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ESC and Motor Scx10 2

Discussion in 'General Electronics' started by jdrada18, Aug 6, 2016.

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    Hello, I'm looking for esc and brushed motor recommendations for a scx10 2 build. I am looking for something water proof. I will only be trailing so I would like a good amount of wheel speed to bash around a bit. Im still in college so the cheaper the better.
     
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    So i previously believed that a brushed motor would be best to take through the mud and water but I just watched a holmes hobby video saying the he would recommend brushless for use with water. If anyone has a opinion on the mater can you please give me your 2 cents. What kind of motor and esc do you use in your trial truck? brushed? what turn? brushless? what kv? what esc are you pairing it with?
     
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    Holmes offers waterproofing. Have you seen his videos on brushed and brushless motors in an SCXII?

     
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    yes i watched a few, he was the first person who recommended brushless for the water that I've seen. Everyone else seemed to say brushed is best for water.
     
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    If your on a tight budget drop in a Hobbywing 1060 ESC and a Snow panther or RC4WD Boost 35T Rebuildable motor..

    The ONLY reason why we recommend Brushed for wet work is its less expensive to replace than a water proof brushless motor.
    A Sealed Brushless motor can still go wrong when used in thick goopy mud. a Brushed motor may stop working but you can pull them apart, Service them and wack them back in.. and the most you will pay for a rebuildable motor is $40 or so instead of $60-$90..

    So if your budget allows you to go the Holmes hobby path then yes.. it will offer better performance but at the same time.. when it goes wrong.. will cost more to replace.
    So it comes down to a matter of budget.

    A Holmes Hobby Trailmaster kit with 2700kv Brushless trail motor is going to be close to around $200

    A Hobbywing ESC and a Rebuildable 35T motor as little as $60
     
    #5 Magnat007, Aug 7, 2016
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