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JK Hawk Retro & Hawk 7 motors at SCRRA races

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#1 Bryan Warmack

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 12:22 AM

As most of you know, the new JK Hawk Retro motor has been, and is presently being, tested at SCRRA races at Buena Park Raceway and soon will be made legal with the TSR D3 and Falcon 7 motors. Recently it was called to the SCRRA's attention that the very similar and faster JK Hawk 7 was now being produced with a tied commutator which made the motors visually identical except for the much longer endbell shaft of the Hawk Retro.


Since the SCRRA racers have been accustomed to cutting the shafts of the Falcon 7s for some time now to save weight up high, this shaft cutting may now pose a problem with the new Hawk Retros. It seems it might be easy to doctor up a short shaft in a Hawk 7 to simulate a cut shaft in a Hawk Retro... so... we may need to simply add a rule that forbids the practice of cutting the endbell shafts on the Hawk Retros.


So... until further notice, anyone with a Hawk Retro, DO NOT CUT THE SHAFT on the endbell side...


And, for all the racers with Hawk Retros with shafts already cut... don't worry... no matter what happens, they will certainly be legal for the monthly SCRRA races.  :)

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 01:19 AM

HeHeeHeeee...oh God... the motor crap never ends!!!

Good luck, Bryan, I know you're the right man for the job!!!

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 12:02 AM

So what makes the Hawk 7 faster than the Retro Hawk? We are running Hawk 7s and the Pro Slot 4002 FKs in North Carolina along with the Pro Slot 4002FK (but in different classes.)
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#4 Mark Wampler

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 01:46 AM


My understanding is the Hawk 7 has 60 turns #30, vs 65 turn on the Retro Hawk.
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Posted 26 May 2015 - 09:51 PM

Doesn't the Hawk 7 have have a lot more "cog" than the RH, can be used to tell them apart.



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Posted 27 May 2015 - 08:10 PM

wouldn't it just be easier to allow the hawk 7 and be done with it? you're all a bunch of speed crazed trigger monkeys anyways.....LOL

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#7 Mike K

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 06:34 PM

...old post from 9/2014......

So much DRAMA for such small cars....
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