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Monster Truck Insanity – SMT Upgrades and Twin Motor ESC’s

Hey gang, joyful Thursday! This week we’re heading to the mailbag!


We simply obtained an Axial SMT10 Grave Digger from tower hobbies. We’re
planning to race towards a 2WD Traxxas Stampede that has the Traxxas
brushless improve.

So, I’ve been chatting with a person from Holmes Hobbies to attempt to discover the
finest brushless arrange for our SMT10. My query for you is: are we
going to wish to improve the transmission to deal with the additional energy? I
consider the brand new SMT10 has all steel gears, however I’m undecided if different
upgrades are needed.

We plan to make use of the inventory tires.
-Jason W

Hey Jason, so you’re about to race your SMT10 towards a brushless 2WD Stampede, eh? The excellent news is you may have numerous choices.

First off, sure, the transmission will maintain as much as brushless alright as a result of that’s not likely the fail level if you begin growing energy. That’s often the driveshafts, spur gear or a hoop/pinion. Nevertheless, you continue to can run it on a light brushless system and doubtless be alright, given you mentioned you’re protecting the (mild) inventory tires.

You’ll completely need to put a entrance sway bar on the truck, although. It’s the perfect mod to them if they’re inventory, and it will likely be much more vital if you’re going brushless.

The inventory SMT10 often does nicely for itself, but when you’re going to sky it out and bash it exhausting, simply be ready to most likely improve some parts as they bust (steering knuckles or rear lockouts often, although nasty tags at velocity can wipe out a housing).

Let me know what system you wind up going with!

I had a query for the Set off King RC guys- Right here’s the deal I’m engaged on a truck for Sport Mod class subsequent yr and wish some recommendation on what are the new 17t brushed motors yall use and what esc? To this point I’ve discovered matched units from Workforce Brood and Reedy and a pair others however the one actual “twin motor” esc Google brings up is the rebrand hobbywing from the Clodbuster package.

I’m constructing a customized chassis for the Kyosho USA1 (newer one primarily based on Mad sequence) so I can run twin brushed motors facilities within the chassis and plan on attempting to do a Most Overdrive semi physique for it. Been gathering elements for awhile and determining find out how to enhance it’s design however I don’t actually know what motors and ESC (or ESCs?) to go along with.

Any and all data on the topic shared can be GREATLY
Thanks upfront,
Michael aka Grits.

Hey Michael, thanks for the query. For these questioning what he’s referring to by “Sport Mod”, it’s principally a modified strong axle monster truck that’s setup for racing competitors, however is restricted to brushed motors to maintain prices extra affordable that the limitless brushless vans.

I’m assuming the ESC you’re discovering in your Google searches is a Hobbywing QUICRUN WP 880 Twin Brushed ESC, and people are very nice setups for guys eager to run twin brushed motors. Guys within the membership use them for Clods in addition to different twin motor transmissions.

Each membership is completely different in Sport Mod guidelines, however guys in TK are primarily utilizing JConcepts Silent Pace 17t motors with the timing cranked method up. Simply be warned that if you flip the timing up, issues have the propensity to get sizzling. It’s not a problem when racing as a spherical ends fast. If you’re going to be bashing for a full battery pack although, I’d be aware of the temps on a turned up motor.

The Most Overdrive customized USA-1 sounds wild, so ship pics if you end it! Hopefully we line up towards one another this summer season on the race monitor!

Alright of us, that’s it for this week. Till subsequent time, maintain it on all 4’s!

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