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Is BL taking the eXcitment out of MOD ?

Old 07-17-2007, 12:30 AM
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Originally Posted by C_O_jones View Post
so I guess youve never been to a big race with 10 mods with brushed motors at full song down the strait, makes the hair on your arms stand up.

Just like a BL, after a couple of beers, I also make that whooshing sound.
I have been to many big races with 10 mod cars with brushed motors but i have been to many big races with mod cars with brushless motors in them. If you ran mod then you would understand why almost everyone runs them (i do prefer the sound of brushed motors but theres no reason to run them).
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Someone please tell YBD to get the extra thick pipes out for the race.....
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Old 07-17-2007, 12:36 AM
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Someone please tell YBD to get the extra thick pipes out for the race.....
Yes and catch fences too!


Hey, I did get third in mod at the Kings Cruise In a couple of years ago, and I even beat Korey
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Originally Posted by Drewdc90 View Post
I have been to many big races with 10 mod cars with brushed motors but i have been to many big races with mod cars with brushless motors in them. If you ran mod then you would understand why almost everyone runs them (i do prefer the sound of brushed motors but theres no reason to run them).
That response was to bxpitbull, the guy with the HPI micro at the top of his list.


the Bl's are just as fast if not faster, I just think they are losing the crowd appeal.
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Originally Posted by syndr0me View Post
I love BL motors, but I much prefer the sound of brushed, and agree that there's some connection between the sound and our perception of speed. To me, the BL motors without the internal fan sound like Dust Busters.

There's an aftermarket for ya. Internal fans for motors that don't have them, tuned to create different sounds.
I think the novak 3.5 sounds the meanest but who really cares.
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Old 07-17-2007, 01:14 AM
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Originally Posted by C_O_jones View Post
Pretty funny there bxpitbull, and a Marine that doesn't like noise, what, the DI's wear silencers now?
so I guess youve never been to a big race with 10 mods with brushed motors at full song down the strait, makes the hair on your arms stand up.

Just like a BL, after a couple of beers, I also make that whooshing sound.

Around here in Seattle, stock and 13.5 are 2 separate classes, I run stock.
I dont have anything against BL, I just think that the lack of a good scream at full tilt is boring, maybe they can come up with a little tab that rubs on the spur and is tunable to sound fast would help.
But at the nats, the stock motors sounded faster.
Next time you go to a race, close your eyes and listen, can you tell if its stock brushed or mod BL.
I like noise explosions and the like. I dont run BL because of the lack of noise, but because it makes nitro mofos pissed that they get beat by "silencers". As you can see from my sginature, I may have a nitro or two in my arsenal.

Yes, brushed does make a bit more noise, it's the brushes against the comm...friction! Lack of touching parts, less friction, more speed...sounds like brushless wins again.

Good to see there are fellow insomniacs in the house.

Syndrome, what it do?!?

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Old 07-17-2007, 01:18 AM
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Originally Posted by bxpitbull View Post
Syndrome, what it do?!?
http://cgi.ebay.com/7-4V-4000-mah-li...ayphotohosting
Look familiar? It should. Check the price. Seems like you're paying for a sticker even when you aren't. You're the first guy I thought of when I saw it. Look around, there's more to be found.
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If thats the case, buying a Team Orion pack for $160 when you can get it from Kokam for $30 less, isnt that the same?!?! Like I said, what it do? Not to mention, I run 6000mah ha ha ha
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Old 07-17-2007, 01:21 AM
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Are those the same as MaxAmps? I have only bought two packs from them, but their warranty is better than dude's on Ebay....
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Old 07-17-2007, 07:09 AM
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Its different watching a national a-main race, just go back to a club race and you'll be able to hear all the noises of lexan bodies crunching each other.
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bxpitbull,
mrs4??
You can't pollish a turd!
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Old 07-17-2007, 09:11 AM
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No!
Just the noise.
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Originally Posted by C_O_jones View Post
Nope, way over my head.
But I sure as hell like the sound of speed!

I do have a couple of nitro's, 1/10 onroad and 1/8th buggy, but we dont run those at the indoor onroad tracks.

You ever go to a parking lot race in a shopping center? when the nitros run they draw the crowds, or the mods run, they also draw the crowds.
It's more the noise than the speed that makes it eXciting.
Fred
Put out some speakers playing some good fast heavy drum and bass during the electric races, that will be sure to attract more attention than nitro alone and give that sense of speed you think is missing. I point to most Hollywood and even youtube adding fast paced music to races both real and rc to increase the excitement/drama.

Example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU6G6XaXbHs
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Old 07-17-2007, 09:37 AM
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Joking around with Garrett, I finally came up with the noise comparison I was looking for:

Brushed Mod -- 500 MOTO GP

BL -- Vespa


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