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Old 11-13-2007, 05:16 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by wfdfiremedic View Post
Turns are basically the number of times that a wire is wrapped around each pole of the motor. Ex: A 19 turn motor will have 19 turns of wire around each pole of the motor.

A higher turn motor will have less RPM with more torque. A lower turn motor will have higher RPM with less torque. Basically, the lower the turn motor, the greater your top speed will be assuming the motor is geared correctly.

I would suggest checkpoint motors for brushed motors. Maybe look into the 19 turn checkpoint money motor.
The quote above is for a single-wind motor, in this case a 19 turn single, or 19x1. If you see something like a "19x2" or "19 turn double" then there are 2 strands of thinner wire making 19 turns around each pole of the motor. Therefore, a 19x3 (19 turn triple) would have 3 strands of even thinner wire wrapped around each pole. Same philosophy for x4 (quad) and x5 (quint).

A higher wind motor is like a VTEC engine. There's more power at higher RPMs. A single-wind motor will have more power at lower rpms. If you run on a long track, or you want to go for a speed record, go with a multi-wind motor. On shorter tracks where acceleration is more important, you should stick with a low-wind motor.
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:12 AM   #17
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If you are looking for custom winds check out www.banzaimotors.com

They sell full CP based motors in any custom wind you want or they will even just sell you a replacement arm for an existing can you have.

They can do anything. I have 12X6, 19X4, 10X1. Just ask! Turn around time is very resonable as well.
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