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Gopher

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Traxxas XL-1
« on: November 08, 2012, 07:57:46 PM »

Hello and help, one of my tugs is seriously ill, I was putting some grease in the drive shaft when my Traxxas XL-1 esc started smoking and the motor stopped so I assume it's one for the great boatyard in the sky, what I would like to know is if a Tornado 50A Marine Electric Speed Controller is suitable to run an MFA Marlin high torque motor?  Being very new to the hobby I haven't got a clue, I inherited the tugs ready built.
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Re: Traxxas XL-1
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 08:20:31 PM »

That will do Nicely Sir,but I will let you into a little secret.....Do yourself a BIG favour and buy a 900 sized motor,it is far superior to the MFA motor you have in the tug at the moment,it draws a lot less current that yours and you batts will last a good time LONGER and they draw less current
 
 
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Re: Traxxas XL-1
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 08:31:42 PM »

thanks, I shall take your advice and look for a 900
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Re: Traxxas XL-1
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2012, 08:41:26 PM »

just out of curiosity what size is the mfa marlin?
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