Beetleweight Drive Kit

(7 customer reviews)

From $120.25

Everything electronically and mechanically you need to get a beetle driving – BBB motors, mounts & speed controllers, FingerTech hubs & wheels and our full beetle safety kit. Optional BEC, receiver and wiring loom. Just add a lipo and transmitter – we recommend a 3S 500-800mAh Lipo and a FlySky i6 Transmitter.

We recommend you build a chassis from 8-10mm HDPE for the walls and 4-5mm HDPE for lid/base, we have a full beetle build guide here. Any issues or questions during the build, you can email us at or message us on facebook, we’ll be happy to help. Wiring Diagram  & Battle Hardening info below!

Select Wheel Size:
1 × Pair of 4mm FingerTech Twist Hubs

4 in stock

Add a Twist Hubs Key:
To smoothly twist on the twist hubs! We made this out of laser cut nylon. Needle nose pliers are another (more scrapey) option.
Add a BEC:
You will need a BEC (Battery Eliminator Circuit) to lower the voltage of your lipo (12V or 16V) down to a safe value for your receiver (5V) and possibly a weapon servo.
Add a Receiver:
The Flysky receiver is intended for the Flysky FS-i6 and other AFHDS 2A transmitters, please check your transmitter supports this before purchasing.
Safety Kit:
Select Light:
1 × 30A Fuse Wire (Beetleweight)
Add a Wire Loom:
Diagram using the components in this kit:


Components in this example: 3S or 4S Lipo, Beetle Safety Kit, Breakout cable, BBB ESCsBBB 22mm MotorsBEC and Flysky Reciever.
Image made by Team DSC.

Battle Hardening

From FingerTech:
As with every gearmotor, it is best practice to remove all the screws and reassemble using loctite. A small dab on each screw will be enough to keep them from vibrating loose.
– Since the gearboxes are packed with grease, it will need to be cleaned off of the eight small Phillips screws before applying the loctite.
– Even better than loctite is a product called Vibra-Tite VC-3. Apply it to the screw threads, wait 30min, and it will harden to a plastic-like coating. Since it hardens before touching the greasy gearbox threads, it can do a better job of holding the screws in place.

7 reviews for Beetleweight Drive Kit

  1. Joshua (verified owner)

    Fantastic bit of kit. Just finishing my first build and the BBB team have be fantastic at not just supplying parts but helping with any questions I’ve had. Thanks guys!

  2. Redfield

    Gonna buy another!

  3. Jeremy Hall (verified owner)

    You won’t find a setup cheaper with this level of reliability.
    It’s the first thing I think of when I want to make a drive.

  4. Stuart (verified owner)

    What a great kit. I found is really helpful in finalising my 1st design as it was all there for you to move around and work out your placement and dimensions. I would definitely recommend adding the break out cable as it makes things so much easier.

  5. Jack (verified owner)

    Awesome kit for building a beetle. Enough to get a good start on the electronics without pigeonholing you into a set build/design.

    Can’t recommend enough!

  6. Jimmi Cottam (verified owner)

    Super convenient and super affordable. Definitely grab a set or two as they’re handy to have, especially when you need spares. Quick delivery too!

  7. Sam (verified owner)

    Great kit, simple enough to be able to get my head around for a first build!

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