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Old 03-01-2013, 10:53 AM
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I am in the middle of converting my Traxxas Revo 3.3 to electric for racing. And I am stuck between which esc/motor combo to get. Should I go with the Tekin RX8 or the MMM this is pretty much strictly for racing.
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I am in the middle of converting my Traxxas Revo 3.3 to electric for racing. And I am stuck between which esc/motor combo to get. Should I go with the Tekin RX8 or the MMM this is pretty much strictly for racing.
Defiantly get the rx8. Way easier to program and a better esc up to 210a instead of 120a like the mamba monster. I loved my rx8 until it got water damaged.
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RX8 for racing MM2 for Bashing
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RX8 for anything.
The castle ESCs cog too much.
The Tekin combos are sensored and smooth as butter throughout the throttle range and the throttle curves actually work.
Once you run a Tekin you wont consider a castle again.
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Yea but the MM2 you can do stuff you would do with a real truck can't go through mud, water, and snow with the RX8.
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MMM or MM2 for bashing is way better and way more durable than the sissy stoutness of the RX8. The RX8 is a great esc for sure, but there not very durable in my opinion.
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Thanks everybody, well I also just picked up another Revo 3.3 that has been converted to electric and it has a MMM in it so I'm gonna see how it is but deff leaning towards RX8.
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buy my rx8 combo brand new with 2050 motor all wired up 265 shipped
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Okay guys I'm gonna be getting the RX8 but what KV motor am I going to want to be racing on a 1/8 scale buggy/truggy track running 4s?
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I would go with the 2000 kv 4038 truggy motor.Its a great setup and plenty of power
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I would go with the 2000 kv 4038 truggy motor.Its a great setup and plenty of power
+1 on 4S this is a good choice
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An RX8 will stand up to anything that the MMM will. The MM2 has yet to be proven.
Either way if you want to run in rough conditions with any ESC an outerwears cover resolves the issues mentioned.

My reservations with the Castle products arent from just reading what others have to say, its actually the inverse. I bought into it and went through the entire Castle line up with the exception of the 5th scale. I cooked a sidewinder on 2s in a 2wd slash, cooked a MMP on 3s in a 4x4 slash then replaced it with a MMM 2650 combo and it cogged like crazy, cooked a MMM on 4s in an ERBE. Im running nothing but Tekin RX8 now in 4 trucks and havent cooked one yet so thats a good thing. On a castle good note I didnt manage to destroy any motors. This is the reason I advocate the RX8, havent cooked one and when run with a sensored motor its smooth as butter with no cogging and pure awesomeness at the lower end of the throttle curve with smooth acceleration throughout the band. The throttle curves work, you can change most settings easily without the need for a field link card.

As for a motor to pair with it in an ERBE the 2000kV or 2250kV truggy motors fair well with 4s or you cant jump down to the 1700kV truggy motor and go 5s or 6s but I prefer the 4s setup and ocasionally run it on 5s. Something about the ERBE and 6s just dont mix well. Its like the truck sees a 6s setup coming and the differentials blow before you turn the power on.
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Its like the truck sees a 6s setup coming and the differentials blow before you turn the power on.
Exactly why I'll only be running 4s in my ERBE.
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And honestly 2000-2200kv geared correctly on 4s is plenty.
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I agreed 2200kv 4s is plenty
Search for youtube
"savage flux xl low cg custom tvp 4s" this is mine savage XL flux custom TVP with total weight of 6.2 kg with batteries and body
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