Hobbywing AXE 550 R2-FOC Waterproof Sensored Brushless Combo w/3300Kv Motor

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Hobbywing AXE 550 R2-FOC Waterproof Sensored Brushless Combo. Package includes 3300Kv 550 motor. 

Features:

  • Word's First FOC brushless system for Rock Crawler.  Field-Oriented Control for Super Linearity & High Torque & Extreme Silence.
  • The chip-type magnetic encoder inside the motor guarantees consistency between three phases’ signals and always outputs the pure and precise signals indicating the rotor position.
  • The waterproof and dust-proof design (*IP67 standards) allows the AXE brushless power system to be used in all weather & track conditions without any issue of damage caused to the system from water or dust. Damage to the vehicle caused by water, mud, or conditions should be monitored closely when running in muddy, wet, or adverse conditions.
  • Intelligent torque output & speed closed-loop control for easy control, and consistent motor RPM under all loads.
  • The adjustable drag brake & drag brake rate control with the maximum drag brake of up to 200% (that’s near twice the drag brake of standard brushless power systems) can provide unprecedented parking capacity on slopes, with no jerky stops.
  • The innovative built-in Bluetooth connectivity. allows users to read ESC data or update ESC firmware via a smartphone (installed with the HW LINK app).
  • The motor with 4 poles & 12 magnets, featuring Hobbywing’s “staggered pole” patent has zero cogging effect & torque ripple. It can work smoothly at low speeds. This greatly improves the manoeuvrability of rock crawlers at low speeds.
  • The sensor harness, which features the plug-and-screw design, has a silicone O ring inside. The design & O ring not only provide a firm connection between motor and ESC but solve the “waterproof” challenge for sensor ports.
  • The advanced and secure electronic switch features a waterproof, dust-proof, and shock-resistant design.
  • Multiple protections: low-voltage cutoff, thermal, fail-safe (throttle signal loss), motor lock-up, and overcurrent.

NOTE: Xerun AXE series is a closed-system. Due to its advanced technology, HOBBYWING Xerun AXE ESC works exclusively with Xerun AXE brushless motor.  

Specifications:

  • XERUN AXE R2 FOC ESC:
    • Cont./Peak Current: 80A/480A
    • Input Voltage: 2-3S LiPo, 6-9S NiMh
    • BEC Output: 6V/7.4V Switchable, Continuous Current of 6A (Switch-mode)
    • Input wires: Red-Black-12AWG-200mm
    • Input connector: XT60
    • Programming Port: Built-in Bluetooth
    • Firmware: iOS or Android smartphone (installed with the HW LINK app)
    • Size / Weight: 47.4(L)x36.2(W)x26.5(H)mm/ 108g (Included input wires)
  • XERUN AXE 550 Motor:
    • Type: 1/10-1/8th FOC brushless motor (Patented)
    • Waterproof: Yes
    • Motor Diameter: 36.0mm (1.42in)
    • Length: 63.8mm (2.51in)
    • Shaft Diameter: 5mm (0.197in)
    • Pole: 4
    • Kv: 3300Kv 
    • Input Voltage: 2-3S
    • No Load Current: 2.7A
    • Weight: 247

This product was added to our catalog on December 1, 2020

Verified Owner
Friday, Dec 18 2020 (about a year ago)
Hobbywing AXE 550 R2-FOC Waterproof Sensored Brushless Combo w/3300Kv Motor
By far my favorite crawler combo. Since I bought two, I decided to put one to the test. I had this completely submerged for right around 100yds going against the current up a stream, took a couple minutes to get to the end point at full throttle. Never lost signal, never shut off, still works a week later just as it should and has been tortured with hours of abuse since. Do not try this unless you know for a fact your other electronics are properly waterproofed as well. My only dislike is the length of the 3300kv motor and for some vehicles having to fab/trim things for it to fit.
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Jan 26 2021 (about a year ago)
Hobbywing AXE 550 R2-FOC Waterproof Sensored Brushless Combo w/3300Kv Motor
Installed on a trx4 Bronco. Everything came with to install. If you are using Traxxas batteries you will need to change the plug. The truck is very fast. The low gear is like the high gear with the brushed motor. High gear is very fast for a crawler. It is great for crawling and trail driving. If you are looking for more speed and more low end torque buy this. The app is very easy to use.
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Dec 30 2020 (about a year ago)
Hobbywing AXE 550 R2-FOC Waterproof Sensored Brushless Combo w/3300Kv Motor
The best brushless system for the TRX-4! The R2 system is just awesome for the perfect balance between speed and crawling and let’s you make the most of the 2-speed transmission on the TRX-4.

Everything from the ease of programmability via Bluetooth to live data monitoring is brilliant.

I’m running it with an Axial 11T Pinion (32P) and I would advise getting machined aluminium beadlock wheels to improve overall stability with the increased speed.

