Originally Posted by dvdrsi
Hey all, have some questions in regards to motors.
For modified motors like a 6 turn, when should I cut the comm and change brushes? Why does the comm have to be cut? does it decrease performance if I don't cut it..
Also is their a tool or lathe used to cut the comm? if so, what do they cost?
Also, does a stock 19t motor require the same amount of maintenance as a modified motor?
DVDRSI-If your asking questions like this I would stay as far away from a 6 turn as possible.I know guys who have been racing for 10yrs Plus that dont use motor's this low.They DONT require being cut every run like stated by someone else in this post that doesnt have a CLUE of what he is talking about,BUT they are hard on equipment.6 turn motor's draw alot of current and heat up esc's,batteries and even the motor alot faster than say a 10-13 turn.
Unless your straight up drag racing I wouldnt advise THIS LOW of a motor.It WILL require more maintance of that say a 10-13 turn.Realistically it wont be THAT MUCH faster.
The Tool being used is a Lathe.They sell for $139.99-400.00 NEW but can be found for $75.00-100.00 used.
Make sure if buying a used lathe it's from someone with experience.If they didnt know what they were doing and the lathe has a DIAMOND Bit there's a good chance the bit is damaged.
Carbide bits are fine but have to be aligned right.
A 19turn motor is actually still a mod motor.Stock motor's are 27 turn.
A 19 turn motor is going to be easier on maintance due to less CURRENT being drawn from the esc and batteries.Less current means less wear and tear.
Thats why I stated that being new and unless your drag racing I would start off with a quality 13-19 turn and have fun.If you wanna step down to a 10 thats fine but I wouldnt suggest any lower.
Example of this would be racing on a dirt track with guys with 10,11,and 12 turns and me running a 15-19 turn and beating them.The reason this happens is they cant handle the power and are spinning out or spinning the tires in the corner to where I am more consistant around the track.
Same thing can be said for sedan because guys OVERSHOOT corners and loose time.
So for racing I would say BUY WHAT YOU CAN HANDLE.
For bashing buy a 10-13 turn and gear it correctly and it will be PLENTY Fast.
Since you ask about maintance this info will also help you.
The average pair of brushes cost $3.00-4.00 a pair.
There are motor's out now like the Orion V2's,and CheckPoint Modifieds that due to their design the brushes last longer.These brushes run between $4.00-7.00 a pair.
Trinity has a BRUSH out that can be ran in various motor's called the XXX brush.The special compound in this brush allows you to run it more than the average brush but at a PRICE.In stores they are $13.00-16.00 a pair.
The advantage to this is you shouldnt have to cut the comm as much.
Reedy and CS electronics also make a standup brush in a long lasting compound but also cost $13.00-16.00 a pair.
The Question NOONE asked you is this:
Do you plan on Racing?If so what car or truck and what class?
Do you plan on just bashing??
This will help in what we can suggest as a good motor.
Hope this helps.
P.S.Superkarter-Please do everyone a favor.If you dont know what your talking about HUSH.You scare the living daylights out of people with your FALSE KNOWLEDGE.Very Irresponsible to the industry and the people in it.
While the V2 Elements can get 30 runs before a brush change it DEPENDS ON THE SITUATION.If this guy isnt running mod sedan with a 6 turn then he could get as many as 10 runs or so on a regular set of brushes.Just depends on the situation.So watch what you say really.