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Old 12-29-2008, 06:33 AM   #1
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I have one burnt up a motor in my losi box. I went ahead and just ordered stock replacements. My first question is, why are the motors wired in series? Wouldn't a parallel be better?

My second question, the reason I went with the stock motors is because I couldn't get the gear off the old one. What do you do use for gears if you switch to different motors?
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If you ordered replacement motors made by team losi then they will come with new gears already on them.

Yeah I dont think the gears are made to be taken off of the stock losi motors the reason that they sell the gears separate is if you wanna trade the motors out to say ofna motors or whatever.

But again you will get gears already on the replacement motors (losa99407)so no need to order the extra gear set (losa99403)
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Yeah, that's why I went with stock, I didn't feel like looking around for gears that would work, and needed to get the order out so I can run this coming weekend. Stock motors seems to be fine with me. I have a feeling running them in parallel would make them last longer. Don't know though.
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Yeah, that's why I went with stock, I didn't feel like looking around for gears that would work, and needed to get the order out so I can run this coming weekend. Stock motors seems to be fine with me. I have a feeling running them in parallel would make them last longer. Don't know though.
You know I dont know about the parallel thing, try it and let me know.

I know that when I got new motors it made that box scream I had no problem starting even the tightest .28 motors!!
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If you decide to install some heavier duty motors, you can get just the pinion gear and tap them on: http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/16166

I threw in some 55T motors and they seem to work good so far - one race day. Next step is a 14.8 lipo...
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