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View Poll Results: What sealed motor do you think is best?

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  • Pro Slot PS4002FK

    12 54.55%
  • Hawk 7

    4 18.18%
  • Hawk Retro

    5 22.73%
  • Falcon 7

    1 4.55%
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Thread: What FK Motor of choice and Why?

  1. #1
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    What FK Motor of choice and Why?

    We are about to vote for the motor to be used in FK classes.
    For the last two years we have run the PS4002FK motor, after leaving the Falcon 7 in frustration

    The PS4002FK has been more reliable, has had a few issues
    1. Push-starts
    2. getting so hot the end bell hardware screws pull out of the end bell (but these are probably messed-with motors)

    But the main reason for review is that some racers are worried others are tampering so much because of the easy access to brushgear and brushes (i.e. timing advance and cutting brushes) all which are too time-consuming to scrutineer.

    I'm interested in what other clubs are running for their pressed-steel chassis racing and the level of satisfaction with the motor of choice being used, a summary of problems (i.e. the Falcons we used earlier were shocking for both losing brakes mid race and 'turning to smoke')

    So...what are you using, why, and what are the issues?

    My view is that the PS4002FK is the best of whats available, at least it has a long life when you get one you're happy with, and that racers should be free to adjust and play with anything not protected by the seal. Just my $0.02
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    Tinkers will tinker.

    Cheaters will knowingly cheat.

    Is there a foolproof answer?

    I will follow this thread with interest.
    Zippity

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    How about adding your thoughts as well as words of wisdom
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    My thoughts on these ****e motors are common knowledge

    Let's hear what the rest of the world thinks.

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    I have run the PS FK motor and the Retro Hawk motor in the last year. Both seem to be quite good considering the cost. I do think the RH is a bit more consistent in performance. There has been quite a variation in speed on the PS motors I have had.
    Using the RH should do away with concerns about cheating.

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    Hmmmm that's the opposite way around has been described to me by a prominent US based racer. He said PS very consistent and RH erratic at best


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    We come from a country of sheep down here for many reasons slotcars is one.

    Valid comments Swodem regarding what goes on down here.

    My idea as per one of the national committee members down here, his thoughts pick a mini can setup and a better single spec arm to fit it.

    Like i voiced at the AGM people complain the most about things they cant do, other motor classes no one says a word when its open to play within the rules.

    I think doing a mini motor down this road would match the current chassis which is nothing like its intent, its the most modded chassis out of all classes run.

    To be honest regardless whats used fingers will be pointed.

    5c

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve37 View Post
    We come from a country of sheep down here for many reasons slotcars is one.

    Valid comments Swodem regarding what goes on down here.

    My idea as per one of the national committee members down here, his thoughts pick a mini can setup and a better single spec arm to fit it.

    Like i voiced at the AGM people complain the most about things they cant do, other motor classes no one says a word when its open to play within the rules.

    I think doing a mini motor down this road would match the current chassis which is nothing like its intent, its the most modded chassis out of all classes run.

    To be honest regardless whats used fingers will be pointed.
    5c
    yes, prob true

    what is the "mini can setup and a better single spec arm to fit it."???

    have you voted?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    Tinkers will tinker.

    Cheaters will knowingly cheat.

    Is there a foolproof answer?

    I will follow this thread with interest.

    Very true and its been evident even with the 4002, it will always happen the more you restrain people so open it up like the S16D

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    Quote Originally Posted by swodem View Post
    yes, prob true

    what is the "mini can setup and a better single spec arm to fit it."???

    have you voted?

    Yep voted, i guess use the current PS motor and dump the seal then replace the arm with Proslot replacement which is tied and balanced then add the copper brush gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve37 View Post
    not sure this is FK spec?
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    Its the replacement arm, but lets be honest there is no real answer to this unless JK come up with something

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    It's a 4002 arm but not necessarily and FK spec arm. I think it's for the 4002 Euro which is a different donk


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    Like i said no easy answer

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