R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-10-2002, 03:12 PM   #1
sac
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 333
Talking fantom motors, putnam motors?????

just posting this and starting this thread to get peoples opinions and comments on fantom motors, putnam motors and other companys building motors like these.

also list any tips for getting even more performance out of these motors.
sac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2002, 03:22 PM   #2
Super Moderator
 
Kraig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Sun Prairie, WI
Posts: 6,494
Trader Rating: 71 (100%+)
Default

These are strong motors along with Team 1, I know I am biased. Each motor company works hard at getting the motors to run at their best. Pesonally, I don't think you could go wrong with any of them.

Hearing some of the stories about the bigger companies about their tuned motors I just scratch my head.

Putnam has some really strong stock motor brushes out there and they will be available at kthobbies.com soon. Opps, let one of the cats out of the bag.
__________________
There is great need for a sarcasm font.

You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

Sometimes I post just to look at my avatar.
Kraig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2002, 01:57 AM   #3
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: England
Posts: 1,470
Send a message via ICQ to MattW
Default

I've been running Fantom Ti's since they were available and the Black caned yokomo before that. Generally been very happy with them. Very neatly wound arms.
MattW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2002, 08:19 AM   #4
Administrator
 
Matt M.'s Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 8,410
Trader Rating: 26 (100%+)
Default

i have run both fantom and team 1 motors and brushes....i have also used putnam brushes...you cant go wrong with these companies....
Matt M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2002, 11:07 AM   #5
Tech Elite
 
Corse-R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Madrid (Spain)
Posts: 2,121
Default Re: fantom motors, putnam motors?????

Quote:
Originally posted by sac
just posting this and starting this thread to get peoples opinions and comments on fantom motors, putnam motors and other companys building motors like these. also list any tips for getting even more performance out of these motors.
My advice from Fantom motors.

The fantoms with Ti cans are a lot torquier than the black Yokomo or EPIC can. Are very simmilar to Reedy Ti, but are on the rpm side (they have a little more rpm than Reedy, but a little less torque).

Put some Reedy Quasar and Reedy Off-Road with a little bent for more spring tension and the timing at about 20-22 if you're using twelves, if you plan to run some hotter winds like 10's then the advance should be a little less (between 16 and 20).
__________________
Cheers,
Corse-R
---
[quote=MugenDrew;2684554]BATTERIES are for FLASH LIGHTS, gasoline is for cleanin parts, alcohol is for me to drink and well NITRO...everybody know thats for racing.[/quote] :D:D:D
Corse-R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2002, 12:41 PM   #6
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: England
Posts: 1,470
Send a message via ICQ to MattW
Default

Course-R, yes generally agreed. Not that keen on Quasars myself i prefer to run with Orion 41015. Generally use Fantom's red or purple springs. Regularly run timing up to 24 with 12 turn and did once run a 12x2 off the scale!! I had it on a Fantom/RSR dyno and the more timing you ran on it, the better it got in all departments!
MattW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2002, 01:29 PM   #7
Tech Elite
 
Corse-R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Madrid (Spain)
Posts: 2,121
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by MattW
Course-R, yes generally agreed. Not that keen on Quasars myself i prefer to run with Orion 41015. Generally use Fantom's red or purple springs. Regularly run timing up to 24 with 12 turn and did once run a 12x2 off the scale!! I had it on a Fantom/RSR dyno and the more timing you ran on it, the better it got in all departments!
Lately I've conducted some testing with some friends and other people testing and tweaking some motors. Quasars, Fantoms Medium silver and LRP's 6001 & 6003 are the best brushes by words of those people.

Sincerely, my preferred brushes are Quasars and LRP's 6001. Quasars is better for some motors and pushes up the torque, LRP high silver is very rpmish and preferred for pan car racing, simply I haven't used one brush from TO from a year ago.

Remember: with the dreaded 12 turn limit (the worst thing that those square brains from EFRA have decided on many years) pushed us to extract all the power available from those babies pushing us into a ridiculous expectancy of life of our motors, brushes and forcing us to buy the most expensive batteries from the market.

Simply I'm exausted of those sillyness. If this continue like this so many tourers (and I) from many countries abandon touring and go to other classes, like touring gas or Off-Road where the limitations (if there are any) are simply less restrictive or simply they don't exist.
__________________
Cheers,
Corse-R
---
[quote=MugenDrew;2684554]BATTERIES are for FLASH LIGHTS, gasoline is for cleanin parts, alcohol is for me to drink and well NITRO...everybody know thats for racing.[/quote] :D:D:D
Corse-R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2002, 09:40 PM   #8
Regional Moderator
 
disaster999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 3,181
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

anyone have comment on the Xipp motors?
disaster999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2002, 12:08 PM   #9
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: England
Posts: 1,470
Send a message via ICQ to MattW
Default

course-R the only Fantom brushes available in the UK are "low Silver" these are full face (I think they are actually Reedy 737) and have very low power on the Dyno, and "High Silver". They are serrated and very high power but very short life. In fact the last time i used them you could feel that they had gone off during the first run. The other is the Quasar, which i haven't seen very good power with on the dyno.

The Orion 41015 is a new brush from them and has only been available since about half way through last year (Off rd Euros). It is rated at 2-6 runs. Generally with 12 turn at last year's nationals i was getting 2-3 runs from them.

Never run any LRP brushes so not sure how they compare.

For club racing i will generally use Corally Universal brushes. Very well lasting and good power.
MattW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2002, 02:57 PM   #10
Super Moderator
 
Kraig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Sun Prairie, WI
Posts: 6,494
Trader Rating: 71 (100%+)
Default

Any motor that is 10 turn or lower the Quasar brush works good. When you start to get up into the 12 turn range it does not work as good. The only brushe that I know that works good is the 312 from Fantom. According to Fantom their 321 works good in the same application as the Reedy Quasar brush.

Sounds like you guys got your hands tied behind your back with the 12 turn limit rule. I hope we don't run into the same problems you guys had over here with the 10 turn rule.
__________________
There is great need for a sarcasm font.

You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

Sometimes I post just to look at my avatar.
Kraig is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Putnam,Tm Xpress motors with case roadkill R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 6 02-16-2008 01:41 AM
NEW 19T PUTNAM AND FANTOM MOTORS rc-zombies R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 3 07-03-2007 09:15 AM
[FS] Putnam, Fantom & Trinity mod & stock motors squarehead R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 5 02-21-2005 01:59 PM
FS: Trinity, Fantom & Putnam Stock & Modified Motors squarehead R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 6 07-18-2004 03:19 PM
Putnam Propulsion new mod motors Michal101 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 0 12-18-2003 02:10 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 06:24 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net