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Old 07-15-2012, 05:06 PM
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So, I stumbled upon these motors and after trying them out this weekend I can tell you that they are pretty damn fast. I was running a 17.5 on a good sized outdoor track and found them very competitive vs. motors three times the cost. It is faster then the Revtech I replaced it with and ran about 10-20 degrees cooler as well.

I was running a 3.8 FDR and had the timing up to 2 lines from full.



Here is a link to the seller...they have all kinds of turns in stock and most of them are $32 dollars
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...wer_Search.asp

Motor is built very well, the finish is very nice, the performance is really good and the price is perfect. I have no affiliation to Hobbyking or Turigy, but I figured others would like to know about real world results.
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Interesting, going to have to order some for the 2wds. Did you find any stator/rotor options?
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Good to know, I am testing one in my VTA car (we run 17.5 for VTA as it's a huge track) going from an LRP X12, already noticed that on the MT4 telem, I got 19500 rpm max on the lrp and the Trackstar is up above 20000 rpm.

Have the older Trackstar 17.5 (red can) in my son's Mini Summit and it's been good, runs very cool and very smooth.
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Same motor as the LRP?? Really?

It looks a hell of a lot like the Reedy.....
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Originally Posted by JamesL_71 View Post
Same motor as the LRP?? Really?

It looks a hell of a lot like the Reedy.....

Sorry meant Reedy motor..
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Got it... makes sense.

A Reedy for $30... not bad.
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After seeing the new Hacker Skalar Motor and the Turnigy TrackStrar I am pretty sure they are very very close to the same design. Not sure who is making them, but clearly someone in China...
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But I don't think this roar legal, right? I'm liking the hacker motor so far.
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I just got one and it is basically a reedy sonic with 40 degree max timing(I measured everything against my sonic). Feels almost exactly the same. But, Reedy starts to wake up at 41 degree timing so trackstar can't really unleash all of it's own potential. But if you have a sonic laying around, running a reedy end bell is a simple fix to the timing limit problem. All the internals are the same except for shims.
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This motor also caught my eye when I stumbled across it on the Hobbyking site.

I couldn't believe the price, $40 delivered to your door for a brushless motor with end bell timing and a reported performance equal if not more compared to some that are 3 times the price.

Sadly as mentioned they are not ROAR approved, which is a damn shame as they would be an ideal spec class motor at a club racing level.
Even the Hobbywing xerun & Speed Passion Ultra Sportsman motors are going to set you back $60-$65 if you want a cheap roar approved motor, and they both do not have end bell timing.

Still tempted to grab one just to see what they are like first hand for quality & performance.

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Had a Reedy Sonic 5.0T where the stator was dead. Replaced it with a 4.5T stator from TrackStar and works as the original Reedy motor!

I't a shame Reedy doesn't sell all replacement parts separately as Thunder Power does!

I was a Reedy fan but because of their marketing strategy I switched to TP
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Have 2 of them 10.5.
Running them in Pro10 cars both 200 and 235MM cars on small and big tracks.
Running smooth,fast and even with a lot of timing and boost/turbo still stay cool.
On me home track(that is relative small) i have run it with a Tekin in front of it with 80 timing and 50 boost(no turbo because of short track) and it did run perfectly with the stock 10 degrees timing.
Temps where about 45 degrees celcius after 7 minutes racing
Did run it last national championship in the 235 car with the Hobbywing V2.1 esc in front of it and it did right what i expected of it.
Enough speed(for me that is), good power and it kept cool,again in the 40 degrees range.
Going to run it next year on the bigger tracks with both ESC and with turbo on it to see how it runs there.

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I have one of these trackstar turnigy motors aswell, i have it for allmost 3 months but so far i haven't been able to tested it yet.
But after reading all these positive comments i need to test it
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The motor does run cool, max timing with 3.57 FDR on a tc at a mixed technical track with 73f ambi doesn't take the motor above 130F even taking temp next to the motor opening and where the wires are. throttle feel is the same as reedy as well. Need to gear up! I don't even have the pinion to do that since I've never had the need to go that low on gearing.. The rotor is black coated, but it is neodymium. Same 12.5mm as Reedy Stock except the shaft is missing 2 chamfer at the ends.
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