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How-To: Convert Your RTR to Brushless

4/15/2009 by Gary Katzer

Copyright:© 2009 Horizon Hobby, Inc.

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"How fast does it go?" That's the first question most people ask when looking for a new RC car or truck. While many people are satisfied with the performance of their vehicle out of the box, we also know there are those of you out there looking to take things to the next level and beyond. One of the most common upgrades for many RTR's as of late has been the trend of upgrading the stock motor system to a brushless one. Brushless systems offer many benefits over traditional brushed systems. They're more efficient, virtually maintenance free, provide better torque and a higher overall top speed. We've grabbed one of our favorite RTR trucks, a Losi HIGHroller, and gone through the steps with how to upgrade it from a brushed system to a Losi Xcelorin brushless system. This process is virtually the same with just about any ready-to-run, whether you have a Losi 1/10-scale Slider, Traxxas Slash, HPI E-Firestorm or any other RTR.