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    1/5 scale motor

    has any one tried the mamba xl2 and the 2028 motor or is it too big

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    It is definitely too big.
    This will TOTALLY work, saw a guy on YouTube do it

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    oh well sound fun though

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    That things like the size of a soda can lol. Custom motor mount and then run 12s through it. Wonder how many backflips it would do with a full throttle burst, if the drive train was capable of handling it (yes I know it won't).
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    Nah. Won't work

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    what about if u used the slash chassis so the servo clears or is the problem that the motor would rub against the center drive shaft

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    The problem is trying to fit a coke can size motor in any of the 1/10th scale chassis. It would just be unnecessary. Let alone fitting it in, i doubt you could get a gear to mesh with the stock spur so that would need insane modifications. Beyond that, you would need to support a motor that weighs 44 ounces, so you would have to do all the shocks and supporting elements, most likely including tires too. Oh and diffs. And driveshafts. And hexes. And the list goes on.

    Then there is the ESC. The XL2 esc is big. Bigger than most 1/8th scale motors. And its hungry. It needs 6s to work really 8s to shine. Gotta fit that in there too.

    By the time you were done you wouldn't have much of a stampede left.

    With all that being said, if you have the means and want to try it, don't let some guys on the internet change your mind.

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    If you use the slash 4x4 chassis and do some serious mods and custom fabrication ir could be possible. If someone can build a 4 wheel steering stampede then someone else can get a ridiculous size motor in it. It will cost you though.
    This will TOTALLY work, saw a guy on YouTube do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimdog View Post
    If someone can build a 4 wheel steering stampede.
    How far back was this lol. I'd like to see that

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    I Would like to see that combo running a pede on 6sit would be uncontrollable but fun...peace
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    That would be like trying to put a twin turbo 502 big block Chevy into a Smart Car. Even if you did get it in there, it would just rip the car apart.

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    Well, I guess when people put Big Block V8's in snowblowers, there will be someone out there insane enough to try...

    http://www.rowand.net/Shop/Mechanica...nowBlower6.jpg
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    lol im kinda a mad scientist so ill end up trying it one day but for now ill get the sw8 combo

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    I happen to be cleaning my 5b flux and tried it while the motor was out. it basically took up the battery tray lol. I did install a tekin 2650/rx8 for a short time and even that on 3s was ballistic.

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    This might be possible with a special made motor plate. Someone has already mounted the castle XL2 esc with a 2200 motor.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JG3eYEYAQ8I
    And here's a modified motor plate
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2wl8aOYFf8

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    The 2200 and 2650 are tiny motors compared to the 2028. Just check the specs. The thing simply wont fit.
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    Wow! Looking at the 2028 motor specs and info page, and it has some amazing power. Fifth scale RCs are huge and I know its the size of a can of pepsi but still...10hp?! I can't see fifth scale gas engines getting power like that.

    Motors are designed in Kansas, assembled in China, yet the manual is available in English or German....anybody know why or what is the German connection? Just curious, it just seemed so random?

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    anybody know why or what is the German connection?
    Maybe Castle's European offices/distribution center are in Germany?

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    The gas engines supplied with most stock 1/5th scales are in the 1.5hp range.

    The castle motor is insane. I am not sure you would ever be able to harness the power these put out in a 1/10th scale vehicle

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    Quote Originally Posted by FMcamaroZ28 View Post
    The gas engines supplied with most stock 1/5th scales are in the 1.5hp range.

    The castle motor is insane. I am not sure you would ever be able to harness the power these put out in a 1/10th scale vehicle
    Electric motors have a lot more than that. To put a motor that big would require a lot of aftermarket parts. The stock axles wouldn't stand a chance! MipX-Duty axles would be the only thing that has a chance of surviving.
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    Man that 1/5 motor is huge even on a erevo it will be too big.
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    It's been done there are pics

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    I saw a true rare earth magnet electric motor that was only about the size of the 1515 castle motor that had about 35 hp. Too bad it cost $40,000 USD

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