For the first time in my 22+ years in this hobby, I will get the chance to participate in an IFMAR world championship and compete at the highest level, against the World's best. The IFMAR worlds will be held this year at Full Throttle Raceway in Kissimmee, Fl in October, 2014.
Personally I have been preparing for this event over the past few years; learning the ins and outs of modified racing, testing different platforms, electronic equipment, trying to complete a good package to be competitive.
This coming week however, the preparation intensifies and the official road to the World Championship starts with the Worlds Warm-up Race.
Full throttle is a large, nitro track, with long straights and some tight corners. it reminds me a lot of one of my local tracks here in Houston, Gulf Coast Raceway. Large tracks can be tricky, because the game is not necessarily about speed, but rather power delivery. Some motors are actually "too fast" or "too punchy" even on large tracks, and this sacrifices driveability and consistency on the car.
With that in mind when selecting my power package , I went with the new Hobbywing V10 4.5T motor to match up with my trusty HW V3.1 ESC. The main reason why I selected the HW motors is because when using them with the V3.1 I unlock all the ESC Data recoding in it's entirety. I can check temperature, rpm, easily after I come off the track, by hooking it up to the program box.
I have a baseline ESC large track set -up that I will start with and I will adjust from there.
Below I leave you with some pictures and captions from the un-boxing of the new HW V10 and the motor installed in my car.
Hobbywing has new packaging for all their premium line equipment!
When you get to open the box, the look is nice, with a "premium" feel and finish on the product.
The Motor comes with 2 Sensor Cables, and a nice instruction manual with recommended gearing settings in various languages.
The V10 Motors are full of nice features. I like the fact that the Motor Wind is etched into the stator and the can machined so that you can see it. Another cool feature (not pictured) is that the rotor comes with a fan installed on the pinion side of the motor. I have not gotten to test with it on or off, but as soon as I get a chance, I will make sure to post my findings.
Here is the motor installed in my BD7 2014. The connectors you see on the motor are QTEQ Power Terminals. I use them in ALL my cars. In this Case, I am Using the SV Type. What I like about the plugs, is that once soldered on my motors, and wired on the ESC, I never need to bring out a Soldering Iron to Swap out Motors. This makes my life so much easier. The Plugs are High quality Copper then plated in 24K Gold for excellent conductivity. Since the plugs screw in against each other, rather than press, the power loss is minimal.