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Old 11-21-2005, 12:41 PM
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Old 11-24-2005, 01:26 PM
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yes, go with a new brushless motor setup. it would be worth it to spend the extra money in a brushless setup, rather than to keep on replacing and maintaining brushed motors.
the only thing that is that you already have so many brushed motors. your best solution in this case, would be to purchase a brushed/brushless speed controller like a novak ss+ or lrp sphere esc. that way, you can run alll of the brushed motors that you have untill they wear out, and then use your brushless motors.
if you are worried about speed, then i would say to pick the neo one brushless motor instead of the ss5800, because the neo motor has a higher kv rating (its faster). it made a 2wd electric buggy go 40 mph in the last review that i read about it, whereas the ss5800 topped out at 35.
you should also look at the novak GTB brushless racing system.
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Old 11-27-2005, 03:42 AM
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That's not a fair comparison though. The SS5800 is undoubtly slower. RCCA should have really put the LRP system against the Novak 5.5.

Who in their right minds would test the LRP/Neo against the SS5800? That's like doing a speed test with an SRT4 and a Dodge Viper.
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Right, I was thinking the same thing when i read it too, but I couldn't find a similar review anywhere that included the novak GTB (which I am curious about). so I mentioned the one that they compared. I think that with a better turbocharger, and a few other choice engine, and exhaust upgrades that a neon srt4 could keep up with a viper...kinda'...maybe.
but really, what is the kv and kt rating for the velocity 5.5? I cant find it anywhere.
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I've decided on the remanufactured 5800 unit from novak. I believe its just the regular super sport and runs only about $165. I plan on keeping my GT7 and competing with my stock and 19t motors every week on race days only.That way each motor will only get 5(2practice,2qual, and 1main) runs a race day with no other practice on it.This way I will only have to cut my motors twice a week.I'm gonna use the brushless in OPEN classes and all other practice.Thanks for all the help team duratrax and rs4rallydriver.You have been more then helpful.
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cool, glad to help good luck with your races!
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