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Old 05-31-2011, 08:27 AM
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Hi,friends,I come here to gather information.
how is the SC401 running right now? Do we need to improve somewhere?Thanks.
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by tenshock View Post
Hi,friends,I come here to gather information.
how is the SC401 running right now? Do we need to improve somewhere?Thanks.
Below is an update on an issue:

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Unfortunately, bad news to report....

My tenshock sc401 4600 delaminated a rotor in the A main of our State series race last weekend while I was leading

The motor is blisteringly fast in my lightened Losi SCTE, runs at reasonable temps and is smooth, and overall my favorite motor to date....but I can't have unreliability in a racing motor. This one DNF could potentially ruin any chances for a repeat as state champion.

I will reglue the rotor and see if it was just inferior sleeve retainer used, but if it acts up again, it's going to do like a lemming and jump off a cliff.
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Originally Posted by w00kie View Post
i ordered one today also..

without me searching through this whole post, could someone shed some light on the 540 size 4 pole 5xxxkv motor and its power and mainly temperature in a car like the sc104x4..

it was this or a cc 540 or a novak 550.. i chose this as the price was decent..

anyone?/
I'm running this (the 4600kv) in my SC104x4 using a Hobbywing SC8. I haven't temped it, but by touch (I could keep my fingers on it after a 5 minute run) it seemed fine. With a 12t/62t 32-pitch it's running around 35mph is my guess. Accelerates at a blistering pace. It only cogs at very low speeds, and is smooth throughout the range after that.
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by killerguppy View Post
Below is an update on an issue:


Motor has held up great with the reglued rotor

If anyone else has an issue, Permatex sleeve retainer is the best substance on earth to attach the magnet group to the motor shaft. Much better than what Novak uses, as we've had plenty of those come unglued, and apparently better than what tenshock uses. Good for temps up to 400 degrees.

Super stoked my Tenshock appears reliable once again, as I love the power characteristics of this motor I won yet another A main with it last saturday
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Originally Posted by Ridley View Post
Motor has held up great with the reglued rotor

If anyone else has an issue, Permatex sleeve retainer is the best substance on earth to attach the magnet group to the motor shaft. Much better than what Novak uses, as we've had plenty of those come unglued, and apparently better than what tenshock uses. Good for temps up to 400 degrees.

Super stoked my Tenshock appears reliable once again, as I love the power characteristics of this motor
Nice! It is good to hear you found a solution to your problem.
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by killerguppy View Post
Nice! It is good to hear you found a solution to your problem.
I think the best solution would be if a manufacturer designed a different way to attach the magnet assembly to the motor shaft other than glue alone, but thats how they ALL do it......apparantly to save money. No flats, no pinning....just glue Tenshock has the perfect opportunity to do this with their dovetailed magnets.....but then the dovetailed section is glued on. If they used a one piece motor shaft/magnet holder it would be the perfect settup but likely cost more.

At any rate, my Novak 4.5 ballistic HV is for sale....I'm going to pick up a 4000kv Tenshock as my backup motor.
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I still haven't had a chance to run my 4600kv in my SC10 4x4 yet. However, I ran it in a Hyper TT with the Hobbywing SC8. The motor ran killer with temps no greater than 110 degree's and a 14t pinion. The power and torque was great!

I'm very happy with this motor!
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I'm running the 4000 in a Losi SCTE geared with a 13 pinion. I pull my friends Hyper 10SC set up with a Novak 4.5 geared 14t on the long back straight at our track by two truck lengths by the end.

Motor has been coming off our outdoor track after about 10 min runs around 135~145 with outside temps in the high 70's low 80's. That's with no heat sink. Temps here are going to be above 100 outside soon so I am curious to what you guys have found out works good for heat sinks. I was looking at Novaks 5412. Might be the way to go.

Super torque, great top end; so far so good on the reliability. Have about two dozen 6000mah packs through it with a Tekin RX8 esc. Rock solid and running the same it did out of the box new.

