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Old 08-27-2008, 11:52 AM   #1
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Default Xcelorin 9400kv vs CastleWorks 5400kc

I recently purchased a combo Xcelorin 9400 kv and it was shot out the box. When I found out it would be like 3-4 weeks for it to be replaced I went out and purchased Castle works 5400kv to have something to bash in between. I installed last night and did a few test runs with a 2 cell lipo 1900mah battery. I was impressed but not blown away. I went in the house and grabbed a 3 cell lipo 1250 mah. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOw I have a Jato 3.3 with an os .18 modded and although this wasn't as fast it was prett damn close. Now Im new to electric but from what I understand the 9400kv "should be almost twice as fast. Does anyone have both and if not how fast can these mini T's go?????
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Old 08-27-2008, 01:37 PM   #2
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The KV rating is a measure of no-load RPM per volt. It doesn't indicate how much power the motor is making, just how fast it is spinning. Since power is a measur of both RPM and torque, you really can't tell how powerful a motor is by its KV rating. I doubt it will be twice as fast once geared properly.
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:38 PM   #3
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thanks for the info. like I said I am new when it comes to electric. Do you think it will be faster? After all based on what your saying it will be spinning quite abit faster. I geuss either way I am blown away with my current system and couldnt imagine it going any faster and if it does "yee ha".
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What went out the esc or the motor? I have been looking at the motor to purchase and use with a mamba controller.
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I would imagine it was the ESC. I programmed to my futaba reciever and the programming went smooth. I turned ESC off, on and checked the steering, fine. I hit the throttle engine spun for like 5 seconds and stopped. At that point I had steering but no respose at all from the engine. I reprogrammed and same thing engine spun a little then stopped. After reprogramming for the third time, POOF. Smoke poored out of the little hole on the esc. Now at first I thought is was something I had done. I found out the turn around for the replacement was gonna be like 3-4 weeks so I went out and bought a Castle works 5400kv. The packaging and system apeared to be of much less quality than the Xcelorin but the set up was simple and it flies. I am running it with a 3 cell 1250 mah battery and WOW!!! I read a few threads of people running into the same problem right out the box but I also read overwhelming positive reviews. I am soooooo impressed with how the MINI T responded to the 5400kv I cant wait to throw the 9400kv system in. Once I get it back I'll pm you my review.
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. I am soooooo impressed with how the MINI T responded to the 5400kv I cant wait to throw the 9400kv system in. Once I get it back I'll pm you my review.
You'll do endless backflips and griproll ,the tires will unglue ,the transmission will more or less explode , and you'll end up breaking and/or melting the car. it' won't last long but it may be fun, though...
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Now Thats Sounds Like FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUN!!!!
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