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3mm shaft motor in 1/8th buggy

Old 05-23-2020, 11:32 AM
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I have a Castle 1415 2400kv motor I got through a trade and the shaft on it is milled down to 3mm. I think it's a bad Idea to run it in a 1/8th scale, so what would this motor be good for? Is it safe to run in an 1/8th scale? They seem rare and I've seen them sell for a decent amount of money so I don't want to damage it.
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Old 05-23-2020, 12:13 PM
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really no use..
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Old 05-23-2020, 12:17 PM
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Yeah that's what I was thinking. Maybe a speed run 4x4 rustler or something.
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The ECX revenge 1/8 buggy had a 550 type brushless motor.
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Old 05-23-2020, 12:41 PM
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I found the specs on amain. It still has a 5mm shaft.

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You may be able to find a replacement rotor.
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I would be careful.

Thou this motor is more than capable with sct 4wd which is basically a redesigned 1/8 buggy.
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I say run it on 3S until the shaft snaps, then stick with 5mm shafts in the future.
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I say run it on 3S until the shaft snaps, then stick with 5mm shafts in the future.
i ran this motor on 3S in an electric converted losi 810 (basically an ultra light 1/8 buggy). it RIPPED on that setup.
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