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Old 12-02-2005, 03:22 PM   #1
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Yesterday I purchased a Kyosho EV Blizzard and I haven't been in the electric game since 1993. Does anyone recommend a quality ESC, Motor, and Battery that won't break the bank? I was thinking brushless, but are there any budget systems out there? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-09-2005, 03:54 PM   #2
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try navaks referbished stuff they have some that r a little cheaper
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Don't you mean novak? I would do one of two things. Pick up a brushless styem, novak makes a sport system that includes a 4300 kv. This should push you car around with more then enough desirable speed at an affordable cost. Now, batteries. I am going to assume you don't own a good charger that can charge nimh packs. You can find nicd packs at sites like towerhobbies.com that are very affordable, about 15-20 bucks for packs that will give you 7+ minutes of run time w/out much of any sort of drop off in power. However, I would spend a little more money on a charger. Get one that can charge nimh packs. Nicds don't like to be charged more then once in a day. You can find nimh packs with about 4 minutes more run time for the same price and can charge them about 2 hours after you run, as soon as they cool off. The nicds need to wait a day between charges. A charger for nicds will set you back only about 25 bucks max. A charger for nimh packs will be around 50 bucks. If you can not afford to drop the 175 or so for a brushless system then I would look into getting any esc that can handle a 17+ turn motor. Pretty much any stock motor or, the team orion v2 19 turn mod or a team checkpoint 19 turn mod motor will give you great power and last you a long time. I would also pick up a can of motor spray, it will help to keep the comm and brushes clean so that you get more life out of your engine. A high end stock motor or the v2 19 turn mod should get you 25+runs unmaintained at peak performance, however I would spray the comm and brushes every 5 or so runs.
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If you decide to go with a brushed motor, stay away from an XRS at all costs. I know 4 people (not including myself and RC Car Action Magazine) who had them overheat and die. RCCA's didn't overheat and die, but it would shut down every minute of running. Mine burnt out completely, with a 17T modified running 7 of timing. It's supposed to have a 15T motor limit! Yeah...right!
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For brushed motors I would check out Duratrax's line of speed controls, they are cheap and work well.. you can also pick up a nice machine wound mild modified motor for under $30 at Tower hobbies...... if you want torque instead of speed look at a Tamiya 540 silvercan motor.. they are cheap and last forever!!! Either that or an integy 55 turn lathe motor, it will have tons of torque and probably 35-40 minutes on an el'cheapo 1500 battery!!!
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I would go with a mild mod or high reving stock motor, those tamiyas are geared to the moon as it is.
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isnt that the snow tracker?
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Yeah, I got a little confused, the mention of those silver cans and tamiya just pops into the head. The silver cans should work fine for those. If you drop the $50 on a charger that is nimh capable and then about $20-30 on a 3000 mah battery pack, depends on where you buy it from with any budget esc it will give you tons of run time, I'm talking a good $20 minutes+ a charge. If you can afford a brushless system then I would look into something like novaks 4300 system, it will give you a little more speed with the same run times.
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Really, how much are you willing to spend on this?

The SS4300 is a little cheaper, but I don't think you can get buy it as a Remanufactured unit and plus the SS5800 is faster.

Here's the SS5800 - http://www.shopatron.com/product/pro...565.7521.0.0.0

Brushless systems really require good batteries like GP or IB. GP3300's are enough and sell for a fairly cheap price since the newer cells are out.

Go to - www.specpointbatteries.com for batteries.
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