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Old 01-25-2009, 10:51 AM   #1
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I was wondering which 17.5 Brushless motors everybody thinks is working the best. Is Novak the only option, for that is the only 17.5 I have seen at my local track..
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Old 01-25-2009, 10:55 AM   #2
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hey, i know some guys at pnt are running the trinity based 17.5 from express or high velocity. you could check with ScottB and Mike M. thats what they are running.
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hey, i know some guys at pnt are running the trinity based 17.5 from express or high velocity. you could check with ScottB and Mike M. thats what they are running.
novak is another great choice, trinity based motors are great too. id stay away from the pulse motors now though.
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I run the Speedpassion 17.5 and 13.5 in my B4 and love them.

17.5 is geared 66/33
13.5 is geared 78/32 but that will change once the new AE spurs are here.

I let another guy run the 17.5 at a big race a couple weeks ago and he said "it feels like a really really good stock motor" and I ran it against some fast brushed stock guys and I felt like I had every bit the speed they did... I think I had a little edge on them even though they would not admit it.

btw, I think 13.5 class needs to go away... they are so frekin fast, you can run them with the mod buggies and barely tell any difference. I was running nose-to-tail with the mod buggies and they had no clue I had the 13.5 in it.
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Old 01-25-2009, 12:24 PM   #5
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You really can't go wrong with the Novak motor. There is a reason why everyone runs Novak motors
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Old 01-25-2009, 12:37 PM   #6
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yes the novak is a great motor but the one thing i have learned is if you have problems with the sensor wire you have to send the motor in to novak, i have two speed passion 17.5s and i love them, one of the best options is it has a replacible sensor wire and you can use differant length sensor wires so you dont have the extra wire getting in the way.
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Stormer hobbies has the Venom motor esc's and the esc programmer systems for like 1/2 price right now.
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Another good reason for choosing a domestic made motor, such as Novak, is that we maintain a comprehensive service program for Novak products and offer replacement, rebuild, upgrade parts for the customer. We manufacture and service all of our items here in Irvine, California.
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Glassdoctor,

you are totally right 13.5 needs to go away, we have many drivers that can run their 13.5 2 wheel buggies with the 4wheel modifieds and often times they collapse mod with 4wheel mod and 13.5 and just as you would imagine, the 13.5 is on the heels of the mods. the big shift is mod(13.5 included) and 17.5. And no, OCRC does not have slow drivers. I wish 17.5 would be a bigger class like stock racing used to be. We had a huge discussion after hours at the track about it and the consensus is 13.5 should go away and become mod and leave 17.5/ stock be the other option.
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I agree totally.

Especially when running on a typical indoor track, the 13.5 really is difficult to see any difference on the track, even when running in a pack of mods. A huge flowing outdoor track would be different.

But the 13.5 is still too much power, too fast. The 17.5 is just as fast as any legal 27t brushed.... just needs geared to the moon.

And my 17.5 and 13.5 both temp at about 120-130*F max on our indoor @110x50 track even after dumping a full lipo pack.
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The 2008 Team Orion motors are very fast, But when it comes down to it is the gearing that you run and what your motor can handle. just my 2 cents
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I run a Fantom Ion 17.5 and I love it.
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Anyone running the Tekin motors?
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I've heard good things about Pulse (newer batch) though.

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novak is another great choice, trinity based motors are great too. id stay away from the pulse motors now though.
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The losi motor/esc combo is also very strong.

Re: 13.5, its an awesome motor class, here in Australia we've adopted 10.5 as our superstock class, but that might as well be modified, i feel like the usa got it right in terms of the motor classes, however it does dilute the classes a bit, my preference would be once brushed stocks are not used anymore to just remove 17.5/27T altogether and run mod and 13.5 only
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