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Old 09-03-2005, 12:05 AM   #181
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It's more than marketing hype to run brushed motors, there is a major benefit to be able to run brushed and brushless on the same esc. Talk about a pain in the ass if you want to practice with a maintence free brushless but are not allowed to run brushless in racing. Who wants to redo their electronics mounting twice a day? Besides for the guys who have super clean and well mounted electronics I know that can take a good 30 - 45 minutes or more. I'm pretty sure that this esc will perform just as good as a GTX with a brushed motor, as I can recall Charlie telling me at the Birds that esc is basically a couple of GTX's in the case . Even if it performed slightly worse with a brushed motor compared to the GTX, I'm sure the average race couldn't notice, its a top of the line speed controller, how much worse could it perform?

When soldering to a brushed motor I'm sure that you could just solder say the yellow and blue wires to a stripped section on the red wire like an inch away from the tip. That way if you just plan on running brushed motors for a while you only have to solder one wire directly to the motor. Skuba or Charlie correct me if that wouldn't work properly though.
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Old 09-03-2005, 12:33 AM   #182
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That's true about switching motors so it could be an advantage for those that race at track that don't allow brushless. My thought has always been that since brushed and brushless motors drive differently that your practice is not going to be at it's maximum benefit if you are practicing with a brushless and then have to switch to a brushed motor to race. that's not going to be a good option for top competitors. Also it weights more, but if you are already underweight than I guess that doesn't matter.

One aspect of programming I would like to see in the brushless is an Amp/RPM curve to limit the incredible torque at low speeds. I think it might be easier to drive that way. And a true drag brake, not just appling a sudden brake at neutral throttle, that is not how brushed motors feel, they drag down even at part throttle. It could be a formula as simple as drag force % = 1 - (throttle %/normalizedRPM) where normalizedRPM is 0 to 100(max rpm).

And I think there are probably a variety of ways to get all three wires to the solder tab like you said, so you only have to worry about soldering one wire at a time. But I also find resoldering the three wires back into the brushless solder tab holes can be a bit tricky, especially if you have "crushed" the wires soldering to a regular motor. Maybe it is ok, to just "flat" solder the wires back to the brushless solder tabs? Any tips on how to make this operation easier? Maybe just use those round Jeti type single wire connectors and make a 3 to 1 adapter for the brushed motor and three single adapters for the brushless motor (that never get unsoldered from the motor)?

Oh and Charlie, I thought I saw somewhere there is a "core trade in" value for older Brushless SS ESC to the GTB, (with a charge of course) or am I wishful thinking?
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Old 09-03-2005, 01:59 AM   #183
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Danjoy did they confirm your GTB was shipping?

I ordered mine on the 29th of last month and it is still showing on backorder even though they have been saying in stock in limited quantities for 3 days.

Yep, just got a email saying mine was shipped. Won't be long now.
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Old 09-03-2005, 08:45 AM   #184
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Just wanting some feedback from people who are using the new GTB brushless system. (comparable to brushed motors 7 or 8 turns-Touring) Any issues???

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-03-2005, 10:30 AM   #185
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tr1kstanc3: Thanks for the heads up just rang them and got my old order cancelled and new order created against the Nevada warehouse. Now I just have to sit on my hands for a week
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Old 09-04-2005, 02:50 AM   #186
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Other than Tower Hobbies, does anyone know who else has them in stock right now?
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Old 09-05-2005, 12:55 AM   #187
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Charlie said earlier that it will be their MOST powerful brushed ESC, along with its brushless capabilities. Sounds like a winner in every sense. How hard is it to changing the wiring to switch between brushed and brushless motors?
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Old 09-05-2005, 10:51 AM   #188
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I've just ordered mine today! Really looking forward racing it! Does anyone have experience with the GTB so far?

I expect the GTB to come end of this week/ beginning of next week... Can't wait!

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Old 09-05-2005, 08:55 PM   #189
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By the end of next week, I'll be sporting the new brushless system. Can't wait....
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Old 09-06-2005, 09:57 AM   #190
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This is what I received today .....
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:00 AM   #191
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Im looking forward so seeing how the GTB runs, all u guys that have them, race them this weekend and let us know how it goes
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:13 AM   #192
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Wow... what a big capacitor!

Thanks for the pics, vadn1. Let us know how it runs, k?

BTW... did you get the 5.5 or 6.5?
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:52 AM   #193
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Bob,
Big capacitor...that is what I thought when I first saw the size of it, The capacitor is about 1/2 the size of the ESC. The motor is the 6.5.
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:01 AM   #194
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I wish Novak would get away from there love of huge capacitors.
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:01 AM   #195
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Man, Charlie wasn't kidding when he said that capacitor is big.

Did it come with Tamiya connectors or did you chop them off in the picture?
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