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First model was ET48, called also ET48 OG.Thanks again!
I’m a little confused by the naming conventions:
- You said the ET48.3 is great to drive. Did you mean the EB48.3? Or do they go backwards with the 48.*?
- the new model is the ET48.2. Was there a “0.1”?
Sorry for being pedantic. I’m just trying to get it right in my head.
I now understand the ET48.2 will be a long wheelbase. How is the expected width going to compare with the MT410? ie if it’s expected to be as wide then I anticipate the car will stay planted at high speed.
re Racing: I will not be racing to start.
re MT410 vs ET48.3: that is very interesting. I automatically thought it would be more sturdy and be more stable to convert the MT to the ET. The ET body is an ugly pig. Maybe it grows on you...
re Extending the wheelbase / your conclusion: that is the same conclusion I’m reaching.
The new ET48 2.0 will be all new but the MT410 is proven and the M2C components are perfect for it.
Q: if I’m going for the MT410 with extended M2C chassis from the start; what pinion and motor is best so it’s not sluggish? (And fits!)
I don't believe they ever built the ET48.2, they actually took many components from the EB48.3 and just called the following version ET48.3. This is a great truggy and I find it to drive very well (I'm not anywhere close to being a competitive racer though). This model is today discontinued.
Everyone is expecting the ET48 2.0 in the coming weeks.
ET48,3 and MT410 are more or less the same width, they share the same arms, MT410 has +2mm hubs. The ET48.3 is a lot more stable though, due to the longer wheelbase. I expect the ET48 2.0 to be equivalent in size to the ET48.3.
BAshers and racers are two very different builds, don't try to build one for both use. Racers chase weight and need chassis flex for traction. Bashers (should also chase weight) but need a stiffer chassis to handle the huge jumps and the stunts.
The ET48.3 is an ugly pig and it didn't grow on me. I live with the body for racing cause it fits the chassis perfectly, but I like looking at my MT410 a lot more.
For electronics placement you have two routes.
1/ Stock placement: fits regular 6s ESC and 4076 or 4274 cans (traditional 1/8 truggy size). The kv choice depends on your battery choice, from 4s to 6s.
2/ custom placement of ESC, allows you to go crazy on the motor. Look for Overkill's build on this forum.
Your electronic's choice should follow the below process:
1/ choice of battery: 4s, 5s or 6s
2/ choice of motor: 4s => 2000kv with a Truggy can; 5s => 1700 to 1800kv; 6s => 1500kv
3/ choice of ESC
If you are concerned with slugishness, go 6s. I personally only use 4s... That's because I'm more of a driving guy rather than a pure send it in straight line type of guy. But to each his choice.
Pick the kv low enough to not be stuck with pinion size. 16t is ideal in size. Size of the tires will of course matter too. The taller and heavier, the smaller the pinion you need to compensate.
The reason you get all sorts of answers on facebook is because of the variety of circumstances people use their RC:
* I tend to want to be safe on motor temps, so I keep it very conservative
* I also do not look for top speed, above 45mph becomes a bit meaningless to me. No control, needs huge playfield to enjoy, becomes dangerous for people around you...
* outside temperature matters too
* are you going to bash and let it cool down or are you racing 10 min non-stop
2200kv motor, 18t pinion, huge MT tires, 6s battery: is going to be very fun, probably crazy power, fine if you let cool down once in a while and run in cooler area. But there is no way this setup is going sustain a full 10 min race without being boiling hot. Temps over 180F will shoot motor's bearings (it will cook the grease in them) and generate even more heat over time.
Typical racer setup:
2000kv motor, 4s, 16 to 17t pinion, 143mm tall truggy tires. This is a setup that can run 10min non-stop and essentially almost drain your pack in one run.
Take this as a benchmark and build your own based on the usage you want to do with it.