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    tomato53
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    Mabuchi 540 motor

    Does anyone know weather a Mabuchi 540 motor, that is a sealed siver can, is a 25t or not because I bought a motor that said on the packet "Mabuchi 25t Motor" but on the motor itself it has a little series of numbers and letters that are identical to my other Mabuchi 540.

    What I'm trying to get at is, Is a mabuchi 540 the same as a 25t
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    Guest Member Jim Spencer has a level 2 reputation
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    Hi

    It's been a long time since used one of these, but yes I think you can get a 25T Mabuchi, in fact if memory serves me right there are / were several different winds knocking around.

    However you would perhaps be better asking this question in the 1/12 oval section, as 1/12 circuit racing doesn't use these motors.

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    Section Moderator Mark Stiles has a level 1 reputation Mark Stiles's Avatar
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    If the motor has this stamped on the can;

    MADE IN CHINA
    RS540SH
    TD079 x 22

    Then it is a 22 turn mabuchi (the best you can buy for 1/12th oval racing. These motors are quicker in reverse, so connect it to your esc the wrong way. It will have a duller can than the 25T motor.

    If the can is really shiny, its probably one of the 25T motors you get in a mardave kit. These aren't much cop for racing, as they're much slower than the 22T
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    What's a Tamiya 540 then?

    I had it in my head it was a 30x1, but perhaps that was wrong...

    Whatever, my 10L3 kicks donkey with one on small carpet tracks - about 44 mmpr on six cells!

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    I don't know, but on 4 cells, the mabuchi 22T motors are quicker than a 27T stock because if its lower turns.
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    Mabuchi 540 motor

    So let me get this right.

    The Mabuchi 540 is ok for racing and the mardave 540 is not much cop?

    tom

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    yep, but this is in 1/12th OVAL racing, you'll never keep up using one in 1/12th CIRCUIT!
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