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Old 02-06-2006, 03:03 AM
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Default Can someone explain this to me about motors?

hi something i dont understand....


i hear the term "stock 27t motor" being used alot...


my question is would a top of the range 27t motor be quicker than say a average 15t motor?
is that how it works?


for drifting when someone says u need a good "stock 27t motor" are they talking about the ones
generally which come part of the kit, or are they talking about a specific motor only for drifting?

thanks heaps
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well the way a motor works is the higher the number of turns the more tourque good for drifting
and the higher the number of turns the more top end speed
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Old 02-06-2006, 06:01 AM
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You don't need high top end speed for drifting, don't forget a 27T will get your car travelling at 30mph anyway
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sorry... your incredibly wrong... a 20 turn motor can only get a car going at about 25mph... let alone a 27 turn.... maybe you were thinking kpm
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hi another question,


im into both hi speed racing and drifting, i want to use a 9t motor for racing and a
good stock 27t motor for drifting, because the higher end motors need to be soldered, instead
of this can i just use deans plugs to connect the motors rather than hardwiring the motor
each time? i want to be able to swap motors in a matter of minutes depending on what track
ill be on. obviously the normal clear white male/female connectors will be crap so im wandering
if using deans plugs on my motors will be ok?

thanks
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sorry... your incredibly wrong... a 20 turn motor can only get a car going at about 25mph... let alone a 27 turn.... maybe you were thinking kpm
maybe I was thinking about gearing
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can anyone help me in regards to using deans plugs on my motors instead of soldering?


some motors have to be soldered but because i want to swap motors alot im wandering if it will affect performance using a deans plug on my motors which need to be soldered.

thanks.
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No, deans are great conns and performance reduction will be unnoticeable

corally conns are great too, and anderson powerpole
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what ever conection you chose it doesnt matter so long as it is a good connection and doesnt offer much resistance

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Default RE: Can someone explain this to me about motors?

ahhh i see what u mean.


so hardwiring motors is better "technically" but performance wise there is no diff?



**** man, im guna use deans plugs on all my joints now


time to practice my soldering!!!


does anyone else uses deans plugs on their motors or hardwire?
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i run deans on my motors it works fine cant tell any diff in the performace
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Default RE: Can someone explain this to me about motors?

also, im soldering deans plugs to all my motors, im putting the rubber shrink tubing (tube which shrinks tight around the solder joints when heated up) on all my soldering joints on the positive and negative part of the motor.

is that ok to do?


or should i only use the shrink tubing on things like battery and esc solder joints?


im putting the shrink tubing on the + - solder joints on my motor cuz it looks alot cleaner and doesnt leave exposed solder joints.

is that ok?
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What I would NEVER advise is to use tamiya type conns, they're crud [:@]
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Default RE: Can someone explain this to me about motors?

I use a 19t modified motor for drifting, and that is more than enough, anymore is stupid in my opinion, and i would not risk going any lower than that, plus i think there is regualtions on what size motor you can also use, do not quote me on that as i'm not 100% sure.
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can you use a 9 turn motor for drifting?


what would happen? cant u just be easy on the throttle?
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can you use a 9 turn motor for drifting?


what would happen? cant u just be easy on the throttle?
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Try it, don't just take others word for it
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ORIGINAL: tablist56

also, im soldering deans plugs to all my motors, im putting the rubber shrink tubing (tube which shrinks tight around the solder joints when heated up) on all my soldering joints on the positive and negative part of the motor.

is that ok to do?


or should i only use the shrink tubing on things like battery and esc solder joints?


im putting the shrink tubing on the + - solder joints on my motor cuz it looks alot cleaner and doesnt leave exposed solder joints.

is that ok?

Using heat shrink is never a bad thing, leaving exposed connections can be. So yes heat shrink anything you can , not only does it give it a cleaner look but helps protect your electronics from water, shorts, and corosion.

If you are looking for a good stock motor to do your drifting with, the 20T stinger by traxxas is an efficient long lived stock motor.

Be carefull with your motor swaps...you can make a lot of divits in the tranny case where the motor mounts in and that can make it hard to get the mtor posistioned right for gearing.

I would actually suggest setting up two separate vehicles if you can afford it.

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