Hi i bought this Evolve Gen 1 snub nose for cheap and planning to do a DIY revive.
Only thing that is not working is the remote. Any suggestions for a ESC and remote combo for this one? i’m thinking of buying from flipsky for parts.
Also for future steps, i’m planning to reverse mount the motor so i can have a dropthrough setup. What can you suggest for motor mount and also single power motor that can handle Abec 107’s (Something of the likes of Arc BBM or equivalent).
Flipsky isn’t a bad option, and they sell remotes and motors, too, so stacking shipping is financially beneficial here.
With regards to motors, you can’t go past the 6374 option. ~3.2-3.5kw motor, so it’s plenty of grunt to overcome hills, etc. In an ideal world, you’d run two motors to distribute the load and minimise the effects of torque steer, but plenty of people are absolutely happy with single motor setups.
As for mounts, there are a few options for the Evolve Gen 1 Hangers.
@Janux-esk8 has some nice options that are both front- and rear-facing compatible. If these are to your liking, just PM him and he might be able to sell you mounts individually.
And if you’re after a 7075 aluminium mount, I have these.
yes i was planning on using the current gen 1 motor then upgrading to outrunner motor in the future. so i want to get just single VESC VX1 combo than can run the current gen 1 motor and if possible a 5095 motor.
You’re getting about twice the power of the 5085 by using the 6374, but it has different mounting holes to the 5085, so you’ll need a mount capable of supporting 63mm motors such as the ones in my first response above.
With the kV rating difference, the 6374 will also go faster given an identical voltage is applied to both motors.
Running a DC motor in lieu of a BLDC motor is going to use 2 FETs instead of 6 FETs and I think it will heat up quicker, which means it will not be able to run as much current. I think. I’ve never tried it.
You want to look for an ESC that has the six FETs connected by a common heatsink. Maybe like the Mini FSESC4.20
But I have not used the VESC design with a DC motor.