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Old 03-27-2012, 05:53 PM   #1
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I have a Tc3 that is stock and needs some more speed. I'm used to nitro cars but I'm trying to get the same thrill from an electric car (or at least close).

I found hobbyking dot com is a great site for parts but I need the ESC Motor and Battery. I really don't know about the amps and techincal parts for electric cars. I'm looking for a brushless setup that will be fast and fun. Not sure which KV either..

Any help would be greatly appreciated! if you could post links to what will work well together that would be even better! (On a budget so the cheaper the better)

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Is Hobbyking the only place you're considering buying from? I have a Turnigy Trackstar 120A 10th scale ESC matched to a Novak 17.5 SS brushless motor and the combo works fine. I have a Greathobbies 5000mAh 2S lipo as well. Car is a rocket and easily keeps up with the latest electric cars.
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Is Hobbyking the only place you're considering buying from? I have a Turnigy Trackstar 120A 10th scale ESC matched to a Novak 17.5 SS brushless motor and the combo works fine. I have a Greathobbies 5000mAh 2S lipo as well. Car is a rocket and easily keeps up with the latest electric cars.
I'm Definitely open to other ideas or sites. Just looking to spend less than 100 for esc and motor.
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It will depend on the kind of racing you want to do! The cheapest esc for stock 17.5t racing will cost you $90 (Novak Edge), but if you want to be able to run mod motors , you can get a gtb2 for $115, but you won't have any boost. For boosted speedos, you will need to spend over $200, not to mention $30 for the interface, and you will need to have a laptop ($500 to $1500)... I have an old gtb 3.5t in my car, and it is fast enough to keep up with the boosted folks, for a fraction of the cost ! In the end, it's up to you, but remember that the motor alone will cost you $90 ....$210 is the minimum that can be spent on a Novak Gtb2 with Xdrive(#1749) with whatever Novak motor from 21.5t to 3.5t, so you can compete in any class at the lowest cost possible...
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After a little research, I found that Novak had a club 17.5t system(esc+motor) for $119.99 , and a Novak edge 17.5t combo for $159.99, and a Novak gtb2 Lp with Xdrive for $184.99 ..... The hobbyking esc's are a lot cheaper at $30 to $60 , but when you add a $90 motor to it , it ends up costing the same, eventhough you can run any motor with timing... In order to stay cheap and get all the goodies, I would have to say the Hobbyking 120A esc at $60 with its own programming card looks to be the best deal here, provided that you can find Roar legal motors for cheap... Too bad hobbyking only makes 13.5t sensored motors, and no 17.5t sensored motors... Good luck.....
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I use the Edge combo. Works great
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Another thing to consider is that there is no hobbyking products on the Roar approved lists, either esc or motor !!! So I still say Novak is the best way to go if you want to be legal...
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Lots of cheap fast alternatives. Hobby Wing combos, Cirtix combos, Novak combos. All with the budget racer in mind and all on the ROAR approved racing list and all just over $100 US.

If you want to mix and match, go for it. The Cirtix and Justock are approved and run no-timing (blinky) for under $65 each. I have no problems with my Cirtix and Novak Ballistic 25.5 in my TC3 VTA car.
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I'm Definitely open to other ideas or sites. Just looking to spend less than 100 for esc and motor.
I recommend the Speed Passion Cirtix Series BL motor and Club Spec Stock ESC combo from A Main Hobbies. They have several versions to choose from and under $100.
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Ok, SO I ended up purchasing a Dynamite Fuze 1/10 6800kv motor.

How can I attach my gear to the motor? (Sorry I was always a nitro guy)

Also the ESC that usually comes in the combo is a 70Amp. I'm looking to buy a different one seperately but I'm not sure if it can be 100amp or 60amp? Or if it HAS to be 70amp? Could someone explain what would be best and why higher or lower would/wouldn't work?

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