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Old 01-16-2008, 11:13 AM
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If anyone is intrested i have a 13.5 ( new version ) with 1 pack run through it ... my wife is expecting within the next week or two and i would like to get rid of some stuff .


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Old 01-21-2008, 12:01 PM
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Can someone please tell me if the Orion Vortex 10.5 is sintered or bonded?

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Old 01-21-2008, 12:05 PM
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I am fairly sure all the Orion rotors are sintered.
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Can someone please tell me if the Orion Vortex 10.5 is sintered or bonded?

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Old 01-21-2008, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Skiddins View Post
Can someone please tell me if the Orion Vortex 10.5 is sintered or bonded?

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Hi Skiddily
I seem to remember, that James from Mirage uk saying that the rotors are sintered on the Orion 10.5, as are the rotors on the SS Novak, but the smooth can the cheaper version has a bonded rotor.
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Old 02-16-2008, 02:45 AM
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Ive just completed fitting acer ceramic bearings to my 7.5 vortex. It feels alot more smoother, great bearings. When i took the motor apart though, & when it came to the rotor, the fan was free spinning, it was not adhered to the rotor in any way. & now that it is free spinning, i can hear it get caught up on the side of the motor can & it makes a really bad high screeching sound.

But, i am looking to upgrade my rotor. So, here are my questions. Will a speed passion rotor fit in? what size rotor should i look at getting aswell? thanks for any help...
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Originally Posted by Drift Demon View Post
Ive just completed fitting acer ceramic bearings to my 7.5 vortex. It feels alot more smoother, great bearings. When i took the motor apart though, & when it came to the rotor, the fan was free spinning, it was not adhered to the rotor in any way. & now that it is free spinning, i can hear it get caught up on the side of the motor can & it makes a really bad high screeching sound.

But, i am looking to upgrade my rotor. So, here are my questions. Will a speed passion rotor fit in? what size rotor should i look at getting aswell? thanks for any help...
just take the fan off and put some washers to make up the difference , the motor will run better with out it
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Old 02-16-2008, 11:54 AM
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Anyone try Orion's newest 13.5 with the 12.0 rotor? Or is this an old motor?

http://nexusracing.net/product_info....oducts_id=1446
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Originally Posted by Apex View Post
Anyone try Orion's newest 13.5 with the 12.0 rotor? Or is this an old motor?

http://nexusracing.net/product_info....oducts_id=1446
I found it to be as slow as their earlier version, at least on a tight track. Maybe it would do better on a more open track.
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The track I race at is 100x50 so maybe it will be alright.

Do Novak BL's have fans on their rotors like the Orion's?
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Originally Posted by Apex View Post
Do Novak BL's have fans on their rotors like the Orion's?
No
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Originally Posted by syndr0me View Post
I found it to be as slow as their earlier version, at least on a tight track. Maybe it would do better on a more open track.
Have you tried removing the fan from the rotor and see how it performs without it? I know with my 4.5 when I took the fan off it felt like it had more rip.
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After a few runs with the new bearings, i have noticed the seals on the bearings are causing friction, the motor slows down alot quicker than before. since the rear bearing is fully sealed inside the motor, i was thinking of removing the seals (whats the easiest way to do this?) & on the front bearing, leave the outside seal on but remove the seal from the inside (sorry if it sounds confusing)

I would also like to completely remove the fan & mount. does anybody know the length of the fan mount where it fits on the shaft, & what could i use to replace it? brass/copper piping, what would be the best solution. I could use motor shims, but i would need heaps of them though...
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Originally Posted by Drift Demon View Post
After a few runs with the new bearings, i have noticed the seals on the bearings are causing friction, the motor slows down alot quicker than before. since the rear bearing is fully sealed inside the motor, i was thinking of removing the seals (whats the easiest way to do this?) & on the front bearing, leave the outside seal on but remove the seal from the inside (sorry if it sounds confusing)

I would also like to completely remove the fan & mount. does anybody know the length of the fan mount where it fits on the shaft, & what could i use to replace it? brass/copper piping, what would be the best solution. I could use motor shims, but i would need heaps of them though...
I took a dremel and chopped mine off, chop it off like a square, and then sand it untill its nice and round... Took 5 or so mins to do, havent ran it yet though..

IDK on your first question though
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The whole fan assembly is coming out, i found some trinity motor spacers on tower that ill use in its place, im also grabbing some trinity teflon shims aswell, incase theres not enough spacers to compensate for the fan.

Im sure i can get the seals off the bearings with some tweezers or something like that...
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