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Old 12-23-2008, 06:27 PM
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ok, i am new to this forum and have no idea what i am reading. i am interested in the electric touring cars, as i have all nitro buggies, stadium trucks, and monster trucks. im not new to rc, but totally new to electrics. i am wondering things like what a 19 turn motor is, and what that means, i have no clue about anything to do with electrics and would like to learn and put a kit togeather.Thank you all.

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Old 12-23-2008, 08:43 PM
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It's amazing more nitro guys are coming over to electric.

1. Are you bashing or competing
2. how much $ can you spend
3. find someone near you that is electric and become that person's best friend.
4. how fast you want to go "wreck or wreckless"

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im not looking for anything insanely fast, just respectable speed enough to get around a track. i will begin with a little bashing to understand it, then move to some tracks to begin to work my racing skills, as i also have no on road experience. i mostly want to know about the terms and such.
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go with the tamiya tt-01
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turns is the number of winds in the electric motor. the lower the number of turns the thicker the wire has to be and the higher the rpms. high torque/acceleration and low high speed from high turn motors, low torque/acceleration and high speed from low turn motors.

stock class is 27t, 19t is around the middle, I believe a lot of places have a 17t class??? lower turn motors also tend to be more expensive.

personally, if you're starting out I'd suggest brushless as you don't have to worry about replacing brushes or cutting the comm.
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i have often considered it, but i haven't done alot of research on these cars. i mostly want to know wht the terms mean. like what does the turn of a motor mean, and like what does an ESC do?
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esc, electronic speed control, that's like the transmission on a car. it tells the car what action to preform, forward, reverse and brake, depending on the quality of the esc some can control stock 27t to pro 7t motors
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an esc is pretty much the thing that controls the motor, just like how in nitro cars they have a second servo to control the carburator... in electrics there is only 1 servo to control steering, and an esc to control the motor

go here easyrc.com they have a lot of stuff for beginners and i think they have like a dictionary for all the rc terms.

good luck with everything!
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and i see different size motors like 540 and 550, whats the difference?
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550 is a bigger size motor usually used for trucks

540 size are the smaller size which are generally used in cars
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go to easyrc.com they explain a lot for beginners
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sorry i missed your first post, but i was typing as you posted and didn't see it. i will check it out.

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