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  1. #1
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    Newbie questions please help

    Hi Everyone,

    I want to say hi to the fans and ask for advice. Or may be a link to the topic if already discussed somewhere
    I just bought my 5y son his first real RC car and am more happy than him I guess.
    We really love the TETON as entry level and started to learn how things are done.

    I am a little confused my motors for RCs
    First motor lasted like 10 loads of the battery and than broke one of the brushes.
    Second one I purchased, because I was told that warranty does not cover this - no matter what I read in the forums that Traxxas is very good at support. May be because we live in Bulgaria.
    Second one lasted like 4 packs. We are using it exclusively in Training mode because still learning. Only the 4th load of the battery on the second motor I switched to normal mode to show it to a friend and it stopped in 3 mins. Again opened it up and one brush was missing the grphite , the other was broken in half.
    Again was told that warranty of the motor is just if it is working in the beginning when I install it.

    So I have to order another one which will be available in 10 days. This is a bit disappointing to be honest.

    I was wondering if I can order a motor with replaceable brushes but.... there are so many different so I cannot understand what specs shall I look for.

    I do not want a faster toy so far, just more reliable.

    So my question is what shall I look for that will work with my ESC and standard included battery
    I see a lot of options but they are so many different things like diameter, threads, KV, etc.
    Can you point at something as a guide? how many T how big diameter of the motor , also I see that shafts that pinion is attached are thicker. Does that mean I have to order a pinion too? Will or what will fit

    Thanks in advance!
    Cheerz
    Ivo

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    I had a Tamiya 370 Sports Tuned. You will have to try because I don't know how much better it is but so far no issues.

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    Thanks for the fast reply RobE
    https://www.banggood.com/53068-RS540...r_warehouse=CN
    Is this the one. Problem is that order from US is like 50 bucks only for the delivery.
    Can you replace the brushes of the Tamiya. I thnik ot this one i cannot.
    How long do you use this motor so far? Is it more reliable than Traxas7575x

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    Will be back soon, need to have a haircut. After so long isolation at home, I look like Robinson Crusoe hahah

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    Whatever motor you replace the broken one with, make sure you break it in properly. It sounds like you may not be doing that based on the post-mortem analysis of your motors.

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    Yes I was thinking of that, it was only a bit tougher to move the pinion than the original I replaced.
    It is same model 7575x, I played a lot until less resistance but still not like the one that came with the TETON
    I saw how it is done with a paper, may be I will try this once I have the spare delivered.
    Or break means to align the brushes to the rotor? I asked in the shop and they said it is no need for 1/18 if I drive it in training mode.
    But I will do it for sure next time. just was thinking if I can put 550 motor inside, I see they have replaceable brushes, which so far is my biggest issue.
    Thanks will do the breaking !
    At least now I have excuse to buy toys before my wife
    I really cant wait, it is so awesome for such a small toy

  7. #7
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    The 550 won't fit and if you want to keep the stock ESC you'll have to stick with a brushed motor. There are a lot of cheap brushless/ESC combos but to my knowledge, none just drop in without at least a little bit of modifications and would not be the right direction if you are not wanting to make it faster and keep training mode.

    I would just buy a few of the stock motors and try a break in procedure. I didn't break my stock one in and it's still kicking but who knows.

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