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Old 05-12-2004, 06:21 PM   #1
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what is the best 19T or 18T (do they exsist?) for a TC3. i know theres a whole bunch of factors and stuff but basically i want something that will give me very good top speed and very good acceleration. in other words the best all around motor. it can be any motor, doesnt havta be like racing legal or w/e. please give me a link if possible. thanks and sorry about the newbie question.
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Old 05-12-2004, 06:30 PM   #2
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19 turn motors SPECIALLY made for TC3s? Kinda like how Mabuchi cans are made for Tamiya cars

I'd say either an Epic Binary 2 Outlaw (handwound, adjustable timing and quad mag) or a Reedy "Flames" Quad-Mag 19 (same as epic but no adjustable timing yet better magnets)
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EPIC BINARY 19T...
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Old 05-12-2004, 06:38 PM   #4
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no i didnt mean like specially made for a tc3, lol. dont worry im not completely retarded. just figured id state it anyway just because i dn the weight of on road cars might differ from one to the other, so it might effect which motor you would want i dn lol. like i said im a newb to electric on road. my only knowledge of electric rc is with an e rustler, i am mostly a nitro guy. but anyway thanks for the suggestions.
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When I run 19t, I run a chameleon and it's pretty good. No complaints and it can keep up.
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why 19 turn? if it doesn't have to be legal?
just wondering
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Old 05-12-2004, 10:52 PM   #7
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From what I've heard the binary 19t is fast for 3 runs then runs like crap. The reedy 19t is nice but you have to gear it very tall to get performance out of it. The chameleon is a good all round motor and if tuned well can keep up. I'd say the reedy 19t is the best out imo.
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reason for 19T is an ESC with a 18T limit...ghetto its just temporary tho i plan to upgrade to brushless when i get the money, but i need something to hold me off in the mean time.
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Have you tried to use the LRP fusion modified phase 5 motor?. It runs great on my FT TC3..
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reason for 19T is an ESC with a 18T limit...ghetto its just temporary tho i plan to upgrade to brushless when i get the money, but i need something to hold me off in the mean time.
I see. a chameleon is a good choice
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For the money, I like either the Reedy 19T Quad Mag or the Peak Dynasty ( Orion Element ) motors. They put out great power and a lot of torque, just don't be scared to use a bigger pinion than you would a chameleon.

You can adjust the timing on a Quad mag if you cut the tab. I currently have reduced my timing, the motor seems to run better this way but I will probably play with it some more as I think I may have it a bit too low as when we were messing around doing touring oval I had the motor geared 100/48 and it was cold. My tires were down to the numbs granted, but I still could have gone up a whole bunch, maybe a 54 tooth pinion if you can find one

Will do some more dyno work and see how it goes.

Another decent 19T motor is the Reedy Silver can spec motor. I just wish it used the newer magnets but it puts out really good power.
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by the way, I wouldn't get an Epic. Our Local X-Ray Driver is extremely fast with his Chameleons, but the Epic was pretty much a 3 trick pony and died right after that. I think with some work on his quad mags, he could be even faster but I think with the X-Rays spur size limits he is having gearing issues with the Quad Mag.
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If your ESC has an 18 turn limit that is a discrete way of saying you will blow your ESC up if you use a 19 turn and really what they are saying is stick to 27 turn motors. I would worry about upgrading your ESC before getting a 19turn motor.
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Have you tried to use the LRP fusion modified phase 5 motor?. It runs great on my FT TC3..
Wency....we can't get ay of that cool Euro stuff in the US....like the LRP P-Brush

The Binary seems do do good in my hands....I know it'll run good for 3 runs only if you time it to the moon. My dad had one timed at 36 (I go with about a 24-26) and at the end of a full days running one of his brushes turned completely grey...lmao
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Epic Binary 19T outlaw it's nice to have adjustable timing i have had nothing but good performance with it it will still run good after 15+ packs just dont crank the timing up to high and watch motor temp. and try the epic 1201 brushes, i run mine in mod also and do quit well! and i'll run 28 or 29 pinion 72 spur 48 pitch
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