Team Power Products R5 Motor Use Chart
General use chart for specific R5, R4 winds. Motors may be used in different classes besides as mentioned here depending on rules, car, and track type. Based on using a 12.5mm rotor (ask before choosing other rotor diameters; the last three digits engraved on exposed rotor shaft tells rotor diameter; TPPXX125 = 12.5mm), except as noted. Winds in BOLD are ROAR Spec Winds. All other winds are ROAR Modified Winds, except winds 3.5, 3.0, 2.5.
All motors come standard with ABEC 5 steel Japanese sourced bearings. On hard or paved (that is non-loose dirt), there is a benefit in choosing optional hybrid-ceramic bearings for increased RPM and power (at a cost of fragility when foreign objects penetrate the bearing shields).
As the wind number DECREASES, the power and RPM INCREASES. The chart shows the motor power/rpm increase as you go DOWN the list.
EVEN winds (such as a 7.0, 8.0, etc.) generally has a smoother torque curve when compared to an ODD wind (such as 7.5, 8.5). The Odd wind generally has more RPM compared to even wind. Choosing an odd or even wind generally is due to how the racer wants the car to 'feel'. Some like the high-end rush of an odd wind (beneficial especially on longer tracks), others enjoy the torque rush from even wind at lower rpm.
When selecting winds, I suggest when comparing to other brands to choose a R5 motor wind one wind numerically higher (if you are running a 7.5 in brand X, choose an 8.5 R5). Use the chart! This rule of thumb is used in the modified winds, NOT in the spec class winds. For gearing recommendations (or other motor info) email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All R5, R4 timing is individually adjusted for each motor sold (not generically set like other brands) for general purpose racing use and must not be adjusted unless you have received guidance from an expert and is totally at your discretion and hazard! Inappropriate timing settings can quickly ruin your motor. Inappropriate transmission to motor gearing is the greatest reason for ruined motors. Talk with local racers to get a good starting point, always watch your motor temp (less than 160 degrees at timing end of motor with digital gauge IMMEDIATELY after use). Check often when on new track.
All these motors are 2 pole design based on using appropriate 2S LiPo packs. Please Note: Heavy cars such as Oval SC Mod and Oval 4 Wheel Drive may have better performance and longevity using 4 Pole motor design (if rules allow) rather than the 2 Pole motors in this list.
|R5, R4||25.5||Carpet, Paved||1/12th Pan Car 1S|
|R5, R4||21.5||Carpet, Paved||1/10th Pan Car 1S, 2S|
|R5, R4||17.5||Dirt, Carpet, Paved||1/10th Offroad, onroad, oval|
|R5, R4||13.5 Spec||Dirt, Carpet, Paved||1/10th Offroad, oval|
|R5||13.5 TEX||Dirt, Paved||1/10th Outlaw Oval|
|R5, R4||10.5 Spec||Dirt, Paved||1/10th Offroad, oval|
|R5||10.5 MWM||Dirt, Paved||1/10th Outlaw Oval|
|R5||10.0||Dirt, Paved||1/10th Modified Oval, Offroad|
|R5||9.5||Dirt, Paved||1/10th Small Modified Oval, Offroad|
|R5||9.0||Dirt, Paved||1/10th Small Modified Oval, Offroad|
|R5||8.5||Dirt, Paved||1/10th MWM, LM Oval, Top End|
|R5, R4||8.0||Dirt, Paved||1/10th MWM, LM Oval, Corner Accel|
|R5, R4||7.5||Dirt||1/10th Sprint Top End|
|R5||7.5||Paved||1/10th LM, MWM|
|R5, R4||7.0||Dirt||1/10th Oval Sprint Corner Accel|
|R5||7.0||Paved||1/10th Oval LM, MWM|
|R5||6.5||Paved||1/10th Oval Sprint, Top End|
|R5, R4||6.5||Dirt||1/10th Oval SC Mod Top End|
|R5, R4||6.0||Paved||1/10th Oval Sprint, SC Mod Corner Accel|
|R5||5.5||Dirt||1/10th Oval SC Mod Top End|
|R5||5.5||Paved||1/10th Oval Sprint Top End|
|R5||5.0||Dirt||1/10th Oval SC Mod Corner Accel|
|R5||5.0||Paved||1/10th Oval Sprint Corner Accel|
|R5||4.5||Paved||1/10th Onroad 4 Wheel Drive Pan/susp Car, light drag car|
|R5||4.0||Paved||1/10th Onroad 4 Wheel Drive Pan/susp Car, light drag car 13.0mm Rotor|
|R5||3.5||Paved||1/10th Drag Car 13.0mm Rotor|
|R5||3.0||Paved||1/10th Drag Car 13.5mm Rotor|
|R5||2.5||Paved||1/10th Drag Car SUPER HIGH BITE 13.5mm rotor|