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Old 12-24-2008, 03:36 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Bob-Stormer View Post
Didn't stop Novak when it started with brushless did it?

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Good point! I guess if anyone wants an $80.00 stock motor, contact me

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Old 12-24-2008, 04:03 PM   #32
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Here's a take on the BL vs Brushed Motor situation that I've seen...agree or disagree, I feel it's part of why B/L motors have been decently accepted.

With BRUSHED motors..you ran them, cut the comms and rebrushed them, etc...at some point they get retired and end up in a box in your garage...

With Brushed, what I've been seeing is a guy will buy one..run it a few months and resell it for about 50-65 bucks, and buy a new one.

If you are racing two-three times a month, and keep your motor 3 months you run it 6-9 times and sell it, and get 60-70% of your purchase price back out of it... so it ultimately costs you $25-30 bucks divided into 6 - 9 races...so somwhere between $3.33 and $5.00 per race day...(Which is what a lot of guys were spending on BRUSHES and springs...OR MORE)

And...you get to pretty much ALWAYS have a fresh motor...

The best part is...for the LOW BUCK Racer, there is a pretty good size USED motor market...so club guys get a great chance to pick up a motor w/ only a handful of races on it for 50 - 65 bucks...

I know several of the guys who run in some of the races I hold...love this aspect.

MUCH Better RE-SALE market for brushless stuff. (At least with the POPULAR winds)
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Old 12-24-2008, 06:01 PM   #33
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the problem with opening up the timing is it make the motor a 1 run. we ran a series with 19t motors back in 2004 it was any 19t 19gage single and open mod cans p94 brushes stock rings to get 40+ degrees of timing.smoked then in one run. rezap and retrue and your back at it. that was a lot of work. the 24 degrees keeps it sane... as for brushless it's about 20 degrees in the can but the speedo can do up to 40 or something like that. our track does allow bearings with a 27t stock motor though to keep the maintance down as most gus have a mod or 19t that they can use for that cheap. but we don't allow that in vta as that's cheating and against the spirit of vta.
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