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Old 04-22-2008, 05:06 AM   #1
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Default which one is the lightest?SP, LRP or NOVAK?

in terms of weight
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SP- 39g (no wires)
GTB - 38.6g (no wires)
Sphere Comp - 24.5g (w/ wires) - no specs on the TC, but I would guess it is like 35-38 or so w/ the fan & heat sink
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how about motors?
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Speed Passion motors are 172 grams

More of important question is why the weight of each is so important? Most cars are way under weight and need weight added regardless of chassis or electronics brand?
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Most of the BL motors are "standard size and weight". The Novak is 181g, where a reg. stock motor is about 160g.
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Lots of variables on this. For example. I think there were 4 version of the SP (different heatsink/cap combos). Then there are cap options for the LRP and SP. Then you may or may not run the fans on them.
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i am trying to have a 1100g touring car. so far the lightest combination i have is to have lipo + vfs1 + can stock motor. And now i am looking for the lightest brushless combination. The car is not for racing it is for free running hours on my track. My objective is to have a toruing car with power and weight equivalent to the 6-cell 1/12 in the old days.

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The Novak Velocity Light series motors weigh about 170 grams each. I think they are the lightest 540 style motor for cars.

As for the speedos, I think the weight is very hard to get exact numbers since wires play a big part in that. When you factor weight, some motors do not include the sensor wire. Novak motors have the sensor wires attached, other brands do not so fudge +2 grams for the motors that do not. Also some Speedos have different diameter wires. 12ga, 13ga, 14ga, and 16ga can all be found on the common brushless speedo.

I think you'll have better luck shaving weight by choosing the right lipo. Also smaller RX and servo will get you closer to target weight. Aluminum screws help in weight but not so much anywhere else as they can break or strip easy.

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Tekin seems making the new sub-540 motors, I saw a guy's lightweight car on the scale of 1130g the whole setup with one!
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i am trying to have a 1100g touring car. so far the lightest combination i have is to have lipo + vfs1 + can stock motor. And now i am looking for the lightest brushless combination. The car is not for racing it is for free running hours on my track. My objective is to have a toruing car with power and weight equivalent to the 6-cell 1/12 in the old days.
Just curious what else you have tried? removed all the stickers from the body? All unnecessary screws and hardware? low profile servo? etc?
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SP- 39g (no wires)
GTB - 38.6g (no wires)
Sphere Comp - 24.5g (w/ wires) - no specs on the TC, but I would guess it is like 35-38 or so w/ the fan & heat sink
The Sphere TC spec is somewhere around 70grams (with wiring)
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