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what motors have you guys ran and found to be good?

Old 06-08-2006, 05:34 PM
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Default what motors have you guys ran and found to be good?

Okay I dont care what kinda truck you got rather it be a Pede,rustler, Rc10,evanda whatever, I just want to know what kinda motor you got what gearing you got and what tpye of packs your running and how long the motor last before you had to replace whatever in it......

if you look arounf there are Tons and tons of motors out there, I have a Trinity Chameleon 2 Motor fround here http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXAVJ3&P=7
In my Pede, well supooly it got only one run on it after it was rebuilt and now I had 2 runs on it well we took it apart and it looked bad, real bad we redon it best we could and put it back in so far so good, it was geared 20/87 for speed and the motor would autally smoke after about 10 minutes of hard running, someone said it geard to high so I just geared it 15/87 it still has lot of speed and gets there a little quicker but still getting warm not smoking(yet) but hot.

I want to buy another motor to replace this one when it goes out(wont be long) and I want to also get one for my rustler, but As somesaid well the Chameleon only last about 5 runs then you have to replace the brushes and do work to the armature, thats crappy if you ask me..

I want something I dont have to fool with every other day. yes I run my trucks At least 5 times a day . or should I say 5 battery packs a day.


I have heard good things about the orion 19t BB motor but I also heard good about the Chameolen also, so anyone heard anything bad about the Orion 19 turn, its got angled Brushes in it.. never seen one like it before.

here is the link to it
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXJAJ6&P=7

Any other motors you guys suggest? I would like to keep my run times around 10 minutes.
I like going WOT alot of the time and I am running GP3300's 6 cell packs.
i also would like speed. My esc will handle down to a 12 turn motor.

are they any 15,17 turn motors around the same price$36-50 that would do good in my Pede?
if I had a hotter motor I would gear down even more right? be quick starting off.

Okay any ideas would be great guys..

If you have only had your motor for 2 runs then dont post, I want to hear from folks who have ran and ran over and over. thanks

And I know you have to do motor work time to time but i would liek to get at least a week of running out of one before i have to work on it. if I cant find a motor to do this I will just go brushless.
Old 06-08-2006, 05:49 PM
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Default RE: what motors have you guys ran and found to be good?

team checkpoint 9 turn offroad. http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXKFF0&P=7

i've had over 40 runs without replacing brushes or true-ing comm. I got it last august and still run it today.

I checked last weekend, and my brushes are about half the length they started - still lots of life left in them!

The advertisements don't lie - these motors last a LONG time before needing to be rebuilt!

http://video1.hobbico.com/gallery/odoc0481-deluxe.mpg
Old 06-08-2006, 06:19 PM
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Default RE: what motors have you guys ran and found to be good?

my speed controll only handles down to a 12 turn.
thanks tho

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team checkpoint 9 turn offroad. http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXKFF0&P=7

i've had over 40 runs without replacing brushes or true-ing comm. I got it last august and still run it today.

I checked last weekend, and my brushes are about half the length they started - still lots of life left in them!

The advertisements don't lie - these motors last a LONG time before needing to be rebuilt!

http://video1.hobbico.com/gallery/odoc0481-deluxe.mpg
Old 06-08-2006, 06:28 PM
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Default RE: what motors have you guys ran and found to be good?

ORIGINAL: Night_prowler26

my speed controll only handles down to a 12 turn.
thanks tho

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team checkpoint 9 turn offroad. http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXKFF0&P=7

i've had over 40 runs without replacing brushes or true-ing comm. I got it last august and still run it today.

I checked last weekend, and my brushes are about half the length they started - still lots of life left in them!

The advertisements don't lie - these motors last a LONG time before needing to be rebuilt!

http://video1.hobbico.com/gallery/odoc0481-deluxe.mpg
Then get a Team Checkpoint 12 or 13 turn
Old 06-08-2006, 06:57 PM
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Default RE: what motors have you guys ran and found to be good?

everyone understsands I dont want to overheat anything and want to keep at least 10 minute run times right! I am not going to be racing it just having fun in the back yard, but I do enjoy speed..




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my speed controll only handles down to a 12 turn.
thanks tho

ORIGINAL: crUshed420

team checkpoint 9 turn offroad. http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXKFF0&P=7

i've had over 40 runs without replacing brushes or true-ing comm. I got it last august and still run it today.

I checked last weekend, and my brushes are about half the length they started - still lots of life left in them!

The advertisements don't lie - these motors last a LONG time before needing to be rebuilt!

http://video1.hobbico.com/gallery/odoc0481-deluxe.mpg
Then get a Team Checkpoint 12 or 13 turn
Old 06-08-2006, 07:53 PM
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Default RE: what motors have you guys ran and found to be good?

Novak SS4300 brush less. Almost 0 maintinence, tons of torque and speed.
7 cell GP 3700 packs
16t pinion for sand, 20t for pavement, 87t spur
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Default RE: what motors have you guys ran and found to be good?

you can also go with team orion revolution V2 motor 12t or 13t. i have it In my BX i dont run batteries as good as yours but its pretty darn fast. similar to team checkpoint, little mainteneance compared to other brushed motors... easily get 30 runs from it before u would need to get brushes or tru the com. here is the motor i have-----[link]http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXFSW7&P=0[/link]
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Default RE: what motors have you guys ran and found to be good?

what you guys think about the reedy motors this one here
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXFBH5&P=ML
A few have said there good.
Old 06-08-2006, 10:10 PM
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Default RE: what motors have you guys ran and found to be good?

When I run mod, I run the Cheapoint 12x2.Its fast, smooth and consitant.Only problom I have is its brakes.....it has none..lol
Old 06-08-2006, 10:17 PM
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Default RE: what motors have you guys ran and found to be good?

those all are really nice looking motors, just not sure I want to have that much in a motor, I mean just the armature for those are like $35
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you can also go with team orion revolution V2 motor 12t or 13t. i have it In my BX i dont run batteries as good as yours but its pretty darn fast. similar to team checkpoint, little mainteneance compared to other brushed motors... easily get 30 runs from it before u would need to get brushes or tru the com. here is the motor i have-----[link]http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXFSW7&P=0[/link]
Old 06-08-2006, 10:58 PM
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one bad dude, do u run off or on road with your check pont 12x2.
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Default RE: what motors have you guys ran and found to be good?

What's the difference in batteries? What makes some better than others?

How do you replace brushes or true the comm.?


Can you tell I'm new to the r/c world?
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Default RE: what motors have you guys ran and found to be good?

ORIGINAL: cheech4

you can also go with team orion revolution V2 motor 12t or 13t. i have it In my BX i dont run batteries as good as yours but its pretty darn fast. similar to team checkpoint, little mainteneance compared to other brushed motors... easily get 30 runs from it before u would need to get brushes or tru the com. here is the motor i have-----[link]http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXFSW7&P=0[/link]
+1 I have that motor too. Awesome motor if you have the money.
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What's the difference in batteries? What makes some better than others?
well I wouldnt start off with any smaller then the Gp3300's you can buy them at radio shack for 24.99 each, there 6 cells. (most stock rc trucks will run 6 cells at the least)

Some ESC's (electronic speed controllers ) wont handle more then 6 some will handle up to 7
How do you replace brushes or true the comm.?
um you take the spring off and pull the brush out. you unscrew the screw that hols the wire to the motor or un solder it. sorder a new one on.


Can you tell I'm new to the r/c world?
Thats fine, I learned all about brushes in the [ast 2 days ut been into the hobby for years was just to young to understand or didnt want to


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