why is it some people say the 13.5 is closer to a 19t, others say closer to 23t, and some say close to stock.
I guess the same can be said as to "Why are SOME people 3-4 laps slower than OTHERS with the same exact equipment?" Usually driving ability and setup.
Some have found 13.5's NO faster than STOCK...usually because they simply are not geared right...or don't have the right setup (And didn't have anyone PUSHING them to find a FASTER setup)
13.5's ARE Faster than a 27t STOCK motor. PERIOD~! If you have NOT found this to be true - your setup isn't right...or you are NOT running a LEGAL 27t motor...or you are not a good enough driver to CREATE the difference. (Some guys can only go so fast regardless of WHAT they run...I know, cause I'm one of THOSE guys)
I am actually proving to be FASTER running a 13.5 motor than a 10.5 motor...
WHY? Because, When I drive the 10.5, I'm out of control...but if I put the SLOWER 13.5 motor in...I can driver VERY agressive and DEEP and HARD and actually go faster...but, I'm still 3-4 laps SLOWER w/ the 13.5 then the FAST guys are w/ the 10.5's. BUT That's MY limitations.
There is no RIGHT/WRONG on the Brushed/Brushless issue. There are great/FUN classes you can do in each.
The biggest thing that it seems too often TOO MANY people do though is make the ISSUES bigger than the FUN of Racing...if people would take 2 steps back and remember WHY they started racing R/C Cars...and get back to the "FUN FACTOR" and get away from the "B.S. Factor" they'd be having a lot more of a good time.
On the subject of Beginners w/ B/L motors...and SPEED ISSUES.
How often do you hear a prospective NEWBIE walk into a hobbyshop and want "The FASTEST" thing they can buy....to simply find out they are NOT able to drive it...or it's so OUT of CONTROL they quickly lose interest?
Well, we are working on helping curb this issue with the testing of some SLOWER B/L motors.
We've finished testing and proving the 17.5 motor - which NOVAK is now releasing in a full marketing campaign...and we are also testing a 21.5 and 25.5 motor.
Very interesting results so far with both of these... Because they don't have great acceleration, but they are able to carry a pretty quick top speed due to the TORQUE they produce...so they come off the corners very easy w/o being out of control, yet they are able to run pretty fast. (On OVALS)
We'll have to see how they shape up on a "On-Road" situation, but I'm thinking due to the low KV (RPM Per Volt) they may be hard to gear in a lot of Touring type applications. (The 17.5's are I believe 2100 KV compared to a 10.5 which is 4300 KV) KV = RPM Per VOLT "unloaded"