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Budget Brand and High Grade Motors for Radio Control Cars

The turns rating is a (very) rough method of indicating power and current draw. Basically, it's the number of times a wire is passed around the magnetic core of the motor, and the lower the number (8 turns is pretty much as low as they get currently) the more current it draws, the higher the speed but conversely the lower the running time and the poorer the torque. A standard motor (at the reverse end of the scale) is a 27 turn - lower speed, low current draw, long run time, high torque.

The second number in a motor rating (e.g. 27x1, 13x2, 10x3) is the number of wires that are used in the wrap. So a 27x1 has one wire wrapped 27 times around the core, a 10x3 has 3 wires wrapped 10 times. The lower the number of turns (e.g. 10) the lower the torque generated so many manufacturers add more wire loops (e.g. x3 x4 etc) to increase the magnetism and therefore the torque.

Compatibility car wise, we don't recommend a motor lower than 17 turns in a shaft driven car (they tend to overheat the gears) but many get away with it. Belt driven cars are able to take a higher power motor with less risk of damage to the gearing.

When applied to speed controllers, please bear in mind that a worn standard motor (a notional 27 turn) or a standard motor used in extreme conditions (for example on an off road car negotiating a rough ground or long grass course) will draw more current. It is therefore wise to purchase a higher capacity Electronic Speed Controller (for example buy a 18 turn ESC rather than a 20 turn if running an off-roader) so that the electronics within are not running at their limit. This will reduce the likelihood of cut-out or overheating.


  • Mtroniks Vision Motor Brushes 10/30 Performance

    Pair of brushes, with leads. NB these brushes are supplied without slip rings - i.e. for soldering on.

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    Mtroniks Vision Motor Brushes 10/30 Performance
    Pair of brushes, with leads. NB these brushes are supplied without slip rings - i.e. for soldering on.

    Price £3.25

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  • Brushless CONVERSION LED programming card for SMD Combos JBR200001

    The LED program card is used for adjusting the setting on the SMD brushless combos. 1:Low Voltage Cut-Off: The function is mainly to prevent a [...]

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    Brushless CONVERSION LED programming card for SMD Combos JBR200001
    The LED program card is used for adjusting the setting on the SMD brushless combos. 1:Low Voltage Cut-Off: The function is mainly to prevent a [...]

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  • Absima THRUST B-SPEC 8 Turn Race Spec Motor

    Formerly sold as Ansmann motors, Absima's Race Spec motors are good value and feature replaceable brushes.Motor leads are included.You will need an [...]

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    Absima THRUST B-SPEC 8 Turn Race Spec Motor
    Formerly sold as Ansmann motors, Absima's Race Spec motors are good value and feature replaceable brushes.Motor leads are included.You will need an [...]

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  • Absima THRUST B-SPEC 14 Turn Race Spec Motor

    Formerly sold as Ansmann motors, Absima's Race Spec motors are good value and feature replaceable brushes.Motor leads are included.You will need an [...]

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    Absima THRUST B-SPEC 14 Turn Race Spec Motor
    Formerly sold as Ansmann motors, Absima's Race Spec motors are good value and feature replaceable brushes.Motor leads are included.You will need an [...]

    Price £14.95

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  • Etronix ET0305 Sport Tuned Modified 14 Turn Brushed Motor

    These are an amazingly low priced motor upgrade suitable for the vast majority of cars. The motor has a rebuildable can and endbell, so it can be [...]

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    Etronix ET0305 Sport Tuned Modified 14 Turn Brushed Motor
    These are an amazingly low priced motor upgrade suitable for the vast majority of cars. The motor has a rebuildable can and endbell, so it can be [...]

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  • SMD Power Tuned Modified Brushed 540 Motor - 13 Turn - JBR54013

    A good quality, low price traditional modified brushed motor for use in RC models. - High Purity Copper Windings Maximizes Efficiency - High RPM [...]

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    SMD Power Tuned Modified Brushed 540 Motor - 13 Turn - JBR54013
    A good quality, low price traditional modified brushed motor for use in RC models. - High Purity Copper Windings Maximizes Efficiency - High RPM [...]

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  • Etronix ET0306 Sport Tuned Modified 17 Turn Brushed Motor

    These are an amazingly low priced motor upgrade suitable for the vast majority of cars. The motor has a rebuildable can and endbell, so it can be [...]

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    Etronix ET0306 Sport Tuned Modified 17 Turn Brushed Motor
    These are an amazingly low priced motor upgrade suitable for the vast majority of cars. The motor has a rebuildable can and endbell, so it can be [...]

    Price £14.99

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  • SMD Power Tuned Modified Brushed 540 Motor - 17 Turn - JBR54017

    A good quality, low price traditional modified brushed motor for use in RC models. - High Purity Copper Windings Maximizes Efficiency - High RPM [...]

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    SMD Power Tuned Modified Brushed 540 Motor - 17 Turn - JBR54017
    A good quality, low price traditional modified brushed motor for use in RC models. - High Purity Copper Windings Maximizes Efficiency - High RPM [...]

    Price £14.99

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  • Etronix ET0307 Sport Tuned Modified 19 Turn Brushed Motor

    These are an amazingly low priced motor upgrade suitable for the vast majority of cars. The motor has a rebuildable can and endbell, so it can be [...]

    Price £14.99

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    Etronix ET0307 Sport Tuned Modified 19 Turn Brushed Motor
    These are an amazingly low priced motor upgrade suitable for the vast majority of cars. The motor has a rebuildable can and endbell, so it can be [...]

    Price £14.99

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  • SMD Power Tuned Modified Brushed 540 Motor - 21 Turn - JBR54021

    A good quality, low price traditional modified brushed motor for use in RC models. - High Purity Copper Windings Maximizes Efficiency - High RPM [...]

    Price £14.99

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    SMD Power Tuned Modified Brushed 540 Motor - 21 Turn - JBR54021
    A good quality, low price traditional modified brushed motor for use in RC models. - High Purity Copper Windings Maximizes Efficiency - High RPM [...]

    Price £14.99

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  • Etronix ET0308 Sport Tuned Modified 21 Turn Brushed Motor

    These are an amazingly low priced motor upgrade suitable for the vast majority of cars. The motor has a rebuildable can and endbell, so it can be [...]

    Price £14.99

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    Etronix ET0308 Sport Tuned Modified 21 Turn Brushed Motor
    These are an amazingly low priced motor upgrade suitable for the vast majority of cars. The motor has a rebuildable can and endbell, so it can be [...]

    Price £14.99

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  • SMD Power Tuned Modified Brushed 540 Motor - 27 Turn - JBR54027

    A good quality, low price traditional modified brushed motor for use in RC models. - High Purity Copper Windings Maximizes Efficiency - High RPM [...]

    Price £14.99

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    SMD Power Tuned Modified Brushed 540 Motor - 27 Turn - JBR54027
    A good quality, low price traditional modified brushed motor for use in RC models. - High Purity Copper Windings Maximizes Efficiency - High RPM [...]

    Price £14.99

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