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Old 09-02-2023, 01:40 AM
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As I saw someone puts 380 motor on 1/12 chassis, could anybody tell me if has benefits against usual 540 motors?
Could anybody tell me also if 380 fits: TC, Mini and F1?

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380 motor is not going to be a direct fit as the mounting holes are different. And the range of available motors is much smaller.

Tamiya put them in some cars to make them slower/easier to drive. I don't know why the person you saw put a 380 in their 1/12th. There are plenty of "slow" 540 motor options, in a 12th car they usually use a motor with a smaller (weaker) rotor to make them easier to drive.
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Originally Posted by sosidge
380 motor is not going to be a direct fit as the mounting holes are different. And the range of available motors is much smaller.

Tamiya put them in some cars to make them slower/easier to drive. I don't know why the person you saw put a 380 in their 1/12th. There are plenty of "slow" 540 motor options, in a 12th car they usually use a motor with a smaller (weaker) rotor to make them easier to drive.
A 380 motor has the potential to lower the CoG. Assuming they fit properly, they're a good option instead of choosing a low power 540.
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Actually, this has been mentioned earlier: 1/12 forum
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Ran an 8.5T 380 in a TT01. More power than a 17.5 540 and 70 grams lighter.





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Originally Posted by rccartips
Ran an 8.5T 380 in a TT01. More power than a 17.5 540 and 70 grams lighter.


What?
8.5 of 380 is more powerful than 17.5 of 540, 380 look is really weak
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Originally Posted by mac853
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8.5 of 380 is more powerful than 17.5 of 540, 380 look is really weak
They didn't say how much more powerful. I'm not sure why it's surprising that an 8.5T is more powerful than a 17.5, or that a smaller motor is less powerful than a bigger motor.
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Why not just continue the 380 conversation that is already going in the 12th scale thread?
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