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Old 08-11-2007, 09:14 PM   #16
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I believe brushed motor's will become a thing of the past, similar to the 2 stroke in Motorcross. Its inevitible, and eventually people will bone up to the couple hundred bucks to get a brushless system... Just as us MXers dropped 6 grand on that sweet new 250 F.
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Old 08-12-2007, 10:14 AM   #17
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Beavis, it's a great notion, but it really screws up our efforts to get new drivers into the Sport. With two exceptions, every kit and RTR comes with a BR motor. Having the new drivers turn up with BR, and find themselves facing another $250 to get on the same terms as the others in their Club is not a good way to attract new drivers. It's the same for LiPo.

If there is a parallel class for BL that specifies a (say) 13.5 motor, and people get a choice, then that's fine. That creates a 'market' that people can choose from, and the market will decide what gets used. However, any talk of finding an equivalent is a waste of time, since there is no equivalence. Create the class, run it, develop the motors and let the market decide - isn't that the best way to get new developments moving, and still have somewhere for our new driver to race?
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Beavis, it's a great notion, but it really screws up our efforts to get new drivers into the Sport. With two exceptions, every kit and RTR comes with a BR motor. Having the new drivers turn up with BR, and find themselves facing another $250 to get on the same terms as the others in their Club is not a good way to attract new drivers. It's the same for LiPo.
Can't agree with the statement on Lipo. For a new racer, which I am one this year, it is cheaper to go lipo. All you need is one pack and a charger.
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Can't agree with the statement on Lipo. For a new racer, which I am one this year, it is cheaper to go lipo. All you need is one pack and a charger.
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Beavis, it's a great notion, but it really screws up our efforts to get new drivers into the Sport. With two exceptions, every kit and RTR comes with a BR motor. Having the new drivers turn up with BR, and find themselves facing another $250 to get on the same terms as the others in their Club is not a good way to attract new drivers. It's the same for LiPo.

If there is a parallel class for BL that specifies a (say) 13.5 motor, and people get a choice, then that's fine. That creates a 'market' that people can choose from, and the market will decide what gets used. However, any talk of finding an equivalent is a waste of time, since there is no equivalence. Create the class, run it, develop the motors and let the market decide - isn't that the best way to get new developments moving, and still have somewhere for our new driver to race?
Well not all RTRs come with brushed motors. Losi is leading the way by offering a brushless motor in their RTR. An I think it a great thing...a very low maintenance RTR!

http://www.teamlosi.com/Products/Def...rodID=LOSA0287
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