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Old 03-18-2017, 10:49 PM   #1341
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JRH's

any brushed motor you produce hold up to 6s use ?

Or is 4s the highest voltage one should even attempt with brushed motors ?

Seems the advise from others is to go brushless if attempting 6s use.
And that my 35t TM Expt. will die in 10 ft if running on 6s ?

I don't plan on running 6s except for a few short passes just to see what it does...
As I normally run 3s all day long without heat concern or excessive brush wear.

So could I push my 35T using 4s voltage ? Still too much voltage ?
Maybe 3s is the limit and I shouldn't push beyond that voltage ?
But my 35T just gets warm to the touch using 3s ?

I can hold my finger on my 35t mtr all day long. But I drive slow mostly.

Possibly I should retain using 3s and just purchase a different more
that spins at a slightly higher RPM ?

I'm not really going for speed... Just lots of unjustified torque !? Lol

Or is your advice to not attempt 4s - 6s using brushed motors and just go with brushless if wanting to attempt 4s and 6s voltage ?

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What's the max input voltage capability of the TM 35t expt ?
I do not see those specs listed.

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Old 03-20-2017, 01:19 AM   #1342
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I would like to ask 2 questions…

1- setup TM35T Expert (0 degree timing), BRXL, 3S. If I want to change the motor CW/CCW rotation, I seem not to find the parameter in the CC Link setup. Can I just swap the motor leads to the ESC?

2- While setting the BRXL ESC with the motor the first time, all went fine.
Then I realised I had to invert the motor rotation, so tried to swap the leads. Also tried to invert the setting into my TX and now I have the following problem:
If I have the radio on, connect the battery, the esc will only show steady green light, but it does not operate. To make it work I first have to connect the battery, then switch on radio while pushing the throttle to max, then the ESC will react.. and work properly… When disconnecting the battery I will have to do all again.. Any suggestion/idea?

How can I re-set the ESC to standard setting and needing re-do the calibration process from zero?

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Old 01-08-2020, 03:26 PM   #1343
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I'm very curious to know how close the newest firmware for the BR-XL is to release?

I know I've asked a few times already sorry, but I'm really exited for it!
I've pulled out most of my BR-XL's I have in favor of ESC's that have the active freewheeling feature and I would love to have a reason to put them back.

For those who haven't heard the rumblings JRH had mentioned he's testing a new version of the firmware that includes an active freewheeling option, this is where the drag brake stays active while applying a little throttle so you truck doesn't just coast down hill when you give it throttle.
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Old 01-10-2020, 06:28 PM   #1344
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I'm not sure, it was supposed to be in the last castle link but wasnt included due to miscommunication. It's been done for many months.
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Old 02-22-2020, 09:58 AM   #1345
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I'm not sure, it was supposed to be in the last castle link but wasnt included due to miscommunication. It's been done for many months.



Well I was just watching your latest video on the Capra and heard the good news, the BR-XL update is out


I think this will really make this ESC shine.

You need to update the castle link first for it to show up http://home.castlecreations.com/download-castle-link/
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Old 03-19-2020, 04:56 PM   #1346
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Hi
These have been awesome for years.
I have blew off the dust on my berg and trying to get working again. I have always ran it on 3S but my 3s lipos are no more.
Is this esc plug and play for 4s? or do I first need to castle link to it and configure it for 4s ?
If I had a working windows machine I would just link and see but I have a mac pro.
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:27 PM   #1347
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do I first need to castle link to it and configure it for 4s ?

Thank You

No changes required, it can handle 2S-6S (unless you have it set to a custom LVC)

Though I would recommend updating to get the drag brake ramp and active drag features eventually, they're both welcome improvements.
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Old 05-01-2020, 09:38 AM   #1348
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Is it possible to get a new sticker for my torquemaster esc? I have searched many times with no luck.

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Old 05-06-2020, 10:36 AM   #1349
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yes, just contact us through the website
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Old 05-07-2020, 03:12 AM   #1350
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Long time jeeper/off roader, but I'm a newbie to RC and have an SCX10.2 deadbolt I've done a pile of upgrades to (Full aluminum links with stainless pivot balls, 20kg servo, BEC, XT60 connectors, universal Axle shafts, aluminum shocks). ESC/Motor is next.

This is a pure crawler so I think I'm going to stay brushed. BRXL is obviously my top choice, but I'm in Canada and the conversion rate is crap right now. I can get the BR Mini RTR for about $110 Canadian. I'm wondering if I would run into any heat issues with it not having a heatsink? Is there an easy way to add a heatsink reliably without ruining the water resistance?

The onboard BEC won't be connected to anything, so that won't be an issue. Only using 2s-3s lipos. Our hottest days where I live are only 85F at most and we have maybe 3 of those days per summer so it won't be ran in a hot climate.

I can get the mini with a Crawlmaster expert from AsiaTees for $124 USD ($175 CAD). The XL with the same motor in the combo right now comes out to $186 USD ($265 CAD).

I guess my main question is will I regret not getting the XL over the Mini? Or will there be zero difference for my situation?
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Old 05-13-2020, 08:12 AM   #1351
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You should be fine with the mini on 3s use.
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Old 05-13-2020, 03:52 PM   #1352
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I'm wondering if I would run into any heat issues with it not having a heatsink?
I guess my main question is will I regret not getting the XL over the Mini? Or will there be zero difference for my situation?

I havent had any issues running the mini on 3S for my setup. Its hardly getting hot but I have geared down, the rig is fairly light and I mostly just crawl (very little full throttle). My climate is a little cooler than yours, typically mid 60's and 75-80 max on the hottest days.


So far I haven't even felt it get warm though not having a heat sink might make properly checking difficult.

How do you tend to drive? lots of full throttle climbs or not?
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