I like brushed motors because they never cog, and I admire the ingenuity of mechanical commutation, which took a century of technological development before it could be replaced with electronic commutation in brushless motors. Also, there's a bit of a challenge in getting parts that are moving fast and rubbing together to not destroy each other.
Brushed motors work fine in all my other vehicles that have them. I maintain them maybe once a year apiece, twice a year if I'm bored and looking for something to do. This one is a special case because it's installed in a fast off-road truck, so it's pushing the motor harder than any of my other vehicles do. I'm trying to see if I can find the limit of what a brushed motor can handle nowadays, and balance on that limit. I thought I had it with the original build, but in retrospect it was geared too high and I was too dense to realize it because I was focused on top-speed numbers. Changing the brushes changed the load on the commutator and suddenly the motor being overloaded became painfully obvious. My fault.
The spare motor is just defective, and I would've found that out someday anyway. It will be going back to the place from whence it came for repair or replacement.
9 of my running vehicles are brushless; 13 are brushed (6 of which are crawlers); 8 are nitro. I'd probably have some gas-powered vehicles too, if they weren't all enormous, ridiculously loud, and foul-smelling.
I cant stand cogging, and I'm perfectly fine with quality
sensored brushless setups for all my racing and bashing rigs, and even for light crawling.
I get its fun to use old tech, but there comes a point where its just not worth it. You could get an esc and motor that will work all day for the price of just the motor alone.
Plus, and I love how much you hate this, volt up, gear down. That motor in your slash would love some 3s action.
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