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Old 10-07-2008, 06:09 AM   #1
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Am intending to buy a 17.5 motor the 3 brands am considering are NOVAK,LRP or SP.

What I would like to know which motor will be most suited for medium to large open tracks(onroad)

I looked at each of their websites they show the spec's on the motor differently so I cant really compare or dont fully understand.

Would wattage be the bottom line =Horsepower
Or RPM for the track I race on.

I do realise there are other factors ...am just looking for a simple answer here
if someone could help?

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I have been told the Novak is a little more sensitive to gearing from the guys at the track. I went with the Trinity 17.5 It's a little shorter for the 1-12th scale fitment and it seems to be a bit easier to gear. Plus I personally like to be able to drop a small bit of oil on the bearings. They are exposed on the Trinity.
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Please look at the Trinity based motor also...those things are FAST!

I hear eXpress motorsports has a great deal on them!
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Just out of interest, is there any reason you are only looking at those three?
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Well the reason why those 3 is because most people at the tracks I race at usually run one of these motors.
I currently run a Novak never had any problems so if I had to replace/swap rotors it would be easy for me to do so with the Novak .
LRP seem to have a higher Wattage
SP no real reason ...am using a Sp speedy tho.

I will look at the trinity - what size bearing do they use and are they easy to replace?

Oh another concern has anyone tested which rotor magnet is stronger which "could" mean longer rotor life?
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if its of any value, i had a trinity 10.5 in 12r5 and it was quick untill it conked out for whatever reason. So i picked up a novak 10.5 and at 1st i didn't think it seemed as quick. but my lap times proved otherwise. So just for good measure i happened to have the 13mm upgrade novak rotor so i put that in. i haven't tested it yet but i"ll keep you updated.
overall, they're both quick i couldn't pick one over the other. go on price

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Well the reason why those 3 is because most people at the tracks I race at usually run one of these motors.
I currently run a Novak never had any problems so if I had to replace/swap rotors it would be easy for me to do so with the Novak .
LRP seem to have a higher Wattage
SP no real reason ...am using a Sp speedy tho.

I will look at the trinity - what size bearing do they use and are they easy to replace?

Oh another concern has anyone tested which rotor magnet is stronger which "could" mean longer rotor life?
I see your reasoning, but that also shouldn't be a reason to look around at other brands and see what they have to offer. Maybe there is something out there that is better for you?

Better in price, performance and how it looks? Look around, that's all i'm saying. Might take some time but there's no harm in that unless you need it yesterday,lol
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I've been running the SP GT1.1 ESC with 13.5R / 10.5R motors in my TC X-ray and they're great. Practically NO maintenance, Easy Tuneability. As a result got a 17.5R for my AE T-4 Truggy, and had the same results. With any B/L motor set-up when gearing just make sure to check the temps. for longevitiy.
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