I would run the brushed motor on a 2S LiPo, so there's no problem there with this ESC.
I've searched several threads on this forum, but was unable to answer this question: Can a brushed motor be run on this ESC?
It would seem that all I have to do is to successfully ID two of the wires to find a + and a - lead; isolate the third wire, and connect these two to my brushed motor.
Ingenious or hopelessly uninformed?
Nope, you can NOT run a brushed motor with this brushless ESC. I'd be surprised if the brushless ESC will even turn the brush type motor over. These brushless ESC's do not have a common connection between the battery input black and white wires, and the three brushless motor leads. Between the ESC DC input, and the ESC three wire motor output is a sort of a three pole, double throw electronic toggle switch. These electronic switches are switching the positive and negative leads of battery circuit to the three leads of the brushless motor circuit many thousands of times a minute.
On the other hand, now days, those low power brushless motors are quite inexpensive, and will far outperform a brush type motor of the same physical size.
Retired and the days are just too short, busier than ever!
Thanks, all. I've ordered the 15-A brushed ESC that has been suggested. I wrote a long reply (as post #3), but athough "I ......may post replies", Mr. Bourke's feeling is that I took too much time, therefore I had timed out.
I once tried to use a brushless ESC with four brushed motors and 3 in 1 E-Flight RX on a small home-made quad 7.4v (back in the day)........not realizing (at the time) that there was the AC/DC conversion......lol....the result was not catastrophic but the RX capacitors started smelling funny for some reason and motors never turned over......the LED blinking lights worked though......lol......that's at a time when I really began learning more about the whole brushed/bushless concept!