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Old 11-24-2004, 10:33 AM   #1
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I saw these new brushes on associateds site they say they last 30 runs. Have any of the team drives out there used them? If so could you please tell us about them, thanks. And the retail is $30 thats a lot of $$$ for brushes.

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Old 11-24-2004, 11:05 AM   #2
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The brush was used by several drivers at the Worlds. I believe it is either a re-badged CS brush or Reedy's version of it. Not sure about 30 runs, but I know matter of fact they where used over and over and over again!!! Compared to anything else out for "standard" brushes, i.e. non-Orion based this is the brush for mod!
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Old 11-24-2004, 11:13 AM   #3
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Just wondering, but since supposedly the brush life is 30+ runs what is the counter effect? i.e. does the comm wear even faster?
Ya know, like on real cars where you have "life time pads" that turn the rotors into the item that wears down in under a year?
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Old 11-24-2004, 11:30 AM   #4
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yeah i dont know the counter effect
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Old 11-24-2004, 12:24 PM   #5
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Slightly less powerfull as opposed to some other brushes.
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Old 11-24-2004, 01:08 PM   #6
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they say theres very little or no power loss from run 1 all the way to run 30
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Old 11-24-2004, 01:20 PM   #7
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That's correct.
The fading or wearing isn't drasticly deteriorating the quality.
From 1 to last run not a lot of difference.

But the performance baseline is slightly less powerfull as some current racing brushes which require more maintenance.
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in my experience, using the C.S brushes for nearly a year now...there is very little comm wear, maintenance of the commutator is reduced, requiring only a very light skim after 2-3 runs , this is running competitive 4wd Mod T.C....8x1.

I have found no performance loss during a brushes life, and I have counted as many as 52 runs from a single pair, with an 8x1. They only require changing when short, no discolouration or burning due to heat, very resiliant in hot weather, very little motor fade.

it seems hard to believe, but I have no negatives about the C.S brush, I havent tried the LRP or Reedy copies, as i believe they are the same compound, just with single shunt...(made in same factory, with the same compound I have been told).

fractionally less power than say a quazar brush, but not even noticable on track.

its hard to believe there isnt a tradeoff when using them, I guess thats why LRP and reedy followed the formula?
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having said all that, I was staggered to see reedy's retail price for these brushes!...why? I guess they'll be selling a whole lot less brushes in the future?
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Javen13- Keep in mind that's retail, not what most places will sell for. Running competitive mod sedan means changing brushes everysingle run in most cases. Even if you only get 20-25 runs, it still beats the price per pair and changing every run.
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Old 11-24-2004, 08:53 PM   #11
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I think I'll just get an Orion V2 mod.
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Old 11-24-2004, 09:52 PM   #12
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Well, let's just do some math here for a minute....

Yes, they DO last at LEAST 30 runs....so, 30 runs/$30....$1 per pair of brushes...and that's on a 7 or 8 turn motor. For standard, low-silver content brushes, even if you got 2 runs per brush (which, in some cases, you might get 3 GOOD runs), you're looking at $4.00 per pair, times 10 brush changes (if you plan on running them 3 times each, to equal 30 runs), you're at about $40. Again, that's IF you run them 3 times each, and in most cases you will lose quite a bit of power by the 3rd run.

I've known some drivers that have reached 45 runs on a pair!!!! They're all small worn by this time, but that's 45 runs on hi-po batteries and on a 7 turn.

This is just information for you....
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sounds pimp to me, how bout a pic of these bad boys
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Ok, time to get out of ths hobby.
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Old 11-25-2004, 01:54 AM   #15
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Yea, when you get more for your money it's time to get out of the hobby

This is also on another thread: http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...threadid=55866
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