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Old 06-29-2006, 11:48 AM
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I've created this thread for us to talk about brushless systems for the 18th scale community.

I personally have the JWerks VIC Pro system on my M18T. I ditched my Mumba system, because the throttle response was so abrubt. Couldn't stand it. This new JWerks system is ULTRA smooth and the motor(8000kV) is crazy fast. The ESC is a bit bigger than the Mumba, but it fits perfectly on the top of the upper deck.

They have a 30 day money back gaurantee with no questions asked policy. Awesome deal! I like mine too much to return it. hahaha. LOL

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Old 06-29-2006, 01:44 PM
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I have a inferno st....how do you think that setup would work in the st? Do you think it will get hot? I think i would go with the 6600.....I am currently installing a mamba 25 w/ 6800kv which will be my first stab at brushless, but the jworks setup looks sweet too chris
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Old 06-29-2006, 02:25 PM
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I'm pretty sure the motor mount on the ST will have to be modified. I had to for my E30-13L Hacker motor and its the same size as it. I use a quark 33a pro-car, and its awesome! Everyone I talk to that had the mamba and this say they shoulda got the quark instead of the mamba in the first place. I got the combo with the E30-13L Hacker motor, and it flys even with the 180 sized motor. As soon as I have some spare money (which doesn't look like soon, because of the GT2 coming out) I'll be getting the AON 4900 since its the size motor made for the Mini Inferno.

If anyone has a brushless in any car, I recommend getting lipos. Nothing beats a Mini with lipos!
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i have a mamba esc with a 5400kv eflite motor in my car, and its pretty nice. i only get the dreaded mamba "stutter" after a big hit.

as for lipos... i cant get my m18 to handle right with lipos. i have to balance the car back out with lead wieght, but then whats the point, and a 3 cell is too much power. my freind breaks alu. universals every other race with a 3 cell
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The JWerks system has 6 different hole positions. You can fit it on the inferno with no problem. My friend has one on his.

The great thing about this system is that it's auto detecting on everything. Basically plug and play. And because of all the heatsink fins on the motor and ESC, it runs super cool.

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simple plug & play setup
auto configures for number of cells
sets the voltage cut off for the number of lipo cells
heatsink motor can design
heatsink built on the esc
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How does the brake work with the VIC? Is it controllable?
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i wish i had brushless im stuck with the ccrappy esc/rx in my mini t
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But doesn't the Mini Inferno use a motor with 2.3mm shaft? I run a Feigao 230-21S in my Mini Quake with a Quark Pro Car 33A esc. It is available with 2mm and 2.3mm shafts and is a larger 24mm can.

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Shouldn't be any problem with throttle response with the Mamba controller. Just get the phoenix link. That way you can update the software as new versions come out & make any changes you want to the throttle profiles quickly and easilly with your pc.
That Jwerks looks pretty cool! I have to get some in the store..
I have the Quarks comming in soon. Looking forward to giving one a try.
I currently run the Mamba esc in my M18. The throttle response is very good & consistant.
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Originally Posted by 305997
But doesn't the Mini Inferno use a motor with 2.3mm shaft? I run a Feigao 230-21S in my Mini Quake with a Quark Pro Car 33A esc. It is available with 2mm and 2.3mm shafts and is a larger 24mm can.

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it does, but you can switch out for the RC18T pinions if you get a 2mm shaft, no biggie about that.
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the shafts done realy matter.....aslong as it fits who gives LOL!
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I think his concern is based on his Mini Quake experience. The Duratrax MQ & Vendetta's come with 380 motors (2.3mm shaft) & have .6 module metric spur/pinions. No .6 module pinions available for 2mm shaft. Must either change the spur or use sloppy adapters to run 2mm shaft motors.
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The module is the pitch right? Trust me, with the mini inferno (which has the metric 2.3 shaft and the metric pitch) vendetta, etc, you can use the regular pitch pinions on an upgrade motor that uses 2mm shafts, even though it says that the spur is a different pitch.
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You are a bit off base. The metric pitch system is based around module one (which is the large course gear used on 1/8 scale on-road cars. There are many finer pitch metrics; .6 module (used on Vendetta/Mini Quake), .5 module is used on most other mini/micro vehicles. .5 module is very close to american standard 48 pitch. You can usually intermix those two with no ill-effects. .6 module is quite a bit courser and does not play well with .5.
If you can tollerate the noise & in-efficiency of a .5 pinion with a .6 spur, you have increadably low standards. It will move the car, but is hard to hear anything else over grinding,screaming, howling noises...
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btw, mini-inferno uses .5 module. So, no problem finding the right pinion with any shaft size.
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