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#1 Samiam

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 11:13 AM

"Effective 1/1/17, Hawk Retro, F7, and TSR will be the only motors permitted in the IRRA® rules for all classes, except in the Can-Am Plus class, which will be: Hawk Retro only." *
 
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* excerpt from IRRA® Rules Update page.


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Posted 01 January 2017 - 11:52 AM

Do you say this with some authority or insider knowledge?

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 11:56 AM

It seems like a lot has happened in so far as motors are concerned during my current slot car sabbatical. Also, I understand that 16D motors are hard to come by.

 

I like those little motors; how do they work (or do they) in heaver cars like FCR Hardbodies?


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Posted 01 January 2017 - 12:00 PM

I edited the post to show source.
 
George,

Only the Parma 16Ds are on the endangered motor list. Still a ton of them out there to be had though. But since Parma no longer has them most if not all rule sets have turned to other motors.
 
The Pro Slot mini motors perform well. The 4002FK is used in everything from Wing cars to Hardbody with good results. Some minor brush hood alignment issues. But once you rectify that with the help of the Swiss or R-Geo tool, they are good to go.
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Posted 01 January 2017 - 12:14 PM

Do you say this with some authority or insider knowledge?


Not insider knowledge. It was posted months ago. In fact in March of 2016.
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Posted 01 January 2017 - 12:23 PM

LOL. So why not just say Hawk Retro is the only motor allowed in all the IRRA® classes?
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Posted 01 January 2017 - 12:27 PM

One reason is that on some small, tight tracks and/or the F1 cars, the Hawk Retro is a bit too much motor. There are other reasons...

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 01:06 PM

I don't race any IRRA® races so I have no dog in this fight. I also own no PS4002 motors and have never used one in anything. (Well maybe I have one Big Dog in a Retro sidewinder but there is no tape or limits involved in this motor prep for this kind of racing.)

I'm just wondering, why they are out? Am I correct that all the legal motors come in "closed" cans with no ability to change or align anything? It appears the PS 4002 are sealed using the old tape (ala Deathstars) and are subject to alignment or modification. I wonder if this has caused their demise.

My question is purely informational in nature and not directed to promote hotly flamed replies as motor questions are often want to precipitate.


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Posted 01 January 2017 - 01:31 PM

My opinion.

Let's lock this and move on.

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 01:31 PM

Mark, your surmise regarding the reason is largely correct.

 

Agree, Mike.


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