Gmade R1 - Brushed or brushless?
Gonna order a Gmade R1 kit and was wondering about peoples thoughts of brushed vs. brushless for this buggy. My LHS said to go brushed with a Ni-cd battery. Online it seems most people are running brushless with Lipo. I am looking at a Traxxass XL-5 ESC and Axial 27t motor. I would rather go brushless but the guy at LHS said I would not get enough torque with brushless. I would love to have the speed and upkeep of brushless not to mention the water resistance. This is not for any competition, just fun. But still want it to be capable.
Is there an advantage to brushed over brushless not counting the price? Would rather do it right the first time.
I plan on doing crawling but want to bash around as well on some awesome dirt and rock trails near my house.
Any help, as always, is greatly appreciated.
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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