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NEW FOR 2017 - MC2!

MOTIV M-Code motors, now MC2 for 2017, come pre-set to perform well in most applications. Each MOTIV M-Code motor comes with a specification check list specific to that individual motor. All MOTIV M-Code spec motors come standard with the new "S-HIGH" rotor. If you prefer a different rotor, please send an email via the "Contact Us" page on the Motiv site and reference your order.

Motiv dealers in the U.S. that have received MC2s are:

ProLevel RC
Fordham Hobbies
Lefthander RC
TQ RC Racing
Activ RC
Gripworks RC
Stormer Hobbies
AMain Hobbies
NorCal Hobbies

& More - Check your local hobby shop!

“Defy” Series Pro Li-Po battery weights

“Shorty” 2 Cell, 7.4v, 5000mah, 65c+ - 215 grams
“Thin Shorty” 2 Cell, 7.4v, 3900mah, 65c+ - 159 grams
2 Cell, 7.4v, 5000mah, 60c+ - 258 grams
2 Cell, 7.4v, 6000mah, 90c+ - 311 grams

Following are some suggested starting points for the MC2 line of motors for each class (we will update/add to this as often as possible). One key piece to pay attention to when adjusting your motor is Amp Draw. Try to keep spec motors around 3.0.

25.5 F1
FDR: 2.9-3.2
Timing: 42-45* measured on Motolyser
Rotor: 12.3mm standard
Fan: Yes

25.5 USVTA
FDR: 3.6-3.9
Timing: 44-46* measured on Motolyser
Rotor: 12.3mm standard
Fan: Yes

21.5 USGT
FDR: 3.9-4.1
Timing: 46-48* measured on Motolyser
Rotor: S-HIGH
Fan: Yes

17.5 TC (Indoor/Small-Std. size Tracks)
FDR: 4.1-4.4
Timing: 46-48* measured on Motolyser
Rotor: S-HIGH
Fan: Yes

17.5 TC (Outdoor/Larger Tracks)
FDR: 3.8-4.0
Timing: 46-48* measured on Motolyser
Rotor: S-HIGH
Fan: Yes

17.5 1/12
Rollout: 83-85mm
Timing: 44-46* measured on Motolyser
Rotor: S-MID
Fan: No

13.5 TC (Indoor/Small-Std. size Tracks)
FDR: 4.7-4.9
Timing: 46-48* measured on Motolyser
Rotor: S-HIGH
Fan: Yes

13.5 TC (Outdoor/Larger Tracks)
FDR: 4.4-4.6
Timing: 46-48* measured on Motolyser
Rotor: S-HIGH
Fan: Yes

13.5 1/12
Rollout: 78-80mm
Timing: 44-46* measured on Motolyser
Rotor: S-MID
Fan: No

WGTR
Rollout: 73mm
Timing: 46
Rotor: S-MID for larger tracks. S-HIGH for smaller tracks, or tracks with black carpet.

17.5 2WD Buggy
FDR: 5.85-6.0
Timing: 45-48*
Rotor: S-HIGH
Fan: Yes

17.5 2WD SC & Stadium Truck
FDR: 7.5-7.8
Timing: 45-47*
Rotor: S-HIGH
Fan: Yes

13.5 4WD Buggy
FDR: 7.0-7.2
Timing: 45-47*
Rotor: S-HIGH
Fan: Yes

Following are starting points for Mod motors in the MC1 line

7.5 2WD Buggy
FDR: 10.2
Timing: @ 28*
Rotor: M-MID
Fan: Optional

5.5 TC
FDR: 7.0-7.2
Timing: @ 30*
Rotor: M-HIGH
Fan: Optional

4.5 TC
FDR: 7.6-7.8
Timing: @ 20*
Rotor: M-HIGH
Fan: Optional

Every MOTIV Motor is hand checked, assembled and packaged by a professional in house at our WI, USA office. During this process every motor component must meet MOTIV requirements before assembly and packaging. Included is a specification check list which is filled out on a motor to motor basis all through the testing and assembly process to ensure the quality of our finished product


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Old 02-18-2017, 01:36 PM   #496
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damn out of stock!!!
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Default 21.5 MC2 are awesome!

We were lucky enough to get our hands on one of the MC2 21.5 and 17.5 motors for my sons USGT and stock TC.

He's ran the 21.5 on a couple race nights and for the first time pulled a TQ for one of the rounds at our local club. Super-Impressed with the MC2... we have our Canadian Nationals in a few weeks and we're excited to run the 17.5 there. If anything like the 21.5 - it's going to amazing!

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We were lucky enough to get our hands on one of the MC2 21.5 and 17.5 motors for my sons USGT and stock TC.

He's ran the 21.5 on a couple race nights and for the first time pulled a TQ for one of the rounds at our local club. Super-Impressed with the MC2... we have our Canadian Nationals in a few weeks and we're excited to run the 17.5 there. If anything like the 21.5 - it's going to amazing!
Awesome! Good luck at Canadian Nats! That is one race on my bucket list for sure.
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Any updates on when the 17.5T will be back in stock? Trying to be patient but I'm running out of time before next points race...
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We were lucky enough to get our hands on one of the MC2 21.5 and 17.5 motors for my sons USGT and stock TC.

