Motors: modified vs. stock

Motors: modified vs. stock

Post by Matthew Danie » Sun, 21 Apr 1996 04:00:00



Hello all, and thanks in advance...

I purchased an RC10T sport truck not too long ago and have subsequently
upgraded to full bearings, MIP CVD's, Lunsford titanium turnbuckles, and
added an ESC. The motor is a stock Reedy that came with it (not bad, I
guess) and my questions are...

Are the "higher end" stock motors (Midnight, Green Machine II, etc..)
going to give me much more power than my current Reedy?

I've heard alot about the lack of durability in stock motors and that I
should get a mild modifed instead...is this true?

Also, what will adding a higher end stock or mild modified do to my run
times? Right now they are around 10 minutes or so.

Thanks!

-

 
 
 

Motors: modified vs. stock

Post by shshu » Tue, 23 Apr 1996 04:00:00


   The Reedy you have, the Midnight and Green Machine II are all 24degree
ROAR stock motors. As the Midnignt and Green Machine II have been made
using newer technology, they should be a little faster than your Reedy
(You should notice the difference). If you have an budget ESC, you could
use modified motors down to 18 turns or so (for now don't go any lower,
even if your ESC can take it, you'll need practice with something slower
first). Depending on the number of turns, your run time should be no
worse than 4 minutes of actual racing. The April issue of RC Car Action
has a good article on how to choose a budget modified motor, I strongly
reccommend you read it. A good overall gear ratio for a 18 turn modified
is about 9.5 to 1, 9.95 for stock motors.

Kenneth Shum

 
 
 

Motors: modified vs. stock

Post by Matt Verroch » Tue, 23 Apr 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>Hello all, and thanks in advance...

[snip]
my questions are...

Quote:

>Are the "higher end" stock motors (Midnight, Green Machine II, etc..)
>going to give me much more power than my current Reedy?

Much? No.  A little?  Probably.

Quote:
>I've heard alot about the lack of durability in stock motors and that I
>should get a mild modifed instead...is this true?

Stock motors can last a long time if cared for well and depending on the
application.  The modified will give you more power - much more power.

Quote:
>Also, what will adding a higher end stock or mild modified do to my run
>times? Right now they are around 10 minutes or so.

A high end stock should change your runtime much if at all.  A modified
will lower your runtime.  The more it's modified - the less runtime
you'll have.  I had a 17 turn in one of my trucks and could get 6 to 7
minutes from it.

Matt