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Old 07-04-2003, 09:08 PM   #1
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I have a really nice caliper, but it's only in MM so when I measure my stock motor comm's I can't really tell how close to smoking a motor is from having too small of a comm. So if someone could tell me what they think is the smallest safe comm size in a motor I would greatly appreciate it. I've heard .27" is just about the smallest safe size. Does anyone know what .27" is in MM? Thats the main thing I wanna know, thanks a lot in advance .
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Oh, by the way, the motor I was measuring today was 7.3 mm . Now I realize how big of a comm a 9 mm comm really is , its huge!
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.27 is 6.858mm that is pretty close to the limit. The performance of the motor usually drops a fair bit when you get to 7.0mm. I usually find 7.2-7.3mm is when the motor is running best...this is on a std size comm of course!
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.27 is 6.858mm that is pretty close to the limit. The performance of the motor usually drops a fair bit when you get to 7.0mm. I usually find 7.2-7.3mm is when the motor is running best...this is on a std size comm of course!
I`m with DTM on this one too...but I find that the sweet spoots on most of my 23T stocks are around 7.1 ish the motor is at it`s prime here..tons of RPM ...and power..

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if u need to cinvert mm to in.

mm/25.4=in
inX25.4=mm
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Thanks for the help guys!
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.27 is 6.858mm that is pretty close to the limit. The performance of the motor usually drops a fair bit when you get to 7.0mm. I usually find 7.2-7.3mm is when the motor is running best...this is on a std size comm of course!
Is this based on an Epic motor?
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Is this based on an Epic motor?
Not really just Epic.....I find this with pretty much all std size comm motors I have run...Corally, Maxtec, Yokomo, Top and Epic cans. As you get smaller you start losing too much torque and the RPM goes up. You can compensate a little by running more silver in the brushes....but then the comm wears out even quicker!
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I'll propably just true down the comms in my epic revenge of the monster motors to the sweet spot and run silver brushes. Just trying to get the most speed I can out of the motors...
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I'll propably just true down the comms in my epic revenge of the monster motors to the sweet spot and run silver brushes. Just trying to get the most speed I can out of the motors...
Haha...that is a very "expensive" way of obtaining power!
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.292 is the optimum comm size, IMO. Ive had comms down to .267 before they came apart....


As far as cutting the monster stocks way down......Smaller comm = more RPM at the expense of torque. Bigger comms are the exact opposite. Since RPM x Torque = Horsepower, Id leave the comm how it is, grab some Putnam Green brushes, and opt for a slightly lighter spring.
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I like the comms big too, I like the torque they provide naturally this way, so i just use a lighter spring to get the rpm I want.
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