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Old Apr 06, 2010, 07:45 AM
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aquacraft rio ep new motor

I am new to this. What is a good new motor? I have too many ni-mi batteries to switch to lipo. What is a good set-up to get more speed. motor and esc. Thanks
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Old Apr 06, 2010, 09:15 AM
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The stock esc is rated for 40A so you are going to be limited is your selection if you stick with the stock esc.

You also DO NOT need to swap to LIPO to run with brushless motors so if you are planning on changing any of the components then why not look at a brushless system.

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Old Apr 06, 2010, 12:03 PM
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that motor looks like a sensored brushless motor to me, just upgrade the esc for a 60a esc
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Old Apr 07, 2010, 05:37 AM
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The stock motor is a brushed 550 size motor, if you are talking about my motor its the 3500kv Traxxas Velineon motor with the Trassax VXL-3 ESC and both are waterproof which makes it ideal for me running it in my boat.

The O.P is asking for good replacement motor or esc to get more speed and still use his bunch of NiMh packs.
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Old Oct 17, 2010, 02:10 AM
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The stock esc is rated for 40A so you are going to be limited is your selection if you stick with the stock esc.

You also DO NOT need to swap to LIPO to run with brushless motors so if you are planning on changing any of the components then why not look at a brushless system.

are you running into ant heat problems?
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Old Oct 17, 2010, 01:06 PM
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that motor looks like a sensored brushless motor to me, just upgrade the esc for a 60a esc
Do you mean sensorless? I don't see a sensor pigtail going to the ESC from the motor.
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Old Oct 17, 2010, 01:55 PM
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are you running into ant heat problems?
On 3S yes, 2S its ok.
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Do you mean sensorless? I don't see a sensor pigtail going to the ESC from the motor.
The Traxxas VXL-3 is a all Purpose ESC. It a brushless ESC that can do BRUSHED motors. It can of course do brushless but it will also do both kinds of brushless, SENSORED and SENSORLESS. FWD/BRK/REV or FWD/BRK only.
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Old Oct 17, 2010, 01:58 PM
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I hate it when i get ant heat problems.............darn little buggers..........
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Old Oct 17, 2010, 08:45 PM
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The Traxxas VXL-3 is a all Purpose ESC. It a brushless ESC that can do BRUSHED motors. It can of course do brushless but it will also do both kinds of brushless, SENSORED and SENSORLESS. FWD/BRK/REV or FWD/BRK only.
Regardless of what the ESC can handle, that's still not a sensored motor.

That esc is a marvel though, being able to handle brushed and brushless, sensored and sensorless is awesome, plus it can handle a pile of current (200a continuous, 320a spike).
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Old Oct 18, 2010, 05:51 AM
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Regardless of what the ESC can handle, that's still not a sensored motor.
Do not recall anyone saying it WAS but yes this is a SENSORLESS MOTOR 3500kv
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Old Oct 18, 2010, 09:01 AM
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^^ Here's the post I was referring to.

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that motor looks like a sensored brushless motor to me, just upgrade the esc for a 60a esc
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Old Oct 18, 2010, 09:17 AM
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That was address in the post after it but may not of been clear on it.
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The stock motor is a brushed 550 size motor, if you are talking about my motor its the 3500kv Traxxas Velineon motor.
The Traxxas VeliNeon 3500kv motor is a sensorless brushless motor.
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Old Oct 18, 2010, 09:25 AM
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I missed that post At least we're saying the same thing
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