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Duratrax 1/10 Element 3900Kv

Old 08-17-2011, 06:15 AM
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So i noticedthat this motor is now available for my Bandit. Anithing special about this motor? Will it out perform the Vilineon 3500? Pretty good price for the motor and esc i think. anyone have this motor yet? opinions?

Old 08-17-2011, 06:28 AM
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Default RE: Duratrax 1/10 Element 3900Kv

looks exactly like a castle sidewinder. Motor, and all
Old 08-17-2011, 06:42 AM
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It looks like Castle licensed out their old version 1 sidewinder to Duratrax (the motor limit is less than the new SV2 or SCT Castle sidewinder and in line with the original sidewinder.)

The motor is one of the newer 4 pole motors. You'll probably find that you get as much torque (or more) than the velineon and more top speed.
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So would it be a good purchase to replace the Vilineon system, or will it be another waste of over $100 for something that doesn't do anything more? My Vilineon system isn't shot, but eventually it will be so i was just looking at this since it was new.

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If you're a racer and need the "latest and greatest" and have a spare $100 to spend, get it (actually you'd be spending more than double that on a different set up but that's besides the point). If not, I don't think you'll notice enough difference between the 2 to make it worth $100, but this is all personal opinion.

A velineon 3500KV versus this 4 pole 3900KV would be a small step up in performance, but I'm not sure if it's a $100 step.
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ORIGINAL: Scottgir

If you're a racer and need the ''latest and greatest'' and have a spare $100 to spend, get it (actually you'd be spending more than double that on a different set up but that's besides the point). If not, I don't think you'll notice enough difference between the 2 to make it worth $100, but this is all personal opinion.

A velineon 3500KV versus this 4 pole 3900KV would be a small step up in performance, but I'm not sure if it's a $100 step.
true only thing he could do though I think he could gear it a tad higher than he has now which with the higher kv rating could add a bit more speed.
Old 08-19-2011, 10:01 AM
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ORIGINAL: Scottgir

If you're a racer and need the ''latest and greatest'' and have a spare $100 to spend, get it (actually you'd be spending more than double that on a different set up but that's besides the point). If not, I don't think you'll notice enough difference between the 2 to make it worth $100, but this is all personal opinion.

A velineon 3500KV versus this 4 pole 3900KV would be a small step up in performance, but I'm not sure if it's a $100 step.
Somebody hasn't run a Castle 4 pole in anything.

It's a GIANT LEAP in performance over the Velineon.

It powers ThunderbirdJunkie's SC10 4x4 around with reckless abandon. It's a ridiculous, awesome motor.
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Default RE: Duratrax 1/10 Element 3900Kv

Just wanted to add to this thread, I got a Duratrax Element 3900kv (ESC & Motor combo) couple days ago and it ROCKS!!!
at $130 CDN (which I know is expensive for this unit) You can find it cheaper but for the price you basically get a scaled down Sidewinder 2
I've had my Evader EXT for 2 years countless upgrades this was by far the most rewarding and FUN upgrade... If you own a Duratrax car it should be running this setup
Of course I want Mamba Max Pro but the ESC/Motor combo is$300 and IKNOWit will not double my current speed with the element so best bang for your buck ELEMENTis a champ
If I rated it out of 10 it'd get a 9 (only cause I know better is out there... but at what cost) this was dirt cheap comparitively and I have a Castle Creations ESC and an awesome 4 pole motor
and the kicker I totally installed this myself there is the easiest programming when you first start but I did a manual program of all 7 or 8 feature and easy as hell

Thumbs up to Duratrax for this one - I'd recommend this product in a heartbeat
Old 11-24-2011, 09:46 AM
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Default RE: Duratrax 1/10 Element 3900Kv

It's much better than the Velineon IMO, and there's no polarity on the motor so no cross wiring

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