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    Best castle esc for MERV

    Which is the best between the 1/18 or would a 1/10 be better

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    The 1/18 is too small. I got the 1/10 scale SW3 and love it.
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    Does it slide right in and fit?

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    And also could I put in a 1/10 velioneon motor?

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    And also does it plug right in?

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    No it take some custom mounting. That is the downside.
    Also you have to solder on the traxxas connector. Everything else pugs right in.
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    Oh then i probaly wont get it

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    The only ESC that is going to be 100% plug and play is stock. Everything else is going to require some installation work.

    The Sidewinder 3 is a great ESC option for a 16th. I feel it is paired best with the stock V380 motor. Any 10th scale motor is going to raise the center of gravity making the RC handle a whole lot worse.

    Also, the motor does not plug right in... the motor has 3.5mm bullets and the ESC is equipped with 4mm bullets. There are adapter cables out there though.
    Last edited by JimmyNeutron; 02-10-2014 at 05:58 PM.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    I got the sidewinder 3 and I'm new to rc car but what I had to do to fit the sidewinder on the merv was easy and I know where to get the perfect fit connectors to make that esc a great compliment to the merv

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    Well i dont have a folding iron or anything like that

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    You can get them for literally $2 at walmart. Soldering isnt that hard.

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    This will TOTALLY work, saw a guy on YouTube do it

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    Our hobby store will solder the connections on for around $7 or try a battery store if you don't want to solder yourself. For the SV3 I just dremeled (or you can file) off one of the brackets that holds the stock esc in and I just used 3M velcro to hold it in (I did go big block so that gives me a little more room to fit the ESC).

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    There are also adapters specific to this installation (Stock Traxxas V380 to the Sidewinder 3) on eBay.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    Just my 2 cents: Learn to solder, if you plan to stick with this hobby. It is not expensive nor difficult, but benefits are huge...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtc777 View Post
    Just my 2 cents: Learn to solder, if you plan to stick with this hobby. It is not expensive nor difficult, but benefits are huge...
    Yep, learning to solder is invaluable with this hobby. Check out some youtube vids that show you how. Flux is great too, you can almost solder blindfolded with that stuff.

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