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Old 04-02-2017, 06:14 PM   #1
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Default Racing in 21.5, is it fair racing?

Greetings all, I have recently gotten back into the world of club racing and continued where I once raced in 21.5. The thing I noticed immediately was the difference in speed that these motors are at. I understand that technology evolves but since when did a 21.5 a have 2100kv rating? Correct me if I'm wrong but it's kinda getting closer to a 17.5 turn motor. It seems you need to spend big bucks on the best motor to have a chance provided your setup and driving skill is there. I thought this class was supposed to be close and make for exciting racing. It's not so fun when people are doing laptimes way out of your reach. Should things be more strict? I'd like to know people's thoughts or am I just a whining fool?
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All of the spec motor winds minus 25.5 have gotten a lot faster in the last year or so. It is the nature of things... You don't need to spend big bucks on anything, unless you consider simply getting a new motor big bucks.

I watched a usgt main yesterday at the eastern states trophy race at Rc car world in New Jersey that was some of the closest most exciting racing I have ever seen, so I think 21.5 just fine
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All of the spec motor winds minus 25.5 have gotten a lot faster in the last year or so. It is the nature of things... You don't need to spend big bucks on anything, unless you consider simply getting a new motor big bucks.

I watched a usgt main yesterday at the eastern states trophy race at Rc car world in New Jersey that was some of the closest most exciting racing I have ever seen, so I think 21.5 just fine
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All of the spec motor winds minus 25.5 have gotten a lot faster in the last year or so. It is the nature of things... You don't need to spend big bucks on anything, unless you consider simply getting a new motor big bucks.



I watched a usgt main yesterday at the eastern states trophy race at Rc car world in New Jersey that was some of the closest most exciting racing I have ever seen, so I think 21.5 just fine

Well I see a major difference from something like a Turnigy Trackstar to a R1 Wurks. Even playing around with gearing down the straight there is a considerable difference.
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Well I see a major difference from something like a Turnigy Trackstar to a R1 Wurks. Even playing around with gearing down the straight there is a considerable difference.

It is considerable no doubt. There is even a noticeable difference in TSR vs a Fanton and both are considered high dollar.
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Well I see a major difference from something like a Turnigy Trackstar to a R1 Wurks. Even playing around with gearing down the straight there is a considerable difference.
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It is considerable no doubt. There is even a noticeable difference in TSR vs a Fanton and both are considered high dollar.
And oddly enough, none of these took 1st @ Eastern State Champs'. It was a Team Power Actinium v2 that won the USGT Amain.
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And oddly enough, none of these took 1st @ Eastern State Champs'. It was a Team Power Actinium v2 that won the USGT Amain.

Oddly not sure why, at 100.00 plus for the TP motor still high dollar, but for all the classes about average starting price.
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TP may be more expensive than Turnigy (as most are), but it's $30-$75 cheaper than the others listed.
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True to a point but the Fantom base price is like 90 bucks, after that it's up to the person buying to decide what they want to spend on upgrades. That is where the high price comes in.
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And oddly enough, none of these took 1st @ Eastern State Champs'. It was a Team Power Actinium v2 that won the USGT Amain.

That seems to be a decent motor by looking at the specs. 2100kv is no slouch.
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Oddly not sure why, at 100.00 plus for the TP motor still high dollar, but for all the classes about average starting price.
You should seriously stop shopping at whatever store that is trying to sell you a $60 motor at more than $100.
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You should seriously stop shopping at whatever store that is trying to sell you a $60 motor at more than $100.
And where does one find the Team Powers Actinium V2 for $60?
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The Actinium V2 is a bit slow, seems you need a Team Scream to be competitive (assuming you can find one), or a certified Monster Trinity. Is 21.5 racing fair? It was, but now it seems we have sponsored drivers in a bottom tier class so no idea how that works....
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Its a spec class is it fair? Well yes as long as everyone is running an approved motor are some better than others well absolutely just because you have the best motor will you win absolutely not it still takes driving and setup but your chances are better one thing I have noticed with the new tsr is being overheated but it's fair as long as what's being raced is approved gear
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And where does one find the Team Powers Actinium V2 for $60?
for 1/10 RC #TP-BLM-215100AC-V2-2100, ,(TP-BLM-215100AC-V2-2100) by Team Powers 21.5 Turn 2100KV Actinium V2 Brushless Sensor Motor
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