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Old 09-20-2013, 07:30 AM   #1
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If anyone has one, can someone confirm the factory setting for the motor timing on a Killshot 17.5T? Reason I ask is that I bought a "tuned" Killshot from someone who had changed the motor timing. My track only allows blinky and only factory set motor timing (i.e. if it comes from the factory set at 30 degrees, that's how it has to stay). I was told the Killshot comes set at 40 degrees (and from pictures I can find online, that looks to be correct)....but can someone confirm this for me? Just want to make sure I'm playing by the rules of my track.

(I attempted filling out the contact us form on Trinity's website but doesn't seem to be going through and thought someone here may be able to answer quicker)

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That's the first time I've heard of a rule requiring factory set timing. How does the track intend to enforce that? Do they have a list of all the motors made and what they come from the factory with?
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That's the first time I've heard of a rule requiring factory set timing. How does the track intend to enforce that? Do they have a list of all the motors made and what they come from the factory with?
+1 that is a silly rule.
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Yeah, they don't really tech....but if you're clearly pulling away from others on the track or clearing doubles that others can't clear, they will say something to you. It's more to keep everything even for the people who might have bought club spec esc's/motors that don't have any timing adjustments.

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17.5 "Blinky" 2wd SCT
◦Any 2wd CORR truck
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◦ESC must be in "Blinky" mode (no boost, no timing)
◦Open tire
◦No additional side dams that were not included with your body of choice


Also, got the answer...40 degress is set from Trinity.
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That's the first time I've heard of a rule requiring factory set timing. How does the track intend to enforce that? Do they have a list of all the motors made and what they come from the factory with?
My thoughts exactly. I thought rules for blinky allowed for motor timing just no boost on esc?
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[QUOTE=joncmack;12560783]◦17.5 brushless motor (no timing)QUOTE]

I would assume that means the timing must be set to 0 degrees, unless they said otherwise for some reason. That is the way I read it anyway.
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the revtech motors are marked differently than most motors, the "0" position is where its set from the factory @ 40 degrees
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They make no set spec timing motors. Still not fair unless its a like fixed endbell
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Bad thing with blinky is might limit timing and such but then it come to a Lipo war
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Motor timing is not equal from one motor to the next. Each company sets timing at a neutral setting, but one company's neutral setting might still be faster than another's. This is not the right way to run a spec class and does more harm than good - IMO
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Well, the newest talk today is that they may start tech'ing everyone and making everybody turn their motor timing to 30 degrees. This sounds ridiculous to me. So that means for my Kill Shot based motor (Extreme Motorsports "Beast"), I will in essence be turning it -10 degrees from the factory Trinity setting (when I bought the motor, it was set to 58 degrees and I turned it back down to 40 to try to be fair....I doubt anyone else would have done that).

And yes, higher C Lipo's are definitely the ticket. Those with 100+ clearly have an edge.
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Sounds like whoever is making the rules at your track needs to get a clue. Or make it a true spec class and everyone runs a spec fixed timing motor.
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Where do you race at? So I can make sure NEVER to go there and support them!

I don't even run stock classes but can tell you that's the STUPIDEST rule I've ever heard!! Requiring headlight decals and a driver figure makes more sense.

That rule is so stupid I don't even know what else to say
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Where do you race at? So I can make sure NEVER to go there and support them!

I don't even run stock classes but can tell you that's the STUPIDEST rule I've ever heard!! Requiring headlight decals and a driver figure makes more sense.

That rule is so stupid I don't even know what else to say
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