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  • #31
    I'm glad you have taken the time to put your motor list together.
    We (Ace Hobby) are thinking about using watts to allow greater choice for motors in some of our classes. Could you give an opinion on how close the wattage should (Could) be to be "equal?
    Right now we are limited to no more than the 22k Slot.it & NSR "Big blocks". We have limited the S cans to 25k but that is not up to the job. We have started trying the Slot.it "Red" can (16-17 watts) vs. the 18.3 watt Boxer2.
    Dan

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    • #32
      Let experience be your guide. I would put a maximum wattage rule in place and just allow anything that is less than or equal to your maximum.

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      • #33
        The Ninco motors with their ambiguous ratings should be tested separately.

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        • #34
          I just received two Plafit Pointers and two Plafit Rabits for testing, thanks to Steve. Stay tooned for a Motor List update. These are medium-low power motors for race car classes with power limits.

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          • #35
            Thank you Robert!

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            • #36
              I've been dying to get these things tested for a while.

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              • #37
                I tested all four motors rotating clockwise, when viewed from the rear of an inline installation with the gear on the right side. Both Rabbits are can-drive.

                Plafit Rabbit (FC-130, marked "Mabuchi"), sample motor #1:
                26,079 RPM/12v
                121 gcm/12v
                7.9 Watts/12v

                Plafit Rabbit (FC-130, marked "Mabuchi"), sample motor #2:
                27,582 RPM/12v
                112 gcm/12v
                7.7 Watts/12v

                Plafit Pointer (FK-130), sample motor #1:
                22,901 RPM/12v
                166 gcm/12v
                9.5 Watts/12v

                Plafit Pointer (FK-130), sample motor #2:
                23,558 RPM/12v
                161 gcm/12v
                9.5 Watts/12v

                Motors are more powerful than I expected. The Pointers run like a Slot.It orange endbell.

                Here is what I had on the Slot Car News Motor List:

                Plafit Rabbit (FC-130) 24,000 RPM/12v (21,800 RPM/12v per Prof. Motor)
                .5A,
                (100 gcm/12v per Prof Motor, 5.5W/12v)

                Plafit Pointer (FK-130) 21,700 RPM/12v per Prof. Motor
                112 gcm/12v per Prof. Motor, 6.1W/12v

                Hoo hah, that is some variation in data.

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                • #38
                  I expected they'd be better than PM's listed, but not that much better! It's not a huge test batch, but they seem pretty darned consistent motor to motor...

                  Thanks!

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                  • #39
                    Looks like the Rabbit would perform like the old Carrera E100, and the motors you find in many Auto Art cars (26k).

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Robert Livingston View Post
                      Looks like the Rabbit would perform like the old Carrera E100, and the motors you find in many Auto Art cars (26k).
                      Probably the Revogram's, too...

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                      • #41
                        I'm guessing this 26k thing is a stock, generic wind that Mabuchi produced in the tens of thousands. Not an optimum wind for a slot car, but it'll do to motivate the RTR's.

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                        • #42
                          Hi All,

                          Do you think these results might impact on these motor's eligibility in the RAA?

                          Cheers, Tony.

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                          • #43
                            These motors should probably be in RAA GT class.
                            Last edited by Robert Livingston; 07-26-2012, 07:13 PM. Reason: I didn't check the rules!

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                            • #44
                              The pointer exceeds the GT1 class specifications, it is eligible for P class.
                              The rabbit is slightly more powerful than a slotit teal but Steve will have to decide on it's eligibilty in GT1.
                              Nice performing motors.

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