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Old Jul 11, 2003, 10:37 PM
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The stock motor probably pulls closer to 4 amps than 3, and when the motor starts going bad, it can pull more than that. I have seen lots of reports of motors going bad after only an hour or two.

As for the brushless, you can get a motor and controller for a lot less than $200. If you wanted to convert a motor from a broken cdrom drive, it would be a lot less than $100. I was going to get a couple of Etec packs to replace my Kokams, but then I saw all the threads about converting a broken cdrom drive. I had a broken cdrom laying around, so I spent the $60 I was going to spend on the Etec's, on a Phoenix 10 brushless controller instead. I am really pleased with the results.

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