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i don't know - 12.27.11, 5:23 pm Post #1: | Reply With Quote
Ok, so I have fried ESC in my 7 year olds HPI Mini Recon. I'm considering converting it to brushless for the simple fact that I know the brushed motors have a shorter lifespan. I'm completely happy with the way the Recon operates on its stock system, so I do not want to upgrade for performance/power reasons... I just don't want to keep buying little brushed motors on a regular basis. Can anyone tell me what combo would be comparable to the hpi 370 size 21 turn motor? I don't mind a little more power, but I want to be able adjust the D/R to keep it at stock power. Also, I believe the gears are plastic, and I don't think there is a recognizable slipper clutch--so to much power is a bad thing. Thanks!
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awilliams21 - 12.27.11, 5:34 pm Post #2: | Reply With Quote
I don't have a mini, or do i have experience with hobby wing. But most people in the forums recommend them all the time.

http://www.hobbypartz.com/hobbywing-...ess-combo.html
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i don't know - 12.27.11, 5:49 pm Post #3: | Reply With Quote
I think your probably dead on the money. I was looking at that one this morning. I've got very little brushless experience, and its all toward 1/10th. I use hobbywing in my 1/10 ECX Circuit. With the program card, I should be able to keep it real close to bone stock performance, and have just a little room to experiment.

More opinions are welcome!

Thanks williams
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Driver86 - 12.28.11, 5:19 am Post #4: | Reply With Quote
That's a good setup he linked. I ran that in an RC18t for a year. You weren't looking for a performance boost but if you but that then you're sure going to get one, lol.
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i don't know - 12.28.11, 5:35 am Post #5: | Reply With Quote
Driver86 said
That's a good setup he linked. I ran that in an RC18t for a year. You weren't looking for a performance boost but if you but that then you're sure going to get one, lol.
Diver, would it be easy to tune that motor to operate as stock performance?
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Driver86 - 12.28.11, 7:45 am Post #6: | Reply With Quote
i don't know said
Diver, would it be easy to tune that motor to operate as stock performance?
No, you can gear it slower by going with a bigger spur and smaller pinion but you're still going to have a LOT more torque than with the stock brushed motor. So go easy on the throttle or invest in a wheely bar!
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angrytetsuo - 12.28.11, 7:52 am Post #7: | Reply With Quote
turn the punch down with the program card
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stevenkelby - 12.28.11, 3:00 pm Post #8: | Reply With Quote
You can adjust the full throttle end point on the transmitter to only allow part throttle, that could limit it to close to stock performance.

PS I have the combo linked above too, love it
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i don't know - 12.28.11, 4:28 pm Post #9: | Reply With Quote
I think I'll just keep him stock for now. I want to buy a Mini Recon for myself, and I may install that system in mine. I saw the price was 49.00 on sale... does it usually stay that price?
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stevenkelby - 12.28.11, 4:29 pm Post #10: | Reply With Quote
Not sure on price, probably does. Has been for a couple months at least.
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