R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-24-2009, 07:36 PM   #1
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Winnipeg MB
Posts: 457
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default 10.5 motor selection

I need to choose a motor for a 4wd buggy and haven't had good luck with brushless in the past. Is there one motor that stands out or any that I should avoid. I don't need the most power but would like one that will last a while and be easy on the speed control.
Cammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2009, 07:44 PM   #2
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Vine Grove, KY
Posts: 228
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

LRP, Speed Passion, Trinity Duo are all good. It think a 10.5 might be a bit soft though. 5.5s to 7.5s seem to work well. I've been running a trinity duo 5.5 but plan to change to a 6.5... The 6.5 should be a bit smoother and easier to drive.
richard.bratton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2009, 07:52 PM   #3
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Winnipeg MB
Posts: 457
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by richard.bratton View Post
LRP, Speed Passion, Trinity Duo are all good. It think a 10.5 might be a bit soft though. 5.5s to 7.5s seem to work well. I've been running a trinity duo 5.5 but plan to change to a 6.5... The 6.5 should be a bit smoother and easier to drive.

10.5 is our spec motor this year.
Cammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2009, 08:01 PM   #4
Tech Champion
 
Jason Pelletier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 8,820
Trader Rating: 33 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cammer View Post
10.5 is our spec motor this year.
Hold out the novaks were the best 10.5's and now they have the balllistic BL motors coming out.
__________________
Island Raceway & Hobby
Jason Pelletier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2009, 08:08 PM   #5
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Vine Grove, KY
Posts: 228
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RB FIVE View Post
Hold out the novaks were the best 10.5's and now they have the balllistic BL motors coming out.
Do they plan to make a 10.5? They only have 3.5 through 8.5 on their website.

http://www.teamnovak.com/products/br...ors/index.html
richard.bratton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2009, 09:51 AM   #6
Tech Master
 
hyperguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1,247
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Default

i like the hacker 10.5 or 8.5 . these are what i run and have had no problems
hyperguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2009, 12:19 PM   #7
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 70
Default

im personally a fan of the Vortex orion motors.
robert simmons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2009, 12:30 PM   #8
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Indy
Posts: 1,140
Trader Rating: 23 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to AxiomJacob
Default

The Tekin motors are very good too with adjustable timing and slightly lighter weight.
__________________
Jacob

Proline Racing
AxiomJacob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2009, 01:13 PM   #9
Tech Elite
 
AndyMoore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: IFMAR Non-World Champion
Posts: 3,362
Trader Rating: 54 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to AndyMoore
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by robert simmons View Post
im personally a fan of the Vortex orion motors.
+1 go with Orion.
__________________
|JConcepts|Winning Edge Designs|
AndyMoore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2009, 02:09 PM   #10
Tech Fanatic
 
McDonough's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Trackside, WI
Posts: 952
Default

I have 2 10.5 Novak motors that I have ran for almost 2 years with no problems. Novak motors are the most popular for the spec 10.5 class at my track
__________________
Donut

Deuce Drop Racing | Team Carbon | Chad Due Circle of Trust |
S & N Trackside | www.rcscoringpro.com | www.liverc.com |
Bodies by Buck or Sarah
McDonough is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2009, 02:14 PM   #11
Registered User
 
UltegraSTI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 7,171
Trader Rating: 20 (100%+)
Default

duo 10.5, if u can find 1.

R
UltegraSTI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2009, 02:28 PM   #12
Tech Regular
 
avrcguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: West Des Moines, IA
Posts: 398
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

+1 for the Orion. I have a 6.5 of theirs in my B44 that is wicked fast.
avrcguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2009, 09:10 PM   #13
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Appleton Wi
Posts: 773
Trader Rating: 19 (100%+)
Default

Tekin Redline 10.5, geared right, fast motor and adjustable timing on them.
__________________
Speed Passion-B-Fast R/C-Liverc.com-Dirt Heaven-Revolution Raceway-Venom Designs-M&M Home repair and remodeling LLC-92 Zero Designs.
b4wires is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2009, 09:17 PM   #14
Tech Master
 
gweed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: crimelawn
Posts: 1,045
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

the novak. im not a fan of the orion. they have had 3 models of thier new race motor since september and just cant seem to get it right.
__________________
kyoslo RB5/ novak motors/ LRP sphere/ m11/ orion 4800,3800,3600/ blazin chronic racing/wphukuall radio/ raikkonen body/ mongoosed km-mini inferno with the multiplex red ass servo that owns johnny b-main and drew/ now at lir the JDM zx-5 sp mugen edition

"team bad guys"
gweed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2009, 09:34 PM   #15
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Alexandria, LA
Posts: 504
Trader Rating: 37 (100%+)
Default

+1 on the Novak, great manufacturer with excellent customer service should you need it. Performance-wise, I've been very happy with my 6.5 in my T4 and my 5.5 in my B44 but I've never run a 10.5. There are some guys at my track that are running the 10.5 Novak and they seem to be pleased with theirs as well.

Jon
jm_obrien is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electric 1/8th Scale conversion kits. DJ1978 Electric Off-Road 19923 06-12-2017 06:16 AM
Saudi Arabia RC Club grizzle Manila Racers 6558 01-06-2017 09:50 AM
What's your 1/8th electric selections? teeforb Electric Off-Road 175 08-20-2010 02:21 PM
R/C Stuff Selling Kenneth Tan Singapore R/C Racers 45728 09-09-2009 08:19 AM
LRP Asian Nitro Masters 2007 - 14th/15th April 2007 HPC II Malaysian R/C Racers 361 05-02-2007 09:07 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 09:25 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net