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#1 gc4895

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 08:59 AM

Using the JK Cheetah 11 chassis in 1/32 scale and the Ultimate Peugeot body, which motor is recommended for flat track (full size commercial, not home) racing? I'm thinking of using the Hawk out-of-the-bag with 9/37 gearing. I like the Hawk due to the great brakes they offer. While this motor is faster than I had originally considered, I think the brakes make them more driveable than the other motors I considered. My first thought was to use the H&R Lightening II but the brakes suck. Retro Hawk are not known for their brakes. I don't have experience with other motors like Hawk 7 or the Pro Slot FK series. 
 
Anyway, this is a very technical track so how the car handles and drives is far more important than "speed."
 
Thanks for sharing your experiences! We just want a competitive and easy to get involved kind of experience for the participants.


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Posted 31 May 2016 - 10:04 AM

JK Hawk, Hawk 6, or Proslot 4002FK, are all good choices.

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#3 Dave Crevie

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 03:26 PM

We ran those at Swiss' a while back when he was in LaGrange. They were a hoot with Falcon motors. I

am not convinced that you need a ton of brakes with 1/32nd cars. Not on a big track, anyways. Too bad

they didn't get enough support from the racers. 



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Posted 31 May 2016 - 04:27 PM

Since the 'production 1/32' class is not commonly raced this decade, pick a motor and try it out.  The 1/32 production classes have used many combinations over the years.  This chassis can handle the power and put it to the ground.  The new batch of mini-motors like the Hawk-6 and the Proslot-FK offer great handling options.  Use those old puppy-dogs up or change up the arms to big-dogs, hawk, or grp 12.  If you want slower, Proslot has the 26,000 rpm 4001, or the slick-7, or the JK Hawk 15 or 26.

 

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 12:30 PM

What about front tires ? I notice womps use front tires that extend outside the body. Are front tires a good idea with this Cheetah chassis?
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Posted 17 June 2016 - 12:36 PM

You don't need fronts with this type of chassis because it has front "skids".

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 02:54 PM

Got it. Thanks! We decided on Hawks to use with these. It's an awesome combo. Great chassis, fast Hawk And ultimate body makes for one amazing flat track rocket.
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