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Old 02-21-2013, 04:11 PM   #1
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Default Motors? How to know which one?

Was just wondering. What do the numbers mean? What is considered good for touring, which for drifting? Also, will any motor work with any ESC or are there some guidelines? Thanks.
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:18 PM   #2
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Higher turn = lower top end, longer run times, more torque (usually)
lower kv = lower top end, longer run times, more torque (usually)
Lower turns = more speed, less run time
Higher kv = more speed, less run time

Be careful as turns is a more general measure of a motor where kv is the rpm per volt and is more precise.

Depending on what you are going to run (1/10-1/8 etc) you need to take into account how many cells you are going to be running as well.
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Higher turn = lower top end, longer run times, more torque (usually)
lower kv = lower top end, longer run times, more torque (usually)
Lower turns = more speed, less run time
Higher kv = more speed, less run time

Be careful as turns is a more general measure of a motor where kv is the rpm per volt and is more precise.

Depending on what you are going to run (1/10-1/8 etc) you need to take into account how many cells you are going to be running as well.

Thanks. Again, don't mean to sound like a slow donkey but when you say "cells" you're running are you referring to the battery?

So basically a motor with a lower kv will have more power, less speed and vice versa for the higher kv?

So what about the ESC thing? Are ESC's universal? Can any ESC be used with any motor? Thanks again.
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