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Old 07-02-2003, 10:50 PM   #1
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I've been looking at new motors and esc's and was wondering why there are huge price differences. I want make sure I'm correct about the motors though: the lower the turns the faster it will go, the more the winds the better acceleration?

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Old 07-02-2003, 11:30 PM   #2
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The less turns the faster the motor, the more winds the smoother the acceleration.

As with most things in life you get what you pay for, an expensive hand wound motor will be faster than a cheap machine wound one, but it depends what level you are at and how much money you have to spend, there is not much point geting a Reedy KR motor if you are just starting out, if you are racing then get a better motor when you find the only thing stopping you winning is your speed not your skill.

Fo a speedy though I would say get the best one you can afford. If you look after it it will last years.

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The more the winds, the faster the top end. Less = more torque.
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I've been looking at new motors and esc's and was wondering why there are huge price differences. I want make sure I'm correct about the motors though: the lower the turns the faster it will go, the more the winds the better acceleration?

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JohnA is right about the prices. Hand wound armatures are more meticulous in construction. Machine wounds are not. Because more effort is put into a hand wound, you are paying for that extra attention to detail.
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Is there a fairly noticeable difference between say a 19 turn motor and a 15 or 16 turn motor of the same brand? And if I have a 19 turn motor that costs around 50 or 60 and I get a 15 turn motor that costs 25, do you think there will be a difference?


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Note* This would all be using the same esc.
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On a small twisty track I doubt you'd notice the difference between a 19t and 15t motor.
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I can get a havok 15t motor for 25, but I'm afraid it wont be any good.


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You're right to be afraid - in Orion's range, stick to the Orbital machine-wound or the Core hand-wounds.
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