Brushless Predator!!

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Re: Brushless Predator!!

Post by shadowfocus603 » Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:25 am

The next thing after those hubs though will be the plastic nubs on the wheel. If it were me I'd get the aluminum hubs then grind the nubs off and drill holes where they were then bolt the hub directly to the wheel. Run the bolts from the back side out making sure to use low profile button heads or some such to avoid anything rubbing or grinding.

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Re: Brushless Predator!!

Post by copper44 » Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:51 am

I think with the CPE extenders I have this is already done?

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Re: Brushless Predator!!

Post by shadowfocus603 » Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:58 am

Oh quite possibly lol. I didn't see that part.

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Re: Brushless Predator!!

Post by copper44 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:15 pm

So couple more questions, the steering doesn't seem to be as responsive as I thought it should be. I am using a castle bec, the two esc's are hooked up via y harness with one red wire pulled. Should both red wires be pulled, as when I go to hook up both batteries on of the ESC's will still turn on even though it hasn't been switched on. Also I seem to have an issue with cogging, sometimes it will be very responsive. Other times it almost acts like I am to far away from the truck even though I am only 15 feet away.

Any thoughts?

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Re: Brushless Predator!!

Post by andymac0035 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:59 pm

copper44 wrote:I am using a castle bec, the two esc's are hooked up via y harness with one red wire pulled. Should both red wires be pulled ?
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Re: Brushless Predator!!

Post by copper44 » Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:59 am

Is there a specific channel the bec should be hooked into? Clipped other red wire and still losing control of forward/reverse sporadically.

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Re: Brushless Predator!!

Post by andymac0035 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:47 pm

I would "think" you would want to use "AUX" but I don't really know for certain.

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Re: Brushless Predator!!

Post by Minotaur » Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:45 pm

I use SV3's (really no different than your SV2's, and didn't clip any wires. Low speed performance is really good (I think) for a dual brushless system, but not as smooth as the EVX-2 and Titan motors I started with. In other words, a fine trade off for the increased speed and no motor maintenance.

Are you sure your motors are hooked up solidly? Might not be a problem with the ESC's at all.
copper44 wrote:Is there a specific channel the bec should be hooked into? Clipped other red wire and still losing control of forward/reverse sporadically.

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Re: Brushless Predator!!

Post by copper44 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:03 pm

Well time to bring this back from the dead again, finally have the Clod running pretty well. I ended up switching out to a EVX-2 and Titan 550 motors. This seems to be plenty of power and no cogging. My new question/issue is I have the traxxas big bore shocks on the Predator chassis with the machine links and seem to get some sag and not the most travel.

Does anyone have a better recommendation for shocks or should I try changing the weight of oil in these shocks first?