Yeah the kit comes with no electrics. I'm using a Novak crawler brushless system. I forget what my gearing is to be honest, but it rocks. Super torquey, but it's got decent wheel speed.
It seems to me that on crawler RC cars, a brushless motor is not as important as on short course car. I won't be doing any racing, but I like the idea of modding and upgrading along with changing bodies. This just seems limited on short course cars...hmmm
What kind of speeds can crawler vehicles reach?
edit: it seems for 40$ more getting the 4wd is worth it
I just finished my Axial Dingo kit a few hours ago. Novak Timbuk 2 ESC and Novak Ballistic 18.5 turn Brushless motor. Torque torque torque torque torque, plenty of wheelspeed - slow jogging pace, donuts on command, small wheelies ... yet it's so SMOOTH and easy to modulate on rocks and trails
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Wish I knew. Haven't had any damn snow! At least not since I bought the skis. And the way it looks, I doubt if we get any at all.
Crazy fun drifting the Rally though. Almost through my first set of tires already. Also, ran two 2c's in series.....big mistake. Fried the ESC and motor within the first 20 minutes out of the box. Replaced and having a blast with it now. Can't wait to get it into my new basement in a few weeks......800sq ft of unfinished wide open cement floor!
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Just got a Traxxas Rustler VXL. Holy Sh!t this thing is fast strait out of the box. So far the only damage has been from my pitbull chomping the body. Been thinking about going lipo adn the higher gear. It does about 40 right now.
And my buddy jumping his slash!
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Rustler vxl is an awsome truck, 3s lipo and the big pinion and she will scream. When you start breaking parts check out http://www.rpmrcproducts.com/ for replacements... you cant beat these parts they are a strong as it gets and the prices are great.
Full rpm suspension from stampede
Nitro carriers and bearings
Ti shock shafts and pins
Steel outdrives, and all gears
Aluminum skid plate (custom)
Stampede body / wheels tires
Vxl 3s system
Brushless / lipo
Custom aluminum chassis
Aluminum bits, etc
brushless / lipo
road wheels / tires
Full graphite conversion
Peak racing 15x2
Full carbonfiber / titanium
Proline truggy body
Full rpm towers, ball ends, suspention, bumpers, etc
Vxl 3s brushless system
Wheely king axles
272 traxxas trans
Associated rc10 gold pan championship edition
All period correct
Stealth esc with cap
Bullet proof difs
Mia pro kit
Mod Swash plate
ABC hobby hull
Stampede / bandit rally car creation:
Bandit suspension, wheels, tires
Metal gear 272
Past RC within the last year:
Kyosho optima mid
HPI wheely king
Micro t scale truck
Losi mini crawler
Associated pan car
Revo 3.3 built
Revo 3.3 race
2.0 for life, 224k miles (unless I'm in the 2.5xt)
Saw the light, now rocking fender gap on RPF1s
hey sean! not sure if you remember me...it's nes from the days of the peninsula meets.
awesome RCs you have there. i'm just getting into the hobby myself. i purchased a slash VXL less than a month ago and i'm having a blast with it. ...and an axial honcho is waiting for me at home to get set up (wanted the trail finder 2 but couldn't justify the cost). let me know when you do scaling/crawling, i might just want to tag along and learn a bit. it's another expensive hobby but it's still cheaper than modifying 1:1 vehicles.