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Old 06-12-2008, 04:19 AM   #571
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all vortex motors are factory fitted with sintered rotors mate...
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Old 06-13-2008, 12:01 AM   #572
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Received my "racing" 10.5 today. Man, what a nice motor. It's so light and short, it really helps balance the car. And yeah, it's gorgeous.

I've seen a number of brushless motors, and I have no idea who's making this one. It sure doesn't look like a Feigo like the last bunch. The design has a lot of unique features and attention to detail I haven't seen elsewhere. I'm really hoping its performance is comparable to the others, 'cause this is the motor to have.

And if its looks aren't enough to persuade you, how about the fact that it's available many places for under $80?
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Received my "racing" 10.5 today. Man, what a nice motor. It's so light and short, it really helps balance the car. And yeah, it's gorgeous.

I've seen a number of brushless motors, and I have no idea who's making this one. It sure doesn't look like a Feigo like the last bunch. The design has a lot of unique features and attention to detail I haven't seen elsewhere. I'm really hoping its performance is comparable to the others, 'cause this is the motor to have.

And if its looks aren't enough to persuade you, how about the fact that it's available many places for under $80?
The story goes like this apparently:

They are made by Feigao

The "Racing" version is apparently not ROAR legal. Maybe that is why it is a good price
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Really? If they're indeed made by Feigao, they changed quite a bit. There's nothing about this motor that looks like anything else I've seen from them in the past. I guess it doesn't really matter, but usually there's some indication. Even the rotor is significantly different than anything from Feigao.

I hope it performs better than the last design. I'm deeply underwhelmed with anything by Feigao I've used in the past.
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Old 06-13-2008, 08:38 AM   #575
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Received my "racing" 10.5 today. Man, what a nice motor. It's so light and short, it really helps balance the car. And yeah, it's gorgeous.


I thought the same thing when I got mine. I hope looks = performance in our case. If they do this will be the best motor out there!
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Old 06-13-2008, 08:45 AM   #576
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my first duplicate post...
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If you enjoy being passed on the straights, the 2008 "racing" 10.5 is for you!
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If you enjoy being passed on the straights, the 2008 "racing" 10.5 is for you!
LOL I knew it was coming...Your motor seemed slower then your Novak.

Any Idea what successful FDR other drivers are running with this motor?
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I so did not want to hear that. I'm on my way to the track now. It's like hearing a movie you really wanted to see sucked. Hope the 17.5 is better.
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Old 06-14-2008, 11:36 AM   #580
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I so did not want to hear that. I'm on my way to the track now. It's like hearing a movie you really wanted to see sucked. Hope the 17.5 is better.
Quick review from the track...

So far the 17.5 is working out well. I have beat my best lap time by .2 on this track layout. I had to go up 3 pinions from my Hacker. I came off a little hot after that run..178. So I'll back it down a bit but I'm close.

My setup:
Xray EU 008
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Tekin RS (80 percent timing)
SMC 4000

I will reduce the timing and then the pinion to see if I can get my temps down a bit. It seems like the 17.5 is a keeper for me at least.
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I'm glad to hear it!

I need to experiment more with my 10.5 I guess. I can't adjust the timing in my ESC (yet). The motor couldn't touch my Novak, though, at least not with a full night of practice and racing trying to figure it out. I was getting pulled on the straights and the infield. I'd be curious to know if any has been successful with it, and if so, what kind of gearing/timing they're using. It felt like a 13.5. :-(

I can't get over the fact that it's a much shorter can. In my mind, less can means less wire means less power. I'm sure there's more to it than that, but so far, the short motors have been the slowest.
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I'm glad to hear it!

I need to experiment more with my 10.5 I guess. I can't adjust the timing in my ESC (yet). The motor couldn't touch my Novak, though, at least not with a full night of practice and racing trying to figure it out. I was getting pulled on the straights and the infield. I'd be curious to know if any has been successful with it, and if so, what kind of gearing/timing they're using. It felt like a 13.5. :-(

I can't get over the fact that it's a much shorter can. In my mind, less can means less wire means less power. I'm sure there's more to it than that, but so far, the short motors have been the slowest.
Well at the end of the day I was able to shave .4 seconds off my fastest lap time from last week. I am not attributing all of that to the motor. I made some setup changes and it was my second week on the current layout. But I will say that the 17.5 seemed to perform fairly well. It needed a couple of more teeth on the pinion than the Hacker. With the Tekin RS I was able to make some timing changes. I left with my FDR at 3.71 and timing at 80%. My temps, with a fan, are in the mid 160's. I didn't have a spur pinion combo that would allow me to try less timing and more gear. Maybe next week.

Hope you find a sweet spot for your 10.5. . So far I have run a Novak 17.5, Hacker 17.5 and now the Orion. From what I can tell each motor has a different feel but can all be made to perform. I may try one more after this one...the Tekin 17.5. But maybe not. I think for me the Tekin RS has allowed me to have another tuning option which has come in handy.
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Old 06-15-2008, 01:22 PM   #583
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hi

im new i've been racing for 1 year and i hade some LRP VTEC 4200 batteries for this motor but they only last for 2minutes not more i really need help to find some great batteries to last at least 6 minutes my budget is around 35 quid thanks guys
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Old 06-23-2008, 12:35 AM   #584
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Does anybody know where to start gearing the new 2008 4.5 motor for TC? Straightaway is about 135 or so feet.

I got mine coming in the mail and can't wait to try it.

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Old 06-23-2008, 12:37 AM   #585
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Try 135 Martin....FYI.
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