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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 03-18-2017, 06:38 AM   #541
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I know you have a lot of motor experience EA so I trust your opinion. I am usually coming off not higher than 125-130F on an F1 with no motor fan. Is it worth the adding the weight of the fan and trying to mount on an F1 to get down to 110-115F with a fan ? Thank you !

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I run on a super tight hi bite very small track also sometimes and others are geared 69/27-28 with a b6. Which is 6.4 to 6.64 Fdr. I know some motor don't like to be geared down this low. How is the motiv mc2 at this fdr? Thx much!!


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Thanks Anthony!

I just received starting points for 17.5 2WD Buggy, SC and Stadium Truck as well as 13.5 4WD Buggy. Already added this info to the wikipost.

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
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I run on a super tight hi bite very small track also sometimes and others are geared 69/27-28 with a b6. Which is 6.4 to 6.64 Fdr. I know some motor don't like to be geared down this low. How is the motiv mc2 at this fdr? Thx much!!


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I think that would probably be a safe starting point. Just be sure to check temps after a few minutes into the first run, and keep an eye on them after each full run. We try to keep the motor between 140-160 for most 2s onroad applications which I assume would be the ideal range for 2WD buggy as well. It is okay to go over 160 on occasion but I would try to avoid that if possible. It just helps preserve the rotor strength and increases the life of the motor.
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If anyone is looking to buy a 17.5 MC2, Stormer Hobbies has 3 in stock. I just bought one myself. Can't wait to give her a spin!
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Has anyone had experience with this motor in 13.5 onroad stock? how does it compare with other motors like r1,fantom etc
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Is the motiv 1 and 2 senor board interchangeable?
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Has anyone had experience with this motor in 13.5 onroad stock? how does it compare with other motors like r1,fantom etc
I don't have direct experience but I currently run an MC1 17.5T in an 2WD buggy on a medium sized clay track with medium to high traction. It is awesome. I wonder if the is mislabeled because it is fast and can hang with the mod guys. Great torque and top speed. I run it 72/32 at 48* with a wtf fan. Comes off the track with a 20 minute practice just over 100*. I can't imagine what a 13.5 could do. I have run Trinity 1S,Fantom tuned Trinity, Orion, and Reedy in the same car. My MC1 easily beats all of them in Torque and top end speed. I have my MC2 on order. Can't wait to wire her up!
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If anyone has a MC2 21.5 motor NIP that they want to sell for full retail +shipping, ect. Let me know

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When are the MC2's going to be readily available? You are killing me with this limited release of stock...

I currently run a MC1 17.5 and am about due for a new motor. I've been patiently waiting for what seems like months and would love to stick with Motiv but time is now becoming a factor in my motor choice.
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When are the MC2's going to be readily available? You are killing me with this limited release of stock...

I currently run a MC1 17.5 and am about due for a new motor. I've been patiently waiting for what seems like months and would love to stick with Motiv but time is now becoming a factor in my motor choice.
Limited inventory is arriving, but keep in mind that there are dozens of back-orders that also need to be filled out of that inventory. Just last week I think Stormer had a number of the motors, so it is possible to get one. You just have to keep your ear to the ground and check retailers frequently.
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Unfortunately the motors come in at random times and random quantities. This is an unfortunate byproduct of our supplier producing a quality product. They can either make motors fast, or make fast motors. A lot of what comes in goes out to hobby shops and online shops that have placed orders. So you may check with your local shop to see if they have some already on the way. If not, keep checking around various online shops. I have added a list of 4 or 5 online shops in our wikipost above that have already had MC2s in stock. I try to update this list weekly. Last option if you want to be put on the backorder list, please email Paul at [email protected]. Please specify the motor you need, what class you are running and your mailing address.
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Unfortunately the motors come in at random times and random quantities. This is an unfortunate byproduct of our supplier producing a quality product. They can either make motors fast, or make fast motors. A lot of what comes in goes out to hobby shops and online shops that have placed orders. So you may check with your local shop to see if they have some already on the way. If not, keep checking around various online shops. I have added a list of 4 or 5 online shops in our wikipost above that have already had MC2s in stock. I try to update this list weekly. Last option if you want to be put on the backorder list, please email Paul at [email protected]. Please specify the motor you need, what class you are running and your mailing address.
Makes sense, thanks for the background info. I've been trying to get one through Todd Putnam's shop but he hasn't been able to get one for me.
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Totally understand. It's frustrating for Paul too. He knows it's not the ideal situation.

It really depends on when TP placed his order, but I'd imagine he would probably get them soon. As soon as Paul can get some to him anyway.

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Any gearing/boost/turbo recommendations for 2WD Buggy on a large outdoor track?

I've never messed around with boost and local track is doing a boosted class for a trophy race this weekend.
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