Howdy Storm, good to see you here mate!
Yup, I was trying to figure out if it was a ring gear on the wheel, couldn't really tell from the face angle of the picture.
Yes it would definitely make my progress that much easier! Find a suitable ring gear to mount on a brushless motor shaft, mount the motor onto the deck and the rest would be electronics and stuff!
Was looking at the TURNIGY range brushless motors, looks pretty alright. However I've watched a couple videos on it and some give up a high pitched buzzing/screeching sound.
Any brushless motors you've used before mate? Any to recommend maybe?