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Old 09-23-2008, 02:59 PM
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Smile motor for RC18T

Hi everyone !

I'm new in this forum and I would like to have your opinion. I recently buyed a Factory Team RC18T for racing at my local track. But, I don't know what motor to put in. I want a faster motor than the stock 370 (not too expensive $$$) and, I don't want any brushless motor.

Did you have any suggestions ?!?

Tanks !
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Old 09-23-2008, 03:54 PM
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From what I figured out, you're simply better off going straight to brushless. A good brushed motor will cost you from $30-40, and will need to be replaced outright if it's a sealed can, or have brushes replaced and the comm cut every 30 runs. And when (not if) you decide to upgrade to brushless, your brushed gear will hold little resale value. What I recommend is selling your brushed gear (you'll make $25-30 on eBay), purchasing a Sidewinder micro ESC from BPP or eBay, which will cost around $50, and buying one of those $15 brushless motors on hobbycity.com. Twice the speed/runtime, no maintenance, extremely high resale value, and it very might well be the last motor you ever buy for your RC18.
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:45 AM
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Mongoose 10.5

Anyone try Novak Mongoose 10.5 in Tek18x or Rc18? I read a lot of post for the vendetta but nothing on rc18. If you have suggestion for me go ahead

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Old 09-24-2008, 05:26 PM
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I finally choosed a Reedy Mini-Max modified motor.

FOr the gearing, what do you think of 12/60?
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:35 PM
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That will do, but just to let you know that the MM motor really likes to whine out......you should try 15 as well, remember if you want more top speed then try a 17 but you will lose out on torque.
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