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Old 02-14-2006, 07:46 PM   #1
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Default brushless motor... would you recomend?

would you guys recomend a novak velocity 5.5 for a noob like me? do they need alot of caring for? please let me know what you think and feel free to ask questions back
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Besides cleaning the bearings once every two months there is no maintence. If your running on a small-medium size track you should easily have more than enough power. If your a new racer it will probably be to much anyways though, even on a big track.
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The Velocity 5.5 is a good choice for you. Dont have to worry about cutting comms, changing brushes, just plug and play. If you feel the 5.5 is to powerful for you in the start, drop down to 4 cells rather than running 6 cells. I can say my 6.5 set up with 4 cells in a 1/10 scale touring car is equal on power with a 19T motor.
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Easy maintenance, fast, fun, practically plug-and-play, how can you go wrong?
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cool, thanks guys
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just wondering....the ss5800
s far s i'm concerned...it is censored based BL system
so...throttle response...will it b the same like when using brushed mod motor?
what i mean here is the throttle sensitivity
was thinking of getting into mod motor but was told about the hi-maintainance a mod motor needs compare to stocker
so if throttle response is just the same...might s well use it for practice n use the mod motor on race day only...economic should i say
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Old 02-15-2006, 07:55 AM   #7
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The only difference you are going to notice between a brushless and brushed is that the brushless has no drag break. You can always dial it in on your transmitter if you need some.
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That and a brushless feels slightly different to the brushed motors. I'm not talking about the sensitivity and i've NEVER felt any cogging from a BL motor(I've only run the Novak ss5800 + GTB 5.5R).

But.. the BL motors are very smooth. Smoother than a brushed motor, and the throttle is more linear. There's no real powerband to speak of, like you get with a low turn mod.

But i agree... fantastic choice!

However, i'm not sure about practicing with a BL and racing with a brushed motor. The new ss5800 does have drag brake but ultimately it does feel different. You'll notice the car feels different on turn in, as there are differing levels of forward weight transfer. The brakes on the regular motor will also be stronger...

Then again, lots of people practice on their backup equipment and race on their good stuff! (I disagree... i figure you might as well get used to the car in race trim with more power etc. etc.. than get used to two!!)
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