Originally Posted by PeteB
Has anyone had any track time with one of these bad boys, I have seen the performance of the 4.5t, which I think has 275watts, and has blistering acceleration and top end. Add in another 100w or so and you have a serious speed machine.
How long is a set of tyres going to last? maybe one meeting...
The 4.5 has 9000 rpm per volt but doesn't have a watts rating. The 3.5 at 490 watts is 10,500 rpm per volt. I plotted the other Novaks and got a nice curve and I estimated about 437 watts for the 4.5.
It's so fast it tears up the plastic diffs on my Tc3 in less than 1 run. And it's too fast even for our nice sized 112x76 asphalt track. I have relegated the brushless for my stadium truck on big offroad tracks where it's got room to spool up.
Can't wait until we get LIPOs and brushless so good we can run a 1/8 monster truck competitively with Nitro
... at the rate we're going, I'll guess we might see that within 3 more years ....