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Old 05-30-2010, 02:13 PM
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Allright I'll do that. But when I striped my spur I wasn't running the motor brace.
How do you guys protect the motor from the chasis?
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Old 05-30-2010, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by DG Designs View Post
Should have my buggy next week. running a 1900 tekin on 4s with a 45 spur, what should i be running for a pinion? want to make sure heat is not an issue.
15T is the sweet spot for this setup. It worked for me on small/med tracks. For large tracks I go 16-17T.
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:48 PM
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what is the pinon pitch for losi 8e.
i want to try some different gears besides the ones made by losi.
Whats everybody useing for pinon's losi or who
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by mely View Post
what is the pinon pitch for losi 8e.
i want to try some different gears besides the ones made by losi.
Whats everybody useing for pinon's losi or who
http://www.rc-monster.com/proddetail...=5mmmod1pinion
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:24 PM
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Thanks jube thats just what i was looking for.
The losi ones are junk
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:00 AM
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I'm trying some Robinson Racing pinions right now from Liquid RC. They seem too be good. Much better than the Losi pinions. Alrough you can't go with RCM pinions either, probably the best pinions out there. But too bad the shipping too Europe isn't that cheap
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Old 05-31-2010, 04:51 AM
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The Losi mod 1's have a smaller set screw, so it tends to slip off the motor shaft. I'm using Robinson's, and they have been great so far with no issues.
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Old 05-31-2010, 06:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Jube View Post
I despise the motor brace that is on the chassis at the rear of the motor. I never run it. Chassis flexes and hits the rear of re motor putting everything in a bind. Just my opinion.
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Don't use the motor brace. Even the Losi guys say to take it off. That is the cause of a lot of stripped spur gears and loose motor mounts.
Funny, I never had an issue stripping spur gears until I took the motor
brace off.......
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Old 05-31-2010, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by morgoth View Post
I'm trying some Robinson Racing pinions right now from Liquid RC. They seem too be good. Much better than the Losi pinions. Alrough you can't go with RCM pinions either, probably the best pinions out there. But too bad the shipping too Europe isn't that cheap
This might surprise you but the Novak Mod1 pinions are stellar. Nice big set screw that has never let me down and a slightly longer neck for more adjustment. Highly recommended! I do want to try the RR pinions but seemed like they came in a little late and are now making a "me too" product. I will still give them a shot since they have a great history in 1/10th scale . .
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Originally Posted by vannon View Post
The Losi mod 1's have a smaller set screw, so it tends to slip off the motor shaft. I'm using Robinson's, and they have been great so far with no issues.
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This might surprise you but the Novak Mod1 pinions are stellar. Nice big set screw that has never let me down and a slightly longer neck for more adjustment. Highly recommended! I do want to try the RR pinions but seemed like they came in a little late and are now making a "me too" product. I will still give them a shot since they have a great history in 1/10th scale . .
Yes Novak pinions are good and RR are great as well. I used both before I used the Tekno conversion on my 8ight. Now I have to use Tekno long shank pinionswhick are made by RR. The Losi ones are junk, only because the tiny set screw that won't allow enough torque to be applied to keep them on the shaft. My $0.02.
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by dangerwr View Post
This might surprise you but the Novak Mod1 pinions are stellar. Nice big set screw that has never let me down and a slightly longer neck for more adjustment. Highly recommended! I do want to try the RR pinions but seemed like they came in a little late and are now making a "me too" product. I will still give them a shot since they have a great history in 1/10th scale . .
I don't like the looks of them that much and the ugly colors The I heard good things about the Robinsons and they were the cheapest ones I could find (including shipping). Maybe I'll them in the future when I need some new ones.

I have one more question for you guys. What's better run the motorbrace or leave it off? People are always arguing about this, but I haven't found what's better yet. I just wanna prevent my motor from comming lose with the big jumps here (2m+)

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I have run the brace for 2 years with no problems. Even on huge air jumps. I am a racer I do not bash.
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I have run the brace for 2 years with no problems. Even on huge air jumps. I am a racer I do not bash.
I use the aluminum brace with NO problems and I strictly race these day . . .
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I run mine with the brace with no problem hope this help I also use the plastic brace hope this help good luck
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Originally Posted by morgoth View Post
I don't like the looks of them that much and the ugly colors The I heard good things about the Robinsons and they were the cheapest ones I could find (including shipping). Maybe I'll them in the future when I need some new ones.

I have one more question for you guys. What's better run the brace or leave it off? People are always arguing about this, but I haven't found what's better yet. I just wanna prevent my motor from comming lose with the big jumps here (2m+)

The Novaks do not actually come in colors. And how long have you been running brushless 8th scale? I would at least start taking advice from people who run chassis braces . . .
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