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Old 10-27-2005, 10:13 PM   #1
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i have a traxxas bandit and it keeps burning up my batterys. it has a 12 turn motor in it. i am trying to fix this with a differnt gears. i want to know if i should use brushless motor or a brushed motor and what is better and the differences. also if i should go bith the brushless what kind and do i need a diff esc i have a 12 turn esc in it know.
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Old 10-28-2005, 10:25 AM   #2
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When you sat 'burning up my batteries', what exactly do you mean?
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You need both a different motor AND esc, because the wiring is different for brushless motors. Novak and LRP are both high quality brushless set ups.
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Old 10-28-2005, 04:19 PM   #4
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your batteries, motor, and esc will get hot if your buggy is over geared, meaning that your gearing is a tad too high. if you lower the buggies gearing, it should run cooler.
to do this, you can use a larger spur gear, or a smaller pinion gear, or vice versa. i definitely think that brushless is the way to go.(provided you have the funds for it) brushless motors are more efficient than their brushed counterparts, and will save you money in the long run because you wont have to buy replacment brushes for it.
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Used Novak SS5800 systems go for around $120-150 which is pretty damn good considering most brushed systems cost more then this.
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