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Old 02-04-2013, 09:11 AM   #1
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Default Best 17.5 boosted motor

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With the D3.5 not being an option for me anymore, what is the best 17.5 booster motor out at the moment?
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:17 AM   #2
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:12 AM   #3
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How does the Schuur speed compare to the D3.5?
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D3 or D3.5
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How does the Schuur speed compare to the D3.5?
It's slower, hence the recent banning of the D3.5

Let the flame war begin.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:46 AM   #6
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D3 or D3.5
Lol. D3.5
I am looking for a motor that will work well with my SP esc . I managed to get the sweet-spot with the D3.5 in 17.5 boosted. Now I'm not sure what other roar approved motor to get
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Reedy sonic's don't mind a lil boost.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:57 AM   #8
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Reedy sonic's don't mind a lil boost.
Can the Reedy's handle a lil heat and do they fade if they reach ...let's say 90 C. We race in South Africa and all the tracks are outdoors except one. During winter the races are ok , but when it comes to summer the track temp can reach 60 C degrees.
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My redline gen2 is working just fine. Im top 5 in my group for 17.5 boosted 1/12 with it. No worse than my d3 just different power band and likes different boost. Also had success with sonic with 1s rotor.
In 2s the stock rotored reedy is pretty good. Gonna get a redline gen 2 torque to try too.
All about driving style though.
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im using a revtech, i dont think that it matters what motor you choose really, they are all equally fast when you have found the right settings in your esc, the esc is the big deal when it comes to boosted racing (dont think that there are any difference there either, just about finding the sweet spot in the settings)
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Boosting is the great equalizer. In blinky there are some motors that are better than others. With boost drivers get enough power that whether or not a driver (and a car's setup) can use the power is a bigger deal than how much power they have.

Any currently available motor will be great to run boosted.

As others have said...its all about understanding the boost settings in your ESC and gearing to make the most of it.
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If you want a motor that can handle the heat try an Orion VST pro motor. Awesome power and only slightly slower than the D3.5! I have run these motors in very hot conditions with zero issues. And by hot I mean 36c air and 60c track temps.
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If you want a motor that can handle the heat try an Orion VST pro motor. Awesome power and only slightly slower than the D3.5! I have run these motors in very hot conditions with zero issues. And by hot I mean 36c air and 60c track temps.
Those temps are very similar to SA. Another problem we have is getting our hands on some of these motors. Not all the dealers/distributors keep stock and shipping kills us. You need to get the motor and esc sweet spot and once you have that, all goes well. I know that the lrp x12 and SP esc do not gel . The motor constantly runs close to and over 100 Deg C.
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I purchased a lrp x12 17.5 just recently and all the guys at my home track including 1 LRP sponsored driver, tell me to run the motor hot. I'm pretty new to racing and if I can find the right speed for myself I don't care if it runs a little cooler.. I'm more worried about getting thru a full 5 minutes without making the marshals work
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