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Old 07-04-2011, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by 05PSD View Post
I stand corrected. I thought the Castle motors were replicas of the Neu motors in which you cannot shorten the wires.
can you post a link to where it says you cant shorten Neu motor wires...i know i read it somewhere about the 1410 as well
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by WideOpenThrottle RC View Post
If he's running on a loose track as he mentioned in his post, he does not want to go heavier in the center if he can't get the traction to the ground.
3/3/1 be a good start ? Much appreciated.
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Bondonutz View Post
3/3/1 be a good start ? Much appreciated.
go with 3/3/2
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:45 PM
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If its flexible wire like on the castle motors you can shorten it with no problems. The motors types like real Neu motors have stiff wires coming out the back and they are actually just the end of the exact same wires that are in the moor windings.

The only reason you cant shorten this type of motor wire is because each strand of wire in the motor winding is individually insulated so they don't short out against each other. When they finish winding the motor the strip the insulation off of just the very end of these wires with some sort of acid. This short part at the end of the motor wire is the only place you can solder to. If you trim the stripped part of the wire off you cant solder a connector to it any more.

The castle motors have a connection were the long flexible wires that come out the back are soldered to the actual motor winding inside the motor can. You can cut the flexible wires as sort as you want with no issues.
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by losi_racer View Post
Longer wire = more resistance = less performance
I doubt those wires are holding him back from becoming the next SC world champion. I'm pretty sure most of us on here couldn't tell if the wires were longer or shorter from driving the truck.
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:02 PM
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What are my options for getting different rear toe? What's the stock toe, 4 degrees?
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by CHIZZLE View Post
What are my options for getting different rear toe? What's the stock toe, 4 degrees?
stock is -3
with the adjustable hinge pin holders you can adjust to 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, and four degrees
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by wcrase101 View Post
stock is -3
with the adjustable hinge pin holders you can adjust to 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, and four degrees
Thanks. Looks like Losi is pretty proud of those adjustable holders. Ouch.
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Motor / ESC opinions....

I am debating on building up a SCTE and debating on 1 of two motor / esc combos and would love your opinions, with some actual facts to back them up.

Combo #1: $240

Novak Havoc Pro SC "Mike Truhe Edtion" Brushless ESC/Ballistic 550 Motor Combo (4.5T)

Comments: 14mm Rotor w/ 3850kv

Combo #2: $325


Tekin 4.5 and Tekin RX8

Comments: 4800kv


There is obviously a pretty large price difference between them. I run the Novak 4.5 setup in my Slash 4x4 and have had zero issues with it at all.

Thoughts? is the RX8 / Tekin 4.5 worth the near $100 difference?
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Originally Posted by specc View Post
Motor / ESC opinions....

I am debating on building up a SCTE and debating on 1 of two motor / esc combos and would love your opinions, with some actual facts to back them up.

Combo #1: $240

Novak Havoc Pro SC "Mike Truhe Edtion" Brushless ESC/Ballistic 550 Motor Combo (4.5T)

Comments: 14mm Rotor w/ 3850kv

Combo #2: $325


Tekin 4.5 and Tekin RX8

Comments: 4800kv


There is obviously a pretty large price difference between them. I run the Novak 4.5 setup in my Slash 4x4 and have had zero issues with it at all.

Thoughts? is the RX8 / Tekin 4.5 worth the near $100 difference?
Why not try the RX8 coupled with the Castle 1410?
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:58 PM
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or better yet, an RX8 with a tenshock...
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Originally Posted by liftedcj7on44s View Post
Why not try the RX8 coupled with the Castle 1410?
I really dislike sensorless.
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Originally Posted by RC*PHREAK View Post
or better yet, an RX8 with a tenshock...
I have zero experience with those.
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Originally Posted by RC*PHREAK View Post
or better yet, an RX8 with a tenshock...
My choice for sure


Besides some very very low speed cogging(ie rock crawling speed), I don't see any difference between the tenshock and sensored systems. Well, besides having a lot more power on tap. Just as smooth and just as consistent as any of the sensored settups I've tried, and I've tried just about all of them I have since sold off all my sensored 550's, and went strictly Tenshock
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Originally Posted by Ridley View Post
My choice for sure


Besides some very very low speed cogging(ie rock crawling speed), I don't see any difference between the tenshock and sensored systems. Well, besides having a lot more power on tap. Just as smooth and just as consistent as any of the sensored settups I've tried, and I've tried just about all of them I have since sold off all my sensored 550's, and went strictly Tenshock
can't remember if i posted up or not, but i got to run my newly converted ten-t to SCTE on saturday night. i ran the tenshock 4600/hobbywing SC8 at 12/40. thing ran great. at the end of the 7 minute main, it was 161 degrees (ambient was probably low 80's). tenshock was awesome. i love the SC8 as well. all it does is run...
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