Originally Posted by Wild Cherry
Thank you for the reply....
I`m sure you will do your best to stop stock brushless from becoming the next generation of motor for stock racing ...
You can`t stop it though ...
ITs the future don`t chea know ?
I will always be a big fan of your`s, and have the up most respect in your view`s on the world of R/c....
The brushless generation is not the future, it's the NOW!
This talk about Novak's stuff needing alot of maintenance and messing with the timing is wrong. However, the rotors will not tolerate an over-temperature condition very long. Keep them under 175 degrees F. They are effectively just like the magnets in the can of a brushed motor, heat kills 'em.
As far as maintenance goes, I have done nothing more than clean the bearings and blow tire dust off of it.... about 1 or 2 times a year. This is more often than the top dog racers in my class. I know one guy that has never taken his 4300 out of his car for 2 years. This same guy was in the A main at the Midwest Brushless Challenge last February. 94 entries all running the 4300.
Parity? only a few tenths of a second [lap times] between the guys in the A main and the guys in the L (yes L, right after K) main.
Timing, It "allegedly" can be changed a very small amount. The difference is unnoticeable.
I personnally welcome any manufacturer to produce more and more brushless stuff. In time, it will bring the cost down just like anything else. It has brought alot of new racers to our area because they don't have to know any of the "brushed motor magic". Alot of seasoned racers are elated with the extra time between heats to blab and/or work on their cars and they even put alot of time helping the newbies with setups.
I have nothing but love for the brushless revolution!
Many people may not realize that Novak and Associated/LRP/Reedy apparently compared notes before the release of there products. Because all of there stuff is interchangeable within the limits of the ESC's as it relates to motor size. I don't think it was an accident that those systems work together.