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Old 12-17-2015, 06:56 AM
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converting my truggy to brushless only because theres no nitro racing local and i wanted to try truggy, electric is huge, indoor and outdoor, e scale is covered all year round

so i have 2000kv tekin's in my buggies, my theory was to get the higher kv and under gear, run no timing, and have the current limiter off... worked out good, cars run cool and smooth with good punch to clear short run ups...

my question is should i just get yet another 2000kv for the truggy and gear it as intended, or go higher kv and under gear the truggy? is there a standard kv for race e-truggy like 1900kv is for buggy?
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converting my truggy to brushless only because theres no nitro racing local and i wanted to try truggy, electric is huge, indoor and outdoor, e scale is covered all year round

so i have 2000kv tekin's in my buggies, my theory was to get the higher kv and under gear, run no timing, and have the current limiter off... worked out good, cars run cool and smooth with good punch to clear short run ups...

my question is should i just get yet another 2000kv for the truggy and gear it as intended, or go higher kv and under gear the truggy? is there a standard kv for race e-truggy like 1900kv is for buggy?
The 2000kv is the truggy motor of choice for most of our Team Drivers.
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I have personally used

caslte 1518 1800
castle 1515 2200
tekin buggy 1900
tekin buggy 2050
tekin truggy 2000
orion mr8l 2100

All in truggy to find what I liked. The tekin 2000 truggy motor is what I kept , it really is just a animal that is the best of the above .
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I use the Tekin 2000kv truggy motor in my ET48. I race outdoor, medium bite, fastest laps in the 33 second range (not me, I'm not that fast), I have current limiter on RX8.2 at 40-50%. This motor has LOTS of power but is easy to control. I am running SMC 4S 6700-60C lipos.
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I'm also running the Tekin 2000kv truggy motor in my ET48. It's been really strong all summer.
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Thats a tough one
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thanks for the help all... so i take it 2000kv is the truggy standard for the track?
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in general I would say yes.

the only thing I woudl say to watch for is that the Tekno ET48 depending on your track size its possible that you don't like the gearing range a 2000kv motor may provide. So guys went to the 1700kv instead on 4S due to this.

Also, if you are running an esc other than the Tekin RX8 in the ET48, you may not like the space between the motor and the ESC (Viper VTX8 and similar sized ones come to mind). I ended up doing a buggy sized motor in there for a bit, the Viper 1900kv motor worked well and Viper didn't have a problem with it being used in a truggy where Tekin wasn't on board for that. then I went to an RX8 Gen 2 to give the 2000kv motor a try.

heck, I may use the truggy motor in the buggy I have hear lol.
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in general I would say yes.

the only thing I woudl say to watch for is that the Tekno ET48 depending on your track size its possible that you don't like the gearing range a 2000kv motor may provide. So guys went to the 1700kv instead on 4S due to this.

Also, if you are running an esc other than the Tekin RX8 in the ET48, you may not like the space between the motor and the ESC (Viper VTX8 and similar sized ones come to mind). I ended up doing a buggy sized motor in there for a bit, the Viper 1900kv motor worked well and Viper didn't have a problem with it being used in a truggy where Tekin wasn't on board for that. then I went to an RX8 Gen 2 to give the 2000kv motor a try.

heck, I may use the truggy motor in the buggy I have hear lol.


I moved that orion long can 2100 into my eb48.3 and am loving it . Got the rpm of the 2050 guys with the smooth , "linear" power band of the 1900. Have to pay attention though , quick grabs of throttle and lots of grip upset the car a bit more
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cool thanks for the info!
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