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Old 08-18-2004, 10:23 PM   #1
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Default Budget motors, which is the best?

Simply put, my truck isn't fast enough with my 16 turn, which is the best motor i can buy for $60 CND or less? that includes all budge motors like the kyoshos, Speed Gems, Orbitals, what ever other budget motor there is out there. i am looking in the 13 turn range, 12 or 14 is ok too. i am also looking at Specs and Stocks, are they as fast as what i am looking at?

i am looking to make my T3 (ST) do 30+ mph, if i need a lower turn just inform me, the goal is to go 30 mph with out spending a small fortune, soo i am looking at budget motors.

i am think that i want 200+ watts and Nmm or is that more than i need to do 30+ mph.
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Old 08-19-2004, 05:34 AM   #2
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Reedy has new budget motors coming out based on the Quad Mag design. Should be good motors and should put them on your list as well.

I am not sure if you thought of this already but do you have any maintanence tools like a lathe? These lower turn motors will need more maintanence ( though not as bad as say a 10turn ) than your 16 turn so they run at peak performance and give you the speed you want.
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Dude, personally I would drop a little more loot and go for a Peak or Orion. For the money the motor can't be beat. I have gone easily 20 + runs with my 10d and have not needed cutting. I was used to cutting my motors often. I am in such a habit of cutting my motors so much that I still take them apart every race day to check the condition of the comm.

I think for the life of the v2 technology your money is best spent on one. It would be like buying 3 or 4 'budget priced' motors.

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Old 08-19-2004, 06:24 AM   #4
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if you already have a can you could just buy a handwound armature, 30mph is pretty fast for a truck so you may need something lower than a 13 turn, this one will get you going 30mph for sure
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Watch your gearing though. If you gear your pinion too high, you will over cook the motor.
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accutally the better motors are $100 here, not $80. and i forgot about that quad mag, does anybody know when it is out? and the price.
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My friend had an Orbital 2 Pro BB 12x3 (about $35 US) and it lasted a long time and ran very well. Here is a link to them on Orions page

http://www.team-orion.ch/products/mo...ng%20Modifieds

I would guess that my friends XXT went close to 30 with this motor when it was new.
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accutally the better motors are $100 here, not $80. and i forgot about that quad mag, does anybody know when it is out? and the price.
Where is here? If you live in the US then you probably just have a bad LHS. Even if you live in another country, you could order a v2 for tower hobbies for $60. I doubt shipping would be too much, but it could take a while to get there.
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shipping is a small fortune to Canada, and then custums.

i want to go fast cheap.
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could you squeeze a bigger pinon on there? seems to me there would be alot of adjusting you could do to get it over 30
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Go with a Trinity Speed Gems....
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Do yourself a favor and try an Orion Revolution.

You'll get a really fast motor that doesn't need anywhere near as much maintenance as a traditional modified motor.

We switched over to one after using a Speed Gems, a Reedy KR and a Trinity D5.

We're not going back to any other mod motor at this point.

Check this thread out, read as much of it as you can:

<http://tinyurl.com/3qkpe>
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funny thing is they are mostly complaining, but i have already bought a motor, P-94.
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Try and keep the commutator cut and replace the brushes regularly if you are only bashing and the motor will remain fast.
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