Here's a take on the BL vs Brushed Motor situation that I've seen...agree or disagree, I feel it's part of why B/L motors have been decently accepted.
With BRUSHED motors..you ran them, cut the comms and rebrushed them, etc...at some point they get retired and end up in a box in your garage...
With Brushed, what I've been seeing is a guy will buy one..run it a few months and resell it for about 50-65 bucks, and buy a new one.
If you are racing two-three times a month, and keep your motor 3 months you run it 6-9 times and sell it, and get 60-70% of your purchase price back out of it... so it ultimately costs you $25-30 bucks divided into 6 - 9 races...so somwhere between $3.33 and $5.00 per race day...(Which is what a lot of guys were spending on BRUSHES and springs...OR MORE)
And...you get to pretty much ALWAYS have a fresh motor...
The best part is...for the LOW BUCK Racer, there is a pretty good size USED motor market...so club guys get a great chance to pick up a motor w/ only a handful of races on it for 50 - 65 bucks...
I know several of the guys who run in some of the races I hold...love this aspect.
MUCH Better RE-SALE market for brushless stuff. (At least with the POPULAR winds)
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