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    What is this motor good for?

    I have an open motor (manufacturer unknown) that has a Koford armature which is engraved 459 and 18T 25

    Could someone please tell me what this motor is best suited for?

    Thanks

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    it was a eurosport motor when mini arms where being developed .Not used anymore the standard is .480/.485
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    Thanks.

    I bought it off Ebay yonks ago and have never used it
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    1/32 Eurosport practice. Not as much choke needed. Got a few of those myself, and practice is MY best competition.

    Koford setup. Single mags or quad?
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    Don't know
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    Quads came out about 1990 for grp 7. I got a couple from wing racers then and felt they were not as smooth for flat tracking as singles. Chokes and modern controllers might be different now. Quads will be very cogey when you turn the arm by hand - each pole will stop twice within the magnet instead of once. Without chokes, I used the 31T/27 winds easier. 40T28 was OK for Fi back then and why I ran cheaper grp 12 arms.

    Check for endbell shorts. The Teflon coating on the aluminum tends to get burned off from brush arcing.
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    Probably OK for 1/24 ES practice as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.GoFast View Post
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    agreed, this made me laugh

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    Glad it brightened up your day

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    I would put it in a 1/24. That's a lot of motor there for 1/32. With it being a 85 wind, you will need a choke. Otherwise, get ready to use a lot of braid because it will be drawing some serious amps on the track!

    It looks like the shaft is not cut down so the smallest pinion that will fit will be a 8t 64p. That type of motor is better suited for larger tracks with long straights. It will be hard to show it's true potential on a short straight type track.

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    A Camen 6 tooth, 64 pitch or a 7 tooth 72 pitch, 2mm hole will fit.
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    Yes, it does have a "large" shaft,

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    They are not all that hard to cut down to 1.5mm. You'll need that for your track in NZ. 80 pitch 6:45 and a choke I'm thinking. Gil will know this better than me, though.

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    Solder motor to chassi without gear and axle in it run motor and slowly grind shaft to fit 1.5 pinion run in 1/24 mite not fit in 1/32 euro. Should be a good practice motor
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