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Old 01-27-2007, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by H I
I think Novak makes 18.5 brushless motor. But why spend big $$$ on brushless anyway, if you not going to race 540 motor has same maintenance as brushless.
According to the Novak website there is no such thing as an 18.5 brushless motor. Not sure which one you're thinking of. The slowest they make is the 13.5 and it's equivelant to a 27T stock motor.

He might want to spend the money on a brushless system because they require no motor maintainence, are more consistent and run forever compared to ANY brushed motor.
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It's their crawler motor..the 18.5

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXNJA1&P=7

But in the long run I think your better off with the silver can...maybe the sport tuned black can??
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Old 01-27-2007, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Core Creations
It's their crawler motor..the 18.5

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXNJA1&P=7

But in the long run I think your better off with the silver can...maybe the sport tuned black can??
Oh, well shows what I know. BTW, are you coming out Sunday to race Minis or is this your weekend off. I never can remember.
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Old 01-27-2007, 02:27 PM
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Nope, off this weekend
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Old 01-27-2007, 06:12 PM
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I bought one of these and threw it in my Mini today... just to see what it could do:

http://www.halted.com/commerce/catal...=1169949891835

Not bad at all! It seemed just a little slower than a Mabuchi. The shaft on it was about 1/16" too long... so I Dremeled it down a bit. I was able to run it for about 40 minutes on a cheapo Venom1800 battery. The motor never even got warm... the batt just a little. Not a bad parking lot basher motor for $3.75!
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Old 01-28-2007, 12:45 PM
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Hey Drifter,

I've been running the Novak 13.5 in my M03L. The speed is great, just a hint faster than the sport tuned motor, sport tuned clocks 32kmh, Novak 13.5 clocks 36kmh.

If you're really after a small & lightweight ESC you could try one of these:
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Originally Posted by Tim K
just a hint faster than the sport tuned motor, sport tuned clocks 32kmh, Novak 13.5 clocks 36kmh.
I would point out that the "hint" described above represents more than a 10% jump. That is a substantial difference in ANY form of competition.

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Old 01-28-2007, 01:10 PM
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Thanks for all your input guys, just got a great deal on an online auction for a Novak GTX (I always liked the Novak stuff ), so LiPoly and brushless put aside for now.
Will try the motors I have and then decide which is best.

@Tim K: cool ESC, what is it? And thanks for the speed details!

My brushless choice would have been the SS4300, but I dont like the size of the GTB ESC, unfortunately the GTB 4-cell wont handle 6-cells, even with this relativly mild motor.
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Old 01-28-2007, 01:51 PM
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Scottrik - you're right, it would certainly be unfair to run this in a competition with a sport tuned motor. The 13.5 is rated at 3300rpm/volt, so the motor would be pulling 23760rpm @7.2v … compare this to a good sport tuned motor which averages between 22000-22500rpm.

For myself, I run the 13.5 in my practice mini, I can run my old batteries (and still have speed) and not burn out my good sport tuned motors


Drifter - that’s a Kontronik Rondo 600 … it's meant for airplanes, so if you back off just a little the drag brake kicks in to help fold up the propeller … so as long as you don't back off you'll be fine
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Originally Posted by Tim K
Scottrik - you're right, it would certainly be unfair to run this in a competition with a sport tuned motor. The 13.5 is rated at 3300rpm/volt, so the motor would be pulling 23760rpm @7.2v … compare this to a good sport tuned motor which averages between 22000-22500rpm.

For myself, I run the 13.5 in my practice mini, I can run my old batteries (and still have speed) and not burn out my good sport tuned motors


Drifter - that’s a Kontronik Rondo 600 … it's meant for airplanes, so if you back off just a little the drag brake kicks in to help fold up the propeller … so as long as you don't back off you'll be fine

Hi Tim, I not sure about TCS rules or rules in your area, but in Asia, the motor wires must be at least 3cm (approx 1.5") this would mean the Rondo 600 is not allowed to be used in races.

Anyway, will be in germany later this week at the numberg show, will keep a look out for new mini stuff !!
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Old 01-28-2007, 07:55 PM
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Howdy! I thought I recognised the bean mini

That's a shame about the wires I better not bring that ESC to S'pore next time.

Yeah, k.i.v mini stuff in germany, perhaps the M05 will debut?
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Today a friend of mine put a brushless 5.5 in his M03L and wow it was funny as hell I never seen a mini go so fast!!!! didn't turn but boy was it fast
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hey guys, i am looking for a decal and sticker sheet for the older body style mini can any body help tamiya usa dosen't carry them or have them in stock so please help
thanks mike
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hey guys, i am looking for a decal and sticker sheet for the older body style mini can any body help tamiya usa dosen't carry them or have them in stock so please help
thanks mike
http://cgi.ebay.com/TAMIYA-Rally-Min...QQcmdZViewItem
http://cgi.ebay.com/Tamiya-Mini-Coop...QQcmdZViewItem
or Tamiya #49047
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Originally Posted by Tim K
Howdy! I thought I recognised the bean mini

That's a shame about the wires I better not bring that ESC to S'pore next time.

Yeah, k.i.v mini stuff in germany, perhaps the M05 will debut?
I recognised the MARS mini.........
U coming over during Chinese New Year???
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