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Old 07-04-2014, 01:54 PM   #286
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What do the timing marks on the 13.5 actually represent? 0=? 2=? 4=?
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What do the timing marks on the 13.5 actually represent? 0=? 2=? 4=?
7 degrees per mark. The motors have 30 degrees built in at 0.
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Finally! Review of the Team Powers 13.5 Actinium motor! Over the past day I've been jotting down some notes.

To start with I used my "starting point" settings with timing on "0" for Round 1. Well, I was very impressed. My Xray T4 was fast and right away went into the 20 laps. On the straight it felt a bit slow but when I looked at lap times I was surprised. I did a 15.35. That's fast! Motor was 67C. Not bad at all!

I went back to the pits. Went over my car. Everything looked fine so I told David Hough of Team Powers that it felt slow on the straight. He said give timing "2" a try. Off I went. I put my car on the track and something wasn't right. It was fast but still the same. Then all of a sudden during the race my car pulled left really hard. Damnit, something's broke. I managed 7 laps and did a 15.32 lap. Hmmmm.....

I'm sitting in the pits and there I see it. I shimmed the servo to close to the steering post and it's binding. Quick fix but I'm still not happy with the speed. I decided to crank it up to timing mark "4"! This should put some more oomph! But guess what!? I'm now going slooooooower and I mean sloooooower but still pulling in 20 laps! Only 2 of us managed 20 laps and 20 laps is not easy.

Oh, geeze, I'v been doing NEGATIVE timing! I've been turning the timing down not up! I spoke to David and he said put the timing up to 1.5 and go out to test it.

Hooooooooooooly Cow! With no changes other than timing my Xray T4 now has more than enough power. I then decide to max out boost and turn up initial drive. I really want to see what this motor can do.

It's finals time and I have no idea how my Xray T4 is going to handle this massive increase power. Off with the warmers and on to the track I go. I practice 3 hard starts to get the feel and my Xray T4 tracked perfectly straight. I'm still worried this might be too much power for me to handle and I'll start overshooting apexes. That's what usually happens to me. I'm nervous now.

Beep, beep........BEEEP!!! And I'm off. Man oh man I'm up on car 1 putting pressure on for the entire half of the race! My T4 was putting the Actinium power down with ease and then all of a sudden car 1 made a mistake and I got through. I held him off and at the end of the race I faded slightly due to my batteries but I held my own. Man this motor is quick and I mean really quick. In my final I beat my PB! To beat your PB in a final with a few tiny mistakes that says a whole lot!

Final two went well but I had to crawl back 4 places after my bodyshell got hung up on my wheel which caused me to spin. Luckily, the same thing happened......My Xray T4 with Actinium power was epically fast. I have done zero gearing testing or boost testing and this is the result. WOW! RESULT! Seriously, I completely guessed my settings.

So, there you have it. The Actinium motor by Team Powers is awesome. It is the best by far that I have ever used in my Xray T4 and to be honest, I'm a bit shocked at the result with no previous testing. The Actinium motor has a lot more to give. Why? Because my 40mm fan failed during the race day and I used a 30mm fan the hardly blows any air. 77C was was my max temp!

EPIC MOTOR in an EPIC car is how I'd describe my day. I was the fastest overall car of the day and took the fastest lap of the day too! 15.02!
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Old 07-08-2014, 01:15 PM   #289
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0307750 are my LRP Flow settings with v5.0 firmware.
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So, boosted? I didn't think anybody was allowed to run boost anymore.
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Lol... boost.

On a more informative note - 35 out of 68 drivers were using Plutonium V2 motors. The motor won and took 3rd place at the 1/12 stock Japan Nationals. It's wicked fast!

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People are definitely taking note of the Team Powers motors. The Actiniums have been selling pretty steadily as of late.

I have been a fan of Team Powers motors starting over a year ago with the Plutonium and am just as impressed with the Actinium. The Actinium motors are fast, efficient and run cool, which is always a bonus.
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So, boosted? I didn't think anybody was allowed to run boost anymore.
I live in the UK. It's blinky 17.5, boosted 13.5 and boosted Modified.
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:52 AM   #294
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Hey guys, never really used the Team powers before. What's a good starting FDR for 17.5 actinium blinky touring car. Also timing please. Attached is a photo of the track, it's only small.

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Hey guys, never really used the Team powers before. What's a good starting FDR for 17.5 actinium blinky touring car. Also timing please. Attached is a photo of the track, it's only small.

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The picture doesn't really give a good feel for the overall size of the layout, but it looks to be in the neighborhood of 70'x40'... Start with the timing at full advance, and gearing @ 4.1 FDR.
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Just tested a 21.5 12.3mm rotor on carpet last night on a USGT setup. One of the posters above stated each mark is 7 deg. and 30 deg. built in. On that notion before my last test run of the night I went ahead and cranked the timing to the last mark and did a 8 minute session. Results were fantastic, pretty much beat my fastest motor by .2 seconds. I have ran this against my fantom apex, fantom ion, express d3.5, duo d3, turnigy trackstar, speed passion mmm, Grand Slam Gstyle, and the R1wurks. The only motors that really came close was the Gstyle and R1. I suspect the R1 build is very similar but the actinium has a slight edge. To say the least I just became a fan and 100% convince this motor has the slight edge I was looking for. We all race to win and when driving becomes really close in a race, something like this will give you a slight edge over your competition. Such a huge fan I woke up this morning on ordered a 17.5 from gridworks.
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Just tested a 21.5 12.3mm rotor on carpet last night on a USGT setup. One of the posters above stated each mark is 7 deg. and 30 deg. built in. On that notion before my last test run of the night I went ahead and cranked the timing to the last mark and did a 8 minute session. Results were fantastic, pretty much beat my fastest motor by .2 seconds. I have ran this against my fantom apex, fantom ion, express d3.5, duo d3, turnigy trackstar, speed passion mmm, Grand Slam Gstyle, and the R1wurks. The only motors that really came close was the Gstyle and R1. I suspect the R1 build is very similar but the actinium has a slight edge. To say the least I just became a fan and 100% convince this motor has the slight edge I was looking for. We all race to win and when driving becomes really close in a race, something like this will give you a slight edge over your competition. Such a huge fan I woke up this morning on ordered a 17.5 from gridworks.
That's awesome to hear b20btec. It appears that you have been running a lot of the top motors. Glad to see the Team Powers at the top of the heap.

Thanks for your business as well, I know you will enjoy your 17.5.
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Team Powers XO Booster.

You guys might want to look into it....

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You guys might want to look into it....

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Which reminds me, I need to add it to the site, haha.
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Which reminds me, I need to add it to the site, haha.
Put it on there so I can order it. Send it with the motor I ordered this morning.
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