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Old 06-08-2012, 10:23 PM   #1
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Default Good 17.5T Brushless motors?

Im new to this brushless thing. Im getting back into RC and considering the 17.5T. What are some good brushless motors to consider. Are they still the same trusted names from the brushed days? Some new names out there now and I dont know whose good anymore. Things have changed..... a lot.
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Im new to this brushless thing. Im getting back into RC and considering the 17.5T. What are some good brushless motors to consider. Are they still the same trusted names from the brushed days? Some new names out there now and I dont know whose good anymore. Things have changed..... a lot.
All the top brands are still there, and they all make good motors. 17.5 is probably the most common wind to get.

Look for the Novak Ballistic, Reedy Sonic, LRP, or Speedpassion. They are all excellent motors, and you can never go wronge with a name brand motor.


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I have summed it up like the following.

Pure Speed and Punch, I swear by the DUO 3 Trinity / Fantom etc

For great Speed and cooling run temps, Speed Passion is awesome.

As with the DUO their comes a rice with that power, you are constantly temping and worrying about the motor.

Also tested the new d3.5 17.5 last night and very impressed with the punch.

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Yeah I thought about Reedy. What abou team orion? They still putting out good motors?

Speedpassion is a new one to me. Ill have to look more into them. Are they bang for the buck? Im just getting into BL and lipo(very expensive) so not worried about mod class motors or adjustable advanced timing etc(yet). From what I read about brushless(if you like playing with timing) its better to adjust timing from the ESC than from the motor itself.
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Im new to this brushless thing. Im getting back into RC and considering the 17.5T. What are some good brushless motors to consider. Are they still the same trusted names from the brushed days? Some new names out there now and I dont know whose good anymore. Things have changed..... a lot.
What classes? In pan car classes the trinity based stuff is king, D3 especially. TC I've seen Trinity, Thunderpower, Reedy, SpeedPassion, and LRP all offer good results.
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My Orion VST is very fast i just cant drive it
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Revtech is an awesome motor I run it in all my cars. Tc, scte, and 2wd buggy and never had a problem.

I hear the NEW Duo d3.5 is the motor to have the fastest one out.
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My Orion VST is very fast i just cant drive it
Really I have heard Orion is well off on power
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Whats wrong with Novak motors in TC?
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What classes? In pan car classes the trinity based stuff is king, D3 especially. TC I've seen Trinity, Thunderpower, Reedy, SpeedPassion, and LRP all offer good results.
1/10 TC. Ill check all those out. Thanks for the info guys.
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Stock or Boosted? I've heard that the d3 is better for boosted but the revtech and d3.5 are better for stock classes.
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Im looking at stock motors. Ive been hearing boosted thrown around for a while now. Is that what they call mod motors now(for brushless)? Or is mod and boosted two different things in the BL world?
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