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Old 10-21-2005, 01:35 PM   #31
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it the esc huge?
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Old 10-21-2005, 01:40 PM   #32
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no, its actually similar in size to a normal brushed esc. some are smaller.
compare the size of the esc to the motor in the picture below. the motor is exactly the same size as a standard 540 brushed motor.
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Old 10-21-2005, 01:43 PM   #33
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what vehicle do you plan on using a brushless system in...just wondering?
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Old 10-21-2005, 01:46 PM   #34
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Review this post for a connector that allows an easy way to switch from brushed to brushless.

Note that the Sphere takes less wires than the GTB to do this.
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Old 10-21-2005, 01:51 PM   #35
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pure genius katanaman! i would have never thought of doing something like that. it looks trick ! nice car too, looks fast
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Yeah, not only is it easy to switch back and forth between brushed and brushless, it also saves weight doing it this way. When you look at the picture of the brushed setup, you'll notice the 3rd extra wire is as short as possible. So in reality, I have only added 1" of extra wire compared to a speed controller that only does brushed.

Yeah, the car is definately fast. It looks faster with the body on . Click for a pic.
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Old 10-21-2005, 02:09 PM   #37
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thats really cool. i think that in a few years (if even that long) everyone running electric rc's will have switched over to brushless. i know i want to. when i replace my blown mc330cr, it will be with either the novak 5.5 or the lrp system. which is faster?
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Old 10-21-2005, 02:40 PM   #38
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Which motor is faster between the Novak 5.5R and the Neo? I'm not sure.
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Old 10-21-2005, 02:42 PM   #39
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do you think either of them could make a touring car top 45 on a long straight?
(as you have probably guessed by now, im obsessed with anything that can make my car faster )
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i think the neo is faster
heck yes they can go 45 i drove a tc3 (neo)that was doing 60-65 easy
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wow! that sounds impressive! going 60 mph must suck down battery power pretty fast though, huh.
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Actually, the Sphere and Neo combo is more efficient than brushed. Runs cooler, longer and faster. To give you an idea, I took my 12L4 with the Sphere and Neo to my local track to practice. I had GP3700 batteries in, and I ran on the track for a half hour.

To give you an idea of the speed, the first time I installed the brushless, I brought the car out on my street without a body on. It took me 6 attempts to get it up to full speed safely. My pinion was a 22T and the spur was 100T. So I was not geared for speed at all. Yet, it was silly fast, and I had to be careful to keep the car pointed down the middle of the street. It seems easier to do high speed runs now with the body on. I really can't wait to put my 88T spur and a 40T pinion in there and take it to a big parking lot
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that must be fun! my idea of the perfect setup would be using the neo/sphere system with a 6400 mah lithium polymer pack! that way you could run your car for about an hour there is a very informative article about these batteries on www.rcdriver.com i recomend checking it out.(scorpion lipoly packs)
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i was actually using a 6000 lipo i was gettiing like 30 minute runtimes
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what vehicle do you plan on using a brushless system in...just wondering?
i think I would use it on the TA05 (which I don't have it yet)

[QUOTE=rs4rallydriver]thats really cool. i think that in a few years (if even that long) everyone running electric rc's will have switched over to brushless.[QUOTE]
that's what I was thinking too. I am just new to rc, and not sure if I will get the brushed motor or brushless. If I chose brushed, I will have to switch to brushless sometime later. If I choose brushless, I will save up some $.

just wondering...
the brushless system can really go 45+ mph easily, and if I don't want it to be that fast? ... is there anyway to make it slow besides the trimming from the transmitter.
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