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#1 havlicek

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 09:38 AM

After doing a bunch of the PS motors, I figured it was time to once again look at the JK Hawk.  I think the end bell on the Hawk has some definite advantages in general, but I'm sort of leaning towards the more open can of the Hawk being more suited to most of the kind of winds you might see in these things...but I guess either one has it's plusses and minusses depending.  On both motors, if you're going to do some "building"...if you're allowed to under whatever rules you're racing, I'm pretty sure there's good reason to try and prevent the end bell bushing from loosening.  ***The only thing I did to this setup was to drill and "key" the end bell and bushing.  I see it happen on both motors when just working on them, so I think it's likely to happen when actually racing them in anger.  :)  Maybe going to an end bell bushing that's knurled might be something for pro Slot and JK to look into???  I also think that the ceramics are probably more suitable for most winds in these motors, but that also depends on things other than *just* the wind.  ***Either motor is a pretty great value for modern racers, and no doubt both have their supporters.

So here, I wound up another "12" (*50/29), this time on some fresh lams from Bill Bugenis, so I wanted to christen them.  ;)

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 09:58 AM

Nice little package to be sure...


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Yes, to be sure, this is it...


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 03:11 PM

A beautiful thing if not a thing of beauty.


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 06:08 PM

John, it looks like these are the black coated blanks that Gill made? they wind nice don't they? Again a true craftsman having fun, keep it up.

 

Happy Easter to You and Your Family.

 

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 06:44 AM

John, it looks like these are the black coated blanks that Gill made? they wind nice don't they? Again a true craftsman having fun, keep it up.

 

Happy Easter to You and Your Family.

 

Jess Gonzales

 

Hi Jess,

     The lams are from Bill Bugenis.  I pressed and coated them, but they are very nice lams alright.  Bill has "the good stuff"  :)


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 07:22 PM

Meant "Bill", sometimes when I'm up all night my typing gets whacked. Yes, Bill B. has the good stuff. Bill I need to call you soon.

 

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 12:34 PM

How does the H12 compare to a Proslot X-12 Armature - PS-4012 ?


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Posted 27 April 2018 - 02:45 PM

How does the H12 compare to a Proslot X-12 Armature - PS-4012 ?

 

Well, this is an awkward kind of question.  All I can say is that I do the best I can.  I can not say that my arms are better or worse than, for example, any Pro Slot or Koford hand wound arms.  Right now, I'm waiting on a delivery of some fresh "4461" epoxy from Cotronics because I'm pretty sure I had an arm failure because of epoxy "past it's prime".  On "just" the winding part, I can say that my winding is as good as anyone else's, but the winding is the least of it!


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Posted 27 April 2018 - 03:04 PM

I was just wondering how it performed to what's out there that is similar.  :D  No worries. 


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