Originally Posted by jjjheimer
which is the best 380 motor to get something close to a 540 silvercan speed?
hm, i just can say , in the race i participate, the m-05s and others have to use the brushed CE4 motor, which is more or less the same as the tamiya sport tuned "black can", so the motor was a little stronger than the silvercan.
in my m-four i had the 380 sport tuned motor (Tamiya # 54393) and hav to say, that the speed, was very close to the 540 sport tuned. minimal differences and the race was held on a track with a long straight. the few centimeters you loose there, will be given you back in the infield
so if you use the sport tuned 380 against the silvercan you will be faster i guess. even if your gear ratio limit is 6:1 (and believe me the motor will get very very hot if you give full throttle for a longer time
i gave it a try
the rpms are about 26000-27000 a lot more than the 540s. (measured)
i also own the BL three80 13,5t system, but am not allowed to use this combo at this race series.