Turnigy TrackStar 4168 2650KV 1/8th Brushless Motor (USA Warehouse)
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.
NO! it's far to large to fit in a 1/10th scale buggy like the Vandal. You need a regular 540 size motor like this one: www.link a good motor if you want a very fast buggy. If you want something more manageable, or your running on a smaller track then somethiing like this would be good: www.link are both sensored type motors, if your looking for sensorless then I'd get this one without a doubt for a good all around motor: www.link mentioned you had an Orion 130A esc. I'm not familiar with there esc line, but like alot of the higher end speedos there's a good chance that you can run sensored or sensoerless in which case it's just a matter of preference.
I use it in my 1/8 SCALE BUGGY 8 and it runs great never had a problem with it and I run it every day. And its been 1 month and it still runs great with my 150 amp ESC and I got better power with my 150 amp ESC then my 130 amp ESC so try using a 150 amp ESC it works a lot better.
no, this motor is a 150 Amp. Using a 130 Amp ESC will NOT work with a 150 Amp motor. Try using this one here: www.link is what i used in mine,
you can use any esc that is rated 150 amps or higher. just dont go over the voltage on the motor or youll destroy it!
That all depends on the vehicle and it's stats like the weight, fdr, and what surface your running on. I'm using a HobbyWing SCT Pro with this motor and it's only rated at 120 amp, buy the burst current is 800 . If your esc is rated at 130 amp continuous but say 300 or more burst you'd be just fine.
Where does it say anything about him using a Velinion? I thought you said you were going to put it in a Bandit VXL, or Slash 4x4. I'm guessing you tried it and it didn't work to well? What was it doing wrong, or not doing right?
OH SORRY. I got confused. Someone asked on another item if a motor would work with a Velineon, and how many amp a Velineon is. I'm sorry, got my information mixed up.
If I do put it in my slash 4x4 or bandit, I'm Gunna have to get another ESC for it, because Velineon's don't work well with 4 pole motors.
Yes it will work with a 130 amp. But I use a 150 amp and it works alot better. Cause the Motor is a 129 amp and you're using a 130 amp so us a 150 amp to be safer. My 150 amp Works great with this Motor better then the 130 amp Esc.
Again, it all depends on how many amps the motor will actually draw in the vehicle. The amp rating means nothing without a load. I could put this motor in a pan car with foam tires and it wouldn't draw more then 60 amps max. On the other hand if I put this in a 1/8th scale e buggy it should draw about 90-110 amps under max load. To take it to an extreme, if I were to put it in something very large and heavy like say an e truggy and run it on asphalt I wouldn't doubt that you could see loads of well over 160 amps if you were to floor it from a dead stop. Also when you talk about a 130, 150, or how ever many amp speed control that's the constant amp load rating, not the burst load rating. Something like the TrackStar 120 amp sc esc would work just fine for this motor. It can consistently handle 120amp load, and it'll handle burst loads of up to 760 amps! That's what you have to look at. I'm running a HobbyWing 120SC esc in my 4WD SC with Novak 4.5 turn 550 motor that'll draw well over 200 amps at a burst, but when I'm already rolling the load drops drastically.
You need a 150 amp. Cause it will work a lot better and it gives your ESC a a big brake cause the Motor is only a 129 amp and you're using a 130 amp so I use a 150 amp ESC to make sure it runs a lot safer and better.
it is a NAMED brand and it will do fine up till 6s, dont go over 6s and you should be good. turnigy quality controls just about every step of the processing of the products and uses top notch parts. i know because none of my turnigy machines ever break.
no josh. if your esc is rated max for 2s, stay with 2s, motors do not really have a specified voltage. they just consume whatever is given to them. this motor is good up to 6s but 2s is all you can use since your esc is 2s max rated. for 2 2s battery set up i suggest you try buying the hobbyking 120A esc or the trackstar 120A esc, both can handle 4s quite nicely.
I've got this setup in my Emaxx. I run my gearing more towards crawling 68spur / 17pinion. I run cool as can be. Took my truck on a 2 mile hike didn't even use half my 2-2s 5000mah batteries and even under hard running this motor stays super cool.
I would check your gearing. Lower your pinion to start.
I'm a noob when it comes to electric rc cars. I've picked up a losi 8ight t with an electric conversion and was wondering if this motor and the track star 150a esc would work with this setup? I would be running 4s lipo and want to make sure i won't fry the esc. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I will use this motor in my Stampede 4x4. I wonder if the 550 motor's pignon gear mesh right with the original 54 spur gear? Is the pignon gears for this motor got bigger tooth or are they similar as the one I used with 540 motor..?
Marcotte - the pinion gear pitch is not connected to the type of motor. So when you're shopping for a pinion, you choose the pitch at that time. You can run any pitch you want regardless of the motor, but I will caution you, with the power of this motor I'd go with a lower pitch on both spur and pinion for strength.
Also - will this motor even fit in a Stampede 4x4? This motor size likes to run at 4s so if you're planning on 2 or 3s, I'd honestly recommend sticking with the stock physical size.
