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  1. Hey wise ones. I've thus far stubbornly refused, or, just have not had any pressing opportunity to try a brushless ESC/motor setup in any of my cars. I recently picked up one of those new brushed/brushless ESCs that come with the Neo-Frog and was poking around for brushless motors. But before I pull the trigger and have a disappointing experience I thought I'd bounce the question off u guys and see if anyone would recommend a good place to start trying brushless, that won't cost a ton or be cheap but disappointing and discourage me from trying anything else on the brushless menu. I tend to prefer using Tamiya gear when it isn't ridiculously overpriced and under-good. Like the ADSPEC stuff... crazy overpriced! So, should I just try that new ESC and pick up an entry level Tamiya brushless motor? Or should I bypass that, use the ESC brushed for something, and get a Mamba or Castle Creations or something setup? LEARN ME, BOYS! AND GIRLS! MOSTLY BOYS! BOEF
  2. I hope someone can help, I went to my local rc club recently, and they had a micro car race going on. So I thought it was time to unleash the gb01 frog and gb03 hotshot. They've both got aeration dampers and some other trick bits, but they are slow! Now I've gone the brushless lipo route with nearly every other car I have, and I want to try the same with these. I reckon the ezrun 18t or 12t is the set up for me, although the 12t might be too much?!? I'm also struggling finding a lipo to fit the battery bay. Can anyone help? It needs to be 100mm x 32mm x17mm. Many thanks in advance
  3. Hi everyone, So 29 years after my parents purchased a Tamiya Hornet and so very badly wanting a Fox, I finally have one. Its in pretty ordinary shape, could have found a better car I'm sure but it came with the box and most of the original packaging. Now for the rebuild. Its not destined for the shelf, its not going to be rebuilt strictly from original 1985 release parts, probably 58577 bits to be honest. I've purchased a re-re Wild One for my daughter whos shown a love for RC so It will only be a weekend runner. I dont care about breaking stuff, i'l just fix it. So, I've ordered a truck load of new parts, all tree's, parts and screw bag as well as heaps of alloy and upgrade parts such as a Thorpe ball diff. Now for my questions, and bear with me cause its been 30 years since I played with a Tamyia. Lipo, brushless, 2.4ghz radios etc werent around in my time. 1. The upgraded Thorpe diff should handle more power but do I go with a traditional brushed motor or step up to a brushless system? and if so any recommendations on a kv? or If I stick with tradition how may turn motor? What are the better motor esc combos in both options. There's plenty of combos (motor/esc) around the $150 AUD mark but whats worthwhile and what will likely go up in smoke. 2./ A lot of esc's these days are forced cooled, any recommendations of cooling mods given the Fox's closed body design? 3./ To go lipo or not? I guess the power system needs to match the drive system. I'm chasing more torque and power increases and looking for more run-time from whatever system employed. 4./ Is there a decent charger capable of charging multiple battery types? So in closing, I'm looking to build a quick, reliable Fox with decent run-time. Lastly, a quality dependable radio and receiver combo. Thanks in advance guys, I'll post progression photos as parts start to arrive and its rebuilt. Cheer Daniel.
  4. Does anyone out there have any torque figures for brushless motors ? I was thinking about using a 800 size motor in a scratch built model, it produces around 6300g/cm of torque at about 4500 rpm, it's about 3 times the torque of a standard 540 but much less rpm, just wondering how it compares to a low KV brushless motor system ???
  5. I suppose this story started off in about 1990 when I got a Tamiya Bearhawk as a kid and I loved it. I drove it into a lake and abused it like there was no tomorrow! I was in the toy shop a few months later and I seen the Lunchbox and the promotional video playing above it, I wanted one of them!! I never got one until 2009 when I bought one and built it myself, took me a few evenings but I got there, brought it out to the beach the next say....... and boy was I underwhelmed! (Sorry about the quality!) Not as fast as I remember! So I painted it up but never really played around with it for the next 3 years, it kinda just sat there and gathered dust. Until I got bored one weekend and decided enough was enough. First off was an upgraded engine, I settled on the 23t Supersport BZ as I knew nothing about engines, ESC's, batteries etc. Now we're getting somewhere! So now I caught the bug, Over the last few months I went and bought/installed: 2.4ghz W6 Ansmann Racing system 75mm Ansmann Racing Oil filled shocks all round. 75mm Ansmann Racing 5th shock Ball bearings all round. foam Tyre Inserts Glued Tyres to Rims Ansmann Racing Waterproof Steering servo 2 * 4000mAh NiMH Ansmann Racing Batteries So I took it out for a spin and it felt great, so much smoother and handled (almost) like a dream. I eventually got bored of the BZ motor and wanted badly a brushless system. As I knew nothing about these I wanted to go with an EZRun system but my friend recommended a Etronix Photon 2.0 9t system. I went ahead and ordered it and I just installed it. Fingers crossed it goes as well as it looks, I'm waiting for the batteries to charge right about now. I think the other things left to do if the system matches my expectations are: Wheelie Bar Upgrade of some sort Some sort of lipo Battery Strut Braces Alloy body mounts Futaba-FX10 front end conversion Here's some pictures!
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