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Upgrading 1/10 buggy with brushless motor

Old 09-19-2014, 03:24 AM
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Hi,
I have a rather standard 1/10 buggy with 540 brushed motor and 7.2V NiMH pack.
I would like to give it a bit more power with brushless motor, but keep my pack and charger to reduce cost.

I am thinking about:
- Turnigy TrackStar Waterproof 1/10 Brushless Power System 5200KV/80A
- Hobbyking X-Car Brushless Power System 3000KV/45A
from hobbyking.com

How would it run on 7.2NiMH? Are LiPo more powerful?

Any other brushless set for ~50USD to consider?

Thanks,
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Old 09-19-2014, 06:09 AM
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Brushless will run much better on a lipo, but will run just fine on a NiMH pack for a while, you just have to disable the Low Voltage Cutoff for the ESC until you go lipo.

I would look at HobbyWing instead of HobbyKing, they seem to have much happier fans.

What buggy are trying to put this in, some of them out there do not have gears that do well when you up the power.
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OK so I have a slash with the 45a turnigy track star ESC and brushless 3000kv motor and when I was running with my 5000mah 7.2v or .4v can't recall it did great but since my lipo exploded on me I'm using the factory 8.4v 3000mah nihm and the voltage protection keeps coming on. How do I disable the voltage protection without the programming card? Or can I?
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