Great fun on the trails in high gear and crawls equally well in low gear.
Verified Owner
Monday, Oct 4 2021 (8 months ago)
Hobbywing AXE 550 R2-FOC Waterproof Sensored Brushless Combo w/3300Kv Motor
Haven't used this yet. Jumping on here to mention that this comes with a PINION GEAR. It's a 12t 32p. I was hunting for an answer to this, to no avail. So here ya go. =Þ
The motor fits perfectly into RC4WD's Trail Finder 2 LWB kit.
Verified Owner
Thursday, Mar 11 2021 (about a year ago)
Hobbywing AXE 550 R2-FOC Waterproof Sensored Brushless Combo w/3300Kv Motor
I installed in my TRX4 Mercedes. Note that this setup is only 50 grams more than a traxxas/Holmes Crawlermaster Sport combo.
One advantage hiking with the truck is that the cruise control speed is exactly constant. Not like stock which is just a throttle position hold. Lots of hills in New England so it's cool. Everything else said about this setup is true. Not inexpensive but really awesome.
Verified Owner
Friday, Dec 25 2020 (about a year ago)
Hobbywing AXE 550 R2-FOC Waterproof Sensored Brushless Combo w/3300Kv Motor
This thing rips man! Couldn't be happier! I have it geared pretty tall right now but the motor doesn't get hot at all. It's a great upgrade for my g500.
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Apr 5 2022 (7 weeks ago)
Hobbywing AXE 550 R2-FOC Waterproof Sensored Brushless Combo w/3300Kv Motor
As always hobbywing hits a home run! I use hobbywing in all my of RCs and this is my first AXE system. I’m very impressed with it, not only is it the first one with built in Bluetooth programming. It’s also the smoothest. There is absolutely no cogging on this motor. With the stock TRX4 gearing it gives it about the same speed in first gear, as stock would in second. Second gear with this beast is a lot of fun and absolutely shreds. Then you can crawl insanely slow and controlled. Love this setup.
Verified Owner
Monday, Mar 28 2022 (8 weeks ago)
Hobbywing AXE 550 R2-FOC Waterproof Sensored Brushless Combo w/3300Kv Motor
This will not fit into a vanquish Phoenix !!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!
Verified Owner
Sunday, Apr 4 2021 (about a year ago)
Hobbywing AXE 550 R2-FOC Waterproof Sensored Brushless Combo w/3300Kv Motor
The power switch can take a little technique sometimes but it's an awesome combo that's been great for trail running and crawling and it's never failed me even in deep water.
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Feb 2 2022 (4 months ago)
Hobbywing AXE 550 R2-FOC Waterproof Sensored Brushless Combo w/3300Kv Motor
If you're debating on this over a fusion or a castle system I would highly recommend this system! I have several fusions and love them but this system is much better! I just wish they would add another 540 sized for the capra!
Verified Owner
Saturday, Nov 13 2021 (6 months ago)
Hobbywing AXE 550 R2-FOC Waterproof Sensored Brushless Combo w/3300Kv Motor
TRX4 2021 bronco is almost too fast with this but the low speed control is incredible with FOC. Bluetooth built in is a huge plus as you can adjust the parameters anywhere you are (with your smartphone).
Verified Owner
Saturday, Oct 30 2021 (7 months ago)
Hobbywing AXE 550 R2-FOC Waterproof Sensored Brushless Combo w/3300Kv Motor
Great upgrade for my trx4. Smooth while climbing and a beast on flat surfaces in high gear. Also very easy to program via Bluetooth. Money well spent!
Verified Owner
Monday, Jun 14 2021 (11 months ago)
Hobbywing AXE 550 R2-FOC Waterproof Sensored Brushless Combo w/3300Kv Motor
So far this setup is insane in my SCX10 iii. I need to limit the throttle because one slip up could cause the truck making its way off a cliff at the state park. It is funny how fast the crawler is now, but it’s not just fast. This setup definitely produces more torque than any of the three aftermarket brushed motors I’ve used in this truck and it’s capable of creeping as well. It’s also quieter. I cannot comment on battery life since it’s got so much power I snapped a drive shaft 25min into my first outing with it. I’ll have new metal drive shafts Friday so I’ll definitely be taking it back out once those are installed. I very much look forward to it. I’ve also decided I’m getting this setup for my kids Gen8

It’s my first hobbywing product and I can say I’m quite happy with it. Before this I’ve only used Maclan in our SCT’s and original in everything else.
Verified Owner
Friday, May 21 2021 (about a year ago)
Hobbywing AXE 550 R2-FOC Waterproof Sensored Brushless Combo w/3300Kv Motor
Best crawler motor/ESC combo I have ever used, super slow crawling with no jitters at all and tons of torch, at the same time this thing has high end speed too. My TRX-4 in high gear does 35mph. This motor/ESC combo is going in all my crawlers.
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Apr 6 2021 (about a year ago)
Hobbywing AXE 550 R2-FOC Waterproof Sensored Brushless Combo w/3300Kv Motor
I love this brushless system I got for my axial capra. it's a good deal
Verified Owner
Friday, Apr 2 2021 (about a year ago)
Hobbywing AXE 550 R2-FOC Waterproof Sensored Brushless Combo w/3300Kv Motor
Love this system! My family and I have one in each of our crawlers. I would highly recommend.
Verified Owner
Monday, Mar 22 2021 (about a year ago)
Hobbywing AXE 550 R2-FOC Waterproof Sensored Brushless Combo w/3300Kv Motor
It didnt work out of the box. i cant get a returned email about the issue, but they email me asking for a review .
Verified Owner
Monday, Mar 22 2021 (about a year ago)
Hobbywing AXE 550 R2-FOC Waterproof Sensored Brushless Combo w/3300Kv Motor
One smooth combo very simple setup hobbywing has it right a slow crawl with no glitchy action .liked it so much I got another one.
Verified Owner
Sunday, Mar 14 2021 (about a year ago)
Hobbywing AXE 550 R2-FOC Waterproof Sensored Brushless Combo w/3300Kv Motor
This is a must upgrade! I installed this motor and esc combo on my son's TRX-4 defender because the oem motor was just slow. With this setup you could use as a basher and crawler! The truck is about 3 times faster and fun! Highly recommend it.
Verified Owner
Friday, Feb 12 2021 (about a year ago)
Hobbywing AXE 550 R2-FOC Waterproof Sensored Brushless Combo w/3300Kv Motor
Great quality. durable well made. i like that it is water proof.