I am new to the RC hobby and recently purchased a arrma typhon mega. I am looking to upgrade it to a brushless system. Anyone have any suggestions on what setup to use? Looking for any ideas. Thanks everyone look forward to hearing from y’all.
There is a long list of parts to make it the same as a 3S version, but some of those are optional, like turnbuckles. But it would be much less expensive to have bought the brushless version from the beginning.
You now will need a motor, ESC, pinion, spur, BLX motor mount, BLX slipper assembly, HD input gears (2), BLX diffs (2), and appropriate bearings at minimum. You can get these parts for less from a kit breaker like Jennys RC or others on eBay.
I've just fitted a Goolrc brushless system to my sons Senton mega. We've only run about 4 pack (2s and 3s) through it and so far so good. Also upgraded to diff pinions to the Arrma HD input gears and fitted sealed bearings as mentioned by Jondilly above. I have ordered a Goolrc programming card too as it needs some tuning. A bit slow off the mark. I should have bought it with the kit in hindsight. Too early to say if its a good system but its not getting hot (using 17t motor pinion) and it works. Plenty of power on 3s and we haven't even tuning it yet.
Depends on how much power you're going to put in it.
I would at least get the ARA310773 17t HD input for the rear it's only $4.99 the stock rear input has a plastic shaft and will break sooner or later. Then you can wait till things break or strip and start looking at a full BLX driveline conversion (37t diffs, 13t diff inputs, 0.8mod spur/slipper, BLX motor mount.).