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Old 01-06-2007, 12:15 PM
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Default Cheap brushless setup for 1/18th rentals

If I were to buy say, 10 Scalpels for local track rentals, what would be a cheap brushless setup? The motor shouldn't be too fast.
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Old 01-06-2007, 12:52 PM
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Are you first sure you want to use the Scalpel? The BRP would hold up to bad drivers easier. Here is the cheapest brushless controller you will find.
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Old 01-06-2007, 01:02 PM
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Don't use the Scalpel because you can't get the parts they say that are available and the people you buy them from won't answer your questions.
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Can we use the plane speedos like the Great Planes Silver Series 25A Brushless ESC?
How about the motor? Are there any "slow as stock" motors?
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these should be slow enough 2650kv

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXLWW4&P=7
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Originally Posted by James35
Can we use the plane speedos like the Great Planes Silver Series 25A Brushless ESC?
How about the motor? Are there any "slow as stock" motors?
Plane escs usually have no reverse or brakes......
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Originally Posted by Bermbuster
Plane escs usually have no reverse or brakes......
You shouldn't have to use reverse or brakes with a motor that slow.
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Originally Posted by RCSteve93
You shouldn't have to use reverse or brakes with a motor that slow.
Come on Steve......
if it is that slow...
nobody will want to drive it...
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Scalpel is probably not the best choice for renting to newbies. It's a lot more difficult to drive & keep in good trim (as compaired to an Xray m18). Xray m18 with a mamba sport package on 5 cell pack would great! Performance would be reasonable and durabillity is through the roof.
I have Scalpel parts, but not to many. They are comming in every week and tires are due in this week(stock compounds only).
Aircraft speedos generally do not set-up well to pistol grip radios. They are designed to work with a full travel stick.
Carisma m14 is a fantastic choice for rental. It is ready to run for $99 retail! They handle great right out of the box and are very tough. Not brushless though. And they are a bit bigger. Still small enough for a 1/18 size track.
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Originally Posted by James35
Can we use the plane speedos like the Great Planes Silver Series 25A Brushless ESC?
How about the motor? Are there any "slow as stock" motors?
This one and most airplane escs have "safe start" which is to prevent accidental start with the prop spinning. You have to go full throttle from no throttle position then back to zero/low stick to arm. Some limit start torque so off the line the car would be slow.
Since car radios have their neutral point in the middle of the throw (you get forward and brake/reverse) the plane esc might not even set-up properly since those have neutral as zero point and only move forward.
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The GWS 3000K is probably the cheapest (under 25) and slowest brushless you will find. They are available through Great Planes if your a hobby shop.
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could you use an air esc that has adjustible break? i would think that would give you the ability to program into a ground controler.
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i heard that mini heli brushless is really fast... but dont know for sure .... i was wondering what is the rpm that you get out of a mini brushless ? im a little new to brushless lol....
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