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Old 01-11-2012, 10:09 PM   #16
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The 380 motor will run hot and even hotter if it's high kv. I've run a 400 sized motor in a 1/14 scale recoil and it runs hot. Too much weight for that size motor.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:58 PM   #17
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I've got mine setup using the 2S 2000 lipos for the traxxas 1/16th cars. Take the battery trays out and use the foam battery pad it come with, a strip of velcro on the battery and two thin velcro straps to hold it down. Perfect fit and still light weight. I tried a mating strip of velco on the chassis, made it a PITA to get the battery out with so much.....grip. The velco on the foam is secure, but will still let the battery go when you want to remove it.

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Old 04-22-2013, 07:30 PM   #18
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Well, after doing an initial test yesterday, this thing is actually pretty fast on the stock gearing with the Three80 6000kV setup. Even using a cheap Venom 2S 2000mah 20C LiPo it had a lot of punch and good midrange power. Parking lot I was in wasn't big enough for me to open it up for long, but with the TC body providing some downforce it sticks to the pavement. M Grip tires are definitely not for modified racing outdoors. On carpet, hell yes!

Should make a really good drift car too being that it can spin the tires at will and still be controllable, and I've never tried to drift intentionally. I just need to tune the suspension to get rid of a bit of front end push at high speed and a bit of tail happy off throttle oversteer.

Don't count it out guys. It's a potent little animal.
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:10 AM   #19
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Hi ,
What Kind of ESC are you using?
I am just thinking about getting this model :-)
Has anybody tried the tamiya Sport tuned 380 Motor?
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:26 PM   #20
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I am using a Novak Edge 2S ESC. Unless you run in a spec class, just go brushless. This thing can handle the power. It would be an absolute beast on carpet!! Grip for days!!
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What Kind of ESC are you using?
I am just thinking about getting this model :-)
Has anybody tried the tamiya Sport tuned 380 Motor?
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:09 AM   #21
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I am using a Novak Edge 2S ESC. Unless you run in a spec class, just go brushless. This thing can handle the power. It would be an absolute beast on carpet!! Grip for days!!
Thanks, but at first , i will try out the sport tuned motor.
this one is only 8 bucks

and next month i will try out the traxxas 380 BL System
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:38 AM   #22
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hi guys,
it took longer than expected. but finally the first run was done with kit setup and sweep 25 in the rear und 33 in the front. and it ran awesome...
although, my sport tuned motor seems really a little bit slow.

can anybody confirm that a traxxas Velineon or Tekin 380 set is as fast as a normal 17,5 or maybe 13,5 540 size BL motor ?
thanks

enclosed some pics of a really grat car
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:41 AM   #23
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here a short video. the other car is an TT-01 with 17,5T BL System...

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Old 08-05-2013, 02:13 AM   #24
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can anybody confirm that a traxxas Velineon or Tekin 380 set is as fast as a normal 17,5 or maybe 13,5 540 size BL motor ?
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I have the Traxxas Velineon in my M-Four. The motor is longer than a normal 380 sized motor, so you need to move the whole steering rack about 5mm to the left for clearance, you need to drill 2 extra holes in the chassis to do this.

I have other issues with the car but I have run it a few times, and the speed of this motor is very fast, it's on par with a 4WD mini using the Hobbywing 13Turn brushless system which is rated at 3000kv, so it will be plenty fast for you
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I have the Traxxas Velineon in my M-Four. The motor is longer than a normal 380 sized motor, so you need to move the whole steering rack about 5mm to the left for clearance, you need to drill 2 extra holes in the chassis to do this.

I have other issues with the car but I have run it a few times, and the speed of this motor is very fast, it's on par with a 4WD mini using the Hobbywing 13Turn brushless system which is rated at 3000kv, so it will be plenty fast for you
thnx !
could you do me a favour and make a picture for a better view of the differences of the motor... that would be great!
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I've dyno'd the Traxxas motor. It puts out 4200kv, so lots of power!

The standard 380 motor is 38mm long, the Traxxas Velineon is 48mm long, that's why there is a clearance issue.
You can see in the photo where the steering rack originally mounted, I re-drilled the holes 5mm over, this gives just enough room.
I hope the photos give a better explanation
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I've dyno'd the Traxxas motor. It puts out 4200kv, so lots of power!

The standard 380 motor is 38mm long, the Traxxas Velineon is 48mm long, that's why there is a clearance issue.
You can see in the photo where the steering rack originally mounted, I re-drilled the holes 5mm over, this gives just enough room.
I hope the photos give a better explanation
Thank you, i now fully understand!
the power should be really enough.
are every 380 motors that long? also the tekin one? than i have to use your solution

but thanks once again
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I'm not sure about the Tekin motor length. The good thing about the Velineon is the shaft diameter allows you to run normal pinions.
Novak also do a motor called a "three 80", there was an ESC to go with it called "the Mongoose". The Novak motor is short, 38mm length, and uses normal pinions.
That could be another option.
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You can actually get away with leaving your steering assembly as is if you use the Novak Three80 BL system with the Edge 2S esc. I only flipped my steering bellcrank to the other side because it touched the motor wires. The Novak motor puts out 6000kV and rips with the stock gearing, although it's a bit high for that kV rating, so it runs on the edge of 150*F.

I've just put in some 48P RR spur gears so I have a better selection of gearing options. I haven't tested the new ratio yet, 72/19, but hopefully I haven't lost too much top-end in order to get the motor temp down lower, and even longer run times. It already runs about 20mins with the stock gears btw.

You have very smooth lines around the track, so with the Novak system you would definitely pass that other driver as his car doesn't look fast at all.

How do those Sweep tires handle?

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Thank you, i now fully understand!
the power should be really enough.
are every 380 motors that long? also the tekin one? than i have to use your solution

but thanks once again
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thanks guys...

that sounds great. i guess i will try the Novak motor.
and i am sure to be faster than the other car ...

your ratio should be about 7,8:1 .. more or less the same as 64/17...

the tires are great, but hadn't had the chance to try the tamiya S-Grips right now. (for comparing the differences) i hope to have the time for testing this week
they should also be faster , due to the bigger diameter.
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