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New Senton 4x4 (a "mega" version)

Discussion in 'Senton' started by justatree, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. justatree

    justatree Well-Known Member

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    Thoughts guys? This is their new Mega form so the lowest model...
    Take a look at it: price is at $240 USD
    Senton mega.jpg
     
    #1 justatree, Oct 21, 2017
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    Like the looks of them but not sure I'll be getting either myself.
     
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    Look great for my sons and a real Senton V3 for dad. Lol :)
     
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    I wonder how well that brushed motor will work, don't 12 turns heat up quickly and burn out quickly? I mean if this car has an all metal diff, it should be a fairly straight forward upgrade to brushless
     
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    I don’t know but my son has the mega granite and has no problems. Besides he wants to go faster! (8 year old)
     
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    The local (outside, free) track is tiny, not very flat and with big air (it's an old BMX track), I'll be getting this just for it. With 2WD traction is an issue, and 1/8 scale (I have a Typhon) is fun but you need to have steel trigger control to not jump from one side of the track to the other.
    Plus it looks well built, nice tires too.
     
  7. Unusual RC

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    Well, if the previous 15T motor from the 1/10 scale mega cars is a cousin of this 12T...I am worried!
    On ni-mh batteries they last a few runs. But on 2S they were smoked within 3 packs!

    I have a Carson 2800kV brushless motor, which is fine with a 45A brushless Esc. Will not brake the bank, and will be twice as powerful as this 12T motor on 2S. And that is still mild compared to the 1/10 BLX 3800kV on 2S.

    That would be my first upgrade!
    Next question is will the drivetrain last?

    I am expecting a 4x4 BLX version next year for sure. Will it have the plastic axles?
    I know the traxxas slash 2wd VLX has plastiv axles, and they hold up pretty well
     
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    Nah they last anywhere from 5 to 20 packs, most people go for the upgraded traxxas ones or MIP
     
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    2s sure, 3s nope.
     
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    Hey guys! New here and just browsing the forums. I bought the Senton 4x4 mega last week from my LHS. Cool truck right out of the box but like all of you I'm sure, I wanted more speed. I went with the Kinexsis 4000kv motor and 70 amp ESC combo. Took a few tries to get the ESC tuned correctly to the 5000ma NiMH battery I'm running. Had to turn off the low voltage cutoff which I hear is fine as long as I'm not running lipos. About doubled the speed but I'm worried that I'm gonna burn out the transmission as it's not really built for these speeds (40-45mph) Also, the motor was very hot after the runs (about 20 mins) Any suggestions on battery upgrades and/or ways to keep my motor cooler?
     
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    Drop a couple teeth on your pinion gear.
     
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    Sounds like a plan slick2500! Will that decrease speeds much though?
     
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    A little bit yes.
    If you google you can find the gear ratio numbers and the other info you need but this can help you calculate the top speed of your rc car http://scriptasylum.com/rc_speed/top_speed.html a lot of good info on this site btw makes for a good read.
     
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