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Old 04-06-2004, 10:01 AM   #1
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Hey all,

I am looking into possibly getting a budget dyno so I can tell what changes I do to my motors are doing any good. So far I am looking at units that I can get for under $100 bucks. In particular, the BRP dyno and the integy dyno.

I saw some online, and I notice that he BRP dyno appears to need a multimeter and you can use battery packs to power it.

Anyone have experience with these? I don't need a 300 dollar dyno, just something that I can tell that changing to brush A or spring A improved torque, rpm, power, etc.

Also, if you use specific equations with your dyno to give you numbers that look more real to a standard dyno, feel free to post.

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Anyone else with an on topic answer?
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Cain,

If you want torque and power numbers you will HAVE to get one of the more expensive 'Dynometers'.

The Integy is strickly 'no-load' amp/rpm/con readings that cannot provide that.

You can use them for instance if you have a motor that runs good on the track, plop it on the Integy and look at the numbers, then later if that SAME motor is not up to par plop it on again and see what the numbers are.

You CANNOT even compair two DIFFERENT motors of the same type as for instance amp draw is affected by the bushings/brushes/springs etc...

I have the Integy one and use it for basic things like break in, and running my lathe and serrator, but its not really going to be able to tell you how 'strong' a peticular motor is.

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hmm. ok.

So what are the top dynos out there right now and average prices for them?

Also, if anyone has experience with the Bud's dyno, feel free to post.
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The two big ones that are currently still being manufactured are the Fantom Facts and the Robitronics. The CE Turbodyno is the cream of the crop, but sell for the price of gold per ounce.

Some people swear by the FF, but after looking at a number of factors I would personally get the Robi if I was buying. I happened on a good deal with the TD and most players in the motor building field prefer it over the 'Fly Wheel' dynos for motors that do more then stop and go. But it seems that they put the FF numbers on motors as customers still want them.

Again, lots of opinions on these types of things, but that is mine.

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whats a good price for the Robi dyno? also, how much does the fantom run for?
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Competition Electronics TurboDyno 30 & 45

CS Powercheck - Motor Dyno C3000

Fantom Facts Machine Motor Dyno

Robitronics Promaster Dyno
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For lots of discussion on dyno's and some prices if you dig a little.
Good information, just dig through some of the "testosterone."

http://216.127.65.103/forums/showthr...5&pagenumber=1


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