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Old 10-28-2012, 12:25 PM   #1
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Default How do I choose a motor for my SC10? Too many options.

I race outdoor during the spring and summer and indoor in the winter. I race the SC open class at both tracks, so no rules as to motor, battery, or anything like that. I am running the XP SC700 esc that came with the SC10RS. I switched out the Reedy 3300kv motor for a Reedy 3900kv motor. Its good, but I want more. I want to upgrade the whole setup to sensored, but I have no idea how to choose a new motor. I don't understand the turn rating and kv rating. I just want a good reliable sensored motor/esc setup that is faster than I have now and and won't break the bank. Please help. First points race for the indoor season is next weekend.
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:29 PM   #2
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I race outdoor during the spring and summer and indoor in the winter. I race the SC open class at both tracks, so no rules as to motor, battery, or anything like that. I am running the XP SC700 esc that came with the SC10RS. I switched out the Reedy 3300kv motor for a Reedy 3900kv motor. Its good, but I want more. I want to upgrade the whole setup to sensored, but I have no idea how to choose a new motor. I don't understand the turn rating and kv rating. I just want a good reliable sensored motor/esc setup that is faster than I have now and and won't break the bank. Please help. First points race for the indoor season is next weekend.
hobby wing.. or tekin. if you got cash and its not a problem to spend $$$
then the tekin pro and a 4 turn and that would kick some butt. a hobby wing if you want .. reedy is great. it all depends on your wallet.
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:56 PM   #3
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A lot of good systems out there to choose from. Tekin, Hobbywing, Viper, etc. I would recommend something in the 10.5-13.5 range with an esc that can ramp timing. You can run it with no timing until you get used to it and boost it later for more speed. I've ran 6.5, 8.5, 10.5 and 13.5 in sc and was most consistent with a 10.5 and 13.5. Races aren't won on the straight especially in sc where ease of laying down power is important.
http://www.hobbypartz.com/07e-10-5t-...n-60a-led.html

I run this esc in my 4x4 short course with a pro 4 4600 and it works awesome. You can change the firmware to allow ramping and turbo.
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:43 PM   #4
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i would say a viper VTX10 or 10R with an 8.5 or 10.5 turn combo. very very smooth and reliable
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Look at the Brushlesshobbies.com LT4 120amp or 80amp. One of the best esc's period and the price is very reasonable.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:36 PM   #6
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What do you guys think of the Brushlesshobbies LT4 and Tekin Redline 8.5t or 10.5t?
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Speed Passion has some good prices on ESCs that will serve you well as well as motors too. Been quite happy with there stuff.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:03 PM   #8
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I really want to try supporting my LHS if possible for at least one or the other. My LHS distributes for Great Planes (Tower Hobbies) and Horizon Hobby. He has other contracts, but not sure what he can get by the way of motors and esc's. I'll have to ask him. Does anyone have experience with the Tekin Redline motors? Here is a link to the motor.
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXULX1&P=ML
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Ok i made up my mind. I got the Brushless Hobbies 120a esc. I got a Tekin Redline 7.5t motor from my LHS. I think this is going to be a very potent and reliable combo after reading through hundreds of reviews. We will see.
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