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Old 12-14-2005, 05:15 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Charles
Novak GTB 5.5 brushless - Too POWERFUL? I guess for some that can't handle it. It's just a fact of life that some people can't drive MOD and some can. If you are having problems not being able to handle a fast motor I would suggest looking at your setup and trying a different one (or new tire of the right compound for you track). I was testing my 5.5 yesterday in a XXXT. Yay baby It was powerful but extremely controllable. I have not tried the 6.5, yet.
Well, it's not everyday you race 7t-8t (5.5) motors in 2WD 1/10th Offroad. That's just like using a .21 engine in an RC10GT and attempting to seriously race it. For offroad applications, I think there is a slight issue with overpowering regarding the 5.5. The 6.5 on the other hand is supposeably equal to a good 9t motor, so you could probably get away with that in 1/10th ST.

Chris, if you are just in this for fun and not racing, then get the 5.5. If 8t's of motor is too much their is always the other more tame motors like the Reedy 1-Star/2-Star and the SS5800.
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Old 12-15-2005, 09:34 AM   #17
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I have been running the 5.5 gtb for like a month or so in a xxxt, and love it. I just turn the epa down some when on little tracks, or change the gearing.
I much rather would have to much power and tune it down, then not have enough power and be able to do nothing about it. I think the motors themselfs are only like $60, so once you buy the system and have the speed control, it fairly inexpensive to change motors.

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A 5.5 in a touring car will run = to a good 8 single. On 125 foot straight in an actual race on concrete with rubbers it will hit in the mid 40s. The torque is the issue with the brushless motors.

A 6.5 is supposed to be = to a good 10 turn. Got mine today for my XXX4.

The 5800 is about like a 12D.

The 4300 is like a 19T.

For offroad 2wd I would run the GTB w/ a 5800 to start.
For 4wd run the 6.5 or if you dare, the 5.5.

If speed is all you care about and you are not going to the track then the 5.5 is the ticket.
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I've been running the 5.5 in my xxx4 and it is NUTS!
Very smooth and controllable and plenty of rip when you decide to squeeze it.
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