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Old 09-09-2007, 01:08 PM   #61
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I'm running a 13.5, so the GTB doesn't really need the fan. I use the lead that's normally for the GTB fan on my motor. My ESC heat sink is always well under 100 degrees.

I just saw that in the jrxs R thread

All bet thats why, the lrp Sphere TC speedo makes the motors run alot different I have heard

The timing on the speedo is higher, and theres a few other things different

I think the best set up with orion is the LRP TC sphere.......
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I just saw that in the jrxs R thread

All bet thats why, the lrp Sphere TC speedo makes the motors run alot different I have heard

The timing on the speedo is higher, and theres a few other things different

I think the best set up with orion is the LRP TC sphere.......
Maybe so. That's only my opinion, not a definitive review of the motor. Hopefully other people will get their hands on them soon and post their impressions. Having driven all three, with my current setup, the Orion has the worst feel by far. And it's not even close, it was really bad.
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Maybe so. That's only my opinion, not a definitive review of the motor. Hopefully other people will get their hands on them soon and post their impressions. Having driven all three, with my current setup, the Orion has the worst feel by far. And it's not even close, it was really bad.
Hmmmm

Thats wierd......Im sorry it didnt work so well

That could of been a waist of cash.....
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Hmmmm

Thats wierd......Im sorry it didnt work so well

That could of been a waist of cash.....
*shrug*

I'll keep it around and do some more testing. I haven't tried everything just yet. It definitely is the best looking motor, and it does make a cool noise. Orion put it in a really nice box, too. So, there's that...
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*shrug*

I'll keep it around and do some more testing. I haven't tried everything just yet. It definitely is the best looking motor, and it does make a cool noise. Orion put it in a really nice box, too. So, there's that...
Haha

Send it too me

I will give it a good review, I have the sphere TC
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I noticed timing marks on the LRP Vector 13.5... Does this have adjustable timing? or is the timing fixed and it is just a fancy label?
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I noticed timing marks on the LRP Vector 13.5... Does this have adjustable timing? or is the timing fixed and it is just a fancy label?
Yes, you can adjust the timing
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What about the ORION Vortex 13.5???? Does it have adjustable timing?
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I ran my LRP tonight and the car started making a terrible noise, almost like a slipping belt. I knew the signs from the old bonded rotor days with the Novak, and sure enough, the rotor was slipping on the shaft. That's the sintered rotor in the LRP 13.5. So, that sucks. I guess I need to try another, even though this one is only a few weeks old, I'd rather gnaw off my arm than try and deal with LRP's warranty service.

So, I ran the Orion again. I still don't love the way it feels, but it was better. The motor seems like it's more RPM biased. It would get quick by the end of the straights, but lacked grunt out of the corners. And yet, I turned my fastest lap ever on our current layout with the the Orion.

My conclusion? Who f'ing knows. They all seem similar with slight differences. Run the one that's right for you. I give up trying to compare them, I'm clearly not good enough to make a valid comparison.

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I hooked up a TC Spec recently and sent it back to AE. They charged me $50 plus shipping. Turnaround time was pretty damn good. There were no signs of the horror stories I've read here on rctech. Now, warranty for a faulty part, that's a different animal.
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I ran my LRP tonight and the car started making a terrible noise, almost like a slipping belt. I knew the signs from the old bonded rotor days with the Novak, and sure enough, the rotor was slipping on the shaft. That's the sintered rotor in the LRP 13.5. So, that sucks. I guess I need to try another, even though this one is only a few weeks old, I'd rather gnaw off my arm than try and deal with LRP's warranty service.

So, I ran the Orion again. I still don't love the way it feels, but it was better. The motor seems like it's more RPM biased. It would get quick by the end of the straights, but lacked grunt out of the corners. And yet, I turned my fastest lap ever on our current layout with the the Orion.

My conclusion? Who f'ing knows. They all seem similar with slight differences. Run the one that's right for you. I give up trying to compare them, I'm clearly not good enough to make a valid comparison.
Soooo, the final test is how fast they warranty it.? My LRP NEO-3 did the same dang thing. I bought it at the local hobby shop, so I took it back and a they gave me a 4300 on trade in.They sent the LRP back. John said it was not the first one they got back and it would be the last. They have not had any in there sense. Its a shame I really wanted to run LRP in the beginning of the brushless boom. Novak just has been flawless. Good luck with the rest of your testing.
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Old 09-12-2007, 04:22 PM   #72
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I ran my LRP tonight and the car started making a terrible noise, almost like a slipping belt. I knew the signs from the old bonded rotor days with the Novak, and sure enough, the rotor was slipping on the shaft. That's the sintered rotor in the LRP 13.5. So, that sucks. I guess I need to try another, even though this one is only a few weeks old, I'd rather gnaw off my arm than try and deal with LRP's warranty service.

So, I ran the Orion again. I still don't love the way it feels, but it was better. The motor seems like it's more RPM biased. It would get quick by the end of the straights, but lacked grunt out of the corners. And yet, I turned my fastest lap ever on our current layout with the the Orion.

My conclusion? Who f'ing knows. They all seem similar with slight differences. Run the one that's right for you. I give up trying to compare them, I'm clearly not good enough to make a valid comparison.
Haha, wierd how that is, isnt it?

Thats cool! So the orion is a keeper?
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i took my lrp 13.5 aprt to put in ceramic bearings aqnd sintered rotor and like a dummy forgot to mark the timing. can someone tell me what the stock timing is, will report on performance next week.
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i took my lrp 13.5 aprt to put in ceramic bearings aqnd sintered rotor and like a dummy forgot to mark the timing. can someone tell me what the stock timing is, will report on performance next week.

I am looking at a brand new in the package one I got today and it is set at 2.
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Haha, wierd how that is, isnt it?

Thats cool! So the orion is a keeper?
I guess I might have to make it out to Speedworld and show you how a true Novak 13.5 runs.
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