that order). Personally, I would start with a 10.5 but sometimes its easier to learn on a 17.5 or 13.5 and move up as your skill increases. I believe the B4.2 RTR for example comes with a 3300kv motor (tekin 13.5t is 3500kv.

If you are already a decent driver, I'd go 13.5t or 10.5t. If you are new driver, either 13.5 or 17.5t.
Hey. Cool thanks, i would say I'm a pretty good driver. I have a good grasp on racing already. With my scte 2.0 I've been in the a main at my local track the past couple weeks. Now I have another question about battery and servo, I talked to a guy last night who's running a shorty pack instead of a normal size lipo. Now with a shorty will the foam spacers be place in the rear? Or will that be determined by my driving style? And what's recommend for a servo? I have a Protek servo now I'm my scte that works great but that's also a lot heavier truck. The servo is .09 transit speed and 168oz. of torque.
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So I think I'm gonna go with the hobbywing 10.5 turn 90A combo. Seems to be a good price and good starting point.
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