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Old Jan 10, 2013, 04:54 PM
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if your going to go brushless and want any crawling ability at all your gonna have to run a sensored brushless system. now you mentioned water, so if you go sensored you will have to do some work to waterproof the sensor ring in the motor. also depending on which traxxas xl5 esc you have brushless may not be an option as some are brushed only, some are brushless.

i would suggest going lipo battery either way you want to go. nicads are a thing of the past.

brushless is pretty good but doesn't have the low speed resolution (control) that a good brushed motor has. if your gonna get intor crawling brushed is the way to go. for what you state your after tho, i would go sensored brushless. look at some videos and do some reading on how to remove and waterproof the sensor ring in the motor and you should be good to go.
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