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Old 05-12-2013, 02:02 PM   #76
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I smoked a motor yesterday during practice (At Tamiya America) and a friend of mine allowed me to borrow his V1 Team Powers Plutonium. I geared the motor at 3.25, set it on the track for the first round of qualifying, and wow, it had some good rip!

I had the timing set at 2 on the can, but with more tuning, the motor could have been even better, which is hard to imagine.

Does anybody know where I can find these motors in the US?
Check with Norcal Hobbies in Union City. They are the US Distributors for Team Powers.
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Check with Norcal Hobbies in Union City. They are the US Distributors for Team Powers.
Sweet, thanks Mark. Good battle between you and Mike in the 13.5 main yesterday.

BTW, it was actually Mike's motor that I was running; too bad I had to give it back.
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Sweet, thanks Mark. Good battle between you and Mike in the 13.5 main yesterday.
Thanks. Rydwell is a class act. I ran the Team Powers 13.5 motor in the main - no issues with the heat in terms of rip or braking. They have some good stuff.
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It's funny you mention that because I think Mike said you had a little more motor than he did in 13.5.
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It's funny you mention that because I think Mike said you had a little more motor than he did in 13.5.
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I smoked a motor yesterday during practice (At Tamiya America) and a friend of mine allowed me to borrow his V1 Team Powers Plutonium. I geared the motor at 3.25, set it on the track for the first round of qualifying, and wow, it had some good rip!

I had the timing set at 2 on the can, but with more tuning, the motor could have been even better, which is hard to imagine.

Does anybody know where I can find these motors in the US?
NorCal Hobbies in Union City is the sole US importer of the Team Powers products.

http://www.norcalhobbies.com/

Give Eric a call at 510-324-5700
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:00 PM   #82
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NorCal Hobbies in Union City is the sole US importer of the Team Powers products.

http://www.norcalhobbies.com/

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Superior Hobbies carries them!
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Ok so I just picked up the 21.5 version of this motor. Anyone have any good gearing/timing points to start at? The current car it will be going into is a Old Tamiya TB-02. BUT I have the ability to run any ratio you can come up with down to say 3.06.

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Ok so after reading some of the thread a little deeper I saw a claim that max timing for blinky then gear for temp provides best results? Anyone know if this holds true for 21.5 as well? Racing tomorrow so am looking for a bit of a heads up.

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That's how I gear my motors; highest gear ratio possible with the greatest amount of timing.
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Iigq, thanks for that. I know that certain motors only like so much timing before out turns into waste heat. I have v1 motor that I haven't gone anything to yet. So if it does give performance rather than just waste heat at max timing. I can easily adjust my gearing to reach the target temp.

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I don't just go up immediately to max timing, I first find a conservative gear ratio and check the speed. From there, I incrementally ramp up the timing until there are no additional gains. If the motor is still cool, I bump up the gear.

On the Team Powers 17.5 motor I ran, I only had the end bell timing at 2 and a huge gear because I smoked a different motor in a practice round just before racing. Luckily the motor was fast so I made no other changes as there was no practice in between rounds. If I had more time, I would have started at a 4.0 or 4.2 ratio and adjusted the timing and gear ratio instead of gearing down to 3.25 like I did.
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Well after tinkering all day just couldn't get it right. But am figuring its not the motor. Its the heavy pig of a car I have. So the motor will go into my new TC when it gets here. Then I will tune yet again.

Thanks for all the info given.

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Well after tinkering all day just couldn't get it right. But am figuring its not the motor. Its the heavy pig of a car I have. So the motor will go into my new TC when it gets here. Then I will tune yet again.

Thanks for all the info given.

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Whats your new car going to be? I know the motor man for Team Powers i will ask him how to gear that 21.5 for you.
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