Jump to content
mtbkym01

Silver Sport Tuned?

Recommended Posts

Anyone know when this happened? Is it the same as the black can?

48748719982_3820b2109d_h.jpg

  • Like 1
  • Confused 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hmmm, same part number. Wonder if they ran out of paint ?? :D

  • Like 1
  • Haha 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Announced I think on tamiyablog a little while ago, more cost cutting it seems.

I like the black can version, shame

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Announced I think on tamiyablog a little while ago, more cost cutting it seems.

I like the black can version, shame

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, taffer said:

Announced I think on tamiyablog a little while ago, more cost cutting it seems.

I like the black can version, shame

Yeah ok, missed that, glad I’ve got a couple black ones NIB still

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Black Cans were a neat looking motor.

I hope they re-release them B)

A Silver Black Can doesn't look or sound right.

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Someone needs to test one of these against a sport tuned black can - the new silver one says 23 turns on the box. The old one when opened up only had 27 and it never said on the box. This could potentially be quite a bit pokier as its the same number of turns as a superstock

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When i say someone i havent found one in the uk yet - everyone still seems to have lots of the old ones in stock

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/17/2019 at 12:32 PM, Superluminal said:

Someone needs to test one of these against a sport tuned black can -  

Good point.  

This (old catalog) says it uses 23t of 0.8mm wire, instead of 27t, 0.65mm wire of RS-540SH.  

However, Blackholesun said that the older one might have been 23t, but recent ones are 27t with advanced timing. This also makes sense.  This old catalog says its axle is 4mm longer, but there are photos with shorter (normal) axles.  Obviously, something did change since the 90's.  

So, someone does need to open up the newest Silver-Sport-Tuned motor for science.   

CcP5KeD.jpg

oZsuFsq.jpg

 

I found a Chinese motor with "sport tuned" sticker on it.  lol... 

s3NIlwF.jpg

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I picked up one of these as a spare motor in Brisbane a couple of months ago. The Hobby shop owner pointed out to me that they are now Silver Black cans before I left the shop as someone else bought one and rang them once they were home because they were a bit miffed it wasn’t black when they opened the box 😬

Still doesn’t really worry me, but it does look/ feel a bit cheaper than a proper black one in the hand, but they should be easier to dismantle as there are 4 tiny lugs holding it together. 

I haven’t run it yet but If I get a chance sometime I might be able to do a comparison in the ORV chassis. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here’s a close up if you’re interested, I haven’t tried to pull it apart but you can see the 4 small lugs holding it together,

91DEA703-8000-41E3-A3E7-6C5DF6573FD9.md.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There was a brown sport tuned as well, think this was before they were black?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

New Sport Tuned got delivered from Amazon. 

The box looks mostly the same, except it shows a silver can with a sticker.    

I was going to say it doesn't look too bad... 

sW1tIM2.jpg

But the backside is as smooth as a baby's bottom.  Same as the silver can!  This is uncool.  Not even a smaller black sticker?  To show some...coolness?  I thought Japanese people knew how to present stuff.  When you mount the motor, sometimes the sticker could face the ground, because of the wire lengths and what-not.  Then it won't look like Sport Tuned at all.  

Sport Tuned is my favorite motor.  I am a bit disappointed.  How could they put a dog in sheep's clothing? (I won't say wolf, because this motor isn't that fast...)  Give me something!  I'll even take a Tamiya logo!  

MvcSPJ9.jpg

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is a bit of an anticlimax opening the box now isn’t it @Juggular?😕

Looks like we will have to invest in some Black heat resistant paint, or sell all the exposed motor vehicle’s you have and stick to SRB’s so at least you can’t see it inside the gear casing. 

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If its anything like when they change food packaging, the food never tastes the same!  I would bet there is something else that's been changed!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
49 minutes ago, Gazzalene said:

If its anything like when they change food packaging, the food never tastes the same!  I would bet there is something else that's been changed!

Well it looks like the previous black one was 27t with the timing advanced a bunch to bring the rpm up compared to a normal silver can. The new silver one looks to be 23t with mild or zero timing. Theoretically the new one should be a bit more powerful, but spin about the same rpm. It's likely that the new one is more of a generic motor so is cheaper to produce. Statically advancing the motor timing a bunch isn't usually done outside of RC because it makes the motor less efficient, so the black motor might have cost more to produce as it has non standard manufacturing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...