Beetleweight Brushless Drive Kit

From £150.00

27th March: We currently stock the 1500KV Mega Sparks.
Everything electronically and mechanically you need to get a beetle driving – but with a more premium powerful brushless system – BBB brushless ESCs, FingerTech motors, mounts, hubs & wheels and our full beetle safety kit. Optional BEC, receiver and wiring loom.
Just add a lipo and transmitter!  We recommend a 3S 650mAh Lipo and a FlySky i6 Transmitter

Mega Sparks are geared for speed and power, we recommend running smaller wheel sizes or an extra reduction stage, particularly at 4S – this drive setup was on Joe’s Grab Crab at Rapture 2022 with great success! All metal geared 24mm planetary gearbox, beefy hardened steel 6mm shaft – extra length for bearing support or use rotary tool to cut off excess to save weight.

We recommend you build a chassis from 10mm HDPE for the walls and 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 bristolbotbuilders@gmail.com or message us on facebook, we’ll be happy to help.
Beetle Brushless Wiring Diagram & Battle Hardening info below!

£12.50

20 in stock

Add connectors for ESC to motor:
Select Wheel Size:
1 × Pair of 6mm FingerTech Twist Hubs
£16.00

12 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:
£1.50

32 in stock

Qty:-+
1 × 30A Fuse Wire (Beetleweight)
£0.00
Add a Wire Loom:

1 in stock

Beetle Brushless Wiring Diagram

Components in this example: 3S or 4S Lipo, Beetle Safety KitBreakout Cable20A brushless Drive ESCsMega SparksBEC 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.

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