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Good brushless motor for 2wd buggy?

Old 08-17-2010, 03:59 PM
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Default Good brushless motor for 2wd buggy?

I'm going to invest in a brushless setup. Probably going to go with the Novak esc, but the motor is where i'm stuck.
I currently am not with any clubs or tracks but will want to take it racing soon!
So I need a motor that most clubs will be happy me racing with and will give me the best speed/performance.
I was thinking of a 7.5t and maybe a 10 pinion?
Or could I get better performance out of something else??

Thanks!
Old 08-17-2010, 04:09 PM
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Default RE: Good brushless motor for 2wd buggy?

For a 2wd buggy I would recommend starting off with a Novak 8.5 Ballistic. You could even get the 3s 8.5 combo if you wanted to switch things up for more speed. But honestly for a 2wd with too much power and it won't handle well at all. Just my 2 cents.
Old 08-17-2010, 05:51 PM
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Default RE: Good brushless motor for 2wd buggy?

I've got one of [link=http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=10438&Product_Name=Brushless_Car_Power_System_3600kv/35A]these[/link] in my evader EXB, and another one in my stampede. It's a great setup for very little money. More than enough power to move a 1/10 2WD chassis around without getting hot, and fast as all heck. I was having no trouble keeping up with a brand new 4x4 slash VXL with either car.

If you don't want to wait for chipping from China and are willing to take a chance on a new product, hobbypartz just started selling a line of ESC/motors called "leopard" for about the same price: http://hobbypartz.ecommerce-site-sea...eopard&x=0&y=0
Old 08-17-2010, 06:39 PM
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ORIGINAL: Candre23

I've got one of [link=http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=10438&Product_Name=Brushless_Car_Power_System_3600kv/35A]these[/link] in my evader EXB, and another one in my stampede. It's a great setup for very little money. More than enough power to move a 1/10 2WD chassis around without getting hot, and fast as all heck. I was having no trouble keeping up with a brand new 4x4 slash VXL with either car.

If you don't want to wait for chipping from China and are willing to take a chance on a new product, hobbypartz just started selling a line of ESC/motors called ''leopard'' for about the same price: http://hobbypartz.ecommerce-site-sea...eopard&x=0&y=0
dang that is cheap
and it almost looks like they used the thunder cats logo on the fan motor
Old 08-18-2010, 02:51 PM
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Default RE: Good brushless motor for 2wd buggy?

Get a Novak Ballistic. I have an 8.5T Ballistic and it rips in my 4wd buggy. You'll be able to change the stator to switch up to however many "turns" the class you're racing in is using.
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Default RE: Good brushless motor for 2wd buggy?

i tried out a novak 8.5 in my race buggy last week, it rips.

you don't want alot of power in a 2wd buggy and the novak 8.5 is just right.

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