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Old 08-13-2013, 01:10 PM   #16
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The Hobbywing and GM Motors are faster than the LRPs, but not as abrupt. Team powers Motors are also very Solid and on par with the LRPs.

Anything under a 4.0 is really kind of pointless at most tracks. They typically create too much wheel spin which translates into slower lap times. You want more top end? 4.0 With Turbo and Boost will be about as much as what a rubber TC will handle appropriately. Even that is too much most times.

All my testing for this is on a track with a 250 ft straight, so arguments about how there are tracks that are large enough are kind of moot points. Europeans race on 8th scale tracks and you really never see the front runners, which are the best drivers in the World, running anything under a 4.0 which backs up my findings.
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This is not because I am a HW Driver, but the 3.1 is much better in a vast array of conditions. The LRP does not take hot track and ambient temperatures nearly as well and it is not as adjustable. LRP Guys at the Asphalt Nats in FL earlier this year were thermalling their ESCs while the Hobbywing based and ORCA guys were running super cool, never having issues with their ESCs.

Many claim that the LRP is smoother, which is why they probably pair up well with their motors.

I chose to run Hobbywing before I became a team driver. I was paying for my equipment after I left TEKIN at full price and went with it because after doing the due diligence in ESC Research I found the best value and support for them in the USA. As a plus the Hobbywing has the best ESC Software.
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I chose to run Hobbywing before I became a team driver. I was paying for my equipment after I left TEKIN at full price and went with it because after doing the due diligence in ESC Research I found the best value and support for them in the USA. As a plus the Hobbywing has the best ESC Software.
I have no dog in this fight since I don't have a speed control sponsor, but I agree that the HobbyWing 3.1 is a terrific mod speed control. I have a few Orcas, and they are not nearly as adjustable or well-designed as the HobbyWing 3.1.
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:38 PM   #19
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It seems like orca and HW ESCs are pretty much the ESCs to run these days. I loved my HW ESCs so much, I switched to hobbywing on every single car I own. Super easy to program, simple to use programming card and software too. Also lower cost than their competitors.
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Hobbywing 3.1 esc and Reedy 4.5 Mach 2 is a fast combo.
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Hobbywing 3.1 esc and Reedy 4.5 Mach 2 is a fast combo.
I agree. This is what AE driver Juho Levanen uses and he is never down on power.
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I agree. This is what AE driver Juho Levanen uses and he is never down on power.
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Same question as the initial one: I search a motor that is super smooth at low end but also fast for the straight.

I hesitate between Thunder Power ZR3 5.5t, Muchmore Fleta ZX 5.5t and HobbyWing Xerun 5.5t. (don't want to go lower turns because of power).

Any experience with them (even if in other turns)?

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Same question as the initial one: I search a motor that is super smooth at low end but also fast for the straight.

I hesitate between Thunder Power ZR3 5.5t, Muchmore Fleta ZX 5.5t and HobbyWing Xerun 5.5t. (don't want to go lower turns because of power).

Any experience with them (even if in other turns)?

Thanks for answering;
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I've had nothing but good things to say about my 4.5T novak motor in my 4x4 SCT.
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I would listen to Cristian Tabush.....
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The Muchmore and the ThunderPower are almost identical. I'm using the 4.5 version of the ThunderPower and am really satisfied with it.
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I would listen to Cristian Tabush.....
So the Xerun...but as it takes a long time since its review, I would like more "fresh" news
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I agree with Christian Tabush, quite exactly. I have run the LRP, the power is, well, incredible.

I also have GM 8T Delta ..also incredibly powerful

GM 5.5...with boost...very controllable at the bottom because its a 5.5, boost for the top end. Quite a good balance.

But often I just put the LRP in, but 5.5. I like it a lot, my favourite all round motor.

So again what Christian said is really correct. Choosing the correct motor for the conditions and your driving style is the key. There is no 'best' motor
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The best motor is a 2.5t boosted period !!! No worry about power, top speed, etc..., and if all the other racers are running 4.5t or weaker motors, they will get killed down the straight.....
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