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Old 07-09-2008, 09:41 PM
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well for the time being i'm trying to find a brushed motor as i just got him a new novak spy speed control...

plus i think a brushless setup might be to much for him right now.
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:40 AM
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How do you mount a HS-81MG or HS-82MG in a Stock RC18T. I'm getting a Dp Draglink so it has to work with that too.
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also is there a way to mount a hitec HS-56HB servo?
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Originally Posted by mrplease
i've got a motor question...

i am looking for a good motor for my 5 almost 6 yr. old son.

i am looking for a stock motor thats just a tad faster than the stock motor the rc18t comes with.

atomicmods.com recommended a venom fireball micro 370 motor. its modified but they told me its not really a modified motor and that its just a tad faster than the stock motor. is this true? also what pinion should i run with this motor?

also if this sin't a good motor for my son or you can recommend another, please do. also tell me the correct pinion i should run with the motor you recommend.

thanks in advance...
Hmm... for your 5 yr old? I would just go with something slower like a Graupner 300 or just the stock 370 AE motor which is a bit faster but easy to find. I think even with these motors you will still need to put a throttle limit in your radio ie tape something to the radio to keep the young one from getting full throw on the throttle trigger. 11 tooth pinion should be fine.
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Originally Posted by Frozen72
How do you mount a HS-81MG or HS-82MG in a Stock RC18T. I'm getting a Dp Draglink so it has to work with that too.

81 and 82's are too wide and the servo saver wont fit. Serious chassis cutting would be involved which is not good. You need something along the lines of the Airtronics 94091.
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Originally Posted by mrplease
also is there a way to mount a hitec HS-56HB servo?

Should be drop in (I believe) except you'll need the AE Hitec servo saver.
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With the hs65hb, I snipped the arms off and used the stock mount by cutting the knob off the end and lining it up...I prefer the hs65mg over everything...
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Originally Posted by MikeR
Hmm... for your 5 yr old? I would just go with something slower like a Graupner 300 or just the stock 370 AE motor which is a bit faster but easy to find. I think even with these motors you will still need to put a throttle limit in your radio ie tape something to the radio to keep the young one from getting full throw on the throttle trigger. 11 tooth pinion should be fine.
don't let his age fool you! he's pretty good. he's almost 6. he's been running at my indoor track for about a year now and he can full throttle the stock rc18t motor with no problems around the track. which is why i was looking for something a little bit faster. they are wanting him to start racing this winter when they start back up the indoor track. we'll see. i ordered the fireball and well see how the speed is and how well he handles it. i'm gonna start out with a 14 tooth pinion. thats what the dude at atomic mods said i should run with that motor.
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and thanks for the help guys i got that hs-56 to fit in no problems at all. i just had to get the associated servo saver and servo mount to get it to fit. part #ASC21049. i had to ditch the stock servo mount though.
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Originally Posted by mrplease
don't let his age fool you! he's pretty good. he's almost 6. he's been running at my indoor track for about a year now and he can full throttle the stock rc18t motor with no problems around the track. which is why i was looking for something a little bit faster. they are wanting him to start racing this winter when they start back up the indoor track. we'll see. i ordered the fireball and well see how the speed is and how well he handles it. i'm gonna start out with a 14 tooth pinion. thats what the dude at atomic mods said i should run with that motor.
Well if he can wheel then the Trinity cobalt 19turn is a missile you guys might try. Only tricky part is getting the gearing right. Under geared they rev too high causing armatures to blow apart. Gear too high and they get red hot and then blow the armature . You may be better off with that fireball for now and then step up to brushless later. Brushless motors are bomb proof.
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yeah i think a 19t might be a little much right now. if i was gonna get him something that fast i'd just go with a brushless.

but once he has the fireball for a while and gets that down i'll def be throwing a brushless in his 18t
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Glad to hear the servo works.

IMO keep the car slow till he learns to be fast with that...alot of guys I race with run stock and on small or medium tracks they are just as fast if not faster than everyone running mods...its hard to learn to be fast when your car is too fast...
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I am a fan of RC18's...as you can see.
does any one know where to buy sand paddle tires as seen here?
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Does anyone know how to mount a 1/10 servo in the RC18T?
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