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#1 swodem

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Posted 17 September 2016 - 10:05 PM

I started this thread on OWH, and would appreciate members having a look and voting in one place

What FK Motor of choice and Why?
http://www.slotcarta...0910#post340910


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Posted 17 September 2016 - 10:19 PM

I prefer whichever FK motor the local retro organization allows. Makes no difference to me... let's just race.


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Posted 17 September 2016 - 11:06 PM

Any sealed motor works for me!  My real preference is the TSR that we used to run. It was FAR more consistent than the current Retro Hawks--but the Retro Hawks have been in use now for a couple of years and their much better than the PS motors. WAY to much tinkering to make the PS motors reliable and their REALLY inconsistent!  So the Retro Hawk has been the way to go.


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Posted 18 September 2016 - 12:45 AM

Not a sealed motor but I'm curious if anyone gave this motor a whirl and how it performed?

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT


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Posted 18 September 2016 - 05:56 AM

I'll vote here

 

I'll go with the JK Hawk Retro. Lasts more than two races and I've had fewer unraceable duds. I like the tied comm. too.

 

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 08:00 AM

Finally somebody who knows the correct name for the Hawk Retro motor :good:


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Posted 18 September 2016 - 08:39 AM

I like the PS FK because of the brush assembly but I have purchase several that are bad right from the start.  I've had ones where the magnets rub or the arms are shorted out.


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Posted 18 September 2016 - 09:09 AM

" but I have purchase several that are bad right from the start.  I've had ones where the magnets rub or the arms are shorted out."

I hope you returned these as defective.


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Posted 18 September 2016 - 11:49 AM

I seem to get along with the TSR the best. That's my vote.


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Posted 18 September 2016 - 11:50 AM

I prefer the brakes of the Pro Slot FK motor, but otherwise, have to go with the Retro Hawk


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Posted 18 September 2016 - 02:43 PM

Would Love to use the PSFK but like the R/Hawk just the same

 

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 05:00 PM

Guess it depends on the chassis we are putting them in, however overall I like the Hawk Retro


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Posted 18 September 2016 - 07:40 PM

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 09:20 PM

Finally somebody who knows the correct name for the Hawk Retro motor :good:

Here's the deal with our crazy english language.  There's no pat rule to where adjectives fall in line in relation to nouns.  For instance we have no problem with identifying with the  "Hawk Seven".  No one would say  "Seven Hawk".   You can say that's a "classic Chevy" or "Chevy classic". Far as english is concerned, it doesn't matter.  I prefer Retro Hawk. it doesn't matter to me.  IT just sounds better.  F W I W


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Posted 18 September 2016 - 09:25 PM

Not a sealed motor but I'm curious if anyone gave this motor a whirl and how it performed?

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

That's a curious motor Tim.  I don't know.  Who has experience with those?


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Posted 18 September 2016 - 10:17 PM

It is listed as the Hawk Retro. However, Retro Hawk just rolls off the tongue smoother. So that is how most people refer to it as.
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Posted 18 September 2016 - 10:47 PM

That's a curious motor Tim.  I don't know.  Who has experience with those?

I may have to buy one Mark, gear it 10/28 and let it rip on the Gerding King track :shout:


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Posted 18 September 2016 - 10:49 PM

The local hard body club uses the H&R Hawk with pretty good success, but I've never heard of the Crushers.


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Posted 19 September 2016 - 12:53 AM

I may have to buy one Mark, gear it 10/28 and let it rip on the Gerding King track :shout:

SCRRA may not mind long as you don't do any 3.7's :D


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Posted 19 September 2016 - 01:44 AM

Not a sealed motor but I'm curious if anyone gave this motor a whirl and how it performed?

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

 

Hahahaha I reckon Havlicek had some leftover blue VHT enamel and painted up a storm on some Hawk 7's, with a little 'made-in-China' stencil to throw everyone off the scent...

 

Good luck soldering that in place...



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Posted 19 September 2016 - 05:55 AM

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 07:01 AM

HR is the best of the ones I used followed by the TSR.

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 11:37 AM

 

Hahahaha I reckon Havlicek had some leftover blue VHT enamel and painted up a storm on some Hawk 7's, with a little 'made-in-China' stencil to throw everyone off the scent...

 

Good luck soldering that in place...

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 11:50 AM

 

Hahahaha I reckon Havlicek had some leftover blue VHT enamel and painted up a storm on some Hawk 7's, with a little 'made-in-China' stencil to throw everyone off the scent...

 

Good luck soldering that in place...

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 12:07 PM

If one wanted to try that motor in a stamped chassis, you would just grind the paint off, from the appropriate area, just like racers did with Mura motors, for 20+ years.
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