So I'm doing a project on a low dollar lightened slash. I'm looking for a low budget, sensored combo that will be a little more powerful and cooler running than the brushed stock combo. This will see 90% track duty on our rather large homade track:
Running 2s 50 to 70c. Running short course tires and a 1/8 buggy body with helion dominus 1/10 wing. Current xl5 gearing is 86/19, and I can't gear any higher due to motor heat. Temps run up to 140°f on 90°+ days, and I do check motor temps often.
My problem is not enough top speed. I've lightened the truck by turning it into a buggy, and slightly Jangifieing it. Don't want to take too much material away, but I've lightened it at least a half pound, maybe more. I did that to take load off of the titan so I could gear up. We'll I can go to a 20 tooth pinion on days under 90, but still have issues clearing the big jump, which crosses another portion of track. If I can't make that jump, I have to drive through fast cross traffic instead of jumping over it.
The goal with this project is to beat my buddies and their 4wd 2.8 mt tire slashes. I'm a little better at both tuning and driving than them. They don't think I can build a 2wd to keep up with their 4wds hehehe 8•). Right now I'm even with them in the tight sections but getting buried on the long straight, and that 1 big jump.
The mild power of the titan is helpful in getting through the turns on this loose surface, so I don't want a torque monster. I've only ran castle and traxxas 4 pole combos up to this point, and have not tried (and have no real knowledge of) any of the many budget brands from hobby king, etc...I know a vxl or castle system I have here will just overpower the vehicle.
So I'm looking for smooth power, more top end, cool running (under 160°f on a 90° day) and a tried and true dependable system. I know there are plenty of guys on this site with experience using the budget power options so sorry for the long post. Just wanted you to know where I'm coming from and where I want to go.
Ty in advance for your help.
EDIT: Also open to brushed motor options. If I can just drop a brushed in with the xl5 esc and gear it to achieve more top speed and run cooler, I'd definitely be interested in trying that.
(Last edited by rag6 : 7.16.17 at 5:14 pm)
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