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#1 Troy Beeler

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 02:07 PM

Mostly curious How the Pro Slot 4001 runs vs. a Mini Brute?

 

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 08:50 PM

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We have had a nice time racing the sealed version in our 130 gram(+) hardbody racers 7/33 gearing with 1 inch tires.  Bonus, brushes and springs are renewable, but have not worn one out yet to bother.

  

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PS-4001 Euro MK1 Motor - 37,000 + rpm, 160/gm-cm, 300mA, standard with 60 degree springs. Designed for 1/32 and 1/24 Scale - Home, Club and Commercial Racing. CW or CCW rotation $14.95 PS-4001S.jpg
 
PS-4001S PS-4001S Euro MK1 37,000 RPM motor sporting its new colors. This motor is great for entry level racing and was designed for 1/32nd Scale cars. Recently, the Mid-American Hardbody Series adopted this motor for their Hobby-stock Division. $15.95
 

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 09:32 AM

So I picked up one of these motors. Is it worth upgrading  the brush's and spring's?



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Posted 24 May 2020 - 04:06 PM

So I picked up one of these motors. Is it worth upgrading  the brush's and spring's?

 

Yes, definitely :) 


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Posted 24 May 2020 - 04:32 PM

So what would you recommend ? The G7 hop up kit with the red springs. And I assume the Euro version. Or how about the gold dust brushes? Thanks.



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Posted 24 May 2020 - 05:09 PM

Maybe even the cheap brushes. 

 

Play around, experiment.


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Posted 24 May 2020 - 09:37 PM

What is the difference between the 4001 & 4001S?
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Posted 24 May 2020 - 09:49 PM

The 4001S has a seal.

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 10:43 PM

4001 has a seal also that is blue. The only difference I can tell with the 4001S is the seal is purple. All of the rest of the specs appear to be the same from Pro Slot web site.
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Posted 24 May 2020 - 11:30 PM

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The above is probably an old pic.

Regardless of seal or no seal, the only point of the purple seal is so that it doesn't get confused with a blue seal motor, for the B & E Hardbody Hobbystock class.
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Two-time G7 World Champion (1988, 1990), eight G7 main appearances
Eight-time G7 King track single lap world record holder

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Posted 25 May 2020 - 12:02 AM

My local track specs the 4001 for stock car. The ones I have and the ones my local track sells are blue seals like the attached picture. The only reason I noticed this was I ordered a 4001 and received a 4001S and noticed the purple seal. I have also noticed that Pro Slot shows the 4001 without a seal which leads me to question where the blue seal came from. Is there a difference besides seal color?

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Posted 25 May 2020 - 08:01 AM

Mike. Do you have a recommendation  on brushes?



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Posted 25 May 2020 - 08:56 AM

My local track specs the 4001 for stock car. The ones I have and the ones my local track sells are blue seals like the attached picture. The only reason I noticed this was I ordered a 4001 and received a 4001S and noticed the purple seal. I have also noticed that Pro Slot shows the 4001 without a seal which leads me to question where the blue seal came from. Is there a difference besides seal color?

 I already explained it in Post Number 10.

The reason for the purple seal was to easily differentiate between another motor with a blue seal, the much faster 4002FK, also raced in a local Chicago-Indiana-SW Michigan, Hardbody series.

If you don't believe me, I suggest you contact John Miller at Proslot.

Mike. Do you have a recommendation  on brushes?

Some racers think replacing the stock brushes with different ones does not make a difference.

For me, or anyone else, to recommend, for a track that we have not been on, is impossible.

I suggest you just experiment.

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Posted 25 May 2020 - 09:38 AM

Thanks Mike!



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Posted 25 May 2020 - 06:58 PM

Champion Red/light springs are 90 degrees.  PS 4001 comes with very light 60 degree springs.  Stronger springs can give more torque than lighter ones, but may cut down the top RPM.  Stronger springs can also give more brakes.

 

The G7 brushes are harder for more life and RPM.  Softer Golddust or similar brushes may give shorter life and maybe more torque.


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