Beetleweight Brushless Drive Kit

(1 customer review)

From £167.25

Everything electronically and mechanically you need to get a beetle driving – but with a more premium powerful brushless system – BBB brushless ESCs, FingerTech or Repeat Robotics motors, mounts, hubs & wheels and our full beetle safety kit & BEC. Optional receiver, transmitter and wiring loom. Just add a lipo – we recommend a 3S or 4S 500-850mAh Lipo.

24mm brushless gearmotors 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 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.
Beetle Brushless Wiring Diagram & Battle Hardening info below!

Select ESC:
Select Motor:
Add connectors for ESC to motor:
Select Hubs:
Select Wheel Size:
Select 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.
Add a Transmitter:
Safety Kit:
Select Light:
Add a Wire Loom:

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.

1 review for Beetleweight Brushless Drive Kit

  1. Paul Vitolins (verified owner)

    Joe and the Bristol Bot Builders know just what it takes to support builders around the globe. I’ve just competed in my first tournament at NHRL this past September, and this kit performed very well. My chassis and armor? Not so much.

    If you’ve ever wanted to get started building and aren’t sure where to start, OR are looking to effortlessly upgrade to a powerful, nimble and compact drive train…this is the one.

    Thanks for the great parts, and the detailed guides to build my confidence in the sport.

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