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Old 11-29-2011, 04:26 AM   #161
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If your 17.5 is sensored it shouldn't cog at all. Does it have a Sensor wire or sensor port where a wire could go ?
I have an 18.5 Ballastic Crawler in my SCX10 hooked to a MMP and it is a phenomenal Crawler. On 3S its just a hair faster than a stock wraith. I have it geared 24/87 with 4.65" tall 1.9 IROK tires
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Yes it sounds like a sensor issue. Check your cable and programming.
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:49 PM   #163
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I have been debating getting a Wraith kit and am looking at options for ESC and motor. Been reading the threads on here in regards to motor and ESC selection for the Wraith. I have NiMH batteries that I plan to use for the foreseeable future. LiPo will come but not for a while.

Looking at this Holmes Hobbies combo with 21T motor for the Wraith:
Holmes Hobbies LLC / Holmes Bikes :: Combos :: TorqueMaster Pro Rock Racer combo

I want some decent speed but still be able to do some crawling.
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I have been debating getting a Wraith kit and am looking at options for ESC and motor. Been reading the threads on here in regards to motor and ESC selection for the Wraith. I have NiMH batteries that I plan to use for the foreseeable future. LiPo will come but not for a while.

Looking at this Holmes Hobbies combo with 21T motor for the Wraith:
Holmes Hobbies LLC / Holmes Bikes :: Combos :: TorqueMaster Pro Rock Racer combo

I want some decent speed but still be able to do some crawling.
Read post 2.

The 21t is too low of a turn and will burn up quicker.
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:11 PM   #165
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Read post 2.

The 21t is too low of a turn and will burn up quicker.
Doh! I read this thread front to back too. Think I need to start taking notes.
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I'm starting out with a CC Sidewinder esc and Traxxas Titan reverse rotation 21t 550 motor on 3s lipo. So far so good. Have seen very minimal cogging in spots where the truck is binding in the rocks. Motor will probably smoke in the future but right now has great power and wheelspeed and makes a great trail rig.
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:26 PM   #167
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What kind of speed/performance should I expect from a Tekn redline 8.5? I am debating tossing one I have in there. Obviously gearing is a factor and I would stay in the "safe" zone for temps.
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:32 PM   #168
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alright, i am getting a wraith kit for christmas, and need to decide upon a motor and ESC. i will be using my wraith for bashing and crawling. i have done some research and have chosen either the tekin HD 35T motor/FX-R ESC combo or, the HH crawlmaster 13T hand wound and the BRXL waterproof ESC. some time in the future i will be looking at installing dual motors. what do you suggest?
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Old 11-30-2011, 11:29 AM   #169
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Thoughts on this combo?

Duratrax Elements by Castle 3900kV 4 pole Brushless combo.

Element by Castle 3900kV Brushless System - Duratrax
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Duratrax Elements by Castle 3900kV 4 pole Brushless combo.

Element by Castle 3900kV Brushless System - Duratrax
Too fast and not sensored. It would be fine for going fast down the street but useless for trail or crawling really.
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alright, i am getting a wraith kit for christmas, and need to decide upon a motor and ESC. i will be using my wraith for bashing and crawling. i have done some research and have chosen either the tekin HD 35T motor/FX-R ESC combo or, the HH crawlmaster 13T hand wound and the BRXL waterproof ESC. some time in the future i will be looking at installing dual motors. what do you suggest?
Dual motors are useless. Just get a single good motor. 13t CM is great, as covered in post 2.
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:26 PM   #172
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Default 3S with AE-2

I just decided to go 3S with my Wraith....I am using the original AE-2 with a CC bec and a Tekin 35t....Looks to be a good setup and no problems yet....has anypone else went this route? I read that the esc only handles 2s but I see that a lot of people have tried the cc bec and had no problems with the 3s upgrade. Has anyone fried their AE-2 yet?

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Old 11-30-2011, 06:45 PM   #173
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thanks herley for the advice.
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:32 PM   #174
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Finally sat down and watched some videos of the stock RTR Wraith and have decided on my motor/ESC combo.

Holmes Crawlmaster 13t and Holmes BRXL.

After reading threads on here and seeing videos of a stock Wraith in action I think the above combo is the best idea for me. As much as I want some decent speed out of the Wraith I also realize I am going to be using it mainly as a trail truck as well as crawling over rocks. And since I also want a better motor for my SCX10 I figure I why not get a Holmes motor for it as well.
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:44 PM   #175
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heyy spidubic,

thats what setup im running, alot of people seem to be running it,and say it real good for crawling. i do believe it is almost as fast as the stock motor.
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:23 AM   #176
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Default smoked AE 2

I smoked the AE-2 after about 10 minutes on 3s. and a 17t reedy motor. Some may last but mine did not. good luck.
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:13 PM   #177
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unlucky there, mate
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Old 12-04-2011, 03:54 PM   #178
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Heya guys, 1st time poster, aussie like the up above, heya mate

OK OK a ton of questions...

The major put off of the Wraith RTR is 4 things

1. stock springs
2. dog bones
3. ESC reliability issues
4. Tyres

Now if I get the kit, all this can be resolved quick smart with no extra cost
Here now lies the issue, Tekin FXR & TorqueMaster Expert 540 on a budget with stock gearing, will this have the same abilities as the RTR unit?
I am trying to get that infinite fine line of crawl vs speed
I have read horror stories of people smoking their escs in the RTR which replacement is about $100?
This is something I really don't want to do hence why I am getting kit and choosing my own
I doubt I would go higher than 3S on this
Basically doing trail with basic crawls, river bed climbs etc

OK, is the motor I have picked suitable in 27T, and also is this the best esc or should I go the JH one?

$160 is about my limit for can and esc and then I have to factor in postage, bout another $40
I am looking ofr long term reliablilty and would rather spend a little more on esc and then can u/g can as I go down the track

1 more thing, bec, this is for the servo?
I run Brushless gear in my rcs but never have had to run an external bec
I take it the servo requires a bit of power to turn the 2.2 tyres?

Would just be good to know exactly my outlay before I drop my $

Will need to do 2 purchases, the kit, then esc and can afterwards

Any help would be greatly appreciated and great reading, have done a hell of alot of research on this forum and would recommend it to anyone..

Special thx to Kaetwo, Harley and Mr Homes for all your input
I woul;d never really have had the desire to own one of these without your info

1 more q, pitch 32 pinion and spurs, are these easy to access??

Cheers guys, great reading
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:00 PM   #179
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You should add "Servo" to that list.
Holmes hobbies for your electronic needs is a very good option.
The bec is for your servo.
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:02 PM   #180
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I thought I seen a thread with someone running 3s with the stock ESC?..

The swap to 32p gearing is super easy.....check out Kimborough....good stuff
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