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    Thread: Upgrade recommendations for ECX Torment

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      08-06-2012 07:06 PM #1
      Hey guys, I bought a Torment back in November and I want to upgrade to a LiPo battery and possibly a brushless set up, unless you guys think I should just upgrade to a different motor.

      It's just a basher but as it is now, I'm kind of bored with it.

      I don't know anything about this stuff except that it's fun!

      Max I'd like to spend is about $150-200 on the upgrades.

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      08-08-2012 02:22 PM #2
      nobody?

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      08-08-2012 04:28 PM #3
      i really, really like my thunder AC6 LiPo charger from hobbypartz.com. and i've picked up a few gens ace LiPos from them, too. i also ordered a hobbywing/xerun esc/motor combo from them for my scaler. i haven't been disappointed, yet.

      the charger, 2 LiPos will probably get you to $100. i expect a decent brushless ESC/motor combo will run you anywhere from $120-150.

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      08-17-2014 02:14 PM #4
      Hey guys I finally upgraded my Torment with a HobbyWing eZRun-60A-SL ESC and a Tacon 3650-9T Brushless Motor 3930KV. It's hesitating with throttle input. Sometimes it goes sometimes it just stutters. Any ideas? When I described it to the guy at the hobby store he said it was due to the Ni-MH battery and if I go to LiPo it will go away. I'm not sure if this is the case because there are people that run this same setup.

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      08-18-2014 10:32 PM #5
      definitely buy the metal transmission for the torment part # ECX9001. with brushless set up you will bust the plastic gears in no time. also get yourself a couple sets of drive shafts. when you're doing jumps let off the throttle when the car is landing. have fun.
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      08-18-2014 11:13 PM #6
      I'm not sure I'm getting enough information from your video and description, but might it be just the usual cogging from a non-sensored brushless motor? if you've never ran non-sensored brushless, it might be surprising. it definitely won't have the smoothness of a brushed setup. and be sure to adjust you're slipper clutch properly.

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      08-19-2014 01:10 AM #7
      it's more like the power is just cutting in and out when I give it any type of throttle input. If I am really careful with throttle input i can get it to go but then it will cut out again. I'm not sure how else to explain it. I know enough to get myself into trouble with these things.

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      08-19-2014 02:14 AM #8
      if that's the case, then the hobby guys you talked to are probably right. LiPo will give you constant and uniform power through it's power cycle and die almost instantly when depleted. it's unlike NiMh that has most of its power at the beginning of the cycle and then slowly die while it tries to trickle out enough power to your ESC. if it feels like you're drinking some Jamba Juice and then suck up an air pocket, it's your NiMh setup not feeding enough constant current to your ESC.

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