So I have a friend who is going to sell me his M18. It has all stock parts, etc, and I want to upgrade to a brushless motor and LiPo system. I've been big into R/C airplanes but never cars...so I'm not totally sure what brushless motors will work properly with this car!
I have seen the super expensive brushless kits that are designed for micro cars. However, I'm not going to be racing this or anything, just scooting around the office, so I don't really want to spend a lot of money on the upgrades. For my airplanes, I usually buy electronics from Hobbyking, who have great prices and a huge selection. I want to get a motor from them -- I'm sure at least one is compatible -- but all of theirs are specified according to the kind of airplane they'll work for, not car.
Can someone explain to me how I'd find a motor that would fit this car properly? Things like mounting hole distance, maximum dimensions, and what kV rating to look for (assuming 2s and good, but not insane, speed) would be really useful.
I was looking at this motor
, which I think is "380 size" -- would that fit? Is 2700kV a good rating for the M18?