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#1 Roger Schmitt

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Posted 07 January 2021 - 06:45 PM

Mid-America's New Condor motor. 

 

16D can with a nice fast arm.

Slightly faster than a S16D arm.

 

MAR 603 Condor motor - $16.95.

MAR 603B Balanced Condor motor, includes a trued commutator, epoxied and tied windings, with a very nice American balance - $19.95.

 

MID 700 Condor arm - $9.99.

MID 701 Condor arm, balanced, epoxied, tied, and trued - $13.99.

 

Shipping to distributors on Monday

 

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Posted 07 January 2021 - 07:39 PM

Looks like a Parma endbell and hardware. Does the can have a 5mm or 6mm bushing? Magnets are...? Will magnets, endbell, and cans also be sold separately?
 
Is a flexi chassis to compete with the JKs and Mossettis next on the drawing board?
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Posted 08 January 2021 - 09:15 AM

I was looking at the endbell hardware this morning, and the negative I see is that the lead wire connections are on the bottom. I have never understood that from a practical standpoint.

 

Beyond that - looks good, can't wait to try one out!


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Posted 08 January 2021 - 09:22 AM

Who said that was the bottom?

The sticker is just on that way.


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Posted 08 January 2021 - 10:13 AM

If it is mounted in the conventional anglewinder way, with the axle notch towards the rear, the lugs will be on top. The motor was photographed upside-down.


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Posted 08 January 2021 - 12:10 PM

Great job Roger! 


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Posted 08 January 2021 - 04:37 PM

If it is mounted in the conventional anglewinder way, with the axle notch towards the rear, the lugs will be on top. The motor was photographed upside-down.

 

... because the Condor sticker was placed on the can upside down.  :laugh2:

 

Could the other side of the cans be stamped PARMA?  :laugh2:  :laugh2:


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Posted 08 January 2021 - 05:55 PM

gee, i mount mine that way to lower the center of gravity of the wires! 

just kidding 


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Posted 08 January 2021 - 06:12 PM

You beat me to it!

 

Now that I think about it, that might be beneficial. Not very practical though.


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Posted 08 January 2021 - 06:21 PM

fer shure. probably also need some tape under the terminals. 


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Posted 08 January 2021 - 06:33 PM

I always liked that style of springs, they consistently apply straight soft pressure to the springs, right at the center.

I like the hardware and I like that type endbell.

 

I like the fact it has no seal. Matter of fact, I can't see anything I DON'T like about it  :good:


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Posted 08 January 2021 - 06:35 PM

(except that you have to mount it upside down? never mind) i like 'em too. 


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Posted 08 January 2021 - 07:39 PM

Phil & Steve... I have done exactly that: mounted the motor terminals down and insulated them from the chassis with a piece of tape.

 

My friends have asked me why I do fiddly little things that will have little or no impact in a race, I tell them, "Improvements are cumulative.  Have you ever had a car tip up, but not quite deslot?  Have you ever won a race by inches?"


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Posted 30 January 2021 - 03:55 PM

Is the glob of epoxy covering the com tabs to prevent a wire from being thrown? Excessive IMO. 


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Posted 12 March 2021 - 04:49 AM

gee, i mount mine that way to lower the center of gravity of the wires! 

just kidding 

great idea! i like to eliminate one lead wire by using a shunt to the chassis as my other lead. cuts down on weight and moment of inertia sliding balance. so all parts of the chassis move at the same time. helps increase the durability of my balanced pinion.



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Posted 12 March 2021 - 05:36 AM

Is the glob of epoxy covering the com tabs to prevent a wire from being thrown? Excessive IMO. 

i would agree, nj. seems like the arm balance would be thrown off. in the past, i have improved the balance of some arms by adding a dab of epoxy in the right spot...







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