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2/28/2014 9:27 am  #1

brush hood question

whatis the performance difference between horizontal and vertical brush hoods on a motor?


2/28/2014 4:07 pm  #2

Re: brush hood question

Vertical Brushes will run cooler and your comm will last longer before it needs cleaned up compared to Horizontal brushes. With Horizontals, your comm runs with a dead short alot longer because there is so much more overlap.  I trim my brushes so that they have the maximum amount of duration without any overlap. I have a Hawk6 motor in my Falcon Wing car, and it ran for at least 10 hours before the brushes got too short and it quit running. I only had to remove .002 from the comm to clean it up, and there was just the tiniest amount of arcing on it after all that time. These motors aren't noted for their longevity BTW.

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2/28/2014 4:14 pm  #3

Re: brush hood question

thanks Steve I'm in the process of building a cut down c can neo motor and I saw cahoza makes an aluminum endbell that can use vertical or horizontal hoods. I may go vertical and see what happens with it. The motor will be for neo/fc or neo hardbody havent decided which class I will build.

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