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Vintage vs. modern brushed motors

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2 hours ago, Snappy1 said:

I agree with all the above, I own a comm lathe and rebuild my own brushed motors, the Chinese new ones are junk, you get what you pay for.....

The only new brushed motors that perform like they should are Tamiyas range of Superstock motors, I 

Even the modern Reedy Radeon 30,000 rpm motors don’t do 30,000 rpm .........

Completely agree!   I solely run SuperStock BZ on my recent various buggies for this reason.   They feel old school good quality. 

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9 hours ago, sosidge said:

In fact there's a lot of "premium" priced products out there that are coming off the same production lines with a fancy label. You've got to be careful.

 

2 hours ago, Snappy1 said:

Even the modern Reedy Radeon 30,000 rpm motors don’t do 30,000 rpm .........

 

Agreed, I have one of those Radons too, and it seems a little lazy... not as much punch as I was expecting, although it does reach a decent RPM.

I'll pull it apart at some point, I'm curious what's actually in there.

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