R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-29-2003, 05:13 AM   #1
Tech Adept
 
warlord385's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 237
Default Single, Double, Triple?????

I want to get a modified motor but i don't know what the difference between a single, double, or triple are. Whats the best Modified motor roar legal and illegal
warlord385 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2003, 07:07 AM   #2
Tech Master
 
ShadowAu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Somewhere you'd never heard of
Posts: 1,531
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

well I am not the most experinced person but I run mods as well as do a fair bit of reading so I will offer My advice

the single, double or triple thing relates to the numbers of wires used to make up the winds.... a 10 single has a single peice of wire wrapped 10 times around the armature.... a 10 triple has 3 pieces of wire wrapped 10 times around the armature and so on

as far as how they perform on the track... in theory a 10 triple will be smoother and should have a slightly higher top speed as well as being slightly easier on the batteries... a 10 single will have better low end punch and accelration but be harder on batteries

Current trend in Australia seems to be 8 or 9 turn singles for the fast guys... personally I have never gone past a 10 triple it seems to offer the best comprimise between power and usability, at least as far as I am concerned
ShadowAu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2003, 07:24 PM   #3
Tech Elite
 
ijnek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: S'pore & M'sia, JB
Posts: 2,510
Send a message via ICQ to ijnek
Default

low number of wind = faster acceleration,lower top speed
high number of wind = slower acceleration,higher top speed
ijnek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2003, 07:48 PM   #4
Tech Elite
 
Brian McGreevy's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Illinois
Posts: 4,081
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Brian McGreevy Send a message via Yahoo to Brian McGreevy
Default

Single wind motors in theory won't have any less top end than a triple will. Actually they don't. A triple wind just seems like it has more top-end because it takes longer to spool up to max rpm. For carpet racing on most tracks a single wind is the way to go. For low traction conditions a double or triple may be better. Oh yeah, also, single winds are harder on batteries because their windings have less resistance and therefore the motor can draw more amperage at a faster rate, which is why they spool up faster.
__________________
USVTA Member #211

Support Formula SAE - get kids into engineering!
http://motorsports.illinois.edu/
Brian McGreevy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2003, 09:53 PM   #5
Tech Initiate
 
Telengard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 26
Default

This information is from taken from Reedy's site:

TURNS refers to the number of times the wire was wound around each armature arm. The fewer the turns, the higher the rpm (revolutions per minute), or top end speed (the highest speed attainable by that motor).
So, if you wish the fastest motor, choose a motor with the fewest number of turns. Keep in mind that the fewer the turns, the greater the battery draw, which means lesser run time.

WINDS of "Double," "Triple," or Quad" refers to the number of strands of wire wound around the armature, double being two strands, triple being three, quad being four, and quint being five. The type of wind is for fine tuning your motor's power band. In general, winds with fewer wires give the impression of kick-starting your wheels, while the winds with more wires will bring you up to top end speed more slowly.
If you have a very slick track, then winds like single and double may cause your wheels to spin; other winds--triple, quad, quint--may give your car better traction. In addition, the less turns of wire, the less run time you will have, because fewer wires will draw more power from your batteries.
Note: The performance gains by changing the type of wind is subjective and may be noticed only by experienced racers with vehicles that respond well.

I hope this helps!
Telengard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2003, 06:39 AM   #6
Tech Master
 
ShadowAu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Somewhere you'd never heard of
Posts: 1,531
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Axiom5B
Single wind motors in theory won't have any less top end than a triple will. Actually they don't. A triple wind just seems like it has more top-end because it takes longer to spool up to max rpm.
all I will go on is what My motor dyno says... I am fortunate to have 3 different 13 turn winds from the same manufacture... a 13 double, 13 triple and 13 quad and the Quad definitly has the most rpm compared to the other 2... maybe its just a freak... whichever way its works its still a great motor
ShadowAu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Single or double? motor help quiksilver611 Electric On-Road 2 05-05-2008 11:26 PM
Single turn and double turn motors Wreckless_Daz Electric On-Road 5 08-21-2007 02:35 PM
Does Front Losi Triple X wheels fit Losi Double XX? silence360 Electric Off-Road 4 04-14-2007 12:24 PM
Single Double Triple crabboy Electric On-Road 1 05-24-2006 07:47 AM
single and double? nekmiyevo2 Electric On-Road 1 04-24-2005 04:18 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 08:38 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net