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Thunderpower Z3R 17.5 brushless: Any feedback?

Old 03-15-2013, 07:05 PM
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I'm racing in Pro Lite (indoor carpet offroad) @ my local track CRC Raceway and Hobby in Rome, NY. I'm changing motors, to a Thunderpower Z3R 17.5 brushless, from a Novak Ballistic 17.5. Can anybody give me some feedback on the Thunderpower? Such as how fast it is compared to other motors, how much torque (accel) it has, and what general temperatures are. My truck is a Losi XXX-SCT, racing on a 30x60' carpet track.
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Power will be comparable to your ballistic. I had one in an oval pan car and it was decent until the D3.5came out. Any of the true legal roar approved motors are good. I can't help with gearing. But when running blinky don't run less then 30* motor timing.
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Originally Posted by JaredCRCraceway
I'm racing in Pro Lite (indoor carpet offroad) @ my local track CRC Raceway and Hobby in Rome, NY. I'm changing motors, to a Thunderpower Z3R 17.5 brushless, from a Novak Ballistic 17.5. Can anybody give me some feedback on the Thunderpower? Such as how fast it is compared to other motors, how much torque (accel) it has, and what general temperatures are. My truck is a Losi XXX-SCT, racing on a 30x60' carpet track.
thunder power makes good motors. quite a few rotor options too.
keep it under 170*F, and you should be good. find out what other guys are running gearing and timing wise. Blinky or Boosted?
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Get a schuur speed
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:07 PM
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Thank you for your input, Andrew! I never like to run my motor above 140, that's when I noticed it starts to slow down. To answer your questions, timing is blinky, and pinion gearing can be anywhere from 20-25 for me (I have an 88 tooth spur). Anyway the races we run are only five minutes; my Ballistic never got above 120 during that span even when I was geared way up.
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Thank you Lewis, I appreciate the info. That's really odd, because I had a D3.5 in my CRC Gen X 10 LE and I honestly didn't like it; it ran too hot for my liking (160-170 degs after 6 minutes run time). May I ask about the motor timing? I have it set at 25 (haven't tried it yet) but is there a reason for running it 30 or up?
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