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Old 07-11-2009, 10:10 PM
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i am very new to electric cars and i will be running novice with a silvercan motor tomarow. how do i wire up a silvercan motor to a 1/10 scale speedcontroller. thankyou
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solder the postive motor lead on the motor to the postive motor output on the speedo. Same with negative. Easy
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but there are three wires. a red, a black, a white. someone at the track today said i have to use all three wires even on a brushed motor or ill burn the esc up.
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sorry did not state is is a 1/10 scale sidewinder esc and im going from brushless to brushed.
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any help will be greatly apprecited. thanks
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Old 07-11-2009, 10:42 PM
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tomorrow is my first big race and i dont want to miss cause im an idiot when it comes to rc. plus winner gets a speedo or a radio.
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Look in the manuel or get to the track early with your soldering stuff and ask for help, most people don't bit
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for a brushed motor on the sidewinder, you need the castle link to set the speedo to brushed. then just hook up the red and black wires to the motor. I use a sidewinder on my slash with the stock motor and a 5700. works great
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I agree with previous suggestion that
1. read the manual! (NO REPLACEMENT FOR LEARNING SOMETHING FOR YOURSELF)
2. ask fellow racers at the track (despite competition, there is always someone there to help you)
3. smile <-- there are some losers at the track who will give u sh*t, and teach u at the same time, when facing those people, remember to smile and thank them, because their knowledge is yours now, and u don't have to deal with them anymore.
4. smile <-- there are some losers who will not help you at the track and give you sh*t, for those people, remember to thank them, then lap them while chuckling to yourself.
5. smile and bring your wallet to a hobby shop <-- this is what i use to do, get it done at a model shop once, let the pro at the shop show you how its done, and after that, never have to ask again.
Hope that helps, I know it was not "red wire to positive" type teaching, but it should help you get a head start on anything else you would like to learn about electric racing.
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thanks guys. i bought the system used and it came with no manuel. anyways i figured it out. all the esc wires went to the negitive and then u run the possitive wire to the battery i finished 1st in all 4 qualifiers and then my battey came unpluged in the main. by the time i got back in it was to late. thanks for all the help
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thanks guys. i bought the system used and it came with no manuel. anyways i figured it out. all the esc wires went to the negitive and then u run the possitive wire to the battery i finished 1st in all 4 qualifiers and then my battey came unpluged in the main. by the time i got back in it was to late. thanks for all the help

i've ran several sidewinders and thats not how to wire them for a brushed motor on a stock silver can.... depending on the rotaion of the motor its black to black and red to red, and leave the white alone (unpluged) it make sit easyer if you have the usb cord to program it. If you dont have one let me know and I'll program it for you.....lol but i have been known to be wrong once.....lol
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you are correct mr. ken i do have the casle link and i programmed it to brushed high power so i dont have reverse. it would be very easy for me to lose a lap if i used it so i took that theory out. thanks for the help. see you and randy at squeakyz saturday.
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this is the side winder esc manual.
http://www.castlecreations.com/suppo...s_ed_guide.pdf

checkout their website they have good info posted on there.
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