Originally posted by black-knight
I think what will happen is 2 or 3 companies will make the successfull Brushless Speedos and Motors but we will get 20 different brandings i.e GM/Modeltech - Orion/Aviator etc etc
By their nature, there will only be one successful brushless motor/esc at any given time. Since there's no tuning to be done, whichever motor/esc is the most powerful at that time will be the one everyone will have to buy to remain competitive.
Just like Trinity/EPIC or Integy/EPIC, AE/Yokomo, Fantom/Yokomo, the jap and chinese factories will churn out 1000's of motors in what ever colour and sticker/lable you want!
I just hope they don't churn out better motors every few months! I can handle a $49-$60 motor investment a few times a year no problem... Up that to $250-$300 and I can't keep up.
Powerful motors don't always win races the winning guys always have very good driving skills and car setup! This fact will remain.
I realize it's not all about power. But you can't play it down too much either. At our last carpet race I managed to set TQ by a second or so with a ten turn motor, the guy who qualified second swapped his 9 turn for a 7 turn and took the win in the main. I finished second about 3/4 of a second behind him. Had I maybe gone up on the timing or dropped a nine turn in my car I don't think he'd have held me off for the win. Changing the timing is free, another armature is $25-$35. Had we been racing brushless I'd be looking at $250-$300 to keep up with him.
Maybe I've got this all wrong. I sure hope so. But any way I look at it it seems that by eliminating the tuning aspect of motors, the only way to get more power is to buy it outright. And it'll be expensive.