Infraction Recommend an upgraded ESC and motor combo for an Infraction 3s

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I'm thinking about upgrading the ESC and motor on my Infraction 3s, and I would like to get away from Spektrum and go with either Hobbywing or Castle. I mostly do straight-line street running with my Infraction 3, but I am not looking for a high-end system for high-speed runs.

I would appreciate your recommendations for drop-in replacements.
 

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castle mamba x and 1415 motor is my go to for all 1/10 scales that can fit a 550 motor. extremely powerful and versatile from bashing to crawling when you program through castle link. i have that combo in a trx4, ryft, mt10, and tenacity tt pro. i gear them down and run them on 4s and it's muah *chef kiss*
 

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castle mamba x and 1415 motor is my go to for all 1/10 scales that can fit a 550 motor. extremely powerful and versatile from bashing to crawling when you program through castle link. i have that combo in a trx4, ryft, mt10, and tenacity tt pro. i gear them down and run them on 4s and it's muah *chef kiss*
Thanks. I have a Wendigo 3s rock racer that I equipped with a Castle Copperhead 10 SCT and Castle 3200kv motor combo, and I love it. The Copperhead system with proper gearing allowed me to keep the top end performance but gave me much better low-speed better performance for an occasional crawl.
 

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The stock motor on an Infraction is 3900kv, so this system might make it slower. Castle makes some combos that have 3800 or 4000kv motors in the combo, so I might look at one of them.
I don’t think you’d want one of the higher kv Castle motors since they are physically smaller.

I don’t love HW sensored ESCs though. The racing versions aren’t waterproof and the bashing versions use a weird proprietary sensor cable. No data logging either way. And they all have an oddly high motor temp cutoff - 221F is the lowest setting if I remember correctly.

Maybe make your own combo. These two would pair together well:

https://www.amainhobbies.com/hobbyw...ed-brushless-motor-3600kv-hwa30401151/p580788

https://www.amainhobbies.com/castle...10-scale-brushless-esc-cse010-0155-00/p578314
 

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The stock motor on an Infraction is 3900kv, so this system might make it slower. Castle makes some combos that have 3800 or 4000kv motors in the combo, so I might look at one of them.
you can gear up. the 1412 and 1415 motors are strong like Russian bear drunk on vodka.
 

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Thanks. I have a Wendigo 3s rock racer that I equipped with a Castle Copperhead 10 SCT and Castle 3200kv motor combo, and I love it. The Copperhead system with proper gearing allowed me to keep the top end performance but gave me much better low-speed better performance for an occasional crawl.
I couldn't keep my Wendigo on it's wheels with brushless. Wouldn't turn at speed. I converted it to brushed, and just crawl with it.
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MM2 ESC is a pretty small form factor and very reliable. If you can find it the MM2 Retro has higher amperage limits.
The MMX6s is decent, but I always found they run too hot for my comfort.
 
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