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Old 10-27-2011, 08:19 AM   #1
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Default Need a 17.5 and ESC (Blinky Mode) Suggestion

I'm going to be running on an outdoor track. I'm purchasing a used Photon for the chassis.

Motor requirements are 17.5 and esc must be in blinky mode.

I'd love some suggestions.
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The lowest cost 17.5 motor and ESC combo I have seen is the Speed Passion Citrix Series "Stock Club Race" ESC and motor combo (17.5T) that retails for under $90. Part number is SPA12280175 and I have one in my FF-03 and so far it works brilliantly for the price.
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The lowest cost 17.5 motor and ESC combo I have seen is the Speed Passion Citrix Series "Stock Club Race" ESC and motor combo (17.5T) that retails for under $90. Part number is SPA12280175 and I have one in my FF-03 and so far it works brilliantly for the price.
great suggestion - thanks.
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The lowest cost 17.5 motor and ESC combo I have seen is the Speed Passion Citrix Series "Stock Club Race" ESC and motor combo (17.5T) that retails for under $90. Part number is SPA12280175 and I have one in my FF-03 and so far it works brilliantly for the price.
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cirtix is the easyest to use and cheap.
You can work on your car more bacuse you cant do anything with the speed controler at all.
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Hi new to Electric
can someone explain the diffrence with the blinky as to not .


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cirtix is the easyest to use and cheap.
You can work on your car more bacuse you cant do anything with the speed controler at all.
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can someone explain the diffrence with the blinky as to not .
My understanding is blinky means that their is no programming, no boost.
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Thanks Krafcik ,

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My understanding is blinky means that their is no programming, no boost.
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the cirtix system is fine, if everyone is running them, they are slower then a "normal" brushless motor and esc is blinky mode. they choice is up to you, I ran speedpassion for years, now novak. happy with both.
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the cirtix system is fine, if everyone is running them, they are slower then a "normal" brushless motor and esc is blinky mode. they choice is up to you, I ran speedpassion for years, now novak. happy with both.
i'll run the cirtix until i improve my driving skills. Thanks guys.
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There is nothing wrong with the citrix ESC, the motor is slower because its a "Sportsman" motor that allows no adjustment of motor timing (which is legal in blinky, your just not allowed to add any esc timing)

When you get better keep the ESC but go buy yourself a decent used brushless motor that will allow you to advance your timing some and get more rpm out of the motor. The important thing in blinky is to keep from hitting the walls. You need to gear the motor as hard as possiblte without getting the motor warm. Everytime you slow down because you bumped a wall and the motor has to start from 0 again it adds a lot of heat to the motor, so someone driving smoothly and not hitting anything can gear the car to be faster than someone who bumps a wall every now and again
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The Novak EDGE (it's smaller than a tekin) or the Novak Havoc ProSC (in the blinky mode)! Motor the Trinity /RevTeck or Ballastic.
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There is nothing wrong with the citrix ESC, the motor is slower because its a "Sportsman" motor that allows no adjustment of motor timing (which is legal in blinky, your just not allowed to add any esc timing)

When you get better keep the ESC but go buy yourself a decent used brushless motor that will allow you to advance your timing some and get more rpm out of the motor. The important thing in blinky is to keep from hitting the walls. You need to gear the motor as hard as possiblte without getting the motor warm. Everytime you slow down because you bumped a wall and the motor has to start from 0 again it adds a lot of heat to the motor, so someone driving smoothly and not hitting anything can gear the car to be faster than someone who bumps a wall every now and again
i appreciate the tips! is this motor so slow that i'm going to get slaughtered?
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Actually I'm pretty sure you can adjust the timing on the Speed Passion motors. It's just not as easy as say Novak's ballistic. I think it was Solaris who works for SP that said it in the Speed Passion thread.
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You can. I just loosened the screws on the back and twisted the plate counter clockwise 7min (from 12 o' clock position) and tightened it back up. It was noticeable faster on the straights - let just say I am not getting beat because the motor is too slow anymore.
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