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OOOOPS!!!! Gmade Komodo 1/10TH SCALE CRAWLER KIT Motor Choice?

Old 10-21-2015, 10:08 PM
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Default OOOOPS!!!! Gmade Komodo 1/10TH SCALE CRAWLER KIT Motor Choice?

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Hi everyone,
I'm a noob here at RC Forums, and like a dummy ...I didn't realize I had posted this in the main "General Discussions" Board. Now I see my error and have posted in the correct forum. And there I was wondering why no one had replied! lmao..Anyway. Thanks in advance for any suggestions that I may get.. Onto my questions.

Hi everyone: I have another question to ask here. As I stated in another post, I am relatively new to surface RC-ing, (less then a year) but I have found that I really enjoy the rock crawling aspect of the hobby. Especially the whole "scale look" part. So, my question is this and before I ask, I do realize the answers will be a matter of preference and conjecture. So, without further ado.............. I would like to know what you think would be the best Motor setup would be to install into the new Gmade Komodo? I'm not sure whether I should go BR or BL? I understand the benefits of both, but would still value you someones opinion on this, from persons with more experience than I. The Komodo weighs in at 1.9 kilos, and I'm gonna guess here that by the time I'm done modding and upgrading various parts, that it will weigh in somewhere around 2.6 or so. Maybe more depending on the amount of wheel weight I find that will assist in the overall stability of the rig once tested out with various configs. Also while I'm asking? Any suggestions on a good (or top notch) transmitter that I can grow into. I'm thinking either Futaba or Spektrum higher end models, as these seem to have the abilities and features that would afford me to grow with the hobby. thanks in advance to everyone for your time. you guys have been great in answering my electric connector questions. have a good one everyone! mattman from the LowCountry...........
Old 10-22-2015, 05:59 AM
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Hello wrecker344. welcome to rc universe and the rc crawling part of the hobby.
stick with a brushed motor. a 35T will offer the best combo of torque and wheel speed and when you hit the trails the water won't be to much of a problem. there are some nice ones that you can rebuild. IMO brushless is for speed not something most look for while just crawling and trailing.

Bunch of good tx's around. can't go wrong with either futaba or spektrum. you can also grab a flysky gt3b. you can flash the software. so it goes from a 3 channel to up to 8 channel witch is kinda cool depending on how many channel's you are looking for.

I know everyone puts weight in the wheels because it's the fastest and easiest but use with caution it will add more strain to the drive system. if you can go for knuckle or axle weight. the only crawler i did weight in the wheels was my rock slide and i paid for that by trashing the plastic gears and wearing out the dog bone cups faster that normal. i think it adds too much rotating mass witch on a small scale is really a lot. results may vary though.
Happy crawling.
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Hey Rusted and thanks! I was leaning towards the BR motor as well. I don't think I'd get the longevity out of a BL given the condition in which a crawler runs in. I hadn't even looked at Flysky's equipmet. But I'm going to right now. I'm intrigued in so far that one can "flash" the drive on it. very cool. Thanks again for the help and welcome! mattman
Old 10-22-2015, 04:51 PM
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Welcome, wrecker!, I have to agree with most of what Rusted suggested, however, I've used wheel weights in all my trucks, and have not had, (knock-on-wood), any problems with my axles. I'm running 2.5 oz in each front wheel, and another 2 oz of lead weights stuck to the top of my servo.
Old 12-02-2015, 08:06 PM
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Rusted knows his stuff for sure. No doubt about that.
I do a couple things differently however.
In my wraith i have: a castle mamba max pro. A tekin redline gen2 10.5t (yes a 10.5t @4550kv). I have heavy duty robinson racing gears in the tranny and axial HD diff gears. I also have about 4oz of weight in each front wheel and like 3oz in the back. Its also geared way down in a 48pitch gear @ 15/90 for a 6:1 and final drive of like 46.50.
So needless to say my wraith is a crawl monster as well as for it being a dedicated crawler ive got more than i need and wheel speed for days!
Heres a slideshow of my wraith and my buddys crawlers https://youtu.be/K6iP8kCLeYE

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