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Old 03-14-2013, 02:20 PM   #4351
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Mike- your welcome to run my SS, the car that it came out of was just as fast as the ones you ran against Tuesday.
I didn't think before posting, my error no doubt. I completely forgot about gearing

My FDR is just over 4.0 as you know. I should play with gearing next week Tuesday then make another assessment.

I'm in no way complaining because after all, it was my 1st time back in some time.
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The fastest 25.5 motor I have ever seen is an SS motor. Fastest by a good margin.
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:17 PM   #4353
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Has anyone tested the SpeedPassion 25.5 against a Novak SS Pro 25.5 in a side by side club race night to see if there's any real difference between the 2? If none of the current 25.5 motors on the market offer any true benefit (excluding the Novak Ballistic 25.5 which is the only motor with legal timing available) then there's really no reason why these motors shouldn't be allowed.

The only down side here is, those of us with the Novak Havoc Club Spec speed control are stuck with just the Novak motors which really isn't a bad thing as of right now for me.
Not true. The SS has adjustable timing, it's just not as obvious (and goes about 3 less) as on the Ballistic.
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What battery do you guys recommend? Choices are slimmer since they have to be 5k mah max
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:29 PM   #4355
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What battery do you guys recommend? Choices are slimmer since they have to be 5k mah max
There have been several recommendations for Team EAM packs. I followed suit and just ordered a pack just about two minutes ago.
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The fastest 25.5 motor I have ever seen is an SS motor. Fastest by a good margin.
same here.
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What battery do you guys recommend? Choices are slimmer since they have to be 5k mah max
Battery Giant. The 5000 mah pack is very very stout. quick as anything out there and long lasting.
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Battery Giant. The 5000 mah pack is very very stout. quick as anything out there and long lasting.
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Battery Giant. The 5000 mah pack is very very stout. quick as anything out there and long lasting.
Do you have a link? Went to their site but didn't see any lipo hardcase packs. Thanks.
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Eric do you have battery giants available at the track?
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Do you have a link? Went to their site but didn't see any lipo hardcase packs. Thanks.
https://www.batterygiantracing.com/
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Learned lots today.

1: that SS motors are adjustable, never thought they were because of no timing marks. Doesn't mean that I'm going to do anything with it though and that just because a motor has timing doesn't mean it's better. Kind of makes sense now, when I raced off road with my Associated B4.1 I ran faster laps with a SS Pro 17.5 then I did with a Ballistic 17.5 with a few degrees of timing.

2: think before posting, totally forgot about playing with the gearing to get a little extra out of my car. Still not 100% with setup either.

3: I might need new batteries as well. My Gens Ace 2s 40c 5000mah are going on 2 years old with well over 150 cycles on each. Just not sure if I can justify the $100 for a battery. I know the saying: Gotta pay to play!

I'm also curious if Eric has the battery giant packs at the track. Might need to save a few weeks and pick up one, when he says something is good I tend to listen.
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Learned lots today.

1: that SS motors are adjustable, never thought they were because of no timing marks. Doesn't mean that I'm going to do anything with it though and that just because a motor has timing doesn't mean it's better. Kind of makes sense now, when I raced off road with my Associated B4.1 I ran faster laps with a SS Pro 17.5 then I did with a Ballistic 17.5 with a few degrees of timing.

2: think before posting, totally forgot about playing with the gearing to get a little extra out of my car. Still not 100% with setup either.

3: I might need new batteries as well. My Gens Ace 2s 40c 5000mah are going on 2 years old with well over 150 cycles on each. Just not sure if I can justify the $100 for a battery. I know the saying: Gotta pay to play!

I'm also curious if Eric has the battery giant packs at the track. Might need to save a few weeks and pick up one, when he says something is good I tend to listen.
No worries Mike, you can also try my battery on tuesday as well for comparison.

We bring in the BG packs about every 2 weeks or so. Darrald has done a great job with his packs.

Side note, the web store price may be slightly higher than what you would get them for at the LHS.
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3: I might need new batteries as well. My Gens Ace 2s 40c 5000mah are going on 2 years old with well over 150 cycles on each. Just not sure if I can justify the $100 for a battery. I know the saying: Gotta pay to play!
I've had to come to terms with this as well. I've been using Gens Ace and Turnigy packs. But now that I'm really digging VTA and plan touring in our Texas EOS I decided to step it up a bit. I didn't spend $100, but $70 shipped seemed reasonable to me for a pack that came at the recommendation of others here.
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