He's ran the 21.5 on a couple race nights and for the first time pulled a TQ for one of the rounds at our local club. Super-Impressed with the MC2... we have our Canadian Nationals in a few weeks and we're excited to run the 17.5 there. If anything like the 21.5 - it's going to amazing!
See you there! If you need any help please don't hesitate to come find me! Pretty sure Paul will also be there as well so you should have lots of support.
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Should hopefully have mine MC2's soon. With the track size being so large at the Canadian Onroad Nationals this year I'll need all the HP I can get!
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I have a 25.5 MC2 for F1. It's going to be on a medium sized carpet track (80 foot straight). When I opened the package, the timing was set well beyond 40, which is the highest mark on the can. Is there significance to this factory setting? Was it intentionally set at 45 deg by the factory? Or should I adjust it below 40? I've run it several times set between 30 and 35, but it seems a little sluggish. I didnt want to advance it any further to avoid over heating a new motor. Any recommendations? I have fdr at 3.1. Thank you for reading this.
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Any updates on when the 17.5T will be back in stock? Trying to be patient but I'm running out of time before next points race...
Paul receives motors every week or two but similar to Team Scream, they are all spoken for before he even receives them. We are working on trying to figure out a better way to get a backorder system going and I hope to have more info on that soon. Unfortunately with the way the factory operates, we are limited on how many motors we can receive per shipment. On top of that, the orders that Paul receives from shops and racers sometimes is more than he can receive per shipment. It takes time for the manufacturer to go through each motor and make sure it is right, that's the price we are paying for a good quality product. None of them are just thrown together just to get them out the door.

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I have a 25.5 MC2 for F1. It's going to be on a medium sized carpet track (80 foot straight). When I opened the package, the timing was set well beyond 40, which is the highest mark on the can. Is there significance to this factory setting? Was it intentionally set at 45 deg by the factory? Or should I adjust it below 40? I've run it several times set between 30 and 35, but it seems a little sluggish. I didnt want to advance it any further to avoid over heating a new motor. Any recommendations? I have fdr at 3.1. Thank you for reading this.
I am checking on this but I think you will want to put the timing back up to 44*. It is standard for all MC2s to come set around 44-46* of timing. FDR I am unsure about for F1, thinking probably in the mid-to-upper 2 range. Like 2.5-7. You will need a fan for sure. This is my guess based on what folks ran on the MC1. I will let you know what I hear from Paul.
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I have a 25.5 MC2 for F1. It's going to be on a medium sized carpet track (80 foot straight). When I opened the package, the timing was set well beyond 40, which is the highest mark on the can. Is there significance to this factory setting? Was it intentionally set at 45 deg by the factory? Or should I adjust it below 40? I've run it several times set between 30 and 35, but it seems a little sluggish. I didnt want to advance it any further to avoid over heating a new motor. Any recommendations? I have fdr at 3.1. Thank you for reading this.
Put the timing back to where it was. The MC2 like the higher gearing and the timing around 42-45 is the sweet spot. check your temps too on the top of the can and not the bottom. You should be right in the ballpark for some good runs. Don't take your gearing below 3.0 for F1. The motor doesn't like it.
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I have a 25.5 MC2 for F1. It's going to be on a medium sized carpet track (80 foot straight). When I opened the package, the timing was set well beyond 40, which is the highest mark on the can. Is there significance to this factory setting? Was it intentionally set at 45 deg by the factory? Or should I adjust it below 40? I've run it several times set between 30 and 35, but it seems a little sluggish. I didnt want to advance it any further to avoid over heating a new motor. Any recommendations? I have fdr at 3.1. Thank you for reading this.
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Put the timing back to where it was. The MC2 like the higher gearing and the timing around 42-45 is the sweet spot. check your temps too on the top of the can and not the bottom. You should be right in the ballpark for some good runs. Don't take your gearing below 3.0 for F1. The motor doesn't like it.
Yup, you should be fine with this. Paul got back to me and suggested 45* at 2.8-3.0. So start out with 3.0 FDR with 44 or 45*. Don't forget a fan if you aren't already running one.
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Thanks for the replies free bird an dodge! I do have a fan the Temps had been in the 140s after a 6 min run. I'll put the timing back to 44 and try it. Thanks again for the advice.
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I have a 25.5 MC2 for F1. It's going to be on a medium sized carpet track (80 foot straight). When I opened the package, the timing was set well beyond 40, which is the highest mark on the can. Is there significance to this factory setting? Was it intentionally set at 45 deg by the factory? Or should I adjust it below 40? I've run it several times set between 30 and 35, but it seems a little sluggish. I didnt want to advance it any further to avoid over heating a new motor. Any recommendations? I have fdr at 3.1. Thank you for reading this.
Where did you buy your motor at? I'm needing one for my F1 car as well.
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Motive direct website
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Is the Wiki page updated to the new MC2 as far as timing and FDR's?
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I would put the timing back to where it was. In Blinky we typically run the timing above 40degrees in all classes.

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