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Old 04-02-2013, 06:23 PM
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I've seen several mod motors smoke on a large outdoor track but that seems par for the course when you are pushing these things hard. Also, it seems that most motors run in the 160-190 range outdoor around here.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:24 PM
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Gave my 4.5 a whirl tonight outside my house to get an idea of what ive let myself in for at the brca nats.

Oh good lord haha.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Mi4cxl View Post
Gave my 4.5 a whirl tonight outside my house to get an idea of what ive let myself in for at the brca nats.

Oh good lord haha.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:34 AM
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If some people are having trouble with grunt from Mod motors, why not just fit a less powerful motor and set it up so you only get the boost in longer straights?
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Skiddins - you sir deserve a Medal! Sadly (in the UK at least) it seems the art of choosing a motor has gone. I remember back in the good old days that you'd look at a track, and decide what motor to run based on a number of factors. Doesn't seem to happen any more.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:19 PM
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don't mean to hijack...
but if anyone's interested in NIB mod motors I have few LRPs for sale:

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...l#post11970216

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...motor-nib.html

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...motor-nib.html
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Here's my experience with mod thus far (excluding the LRP x20 4.5 which was a raging, snarling, uncontrollable beast): Once the feel for the motor acceleration and brake timing is down, it's not all too bad. Taps, if not devastating, don't cost many many 10ths like they do in slower classes, but instead only cost a few. The hard part is switching between mod and something slower, like 13.5 blinky. Going to the 13.5 results in shorting a lot of corners and going to the mod results in a lot of general crap driving. Otherwise, not too bad as long as traction is available to compliment the motor.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by artwork View Post
I have been running an older Reedy pack that simply does not rip as hard as it used to and it really smoothed out the feel over the entire run. Anyway I bet charging them to a lower voltage will make the car easier to drive up front.

Just an update that I am going to be trying out a new Reedy Mach2 6.0 tomorrow and I will report back on the feel vs. my Reedy 5.5. I am gonna start my gearing at 8.48... Should be interesting.
I'll be running this weekend with my Flow/Reedy 5.0, first time in mod with the flow (and A700)
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I'll be running this weekend with my Flow/Reedy 5.0, first time in mod with the flow (and A700)
I will be running this weekend.
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Hi all,

I looking to start running mod this summer.
I have only run blinky so i have stock fingre, I'm looking for good smooth esc and motor to start with. Can anyone help me out?
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Originally Posted by Cp Grafix View Post
Hi all,

I looking to start running mod this summer.
I have only run blinky so i have stock fingre, I'm looking for good smooth esc and motor to start with. Can anyone help me out?
Hobbywing stuff is very smooth and good value. I would consider them.

When you say 'stock finger' you mean good sensitive throttle control where the brake and throttle are carefully modulated... right? Or do you mean a three-way switch with full throttle, full brakes, and neutral?
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Originally Posted by DesertRat View Post
Hobbywing stuff is very smooth and good value. I would consider them.

When you say 'stock finger' you mean good sensitive throttle control where the brake and throttle are carefully modulated... right? Or do you mean a three-way switch with full throttle, full brakes, and neutral?
A real stock racers know not of neutral.
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Originally Posted by Cp Grafix View Post
Hi all,

I looking to start running mod this summer.
I have only run blinky so i have stock fingre, I'm looking for good smooth esc and motor to start with. Can anyone help me out?
Find the fastest / most successful mod racer at Your local track(s) and copy them.

Or.. Copy what people are winning with nationally/internationally.

Or.. Spend a lot of money on a bunch of stuff that might not work well together

Cyrul just killed it at the Carpet Nats. He had Orca speedos and D3.5 motors...
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Originally Posted by defcone View Post
A real stock racers know not of neutral.
HAHAHA
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Let's keep this thread going!! I've been running mod for about 5 races now, and I'm loving it! I've learned more about tuning my car than I ever did running 17.5, and VTA.
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