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Hobbywing Vs Castle Vs TP Power

Old 08-09-2020, 12:12 PM
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Hi guys,

I just can't decide what would be the best upgrade for my Kraton...

I'm currently running a Hobbywing Max 6 on 6s, with a Rocket 4092 1650kv motor. To be honest it's actually a great setup, the motor was cheap as chips but I can get around 60mph on road, and 45mph on grass... No heat issues whatsoever.

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I'm always on the quest for more speed, and would love to get 60mph on short grass. I just can't decide between any of these 3 motors. Which one would you pick?

#1: Hobbywing 4985 1650kv

#2: Castle 1717 1650kv

#3: TP Power 4070 2080kv (CM version is too expensive)

Thanks for any advice!
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Old 08-09-2020, 12:36 PM
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Id go with a not so wide tire then gear up what you have.. the 2200kv motor in 1/8 scale will also help
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Id go with a not so wide tire then gear up what you have.. the 2200kv motor in 1/8 scale will also help
I'm running pretty light and thin tires, currently geared for around 60mph. Any thoughts to the motor choices?
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Well, I went for the TP. Let's hope its up to the task!
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Well, I went for the TP. Let's hope its up to the task!
The TP motor is up to the task, but whether or not the Max6 is, is a different story. It's a power hungry motor at 260amps maximum, although that's most likely running 8S lipo
If the Surpass motor had no heat problems, then throwing on the biggest pinion possible shouldn't be a problem

Oh and in regards to the TP "CM" series motors. They're for speed runs/drag racing, not suitable for bashing
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The TP motor is up to the task, but whether or not the Max6 is, is a different story. It's a power hungry motor at 260amps maximum, although that's most likely running 8S lipo
If the Surpass motor had no heat problems, then throwing on the biggest pinion possible shouldn't be a problem

Oh and in regards to the TP "CM" series motors. They're for speed runs/drag racing, not suitable for bashing
Even TP themselves couldn't explain to me why I couldn't use a CM motor for bashing. A brushless motor is a brushless motor - the CM series are just built stronger so they can spin up to 75k. Don't see how they'd be unable to be used as a strong bashing motor
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