Originally posted by glide 1 Japan already runs 8min races .... in 23t class though. I think europe's implementation of the 12t limit for mod racing is very good....not all will agree. A 12t motor has always been considered to be a 'mild modified motor' but there are pro's and cons to this which most of us know. I think it makes for better racing, more emphasis on motor tuning and gearing, car setup etc, and most of all it is not as hard on the batteries.
I agree with STLNLST. I think a move to better more efficient motor design is also a must, Orion/Peak V2 range of motors are alredy going this direction. [/B]
Have any of you tried the CS brushes ? Man they're purely amazing, lasts 50+ runs, and if you know how to tune your motor with them, they're just as fast as any brushes. I did last nationals without opening my motor at all.., and I'll have another race before truing it... So the so called revolution is not one for me and a lot of racers that've been using those brushes for the past 2 years...
I don't see any point in having less than 12T. They're simply the motors that have the best efficiency, and moreover, all the motors companies worked much more on their 12T armatures than on any of them, just because of these rules. There's no point in being over-powered, just as an example, sometimes I put a 17T in my car at my local track, and still I can win club races with it. Of course, we're not running foam (and will hopefully never will, only time i raced foam on a touring I hated it) so it's easier on the comm and everything on the car.
I perfectly know that the latest JRMCA were raced on 23T and 8 minutes heats, but as you pointed out, I was talking about races with 12T limit...