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Waterproof Brushless Motor Combo Suggestions for Tamiya CC-01?

Discussion in 'General Electronics' started by FastOffroad, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. FastOffroad

    FastOffroad New Member

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    Hey guys!
    I recently got a Tamiya CC-01 with the FJ Cruiser body. It came as a kit. What's weird is that it said the ESC wasn't included, yet I got a 2s brushless ESC :slow: Anyways, it came with the most generic brushed motor you can get... So I wanted some suggestions for a motor combo, preferably brushless. Yes I know waterproof brushless are hard to find. I just don't feel like DIY'ing it #lazy
    Also, I wanted to know MAIN some upgrades I should get for it. I need new shocks, the ones that come with it are crappy. So yep, that's about it.
     
  2. Dribble

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    Waterproof brushless is easy to find. But find the right turn motor is a different story. On a side note the CC-O1 I would strongly suggest not going brushless. Its not built for it and its going to get ruined. your going to want to upgrade everything if you drop a brushless motor into it. Just something you might want to think about and what turn motor. Personally I would stick to brushed. I have a 20T brushless setup in my scx10 but its fully upgraded as well.but all my other trucks are brushed. And tgere upgraded to.
     
  3. FastOffroad

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    I have a novak rooster crawler ESC and a banzai motor. That's all I had :p
     
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    Alright. So what's a good brushed waterproof system? Something that's mud resistant too.
     
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    Brushed motors are fine to get wet. Just do regular maintenance on cleaning. Just get a small plastic container and put the esc in that. Thats all I did. Or some plasti dip the esc. Or in a balloon. Its not the brushed motor you need to worry about. Just make sure tge esc is protected. I just went to a retail store. Like Wal-Mart for example and found a water tight Tupperware container that was small and put my esc in that. Put my esc and RX in that. Made a small hole to run the wires then sealed the hole.
     
  6. Grifter

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    My rooster crawler esc says water resistant case in the side of it. I just painted the terminals and put a good line of liquid tape around the sides and it has been submarined regularly with no issues for about 3 months. Your mileage may vary but I drown all my trail rigs every opportunity I get. The rooster crawler is holding up just as good as my xl5. I run cheap throw away closed can 35t motors. When I'm done in the mud I run them through fresh clean water to rinse them our and after they dry I periodically hit them with a little wd40.
     
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    another good thing to do when running in muddy water or mud is to take a pair of pantyhose and cut out the toe wrap your motor in it like a sock and tie it closed at the end with a zip tie . this helps keep the grit out of your motor , while still allowing air to pass through and cool it
     

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