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Old 02-28-2008, 09:30 PM   #1
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what would be better 12t or 17t for rc buggy racing

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Old 02-28-2008, 09:38 PM   #2
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what would be better 12t or 17t for rc buggy racing

what are turns
The motor turns or "winds" have to do with the number of times wire is wrapped around the armature. The fewer the winds, then the quicker the motor will go. I would definately reccomend the 17t motor as you'll be able to control the car better. I posted a link below if you want to check out a great 17t motor.

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Also a faster wind motor will need more maintainence. Like u will need to cut to com more and replace with new brushes etc.
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if you are just getting into rc i would go with the 17 turn or if you can find a checkpoint 19 turn money motor.
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if you are just getting into rc i would go with the 17 turn or if you can find a checkpoint 19 turn money motor.
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If you are just starting and there is a novice class you may be required to run a stock motor. Check with the track before buying a motor.
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BTW, a stock motor, at least brushed, is 27 turns. If you are just starting out, you will probably turn faster laps with a 27T stock than a 17 or 19 turn motor, and break less parts. Prove you can run clean laps with no crashes repeatably before getting too worried about how fast yur motor is. It ain't as easy as it looks. But it is fun! Good luck.
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