View Full Version : Mini Rio with brushless outrunner

11-11-2008, 01:14 AM
My RIO will be here by the weekend I plan on upgrading to brushless. I've seen pics of inrunner upgrades has anyone done an outrunner yet? If so pics please. If not stay tuned I will have some shortly.

11-15-2008, 01:40 AM
gee lot of help here

no love for the mini rios?

11-15-2008, 03:25 AM
My rio arrived today, I will run it as is this weekend.
It has the VR3 motor and stock electronics otherwise.
I will be running it on 3s.
After the weekend it will be treated to a brushless upgrade with 30a esc.

Steven Vaccaro
11-15-2008, 08:33 AM
I havent tried a outrunner, but after burning up the stock motor on 3s, I will be going to one of the small Feigao 380 motors.

11-15-2008, 10:05 AM
Steven, how many runs did the stock motor take? and is was the stock esc able to take it, or did that fry too? I'm hoping it last for about 4-6 runs tomorrow and maybe a couple today. Thanks for your input.

11-15-2008, 09:55 PM
The small team orion captain esc works like a dream. I picked up diegoboy's mini rio with this esc and an ammo ?/kv. Speed control and motor are barely warm after a run on 3s 1500mah. The rio is running consistant 30-32mph.

11-17-2008, 11:33 AM
Well as expected my rio was killed by 3s power. (the 3s run lasted 1.5 laps until smoke)
Now it is time to upgrade to brushless power.
I will post the info here as it happens.

tth, thanks for your input that sound like a sweet rio.

Jesse J
12-11-2008, 10:57 PM
that sucks! what burnt? the motor or ESC? did you use a smaller prop? or just up the voltage?

Glad I saw this post, I have 3S on the way and will wait now for the outrunner I have coming for it.

09-30-2009, 09:55 PM
How would you keep an outrunner cool in a boat?

09-30-2009, 10:52 PM
water cooled motor mount and or a fan are a couple ways.

10-13-2009, 10:45 PM
any vids tth?