I have the 4600 version sitting in the box but haven't felt the need to use it yet. Kinda afraid it'll get hot in this tank of a SCT.
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I haVe a sc401 4600 sitting here new never used.. I did shorten the wires a touch but other than that brand new. Anyone wants one quick hop on the sale thread HERE (60.00 shipped) again in the us so have it in 2-3 days.
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Originally Posted by Ridley View Post
Motor has held up great with the reglued rotor

If anyone else has an issue, Permatex sleeve retainer is the best substance on earth to attach the magnet group to the motor shaft. Much better than what Novak uses, as we've had plenty of those come unglued, and apparently better than what tenshock uses. Good for temps up to 400 degrees.

Super stoked my Tenshock appears reliable once again, as I love the power characteristics of this motor I won yet another A main with it last saturday
Originally Posted by Ridley View Post
I think the best solution would be if a manufacturer designed a different way to attach the magnet assembly to the motor shaft other than glue alone, but thats how they ALL do it......apparantly to save money. No flats, no pinning....just glue Tenshock has the perfect opportunity to do this with their dovetailed magnets.....but then the dovetailed section is glued on. If they used a one piece motor shaft/magnet holder it would be the perfect settup but likely cost more.

At any rate, my Novak 4.5 ballistic HV is for sale....I'm going to pick up a 4000kv Tenshock as my backup motor.
Ridley glad to hear the permatex worked.

I have passed all your suggestions on to the MFR so we will see.

Originally Posted by MD. View Post
I still haven't had a chance to run my 4600kv in my SC10 4x4 yet. However, I ran it in a Hyper TT with the Hobbywing SC8. The motor ran killer with temps no greater than 110 degree's and a 14t pinion. The power and torque was great!

I'm very happy with this motor!
Glad to hear. Let us know how it does in the SC10 4x4

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I'm running the 4000 in a Losi SCTE geared with a 13 pinion. I pull my friends Hyper 10SC set up with a Novak 4.5 geared 14t on the long back straight at our track by two truck lengths by the end.

Motor has been coming off our outdoor track after about 10 min runs around 135~145 with outside temps in the high 70's low 80's. That's with no heat sink. Temps here are going to be above 100 outside soon so I am curious to what you guys have found out works good for heat sinks. I was looking at Novaks 5412. Might be the way to go.

Super torque, great top end; so far so good on the reliability. Have about two dozen 6000mah packs through it with a Tekin RX8 esc. Rock solid and running the same it did out of the box new.

I have the 4600 version sitting in the box but haven't felt the need to use it yet. Kinda afraid it'll get hot in this tank of a SCT.
Awesome run and glad your happy !

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Old 06-01-2011, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Ridley View Post
I think the best solution would be if a manufacturer designed a different way to attach the magnet assembly to the motor shaft other than glue alone, but thats how they ALL do it......apparantly to save money. No flats, no pinning....just glue
The newest version of the Tekin T8 rotors have a dovetail-like design where notches are cut in the magnet for little nubs on the rotor shaft. I think the nubs are glued on, but I never examined them closely. All I know is that the new design has been bulletproof for the 3 T8 motors I own.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:22 PM
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what speed control are yall using with these motors?

im planning on using a MMP with either the 4000kv or 4600kv.

are there any issues with using the max pro?

also, how is the 4000kv vs the castle 1410 3800kv ?
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Originally Posted by shadoflame View Post
what speed control are yall using with these motors?

im planning on using a MMP with either the 4000kv or 4600kv.

are there any issues with using the max pro?

also, how is the 4000kv vs the castle 1410 3800kv ?
i use a mmp....works great....only have ran the 4600 but compared to the castle it has a lil more bottom punch....all great motors
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Originally Posted by nitro0619 View Post
i use a mmp....works great....only have ran the 4600 but compared to the castle it has a lil more bottom punch....all great motors
suppose the castle 3800kv and tenshock 4600kv were geared the same, how do they compare?

i know it's apples and oranges since the tenshock is much longer, but i dont want to get the 4600 and be unable to control it or get the 4000 and be dissapointed in top speed.

edit. this will be for a sc10 4x4.

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stock scte.....is the 4600 the better choice? I need a second motor and would like to try something other than castle.

I run a 1415 now geared 18-20t on 2s
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