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Old 03-04-2011, 06:03 AM   #16
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You should really consider a Thunder Power motor. It was what was ran at Snow Birds. I have run an LRPx12 and Boss in non boosted class and now run the Thunder Power. You will find that you gear this motor differently and will be running a higher FDR than most at your track. To give you an idea of what I am talking about, the guys at my track are anywhere around 3.5-3.9 ratio. I am running closer to a 5 FDR. The fastest lap at our track is a 10 flat in non boosted and just this week I ran a 10.1. I am not giving up any speed on the straight either. I run a boss fan and 40 degrees end bell timing and come off the track at around 120-130 degrees. This TP motor is the business and IMO there is a big difference in how it performs compared to the other two I listed. Out of the two I did list I would say the LRP is closest in feel as for Torque. The TP will give you the same power down low but give more top end and run cooler. Just something to consider. If you get TP do not over gear it by trying to run the same FDR ratio as everyone else or what you previously ran. Start 2-3 teeth smaller on your pinion, check temps and adjust your timing to give you back your top end speed. Wouldnt have believed it if I didnt experience it myself.
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:36 AM   #17
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I thought I had my mind made up until I did some reading on this Thunder Power motor....... Kinda seems like the ticket.

Has anyone else ran this motor?

I was gonna go with the Duo 3
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:53 AM   #18
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nothing wrong with the Duo3 motor. I am seeing more and more guys run them in various classes at my track. None in non boosted though I dont believe. This doesnt mean it wouldnt be a good motor for non boosted by any means. I was just giving another option is all. I don't get on here and boast about many products but I have really been impressed with this TP motor. I saw where they posted when first released that they were letting them go for around 60 bucks and wished I had taken advantage of it but to be honest I hadnt even heard of the motor until after BIRDS. Now I own one for practice and one for race days only. I still have my BOSS motor for when I ever run boosted. I will of course try the TP on a boosted scale also but for the moment you would be hard pressed to get me to let go of the BOSS in that class. The Duo3 is also a great motor in Boosted by the way.
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:08 AM   #19
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i dont know about other motors but the TP also comes with a 2 year warranty. No, I am not affilated with TP in anyway just incase someone is wondering. If you decided to try it, I really dont believe you will be disappointed. Just be prepared to gear this thing alot higher than you would normally and make up for it in timing on the end bell and watch your temps. They say 180 is the max but I like to keep my motors below 150. Personally I start thinking about a set up change if I see anything above 140. This is just me and by no means the standard or what others will probably tell you but rather what I am comfortable with. I believe running cooler will equal longer life and less chance of noticing any motor fade due to heat. As long as I am not suffering any speed on the track. I had to run the LRP warmer than I like so that I could still be competitive. It was a trade off and what eventually lead me to start looking at other motors cause I dont like higher motor temps. The motor performed fine, I just didnt like 160-170 temps.
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:13 AM   #20
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Thanks for bring up the TP motor. I saw it and actually looked right passed it.

I guess I'm not really looking for the fastest motor. Just a good competitive motor thats easily tuneable for a non boosted class and that will work well with an LRP SPX.

I'll probably be racing against tekins,novaks and viper motors.

So this kinda has me thinking about just buying a stator for my balistic.

I want something different though and the TP sounds easliy tuneable.
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:23 AM   #21
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I found it very easy my friend. The motor is fast once you add some timing to it. I think it will work great in your application but I do have to admit that I am one of those running it on a Tekin and can only speak from that. I have no or very little knowledge of the LRP speed control which could affect performance completely and something I think is worth considering.
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Thanks for your honest opinion devilsquid.

I dont see my self settling for the novak but I'm leaning towards the TP motor.
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It's easy to overweight results from a single race, or to ignore a herd mentality among racers, but the results from 'Birds are pretty interesting.

This is a good effort to gather and distribute information pertinent to hardware and results: http://rcprogear.com/
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Paul Limeux was doing testing for the TP stock motor 2 weeks ago and the motor looks good, he was running it in a 1/12th scale but the motor sounded and looked smooth, it was consistent with lap times and it came off cool every time, but nobody runs them at my local track so i cant add any imput on how they run on after many practice laps and races.
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I just might be the first at my track to race one. I havnt heard anything bad about them yet or any of the others.

Does anyone have any experience with the balistic 17.5?
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anyone know which motor has the easiest timing adjustment.

I guess the lrp has timing inserts......
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anyone know which motor has the easiest timing adjustment.

I guess the lrp has timing inserts......
Yes the LRP has inserts which are quite easy to change. Most motors are even easier, just loosen a few screws and twist.
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I know I spelled that sh&*^t wrong
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