Doesn't the helion dominus use a 540 size motor? This motor is for 8th scale - much larger. I wouldn't recommend for a smaller RC like the Dominus - you'd have to do some custom modification to even make it fit.
you can go for an 1\8 scale motors or go for a 550 1/10 scale motors like the castlecreations 1415-2400kv motor,castlecreations Neu-Castle 1512 1Y 2650kv motor is great for 4s buggies & Neu-Castle 1515 1Y 2200kv motor is made for up to 6s Monster trucks and you have lol of motoe 550 scale motors & 1\8 scale motors ot go by.
Guys these motors are NOT part of the motor winding. They're very flexible - like ESC wires. This is NOT comparable to motors with stiffer wires that WILL affect motor timing if cut.
So in short, yes, you can cut these wires with ZERO negative impact whatsoever.
No, the motor actually comes in just a plain brown (non-marked) box. Inside you'll find the motor very neatly placed inside a form-fitting foam. No manual, no connectors (bullets.) The motor has very large guage wires and plenty long with bare, pre-tinned ends. You can solder directly to ESC or add your own bullets.
I have a question about this motor. At this time I am building a custom txt-1 race truck. I am using the Traxxas E-Revo (brushless) transmission. I was told by a few members to use a 550 can because of the weight of the stock chassis. If I was using a 450 can,the esc and motor would heat up. Would this work? Jump on the thread on clod talk "TXT-3.0 Racing Project" ! It's under the shaft forum.
I think you ment 540 can, not 450 can. A standard rc motor like what comes in most 1/10th scale cars is a 540. Now with the boom of 4x4 SC's 550's have really taken off. 540 and 550's are both 36 mm in diameter, and are 50-68 mm long. If your looking to power a monster truck with a 2s or 3s pack I'd go with something like the Turnigy TrackStar SCT 5T 550 motor. If you plan on using primarily 4s or a mix of 3s and 4s I'd go with one of these. I personally use a 4.5T 550 with a 3s pack in my RC8.2e but this motor with a 4s in my RC8Te due to the size and weight.
I have read some people had the same problem, try turning down you motor timing on your ESC. If that doesn't work try reversing rotation on motor by switching two of the motor wires then switching to reverse on your throttle on your radio.
well, i tried with a mamba esc and is a 120A esc too but i tried it on 3s on my e maxx and runs awesome no problems with it and i also ran it on 5s and is a beast too... and getting another one for spare or something...
oh ur gonna like it, like how i do, in my judge ment i feel the same power as the castle motor, cheap, and max voltage is 5s and us a lot for a 2560kv motor, castle motor gives 48840 RPM on 22.2 V and the trackstar motor gives 47360 RPM on 5S, near to castle motor, runs cool.. i even try it in my nitro sport on 3s and is like a rustler on 2s...
idk how you did the math on those numbers your getting oswaldo, 2650x18.5 which is a dead 5 cell is 49,025 rpm and on 21 volts which is a fully charged 5 cell it doin 55,650, the caslte motor is 2200kv and 2200x 25 which is the voltage of a fully charged 6 cell is 55,000 rpm even
Yes it will run on an 80A ESC however you will be cheating yourself out of its higher performance capabilities. It is meant to handle 120A up to 5S Lipo. I'm using this in a Ofna Ultra LX1e on 4S 150A ESC 17T pinion its doing 55MPH on the street and can pop wheelies on command.
Yes it will work but if you are using a 4S lipo with this motor,
Gear it low or else you will have heat issues.
I use this motor with a hobbywing 150a esc in my 1/8 buggy.
17t pinion w/4s 30c 5000mah. Crazy fast, decent run time (20-25mins). But motor runs on the hot side. 160 degrees, outside temp 55°*
I have read some scary things about this motor vibrating at 70pcnt power , and it came to me with one bolt completely loose. I'll let every one know in review area?!?
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Installed in my Traxxis Summit with HK 120a esc I love this motor. So much torque and very good speed on 4S. Originally had a vibration but changed settings on my ESC to low timing and Reverse direction and runs perfect now!!! 6 crowns
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I put one of these motors in a slash 4x4 covert. Into a 1/8 scale buggy with a rc8 body and revo wing. I ran the motor with a mmp on 4 cell 5000 tunagey battery with 25/50 gearing and got 83 mph. Per gaurmen gps. The car was still accelerating until one of the tires blew apart. Great motor. Massive power !! Thanks hobby king !!!! Now I'm going to try it with the 120 amp. Hk esc. I just got the esc last week it's huuuuuuuuug. I just looks beast in the car.
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I got this for my project.......converted LST2 to brishless, I am running this motor, a XTM brushless 120 amp. Esc. With a 4s 5000 mah battery, custom mounted motor, and good lord,,,,,,the power, it can jump up and shoot out, but when I shify into 2nd, wow the truck has so much power it slides sideways, did I mention it has a fine design1/5 scale conversion, no wheelies, but it can actually put the power down, I jad no idea, thank you hobby king.....I rated this almost all tops, bit I need more run time.
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Just got this motor and was testing it. At about 70pcnt power, it vibrates badly. This is on a 4S setup. I tried setting timing to low and reverse motor direction, no luck. Contacting Hobbyking. We shall see.