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Old 10-16-2011, 01:48 PM
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So I recently bought a venom crawler and it only came with a motor no esc...it came with a Novak 55t brushed. I was wonderin If I could put the motor with a vxl esc and make it work
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VXL is brushless, only a few brushless ESC's allow running of brushed motors.

could just get a ESC like a HPI EN-1, traxxas XL-5(probably the better option), or some other 1/10th scale brushed ESC
Old 10-16-2011, 03:32 PM
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the above is true

also, i have owned said truck, and i would stick with a good brushed system.
the XL-5 is nice cause its waterproof(blue one is) or the losi 12T is nice cause its lipo ready and has a crawler mode with drag brakes.
Old 10-16-2011, 03:46 PM
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Yeah... Thanks I was just wondering... Since I got the crawler and wanted to see I'f it would work. Guess I gotta wait til next pay check. Wifey's already mad lol..
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What's a cheap esc i can put with a 55t Novak brushed crawling motor. I kinda wanna kind one under 20$ cuz money's kinda tight
Old 10-17-2011, 05:48 PM
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What's a cheap esc i can put with a 55t Novak brushed crawling motor. I kinda wanna kind one under 20$ cuz money's kinda tight
If you want to wait 3-4 weeks order one of those cheap $15 chinese ones off ebay, which potentially might burst into flames(I had one do that after 2 mins).

Or look for a used XL-5 or something on ebay
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Unless the xl5 has a drag brake- forget it. Get a rooster. 40-50$ used. Drag brake is a must on a crawler, scaler too. Roosters work great, let ya run 2s lipo when you want, & are damn near idiot proof. Also, unless you plan on putting your crawler through mud or snow(what scalers are for), &, i dont know anyone who does, who the hell cares if it's waterproof? Someof these cats would stick an xl5 in everyhting.

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This thread is kinda old, but if the VXL mentioned is the VXL-3S, it does run brushed motors, according to A-Main Hobbies:

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...rol-Waterproof
Old 11-22-2011, 05:48 AM
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Agreed 100%. I've never understood waterproofing a crawler...it's not meant to be a submarine. It's pretty cheap to find a good crawler specific ESC with a drag brake. Roosters are awesome and I also have one of those new Axial AE-2 ESC's in one of my rigs. It's the same one that comes with the wraith RTR and is programmable by a castle link. Those things can be found as low as 40 bucks if you really look around.

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Unless the xl5 has a drag brake- forget it. Get a rooster. 40-50$ used. Drag brake is a must on a crawler, scaler too. Roosters work great, let ya run 2s lipo when you want, & are damn near idiot proof. Also, unless you plan on putting your crawler through mud or snow(what scalers are for), &, i dont know anyone who does, who the hell cares if it's waterproof? Someof these cats would stick an xl5 in everyhting.


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