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Superducky - 11.03.16, 10:42 pm Post #11: | Reply With Quote
The only thing with a 1/8 scale motor is that Im scared that it will be too much power for my car and that it will be uncontrollable with such a low kv. Im thinking to get the WP Hobbywing ESC and maybe a castle creations motor or tacon motor in the range of 3400kv maybe? Any advantages over a proper 540 can?
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thebasher255 - 11.09.16, 7:46 pm Post #12: | Reply With Quote
Well a bigger motor will give you more power, but not necessarily more top speed. That all depends on kv and gearing though. The main advantage to using a larger motor in this scenario would be a reduction in heat. Larger motors have more material to dissipate heat.
Smell something burning? Sorry, I was thinking.
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rex6638 - 11.10.16, 4:32 am Post #13: | Reply With Quote
The Hobbywing motor I am using has a 36x56 can and it has quite a bit more torque than the Castle 36x50 (1406) 4600kv motor that I was running and my temps dropped by over 20 degrees.
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thebasher255 - 11.10.16, 8:26 am Post #14: | Reply With Quote
Yeah, that makes sense for sure. Even a small difference in size can help, and a longer motor will generally give more torque.
I should probably also point out that there are quite a few motors out there that are suitable for something between 1/8 scale and 1/10 scale as far as size goes, especially from places like hobbypartz and hobbyking.
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Smell something burning? Sorry, I was thinking.
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joe1009 - 11.10.16, 3:36 pm Post #15: | Reply With Quote
This is my 2wd slash with a sc8 and a 4000kv 3660 tacon motor on 4s. This was a tall order being that the 4000 kv motor was rated for 3s. I also was running 32p gears. The car was mostly stock.


(watch this on YouTube for more options)

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These things are always broken.
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jbarelds - 11.20.16, 11:18 am Post #16: | Reply With Quote
I've been running the SC8 WP in a 1/8 buggy for about a year now (4s). I'm very impressed by it: not only powerful and punchy, but butter smooth at the same time.

For a motor: I'd go with a cheap 3665 motor in the 2500...3000kv range if you want to stick to 3s (ebay or aliexpress). Have proven every bit as reliable and powerful as the expensive brand ones for me.
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