Originally Posted by Bhodi11
WOW, you are quite the sceptic. The owner of my LHS has a friend at DeSoto which is the US dist as you prob already know. They have shipment in route. He was able to get his name on one for me and was told by his friend they were expected in the next week and it should be in my eager hand in about two. Yes you are right nobody has them listed yet but that does not mean you cant order one.
I will be running mostly 2 x 3 cell, and already figure on losing the covers on the battery trays and coming up with an alternative to lock them down. One of the guys at Tekin recommended going with the 1700kv buggy motor vs the 1900kv as he said it would be much faster on 6s and run cooler. I was told the 2050kv was a no go on 6s as it tends to start generating it own power (or something like that) at high speeds and conflicts with the battery. Im also considering ordering a NEU motor. I plan to give them a call tomorrow and see what they recommend. If I could fit the XO-1 motor and MME I have in my SC8e I would use that in a heartbeat. It is insane.
Anyone have any thoughts on NEU other altenatives? Price is not really an issue and I am looking to make it as fast as freaking possible. I will mostly be parking lot bashing on a portable track and drag racing at our local weekly events.
Also found a great body for it from Deltaplastik. It is a 911 GT EVO and im hoping the wheelbase will be close enough to 325mm to work.
I'm always skeptical on anything on the Internet
Either way I hope it is ready for release within 2 weeks so I can at least have a chance to try it out at the track before it closes up for the season
I really don't think the tekin 1700 4030 motor is the way to go, even on 6s the 1700 will be slower then a 2650 on 4s and temps will not be much different.
If you went with the 4038 1700(the larger truggy motor) your temps will be cooler and allow your to gear up more then a 4030 motor because of the extra torque but may still not be the speeds you are looking for.
A xo-1 motor 99% will not fit, it's way to big and if you think it will not over heat on 100 mph pulls think again. My friend has one and on a 95 degree day within 5 minutes of bashing his telemetry was over 190 degrees.
Even if you fit a large motor like the XO motor you may not be able to fit the gearing required to go over 100mph. The XO motor on 6s requires a final drive ratio of around 3.78 to 1 to do 100mph(46t spur / 34T pinion x 2.8 internal gear ratio) matching that in the cobra(especially with a center diff) may not be possible especially in stock form.
When I first bought my DM-1 the only thing I was interested in was to make it as fast as possible. I modified the spur gear holder to fit a 42T spur and put the biggest pinion gear that I was able to fit which was a 22T iirc, I installed a MMM 2650 combo, connected up a 6s battery and strapped a garmin gps onto it and hit 106mph.
I really wanted to hit 120mph, so I ordered a modified center drive to fit a 36T spur and give me space to go up higher on the pinion. By the time my parts came in I totally lost interest in going fast and became much more interested in racing the car so I never set it up for speed runs even though I have everything I need to do it.
IMHO the cobra is way to nice and expensive of a car to send off to go over 100mph. Chances are you will hit something or flip it doing so.
If you want a car just to do crazy speeds buy a cheap car for that.
Get a ofna GTP2e(1/3 the price of the cobra and it's pre built), purchase the 36T center drive(RC monster sells them) install a MMM 2650 combo and strap a 6S to it and as long as you can keep the car on the ground you should hit 115-120. just allow cool down between every couple runs. Keep the cobra for parking lot racing and anything else that doesn't involve going crazy speeds and for that I would go with tekin 2250 truggy motor w/ tekin RX8 on 4s. I've tried a lot of different motors and it's by far my favorite
Anyways good luck on your decision