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Granite Mega -Upgrade Brushed or Go Brushless ???

Discussion in 'Granite' started by ImpiousOne, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. ImpiousOne

    ImpiousOne Active Member

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    My son has a Granite Mega stock with just 6cell batteries. He wants it to go faster but I have no interest in going LiPo right now. He's not responsible enough to handle them and I don't feel knowledgeable enough as I'm also an RC novice.

    So is there a good brushed motor I can throw in the Granite with a 7 cell and maybe the 18 pinion spur gear to increase the speed a little, or is there an affordable brushless system that would run well on 7 cell batteries if we upgraded to the 7 cell as well?

    Also not had much luck finding 7 cell batteries with the deans connector. Any suggestions there ?

    Thanks for helping a n00b !!
     
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    Most brushless systems do fine (not epic just fine) on a 7 cell Nimh. There are better brushed motors but they can actually be expensive
     
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    What would be an affordable brushless upgrade that would plug n play with the Granite relatively pain free ?
     
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    My son has a mega I just put 2s lipo in it and it ran awesome put i think I fried something...... I'm gonna go up to the bls or blx motor and esc
     
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    fernando_cln Well-Known Member

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    I bought a Granite BLS and out of the box is super fast. On dirt is almost uncontrollable with stock tires
     
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    I just installed a Castle brush less on my son's rig and it's running pretty fast with the nickel metal battery. At some point I will upgrade to Lipo but may need a wheelie bar as well. As far as installing it, it took me about 15 minutes pain free.
     
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    Got a link? What battery you running?
     
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    Both running 6 cell nimh. I'll get you the make and/or link later today.
     
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    Hi did u have to change radios or did it work with stock radio
     
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    Thanks.

    Any reason you,went with Castle for brushless over the Arrma units in the literature ?

    Also which ESC/motor did you go with? I called castle they suggested the SCT sidewinder w/ 3800Kv motor. Curious if that's what you went with
     
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    Well I have the blx and was looking for a little more speed so I am considering the castle creations
     
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    I got the 4600 sidewinder 3.
     
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    Decided to go with the Castle SCT ESC w/ 3800kv motor that Castle recommended. Grabbed a 7 cell battery to go with it. Can't wait for Xmas so we can get it in the truck and I, err I mean my son can play with it :)
     
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