Turnigy TrackStar 4168 2650KV 1/8th Brushless Motor
Forget those messy nitro engines and upgrade your 1/8th truck or buggy with the Turnigy TrackStar 2650kv Brushless motor. Combine this motor with the Turnigy TrackStar 150A ESC for the ultimate 1/8th EP experience.
HI could anyone tell me how they would compare this motor to the flux tork 2650. Im deciding which to buy. Also how does the tork compare to the moster mamba? im after crazy acceleration thanks. Any reply would be greatly appreciated.
Hi Im new to the RC world and have a BL dominator that seems damn quick to me. Would this engine make it go faster though? (acceleration I mean). Also im confused, i have 4s 14.8 volts If this motor is 17 Volts max than how can you use 5 or 6s? Also can someone please tell me what engine the Vorza flux comes with. I know its 6s and is a beast of a car. Thanks. Need all the advice I can get.
I am running this motor with a 160a Turnigy esc and Zippy 5000mah 40c 5s!!!! How long till it melts? People say it can handle 5s, it did well on 4s for me so I picked up a pair of 5s. May need a fan/sink but I did gear down a few teeth on the pinion, running 13t/46t in an ofna hyper 7 e conversion, ya ya I know its heavy but whatever.
It depends on your hole setup and battery capacity. I haven't used anything less than 25C/5000mAh, which is basically 25x5=125Amps.If you are using less capacity then go higher C -rating. If battery gets hot when driving you are taking too much amps from it.
Hello i have same ESC i go at 320A continuos and ESC is cold, my burst current are 720A but esc is soo good. I have 2 pack 2s 60-120C (series connected 4s).
I advise you 2s 60-120 nanotech are excellent batteries
Hobby king only have one mod 1 pinion but it's only 13 teeth so not ideal. You should aim for around 17 or higher
Here's the hobby king one. 5mm is the correct size shaft for this motor.
13T/5mm M1Steel Pinion Gear
PRODUCT ID: ST13T-5-M1
I own a Associated RC8BE, i've purchased this motor but all the spur and pinion gears are quite confusing to me.
How will i know which pinion i will need for my motor so it runs nice on 4S.
The pitch stuff etc are very confusing could someone please tell me what pinion i need and what all this stuff means for future.
Can someone please help me
I don't know the Associated RC8BE or what gear ratio works best, but I know you'll be looking for a pinion 5mm bore and 32 pitch. More teeth on a pinion equals more speed but less torque and higher heat, vice versa for a smaller pinion. I use this in an emaxx which is a monster truck so my setup probably won't be similar to a buggy, but I have a 21 pinion/62 spur tooth ratio which is a low to moderate setup so try around there.
Start by looking up Cars & Parts>Option Parts>Pinion Gears>32 Pitch they're $3 a piece
Don't use 32 pitch!
I use Mod 1 (metric) pitch pinions from 15-21 tooth with my rc8be converted to electric depending on power and speed you need. For bashing and larger tracks 21tooth still gives heaps of power.
The 32 pitch gears sold on this site won't mesh correctly for the rc8be from my experience.
Hope this sets it straight.
has any one plug it (this motor) on to 1/8 gp pan car (convert)like picco integra... ? and if i use tgy trackstar 150A with 4s lipo... and AUW the car is about 2,5 kg... how about the gearing? many thanks b4
I have this motor and the turnigy 160A esc in mt e converted Ofna Hyper7 1/8 scale buggy. I turned it into a sct and race it on and off road. I use 4s and anywhere from 11-17t pinions with the 46t spur. Lots of power, I use 500,000 wt center dif oil, 10,000 rear, 7000 front. So much fun. Its a bit heavier than the 3 buggies because its older and used to be nitro but it has yet to break.
zenzen, here in Brazil we use this motor in 5S LIPO, but only with heatsink and fan cooler installed, when correct geared (pinion) runs without problems for much time
although be not exactly the manufacturer specification......
Is the motor compatable with the Castle Creations Mamba Monster 1:8 ESC? I believe this is a 6 pole motor so I did'nt know if its compatable with CC MMM ESC or not? I know the ESC can more than handle the volts and current, but are unsure about the number of poles. Somebody must have tried this set at some point.......
Cheers for the reply Simon.
Do you know if hobbyking do spares for this motor (bearings, rotors etc)? Just think about longer term repairs etc.
Also is there much difference in smoothness between the 6 vs 4 pole motors?
Cheers for your help.
Also more poles = more potential torque as the rotor won't need to turn as far before being propelled to the next pole. Some people say fewer poles feels smoother but that also depends on your car setup, gearing, diff oil viscosity etc etc this motor is both fast-2650 rpm per volt and damned powerful
Yes major mods. This is too big. This is for 1/8 scale buggies and has a 5mm shaft whereas 1/10 are usually 3.7 mm. You'll need to modify the motor mount, get a 5mm shaft pinion or drill yours to 5mm and possibly consider upgrading your primary gear and transmission. This would rip your Evo to shreds so be careful.
Sorry Simon but you are wrong, this motor fits perfectly on 1/10 E-Revo, althoug the car scale is 1/10, the model is bigher than others in market and use 1/8 motors class with 5mm shaft originally, this motor runs quite with 4S LIPO in this car, this is the best choice in cost/benefit today in my oppinion......
Ive use this motor to replace castle neu 1515 2200kv in a Revo.
Wanted to cut a little weight.
My revo has even more torgue now with this baby :)
I run single batt 4cells 4000mah 30/40c turnigy with hobbyking 100A car esc. gearing is 68/17. Amp draw is 103A peak on very grippy surface.
Temp after a couple of batts is 64 Degrees celsious. but ambient temp outside was about 5degrees celsious, so could need a fan when summer hit us :)
Incredible cheap Quality motor A
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Ok so this is a second review on this motor, however this is a driving review and not just a "first impression/build quality" review as my first review was. So i had originally bought this motor for a RC8B-e 1/8 buggy, but got sick of waiting for parts to get my buggy running, so i installed it in a E-Revo instead, as i think it will really show what this motor is capable of since the revo is heavier and with much larger tires (pro-line big joes). I originally had a Leopard 4074-2000kv motor in my revo, that i replaced with this motor for testing. First off the gearing i had was 68/18 and running it on 20c/4cell/4000mah lipos. With the Leopard motor i had a top speed of 30mph, and with the trackstar motor the truck hit 38mph (gps). I was very impressed with the performance of this motor, as it provided some serious rip for my revo, this motor did not have quit the torque that the 40-74-2000kv Leopard motor did, but i did not expect it to since the leopard motor is bigger and lower kv, but there was NOT alot of difference in torque, however the difference was noticeable. After doing speed runs and being aggresive with the throttle (10-15 min), i brought the truck in for a temperature check, the hottest the motor got was 142deg F/ 61deg C, the ambient temp outside was 7 deg C/45def F. Using a watt meter, the motor pulled 102.7 amps, working out to 1456 watts/ 1.95 hp max. Not too
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This motor has tons of power. I have this in my flux hp and it is more than enough at 4s. It will wheely with no problem even if you are at half throttle. The best part is I will never have to run 6s again. 4s is perfect with this motor. I have this motor paired with a Leopard Ground 150a esc and the fan never kicks on because it never gets hot. : )
i love it near same with mamba motor. cheap and same qualty
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I installed in my 1/10th Scale Truck it needs powerfull system. Motor is excellent value for money.Initially installed Trackstar 150A esc with motor but motor blew esc. Then got Hobbywing 150A esc. Now it runs great. 4S Lipo , 80A peak and 1400W peak. Motor gets hot after 10min but not a problem. I have done 45min runs and no problem.