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Old 03-29-2012, 10:31 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Mr RCTech View Post
You have that right!
Today most sensored brushless motors are made well.

Using boot timing or mechanical timing I would have to say that Lipos are more important.
Setting the esc, gearing to reduce large voltage drops and lap times.
I will go ahead and second this. It is unbelievable how big of a difference I could feel when I used my Orion 5000mah 90C (actually like a true 65C) versus an Orion 5400mah 45C and Racers Edge 5000mah 25C. I tried this on a 17.5 blinky and 13.5 blinky. I'd honestly say a good speed controller, battery, and gearing makes a larger difference than the motor.
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:05 AM   #17
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THanks for all the replies guys
Good to know that the motor choice isnt all that critical as long as its set up right.
I ended up picking up the HobbyWing 21.5 with the extreme esc as a combo for very good price.
In the end the fixed timing makes it one less thing i need to mess with
Was also suggested to go with around a mid 60s mm roll out which should work well with this motor combo.
As long as it is competitive and doesnt blow up on me i'll be happy
If i have issues i can always try another motor and see how it goes from there
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Originally Posted by DARKSIDE View Post
I like the Novak Ballastic and Reedy Sonic...both have done me very well ....Last year for USGT, most guys thought I was running a 17.5...lol...even at the 2011 Scale Nats the question came up...lol..car was very fast....finished 7th...and as a promoter for the Southern Nationals...I ran a qual or 2 and set TQ, with it...and then pulled it....

find what works best for you...but I would recomend the Novak or Reedy
What timing and FDR for ballistic and reedy Mach 1?
I have both motors and I would like to know please.
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I like the Reedy Sonic 21.5 and the Trinity D3.5 21.5
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:26 AM   #20
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I run F1 using "Blinky" settings. I have used the ShurSpeed and the D3.5 with assorted tuning rotors. There is a huge difference between these two motors. The ShurSpeed is a torque monster and very efficient with the stock rotor. The D3.5 is a rpm motor but it can't match the torque. So that gives me the option. Tight and high bite tracks get the torque motor. Less grip or high speed/flowing tracks get the rpm motor. Another club racer does very well with the new Reedy but I can't tell you what the characteristics are. I do dyno these motors on a Fantom and TurboDyno and both show matching info to track performance.
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