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Old Apr 23, 2011, 05:41 PM
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losi mini sct

hey i have a losi 1/16 sct and im getting bored with the slow stock brushless setup. i was wondering if the traxxas vxl 1/16 system will fit in it?? thanks doug
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Old Apr 23, 2011, 06:50 PM
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What battery are you running it on?

The stock motor is 4500kv, and the traxxas is only 4000kv. Unless you change the gearing it'll actually be slower on the traxxas motor.

I think if you run it on 3s and/or change the gearing you'll get a bunch more speed out of it.
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Old Apr 23, 2011, 07:08 PM
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im running a 3cell life battery i think its 1150mah. the system in it now i a 1/18 system i know the vxl has a larger motor etc..
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Old Apr 23, 2011, 08:09 PM
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Doesn't matter how big the motor is unless you change the gearing. The larger will absolutely have more torque, but unless you change gearing it won't make top speed any faster at all.

To be honest, I would go to a bigger pinion (keep an eye on motor/esc/battery temps) before swapping out the motor/esc.

You'll also need a bigger lipo or a higher C pack to run the traxxas system.
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Old Apr 23, 2011, 08:13 PM
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Alright I'll check it out thanks
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Old Apr 23, 2011, 09:17 PM
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How about a mamba micro pro or the sidewinder micro?I've heard many bad things about the VXL-3M ESC.But I've had no problems with my VXL-3S till date.
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Old Apr 23, 2011, 09:54 PM
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i havent really had any problems with any of my vxl stuff. my merv was great. i just think this is a little slow.
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Old Apr 24, 2011, 02:02 AM
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i havent really had any problems with any of my vxl stuff. my merv was great. i just think this is a little slow.
how fast do they go stock?
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Old Apr 24, 2011, 05:39 AM
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From what I hear,the merv does 30-35 mph stock with NiMHs.On 2 6-cell NiMHs in series,it hits 50 mph.
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Old Apr 24, 2011, 09:13 AM
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this thing only does like 25mph on 3s
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Old Apr 30, 2011, 04:21 AM
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I just did the sidewinder micro upgrade with the 8000Kv motor and I can't punch the throttle any more (on 3S 1300MaH LiPo). Crasy fast.
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