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Old 11-26-2007, 03:48 AM   #1
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If you had a choice between a Reedy 19t Quad Dyno version or a Team Orion Element 19T V2 Spec which would you choose for a TA05. Limited budget and not sure enough about brushless yet (ie no budget for setup and lipo's).
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I have a checkpoint, which im very happy with so I guess that would be my answer

If you're using it in a 1/10th car make sure you use the harder brushes. the stock brushes will burn up quick, unless you use the motor in a 1/12th car.
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Of the two motors you listed, I would recommend the Element V2 -- the aluminum endbell and the round brushes add up to much less maintenance. The Reedy Quad Mag motors perform very well, but I've found them to be "high maintenance" to keep that performance.

Having said all that, I would second the recommendation for the Checkpoint "Money" motor -- it is KILLER in performance and almost (but not quite) as low maintenance as the Element V2...
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that's for the info.....will check out checkpoint
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Dont get a brushed motor...get a Novak XBR esc ($75), and Novak EX series 10.5 motor...you can get the combo for around $150 its all you'll ever need and will last you along time and be much more user friendly and easier to work with than with those brushed motors
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don't I need to have lipo batteries to run brushless.....would a XBR run with NimH IB 4200
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Brushless and Lipo are not exclusive to each other. It just seems that way because both have arrived on the market at a similar time and have been accepted by those that like the lower maintenance that both give over brushed and Nimh. You can run brushless w/ NiMh and you can run Brushed w/ Lipo. I know I do.
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don't I need to have lipo batteries to run brushless.....would a XBR run with NimH IB 4200
Ah -- As someone else posted, there is good news! I've been running NiMh with my brushless for about a year now... I still have to run brushed for some classes and/or tracks, but when I can run brushless, I still use my NiMh packs... Anything from the discontinued Novak SS+ to XBR to GTB ESC's... Using a GTB, I've run 13.5, 10.5, and 6.5 with NiMh without problems... I have the GTB/6.5R combo in my dirt oval truck and it HAULS!...

If you don't HAVE to run brushed, go brushless... I'm very happy with my Novak combo's... The main thing is that with either the XBR or GTB (both are good), make sure you get a sintered rotor brushless motor (bonded fades over time)...
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thanks for the information.......I better do some more homework then before deciding which way to go......
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