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Old 05-14-2012, 10:45 AM   #161
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Guess I'll bump up my question on 13t Crawlmaster ETA.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:55 AM   #162
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I'll be winding up more in the next two days, production should finish by Wednesday or thursday.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:48 PM   #163
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Order 8957

Could you please tell me the status of my order?
Has it been shipped?
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:36 AM   #164
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I'll be winding up more in the next two days, production should finish by Wednesday or thursday.
Great news, thanks
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:57 AM   #165
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John,

I need new brushes for my Crawlmaster Pro 13t. I went to the Crawlmaster Pro page on your site, but didn't see a way to purchase replacement brushes. Are they available and is there any way to get harder brushes that may last a bit longer?

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Old 05-16-2012, 12:17 PM   #166
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Just regular standup brushes is what you need. I'm working on some different brush compounds. I do have some putnam silvers if you want to try.


Brushes not lasting, are you using Hold mode by chance?
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:37 PM   #167
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Just regular standup brushes is what you need. I'm working on some different brush compounds. I do have some putnam silvers if you want to try.


Brushes not lasting, are you using Hold mode by chance?
Over the course of this motor, I would say that's definitely a possibility. Nowadays I'm not....in fact, I'm not even having to use all of the standard drag brake to hold the truck securely. Does hold mode eat away the brushes? As far as replacements, I'd try whatever you recommend....whether it's a standard hobby shop item or a super secret compound you're working on!
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:01 PM   #168
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The hold does eat brushes, positive brush in particular.

Regular brushes seem to work best for long comm life. It is either shorter comm life or shorter brush life, so pick what is important to you.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:03 PM   #169
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Patiently waiting purchase a 13t cm for my Wraith!
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:07 PM   #170
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I'm resting my hands for a minute, a batch of 13t is getting wound up in a few. We will terminate tonight, and dip and balance tomorrow.
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:21 PM   #171
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some 13, 16, and 20s up on the site. Customs are refreshed too.
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:30 PM   #172
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It is either shorter comm life or shorter brush life, so pick what is important to you.
That's what I was just going to say. Let the brushes take the hit on lifespan, cause they're cheaper, easier, and probably more plentiful.
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:48 PM   #173
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Just ordered my 13t cm. Stoked! Thanx
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:26 AM   #174
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I've been training a new winder so we are slowly getting inventory built up again. Just finished up a batch of 15 custom CM motors for this week and have about 15 extra I put into inventory thursday. We will start another batch Monday and get another 40 to 60 motors in inventory depending on how many Pro Customs I have for the week. Currently we are limited to about 60 motors per week since I have to watch over and do most of the labor.

13t and 16t are still the most popular winds, with more and more drivers going to 13t in light rigs. The lighter rigs just don't need as much torque and power, so as we go nuts on sub 5 and 4 pound rigs the motor can be tuned for better low end control and smaller batteries. The 5 slot armature use copper more efficiently than the three slot, so the finished armature is a few grams lighter as well. I have yanked the Team version off my site for a bit while it is in dynamic change this month. You can still get the old design built in my Pro Custom 540 motor product, select the 5 slot armature and the Checkpoint endbell.

Some very cool Custom CrawlMasters will be popping up here and there. If you want something for a competitive edge don't hesitate to contact me direct through the website

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Old 07-28-2012, 12:14 PM   #175
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If only I was not in a hurry!
Just ordered 2xCM 20T.
Would have loved to get the Team edition.

We (South Africa) are still at the go slow level.
Faster would come soon.

Found the Torque Master 2012 Pro with 16T CM armatures too fast for my liking but the power and control. Excellent.
Cant wait for the CM's to arrive.
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:20 PM   #176
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Ok - I think I have to get one of these.

Sir Holmes,

Would you and/or your team be willing/able to pre-solder the motor leads on them? I would obviously pay the additional cost.

I have the BR-XL ready to go but still have the stock Axial motor in my Honcho with the factory connectors. I'd kind of like to leave them that way so I can use that motor with the AE-2 I'm replacing with the BR-XL.

If you guys would be willing to do that, how should I notate that on my order?

Thanks much!

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Old 07-30-2012, 04:25 PM   #177
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It is an option I need to add on the site, I have notated it for first thing tomorrow's work. It will be a option you can select. Thanks for the reminder!


You guys ate up the last batch of 13t's quick! We have another 20x in process right now that should be finished Thursday along with 20x other winds plus some Pro Customs in there.
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:29 PM   #178
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It is an option I need to add on the site, I have notated it for first thing tomorrow's work. It will be a option you can select. Thanks for the reminder!


You guys ate up the last batch of 13t's quick! We have another 20x in process right now that should be finished Thursday along with 20x other winds plus some Pro Customs in there.
Awesome! I will check the site tomorrow late-morning and as soon as I see the option, I'll be placing my order.

Thank you, sir!

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Old 07-31-2012, 02:57 PM   #179
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Added to all brushed motors now, thanks for the reminder! I forgot to look at my ToDo list until after emails and spokes were done today, whooops!
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:24 PM   #180
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Added to all brushed motors now, thanks for the reminder! I forgot to look at my ToDo list until after emails and spokes were done today, whooops!
Thank you, sir! Now to decide which one I want...

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