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Saito
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Speeding up my Bennett Clod

Post by Saito » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:56 pm

I've been running my Bennett Clod with 8.4v and twin HPI Firebolts for a while now and am thinking about making things a bit quicker. I run strictly Nimh packs and the chassis can hold one 8.4v hump pack, one 7.2v pack or two 7.2v packs. I'm shooting for around stock brushed Emaxx speeds (25 mph I'm guessing?). I have 550 Titans available at the moment. How quick will they get me on 14.4v vs the Firebolts on 8.4v?

Plan B is to go brushless. Which combo would work best, two Castle 4600 setups or two 3800 setups? I'm assuming I could run twin packs, one for each system? Are there any other more budget friendly brushless combos that are recommended or is Castle the best bet? I have a SV2 currently in my TXT2 and its worked well thus far. Sorry for all the questions. Thanks.

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Re: Speeding up my Bennett Clod

Post by andymac0035 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:40 pm

If you are not willing to go from nimh to lipo, stay away from brushless. If you do go brushless, go at least 4600kv (I would go even higher, at least 5700kv).

550 titans (the full size e-revo ones) would be a waste unless you go for a gearing upgrade, which is some work, but should get you the speed you want on two 7.2v packs.

The simplest solution would be to run a pair of 7.2v packs with your HPI firebolts, but that will shorten the lifespan of those motors a lot.

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Re: Speeding up my Bennett Clod

Post by Saito » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:45 am

Lipo must be some serious power. I've had that Castle 4600 in a Tamiya WR01, Stadium Blitzer and Traxxas Stampede before its current home in my TXT-2, all on 8.4 nimh and all virtually uncontrollably fast (except the TXT-2). I guess at this point, I'd be happy if the twin Titans on 14.4 were faster than the HPI Firebolts on 8.4. I suppose I could do the gearing upgrade. My only experience with Lipo is watching most of a neighbor's house burn flat from a Lipo/charging fire.

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Re: Speeding up my Bennett Clod

Post by andymac0035 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:00 am

You have to dremel the heck out of the gear cases to fit larger pinions like the 19t ones I used.
The adjustable motor mounts will also make the long 550 cans even longer, so make sure you have room to clear all that before your buy anything.

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Re: Speeding up my Bennett Clod

Post by 132NHAF » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:24 pm

I'm so glad "Captain KAAABBBBOOOOMMMM!" came along and answered your question. :roll: #-o
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Re: Speeding up my Bennett Clod

Post by SFC K » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:40 pm

132NHAF wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:24 pm
I'm so glad "Captain KAAABBBBOOOOMMMM!" came along and answered your question. :roll: #-o
No kidding! He has done every speed mod you can think of, I think... :mrgreen:
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Re: Speeding up my Bennett Clod

Post by Saito » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:49 pm

Thank you for sharing your extensive knowledge on this subject :)

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