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Old 06-15-2020, 04:10 PM
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What do you think will be the next big motor? 2019 was the R1 with a little drama. Motive, R1 and other are releasing their new motors soon.

What do you think we will see? Have we hit the wall of efficiency?
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Titanium rotors......there is still room for more efficiency but at a greater dollar cost .....given that we will have to see. there is always some clever curt coming up with something new
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Titanium rotors......there is still room for more efficiency but at a greater dollar cost .....given that we will have to see. there is always some clever curt coming up with something new
Cue Bert and his tungsten rotors.
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Oh dear....


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Cue Bert and his tungsten rotors.
he is making the rotors with vibranium as soon as he gets back from Wakanda
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Built a ship that went to the earth core in the movie.
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what is wrong with the current ones?
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what is wrong with the current ones?
Stuff could always be improved on. But is the investment worth it for the brands. The hobby has been shrinking a little each of the 10 years Iíve been in it.

What Iíve been waiting for is the next move. 8s seems to be where the brands stopped at. Castle made a 12s motor, but never an ESC. Despite their promise of it. That was 5 years ago. Yes there are a few higher rated. But $700 for ESC isnít screaming buy me. With the exchange rate shifting. That price could go up a $100 over night back then.
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8s would get more speed for sure.
would that get us more people?
It might, its a good point.
I would like to see all of this get easier.
I think that would bring people back.
but then again there were people tweaking timing and rotors when there was allot of people.
but then again how many people change there oil anymore?
I wish i never had to explain timing or torque or ... again.
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Old 06-16-2020, 06:55 AM
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I get what you are saying, but I actually meant, what will be the new popular motor for 2020/21. Not necessarily bigger as in larger.

I see Motive has a new motor coming, so does R1. I am sure others do too.

Do you think the chauffeured thing last year will cause motor makers to play it safe? Will the V21 be faster than the V22 R1?
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Originally Posted by ryan391 View Post
I get what you are saying, but I actually meant, what will be the new popular motor for 2020/21. Not necessarily bigger as in larger.

I see Motive has a new motor coming, so does R1. I am sure others do too.

Do you think the chauffeured thing last year will cause motor makers to play it safe? Will the V21 be faster than the V22 R1?
Nobody knows until they're released and tested. This isn't an answerable question.
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Fast means practice and consistant. I'll stick with Ernie!
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I am running a 2.5 yr old R1 V16 21.5 motor (RCRA control motor) that's been sealed for over a year (since last WA states) and has probably done 70-80 race meets now and well worn on the can from asphalt chassis rub. Still ran Top 3 all weekend in 21.5 against guys with the latest and greatest motors etc

Don't think you need a motor to be fast. Sometimes running a slower motor forces you to find speed elsewhere, maintaining corner speed etc and that's always going to be beneficial in the long run.
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If you want to know what comes next for RC motors, look at industrial applications like CNC mills. RC companies don't innovate, they adapt; RC is too small of a niche to invent technologies faster than companies that specialize in making those same technologies for industrial applications. Why do you think we were still running brushed motors decades after brushless motors had been invented? (or why nitro engines are still carbureted?) Because old tech met the necessary price-point for entertainment use, not because newer tech isn't reliable enough. Brushless motors were ready to use in RC cars decades ago, but the price was too high, so people stuck with brushed motors.
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... and well worn on the can from asphalt chassis rub ...
You can think of it as weight reduction. Makes the car go faster.
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