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Old 11-09-2007, 06:43 AM   #22996
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Anyone have some experience with the medflex arms at MDI track (Royal Palm Beach, FL)...I currently have my Mi3 the stock arms, and was going to try the medflex arms at Coral Springs, FL...I have hit MDI for the past weeks, and there's serious traction overthere...maybe the stock Mi3 arms will be ticket instead of the medflex arms...
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Old 11-09-2007, 07:07 AM   #22997
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I'd like to run down there...

Can you call my wife and tell i'm going down there and not to Orlando tonight?

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Anyone have some experience with the medflex arms at MDI track (Royal Palm Beach, FL)...I currently have my Mi3 the stock arms, and was going to try the medflex arms at Coral Springs, FL...I have hit MDI for the past weeks, and there's serious traction overthere...maybe the stock Mi3 arms will be ticket instead of the medflex arms...
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Old 11-09-2007, 07:19 AM   #22998
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Actually - Can someone clear up the BL can drilling/modding?

I've seen a few pics of BL can mods in the past. Is this really for the weight saving? Does it help with cooling? Basically a general WTF mate....

Does it compromise magnetic strength? Create the need for more maintenance? Feedback anyone?

WTF...
I dont know a whole lot about BL stuff, but the Novak motors I've seen lately haven't been all drilled out or anything, basically they just look like what you would buy off the shelf. My guess is it's probably left that way for a reason..
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I'd like to run down there...

Can you call my wife and tell i'm going down there and not to Orlando tonight?
Disney...or South Beach...hmmmmmm
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:02 AM   #23000
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I really don't want to hijack this thread with Novak/BL info so I want to preface what I say by saying if you want more information come hit me up in my thread and I'll be more than happy to answer what I can for you:

Why its done: Sometimes weight-savings, sometimes for perceived slightly better cooling, sometimes for perceived slightly better performance.

Does it compromise magnetic strength: No it shouldn't...the material that is taken away is aluminum, which is essentially non-magnetic and doesn't really play a part in the magnetic paths that occur in a brushless motor. The wires and the laminations are some of the the key parts in regards to the magnetic strength of the motor. Less iron: less strength; less copper: less strength. You pay for your lighter motor with decreased magnetic performance.

Does it create a need for more maintenance: Yes, the holes allow for more and larger debris to enter the motor ... because of the tight tollerances in most motors if you get a stone or something actually into the motor it can cause damage.

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Actually - Can someone clear up the BL can drilling/modding?

I've seen a few pics of BL can mods in the past. Is this really for the weight saving? Does it help with cooling? Basically a general WTF mate....

Does it compromise magnetic strength? Create the need for more maintenance? Feedback anyone?

WTF...
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:06 AM   #23001
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I really don't want to hijack this thread with Novak/BL info so I want to preface what I say by saying if you want more information come hit me up in my thread and I'll be more than happy to answer what I can for you:

Why its done: Sometimes weight-savings, sometimes for perceived slightly better cooling, sometimes for perceived slightly better performance.

Does it compromise magnetic strength: No it shouldn't...the material that is taken away is aluminum, which is essentially non-magnetic and doesn't really play a part in the magnetic paths that occur in a brushless motor. The wires and the laminations are some of the the key parts in regards to the magnetic strength of the motor. Less iron: less strength; less copper: less strength. You pay for your lighter motor with decreased magnetic performance.

Does it create a need for more maintenance: Yes, the holes allow for more and larger debris to enter the motor ... because of the tight tollerances in most motors if you get a stone or something actually into the motor it can cause damage.
I don' think this is hijacking. I would say more like good information to fellow racers no matter what brand you run.
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Right on Marcos, obviously your to cool to run with us 13.5 guys????

Wyd, I'll drag race you with my flux capacitor powered 1.11 brushless if you mount all of yours in one car with all the shiny lights and such
Sounds like a race!!!!!!!!!! I will need time to get all the stars in alignment with my 12 motors I plan to use.
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Which one did you get? 13.5, 5.5 etc.
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I have one of the prototypes on my desk, but I'm not that fast

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you do??hmmm Ill be over to borrow that from you
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2xkit top deck or stiff top deck?
what you reckon?
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2xkit top deck or stiff top deck?
what you reckon?
The "stiff" top deck really isn't much stiffer than stock. If you are looking for something really stiff then go with the carpet top deck.
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Old 11-09-2007, 12:01 PM   #23009
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Hmmmm yourself, I don't think so...actually they're Shawn's test models that we haven't tested yet.


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Hmmmm yourself, I don't think so...actually they're Shawn's test models that we haven't tested yet.
well get to it(if your wife lets you)
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