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Old 08-09-2008, 12:52 PM   #1
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Questions?? Top Motor Mfr's

I just got back into RC... a lot has changed since the late 90's. I'm wondering who some of the top brushless motor manufacturers are?

Last I recall, Novak only made ESC's... now I see they produce brushless motor/ESC combos.

So, if you guys can help me out and list the companies I should be looking at to buy a brushless motor from, I'd appreciate it.

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Welcome back to the hobby gfx. The ones on top of my head are:

Novak (you already knew that)

Castle Creations

LRP

These are the main three that everyone likes... Of course, to find more, you can always browse online hobby shops or your local hobby shops...

I use the Mamba Max ESC + 5700Kv motor combo... I really love this system, so does a lot of other people. It's easy to program (GUI/Windows based) and the motors are fantastic...
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Old 08-09-2008, 12:58 PM   #3
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I use the Mamba Max ESC + 5700Kv motor combo... I really love this system, so does a lot of other people. It's easy to program (GUI/Windows based) and the motors are fantastic...
Wait... what?

You can connect these to your PC to program? I guess a lot has changed.
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LRP Sphere Comp 2007 ESC is the best I have tried so far

Orion still make top racing motors (Brushed and Brushless)

I am a big fan of sensored brushless systems. They seem to me to be smoother
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Old 08-09-2008, 01:23 PM   #5
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What is a sensored brushless system?
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Wait... what?

You can connect these to your PC to program? I guess a lot has changed.
Yup! With the mamba max system you can program and personalise pretty much everything. You can even create a custom power curve and a custom braking curve. It's pretty amazing... I just got back into the hobby 15 years absence) and am amazed at the new technology. I'm running a B44 with a Mamba max 6900kv system and this thing is rocket fast, jumps like a kangaroo, and grips like a centipede!

Simply amazing...

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Team Tekin is nice as well as Neu Motors
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Top Motors:

Neu
Hacker
Lehner
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Top ESC:

MGM
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Sensored motors have a cable connecting them to ESC and this is how they make certain that rotation is going correct direction. Novak uses sensored ESCs and makes sensored motors. Some other manufactures also make sensored motors, I am not certain about sensored ESCs.

I run Novak GTB, XBR, and Novak motors. Everyone has their favorite. One issue might be if you race, check with track about rules. Some (ROAR especailly) require sensored motors.
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What is a sensored brushless system?
Novak designs and manufactures only sensor based systems. All of our products are made (and remanufactured) here in our Irvine facility. Sensored motors have been approved by ROAR, and other worldwide racing organizations, for use in both modified and stock ROAR events.

Here is a page from our website:

BRUSHLESS MOTORS: SENSORED VS. SENSORLESS

Our website has a lot of information about our products. But, if you have specific questions let us know.
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Orion and Novak are the motors most people are using at tracks i run at haven't heard too many good things about LRP motors but there speedos are really ,Tekin speedos seem to be really good and seems like everyone is using sensored speedos and motors.
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Another thing that has really improved in those years is the battery technology !

Lithium Nano (Patented by A123)
Lithium Phosphate (LiPo)
NiMH
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There are a lot of great brushless esc's and motors out there.

Tekin offers both sensored and sensorless esc's. Huge selection of motors, differenty systems and information on them.

If you plan on racing make sure your equipment will meet your local club and regional rules so you don't have to buy twice.

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Novak designs and manufactures only sensor based systems. All of our products are made (and remanufactured) here in our Irvine facility. Sensored motors have been approved by ROAR, and other worldwide racing organizations, for use in both modified and stock ROAR events.

Here is a page from our website:

BRUSHLESS MOTORS: SENSORED VS. SENSORLESS

Our website has a lot of information about our products. But, if you have specific questions let us know.
Thanks. That link has some good info about sensored motors... I didn't even know there was a difference in BL motors.

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Another thing that has really improved in those years is the battery technology !

Lithium Nano (Patented by A123)
Lithium Phosphate (LiPo)
NiMH
Yeah, I've been doing a bit of research on the Lipo technology. I'll probably have a few questions on that, in a while.


BTW: Thanks for all the info, everyone... I'm just trying to get a better handle on the new tech before I buy any electronics.
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[QUOTE=gfx;4723715] Thanks. That link has some good info about sensored motors... I didn't even know there was a difference in BL motors.
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You are probably fully aware of this, but just in case, it should be pointed out that article is highly biased toward Novak produacts. In this case, sensored motors.

In the past couple years, sensored motors have been passed up by sensorless. In the coming years I'm not sure there will even be sensored brushless motor offerings (unless Novak continues it's choke hold on ROAR regulations).

Whatever the case, be sure to get many opinions before purchasing.

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