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Old 02-10-2010, 01:23 AM   #1
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hi new to BL what should i get for a blitz?

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hi i'm new to BL's so i'm not sure what to look at or get .
i'm going to be getting a hpi Blitz in the next few weeks, and for this summer i would like to race at my rc club.
now they have a open 2wd sc truck class.
but funds are low after the i buy the blitz so what would be a good BL to buy do i go cheap or do i save my money and get a better one down the road.
can i just get Lipos first for the truck and see if i can get a used BL?
and what size of motor and Lipos to get ?
I'm lost any help would be great.

thank you.

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Old 02-10-2010, 09:50 AM   #2
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i would suggest the mamba 4600 combo for your blitz... you should be good with any 2S (7.4 volt) lipo pack with 4000mah or more...
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Old 02-10-2010, 04:26 PM   #3
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re brushless for your blitz

i run the mamba 4600 kv combo in my blitz with thunder power 2s 5000mah lipos and it runs great.

plenty of power and the ease of setting up your motor and esc profiles makes the mamba a really good choice.
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:39 PM   #4
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what about the traxxas Slash 4x4 1/10 VXL Velineon 3s Brushless Motor and the Traxxas Slash 4x4 VXL-3s Speed Control Brushless ESC .
and what should i be looking to spend ?
is it posable to get a good BL motor and esc?
what make of lipos to get and what size?
what about chargers too.
there's just way to much info out there for me to take in.
thank you for your help guys.

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Old 04-17-2010, 08:26 AM   #5
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I've tried both the Velineon VXL kit and own the Castle 4600KV sidewinder combo. You will have lots of speed with either. Depending on what your doing with it, the Traxxas being waterproof is a nice feature. I found that the Castle motor runs a fair bit warmer. I run the Turnigy 5000mah Hard Case Lipos and they have great performance for the price.

Hope this helps.
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Old 11-02-2010, 12:16 AM   #6
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I would go with the new SCT mamba system. But if the money allows grab a Tekin 3200kv with a Mamba pro esc. and a Nano-tec 6000 45c 2s battery.
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:21 AM   #7
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I`ve always had good luck with the Mamba`s and the new Pro Gives you so much flexability in the future for higher voltage and Kv motors. The 4600 is all you would every need to race and actually get the rears wheels to hook up.

If you looking at running indoor through out the winter We have a Stock SC class that you can run lipo up to 30c and the stock ESC and motor. This way you dont have to compete with the brushless systems. Gives you time to save up for a good sytem and get good practice time in with the truck.

As for batteries the more the MAH the longer the run time but dont go over board with the C rating as with the 2wd you still need to get the power to the ground and it will keep the cost down of the battery as well.

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Old 11-05-2010, 06:08 PM   #8
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As Phoenix said, castle is coming out with an SC motor esc combo.. its a 3600kv which have less rpms than the 4600, but its a 4-pole motor which has way more torque. Motors with more magnet pairs (poles) also run much cooler. I have a feigao 4-pole 6000kv on my TA05ifsr with an FDR of 5.19 that runs 15-18deg C cooler than my TA03f 5700kv castle motor with an FDR of 6.75...

I personally run a vxl 3500kv system on my blitz and find that I have a lot of wheel spin as it is, so getting the rear to hook up is a constant practice of throttle control.. but its waterproof so I can bash my blitz in any weather condition without the worry of shutting down. And with the lower kv motor I get 30-40 min run time balls out on a 5000mah pack.

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im a big fan of the trassas vxl as it is waterproof but a racer might want to do something like a teken.
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