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Old 12-27-2010, 02:50 PM   #9901
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I'm looking to purchase the reman 25.5 ss motor from novak. Will this motor perform the same with the balistic 25.5 motor? Or will I be at a disadvantage racing against the ballistic motor?
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Novak lists the same specs for both, so they should be equal.
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I'm looking to purchase the reman 25.5 ss motor from novak. Will this motor perform the same with the balistic 25.5 motor? Or will I be at a disadvantage racing against the ballistic motor?
Both motors have the same performance characteristics; the B's differences are complete re-buildability, removable sensor harness and timing adjustments.
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What I noticed consistantly, was that I was slower in the straights then most of the other guys. Right now I am at a 4.22 FDR and was contemplating going to a 3.90ish..
What I am worried about is motor temps, will the 3.90 cause the motor to overheat?
My local track is 40' by 75', and everyone gears between 3.8 and 3.9. Of course it won't help much if your drivetrain is dragging, as previously stated.
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for any of you guys looking to run some VTA(or TC & 12th) we are having our Thunder Jam #3, its like the warm-ups for Snowbirds....here are the details

Thunder JAM 3
Jan 23rd 2011

open 9am racing at noon

50% payback for TC and VTA
TC 17.5 $25 roar stock spec jaco blues 1400g
Thunder TA $25 25.5 4.0 fdr 21.5 4.9 fdr 1550g

for tc and ta no second class discount
payout based on entries and may be to 5th in A and and first in B and C
main spread based on half the field or 1/3 field if odd count +1 to the main.

12th scale $20 40% payback 1s lipo and open 17.5 speedo

Open TC $20 40% payback open, no really open any tire motor run sorex 24s run foams if you want open.

JR vta trophy class $5 top 3


www.thunderRCraceway.com


this has been a great race the past 2 years and this year should be just as good...hope to see some of you VTA guys there...

here are some previous pics
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we had a really good time...95x50 track and a new layout similar to the Birds...
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we had a really good time...95x45 track and a new layout similar to the Birds...
95x50! don't short my track 5 feet!

5560+ sqft of CRC fast trak carpet glued down. Most CRC at one track in the states!
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95x50! don't short my track 5 feet!

5560 sqft of CRC fast trak carpet glued down. Most CRC at one track in the states!
that other 5 feet was for my tech area and head room...lol...
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You gonna come down to Flowood in January for the Sno Birds Warm-Up to receive your ass?
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Actually I dont see any more VTA in my near future. I was just trolling for trouble.

Besides, he's got at least one TC.
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, so you take the TC and I'll take the VTA, well, try at least . Going to the Gate on the same weekend, so will have to try for the next one.
how I end up in this?.....here you go Q, just for you...T-shirt and all
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Don't be REALLY quick to assume that the reason your car is slower on the straights is gearing. That may well be the case, but there are other factors that hold sway as well, particularly if you are running any sort of temp at your current gearing.

From experience, the bearings that come in the TC5 kits are complete crap from a durabililty standpoint...and the aftermarket ones are a touch fragile too. They don't take anywhere NEAR the pounding the good ol' TC3-4 bearings did before they start dragging substantially. Not surprising as the balls are significantly smaller, etc.

Also your belt should be LOOOOOOOSE.

You indicate you just picked up the car, if you haven't had a chance to check these things this is where I'd start.

Gearing-wise, we haven't run a LOT of 25.5 yet (assuming that's what you're running if gearing less than 4.2 FDR is allowed) but on our typical 40 X 70 layout we've found that about all you add is more temp with gearing below the 4.2 we always ran with the 21.5's. They got a bit faster on the straight, but were doggy in the infield. If your track is all sweepers, etc, a lower gearing might benefit, but here we tried it and went back.

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Thanks for the advice and tips!

I haven't gone through the car much at all, but I plan to do a complete tear down... (I was just too anxious, and wanted to see how the car would do).

I'm not sure what the dimensions of the MSI track is, but 50x100 would be my guess.

Any recommendations on bearings?
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Thanks for the advice and tips!

I haven't gone through the car much at all, but I plan to do a complete tear down... (I was just too anxious, and wanted to see how the car would do).

I'm not sure what the dimensions of the MSI track is, but 50x100 would be my guess.

Any recommendations on bearings?
http://www.avidrc.com/ Can't be the Revolutions for a buck a piece!
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yes ...5 feet of head/ego room......
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yes ...5 feet of head/ego room......
now you get it....

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how I end up in this?.....here you go Q, just for you...T-shirt and all
Now what's that pic got to do with me? More importantly, what's it got to do with you coming to Flowood?

Let's do this!
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