SlotForum banner

1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
with so many to choose from what are the best motors on the market these days,both for short twisty tracks and for long tracks.iv'e been looking at nsr 46k motors for the long tracks.i am just getting back into slot cars after years away,i used to rewind my own motors which was great fun.am i just aswell building my own motors if so where can i buy armature blanks and comms.or is it cheaper nowadays just buying new motors?
thanks in advance.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,646 Posts
depends on what you like driving, a screamer or a torquer, with gearing to suit. arm blanks and comms are pricey and hard to get hold of. ive run the 46000 king and an fc130 size facon7 55000 rpm motors in plastic chassis on a home track. great fun. john
 

·
Ian
Joined
·
99 Posts
Martin, I see that you were also looking at clubs in your area, it might be worth waiting to see what club members race, and using similar motors the range out there is fantastic, its really difficult to pinpoint a motor without knowing what job it is meant for. It's not always the most expensive, or the biggest motor that works the best.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,762 Posts
If you used to rewind motors you obviously know more than me. I will simply say I have noticed a trend towards high torque, high geared set ups. Rather than high rev low geared but...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,570 Posts
QUOTE (martin yorkston @ 27 May 2012, 17:54) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>with so many to choose from what are the best motors on the market these days,both for short twisty tracks and for long tracks....
For what sort of car?
A "46k"or "50k" motor would be way too slow for the quicker 1/32 metal chassis classes and way too powerful for plastic chassis racing (except possibly one with loads of magnet traction).

If you are thinking about racing at clubs in your area, take Bleep's advice and find out about what they use.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,646 Posts
a 50k motor in a plastic chassis, no magnets and suitably brace, geared around the 5-1 mark is great fun on a home track. it certainly makes you better on the trigger. i also use metal chassis cars on my home track, with way way faster motors , one motor is a hard clicking cobolt motor in a lazer cut stainless chassis geared at 6-1 its controllable if yuo,ve got very fast reactions. i like to play and not be resticted in anyway, in fact one of my favorite cars to drive is a ninco 1966 gto, standard motor, just lowered and braced. you can get the back out and powerslide all the way round my big radius bends 5or4 radius. there 63in outside to outside. john
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top