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Old Jun 28, 2001, 07:35 AM
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Promax 4014 in the UK

After looking for a middle priced 400-sized cobalt, I found the Promax 4000 series being talked about in the EZONE. Maxx (manufacturers) said that there was NO UK importer, so I ordered the motors from the US.

I bought three Promax 4014's at a cost of $69 each (48), postage at $26 (18), and finally paid import of 46). The motors eventually cost 70 each. Thats a total of 210.

How I wish someone had mentioned that these motors can be bought from INWOOD here in the UK at a princly sum of 36 each.

Ho hum...
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Old Jun 28, 2001, 07:52 AM
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Four of us UK ezoners picked these up at Telford a couple of weeks ago and AFAIK according to Inwoods that was the first time they had been on sale, having only just arrived in the country. Inwood sold out of the 14 turn motors on the Saturday afternoon-I know because I had the last one. Tim Hooper posted about these literally the day afterwards and we flew them at Chester this past weekend. They should be in the UK model shops shortly.

When did you order them?

Brian
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Old Jun 28, 2001, 12:48 PM
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Are these the 14 turn 400 size cobalts being imported by Irvine and available from any shop that will stock them for a RRP of 35?

"Oos gonna pay 35 quid fur an ELECTRIC motor!" - Dunno

They also have a 600 size which is listed at 55 - of a little more interest to me if we can get replacement brushes, but when do the Jeti motors arrive on the high street?

Has the revolution begun? John
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Old Jun 29, 2001, 01:00 AM
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That's them John. I was tempted by the larger sized motor at Telford as well- thought it would do in a Balsacraft Hurricane - but I needed to do a few more sums and apparently some of them are right hungry beasts. The skinny on them is available on the Promaxx website at http://www.maxxprod.com/mpi-26.htm
These motors are (for once) apparently cheaper here than in the US, plus there was a lovely little gearbox unit available from Inwood (further elaboration would be imprudent at this stage).

I imagine the fact that one of the more mainstream importers is behind them and badging them up as their own means that they will probably get into a lot more modelshops in the UK than earlier imports coming in through more specialised dealers/traders.

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Old Jun 29, 2001, 05:41 AM
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Geoff
When did you order them?
Brian
I've had them for a couple of weeks now...
too late for me!

What did you time your Zagi one for ?
15A? I had mine pretimed, but found that they were way too advanced (6A free running). I find around 1/8" clockwise draws 4A free-running, which equates to my Zagi's 15-odd Amp draw on a 6x4.

I will also be interested in Nigel's experiments with this motor on the Tucano/Hawk...

geoff.

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Old Jun 30, 2001, 06:16 AM
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Ordered an Irvine wooden box from Inwood yesterday- arrived this morning. Inside was a free 14turn 400 cobalt!
36.00 + 2.50 pie&peas.

There are no instructions at all included! Surely, some mention of timing issues must be included with a product such as this?

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Old Jun 30, 2001, 06:44 AM
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I just followed the instructions from the website
http://www.maxxprod.com/mpi-26.htm

From those instructions I scribed the backplate, slackened off the screws, found what I took to be the neutral timing as the lowest amp draw (with 8x800ARs as I don't have a 6v regulated supply) which read 3.2amps on my Wattsmeter, then reversed the connections on the leads and then finally advanced the timing a little to get 110% of the 3.2 - came out as around 3.8amps with a few fluctuations. It's about 5-6mm rotated from the neutral timing mark I guess.

This was the first time I had tried timing a motor myself I normally just lob them in the model after running them on a couple of dry cells for a bit with comm drops for lubrication. Or my mate sticks them in his fancy RC Car racers tuning rig-up for me.

It does get pretty hot when running off laod even for a few seconds- that aluminium backplate warms up sraight away. I haven't put the wattsmeter on it since it's been in the model so I'll do that when I get a chance and get back to you.

Hth

Brian
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