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Old 10-08-2014, 11:29 PM   #7441
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I probably missed it, but are the VX3 and RX3 ROAR approved?
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:25 AM   #7442
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I probably missed it, but are the VX3 and RX3 ROAR approved?
The VX3 is on the ROAR approval list. It must use 4.2- 140823A software.
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The VX3 is on the ROAR approval list. It must use 4.2- 140823A software.

The RX3 has not been submitted. Is this a valid model? I don't see it on the ORCA web site.


Howard the RX3 is the new motor and it has passed ROAR inspection. We were just waiting on motor availability to be put on the list. We have that now as the motors got here on Monday.

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Old 10-10-2014, 12:24 PM   #7444
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So other than the looks, what kind of improvement does the VX3 offer over the old VXX?

Have a choice between the new one or a used VXX.
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Redbones - I'm not exactly sure on the internals (board and design) however a few of the external features would make it a clear choice for me.

1 - Full heatsink / aluminum base. Far better heat dissipation.

2 - Actual screw holes for the fan, not screwing into the blades in the heat sink.

3 - All wires are removable/exchangable now. You will be able to buy different length switch and Rx wires as well as make your own. Never worry about trimming a wire too short again.

That last one is a fantastic feature.

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Old 10-10-2014, 01:18 PM   #7446
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So other than the looks, what kind of improvement does the VX3 offer over the old VXX?

Have a choice between the new one or a used VXX.
New fets, all aluminum case, improved software (Not compatible with VXX), improved throttle response and brakes. Ability to run more timing due to the case being alumn now. Runs cooler due to more fets.

Are most going to notice any of this? Probably not except the throttle feel and brakes.

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Old 10-10-2014, 01:20 PM   #7447
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EA - Can I get your thoughts on the TX vs RX3 Motors? I'm waiting to order some but understand they are designed for different uses. Currently I'm running WGT, 12th Stock and TC Stock. 10.5, 13.5 and 17.5 respectively.

Also - what do you think of the ORCA Ceramic bearings versus Avid or Acer bearings?

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Old 10-11-2014, 11:53 AM   #7448
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EA - Can I get your thoughts on the TX vs RX3 Motors? I'm waiting to order some but understand they are designed for different uses. Currently I'm running WGT, 12th Stock and TC Stock. 10.5, 13.5 and 17.5 respectively.

Also - what do you think of the ORCA Ceramic bearings versus Avid or Acer bearings?

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You'll have to wait for an update till after the IIC. I have not ran any RX3 motors yet other than preproduction stuff so its not fair to compare yet. I'll know more after this week.

The Pretty much any of the name brand bearings are good. I use AVID bearings only in my motors when they need replacing. I dont think there is much gained by replacing a good bearing with a Ceramic bearing. But if I have a bearing go bad I put ceramics in there because they will last longer. But no sense in it until the ones in there go bad in my opinion.

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Old 10-17-2014, 06:52 PM   #7449
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Any idea on a sweet spot on timing for the RX3 (17.5) motors yet?
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Old 10-20-2014, 08:14 PM   #7450
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ORCA VX3's are in stock on the site along with what is left of the RX3 motors after IIC.

Leespeed is back in stock and will be updated tomorrow night.

Xray T4-15 and X12-15 Hiro Seiko screw kits are in stock!

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Any idea on a sweet spot on timing for the RX3 (17.5) motors yet?
retard the motor. one line before 0.
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Any idea on a sweet spot on timing for the RX3 (17.5) motors yet?
+3 1/2 ticks of timing and 3.8ish FDR. This is were Kyle Klingforth was running his.
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Old 10-21-2014, 06:52 AM   #7453
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Just wanted to stop in and say thanks to EA For everything at the IIC.

My performance kind of sucked but it was not due to the fact that EA did everything possible to get me all the stuff needed to win. He went above and beyond for each and every driver on his large team and I know we all really appreciate it.

Thanks again buddy and I'm sure the next one will go better for us.
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Old 10-21-2014, 01:20 PM   #7454
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+3 1/2 ticks of timing and 3.8ish FDR. This is were Kyle Klingforth was running his.
Thanks bk. I was in that ballpark with the handout motor at the IIC, last hash mark and 3.9:1.
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+3 1/2 ticks of timing and 3.8ish FDR. This is were Kyle Klingforth was running his.
That's around the same fdr sweet spot for the TX motors. How is the RX better than the TX? Does the new motor have the potential to beat my old times with the TX?
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