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Old 08-06-2004, 05:31 AM   #46
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Check this: http://www.3racing.com.hk/products.jsp?prod_type1=Motor
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Old 08-06-2004, 10:35 AM   #47
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What about it Cole?

the HKU-1002 looks appetizing.
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Old 08-06-2004, 01:25 PM   #48
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True. But I've ordered some more batts. And since I can borrow a lathe at the track, I'll get an extra charger also. Then maybe a lathe. Or an MI2. Dont know yet...
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Old 08-06-2004, 01:40 PM   #49
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I bought the hku-1002.

I will bad mouth them to the ends of the earth if this is a bad lathe. Paided $100 for it. The price is cheap, hope the lathe is not.

Is it ok if I use a mabuchi 540 as a slave motor? (like the one that comes w/ the cheap tamiya cars?)
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Old 08-06-2004, 01:46 PM   #50
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I bought the hku-1002.

Paided $100 for it.
Is that w/ shipping? Precisionrc.com has it listed for $81.85.
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Old 08-06-2004, 02:16 PM   #51
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The Team Orion quick set lathe is awesome.
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mw: Yea, with shipping.
joe: yea, its good, but the price for TO stuff is not in my budget.



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Is it ok if I use a mabuchi 540 as a slave motor? (like the one that comes w/ the cheap tamiya cars?)
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Old 08-06-2004, 04:38 PM   #53
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The motor that comes with the team orion lathe is a piece of crap. 11t with zero torque and way too much rpm. As long as the tamiya motor you have isn't too fast it will work fine.
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Old 08-06-2004, 04:43 PM   #54
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Slave motors dont have to be awesome, just something to spin the armature. I adjust the speed with the Team Orion Motor Performance Monitor.
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nice... i will try it out w/ various speeds... and a old armature first

(but if if parts of the comm on the armature already cracked off, is it ok to try and skim it? will it hurt my blade?)
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The xipp lathe is a good lathe and so is the Team Cobra lathe. You can't go wrong with either one. I would suggest a diamond bit, many people don't suggest the diamond but if your careful it will last a long time.
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All this talk about lathes, aren't armatures only 10$?

Why don't we just buy new armatures every 20 - 30 runs?
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.....a motors performance can fall off in as little as 2 to 3 runs especially with the high silver content brushes we all run for maximum power, and even faster on low wind modifieds.....so even for semi-serious club races, motors have to be cut very often to be competetive....
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An arm will last most casual racers a season of racing. If you changed arms each week after 4 runs or so it would be very expencive and motor performance wouldn't be consistant at all.
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Well, what I'm wondering is,

How long do the armatures really last, because I have run mine at least 12-15 battery packs without cutting it and I can't tell the difference.

We have a short track at the local LHS on Tuesday nights, so maybe it doesn't matter so much for me?

I'm just trying to figure out: If I only need a cut every 20 packs, I don't think people will get sick of me asking. Especially since 2-3 guys at the track are really nice and help newbies out with stuff like this. But if I need to recut the comm every 8 runs, then I'm betting the veterans are gonna get sick of little 'ol me pretty quickly here.

I have decided if I get a lathe I'll be getting the Integy AutoSuper Lathe. I like the idea of the constant automatic feed (like my real lathe at work) and it also comes with all its own motors, and a bit too. For about 160 or 140$ on e-bay I think it's worth it!

Uh, I think it's worth it if you guys really think I have to cut the comm for every race weekend (I play with the car about 2-3 times during the week and race 4 heats a week approx)
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