Clodbuster 4S ESC & Motor sets for a custom setup?

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rotarypower101
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Clodbuster 4S ESC & Motor sets for a custom setup?

Post by rotarypower101 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:32 am

Clodbuster 4S ESC & Motor sets for a custom setup?

I have a chassis I would like to outfit with a set of 4S compatible ESC and Brushless Motors, that will also be compatible with 2S

Speed is not a priority to be perfectly clear. Simply desire 4S as a reliable compatibility attribute as I have many of these packs that fit the vehicle really well. And will predominantly use the packs capacity as long duration rather than power and speed.

I would also like it to be compatible and work correctly down to 2S if possible when required simply for compatibility, and built in governor for kids.

Will use in sand and dunes, so a sealed system would be advantageous.

Would like high water/moisture resistance.

Optimistically I would like the controllers to have a small footprint.

They don't make a single controller driving 2 brushless motor system that is a reasonable option?

Any good options to consider that would meet most of the wants and desires, and would be a good fit for this vehicle?

Any information I can add to get help locating a good setup?

Currently I use a Novak Super Duty and 27 turn Midnight2 armatures in mod cans with counter clocked timing. Which is typically more speed than is desired, but I really would like some great punch when in loose sand crawling up steep sand dunes.

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Re: Clodbuster 4S ESC & Motor sets for a custom setup?

Post by Renegade » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:27 pm

There aren't really motors available that will fit in clod gearcases (540 size) and perform well from 2s-4s.. I'd recommend running some cheap 540 sensorless brushless motors on 2s, and just replacing them as they get destroyed by water/sand.

If your packs are 4s you can't wire them in parallel for increased capacity, but if you are using (2) 2s packs that opens up a ton of options as they will effectively act as a single large 2s which all ESCs can handle.
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Re: Clodbuster 4S ESC & Motor sets for a custom setup?

Post by andymac0035 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:50 am

I'm guessing a pair of mamba X castle esc's and some low KV motors are what you are looking for. By low KV I'm talking like 2000kv, but not sure who makes that. Then again, since a mamba X does sensored, perhaps a pair of 17.5t sensored motors could work.

Now if you just want to run 4S, and are using a pair of 2S to make 4S, I'd say go for a EVX-2 brushed esc and the titan monster series motors from the e-revo (there's a normal and reverse rotation) they are 550 cans and are 21 turns, they are fine on 4S, as well and 3S, and are slow on 2S. They make tons of torque, I actually recommend getting adjustable motor mounts and gearing them up.

I suspect though, that you are talking about using 4S bricks and using the occaisional 2S packs for your kids. For that, I'd say a single mamba X, as it does 2-6S and program it into brushed mode, and make some Y-harnesses to run those titan motors I mentioned above.