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Old 11-15-2012, 01:18 PM   #1
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Default Holmes TrailMaster Rock Crawler motors- Scale and Trail Tuned!

The TrailMaster Sport 540 (and 550!) is a budget motor built for messy, dirty, off road action. Whether on the rocks or in the dirt, the TrailMaster Sport is perfectly at home. Great choice for young drivers or running in the muck without ruining an expensive motor.

Zero timing, universal installation and rotation direction
1/8th inch shaft diameter
m3 mount holes, 25mm spacing, "540" standard
ball bearing on output
bronze bushing on endbell
High strength Y45 Ferrite magnets


Carries 30 day warranty from manufacturing defect. Not warrantied when damaged in water or mud, but that's what we do with them!


Available now in 35t and 27t 540 size, and 21 turn 550 size! Holmes Hobbies LLC
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:03 AM   #2
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Couldn't find a single video on You Tube... Sad day. I have my motor, but I'm waiting on other parts to come in before I'll be able to test her out. What kind of speed should I expect out of this motor? Thanks, and keep up the great work!
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:23 PM   #3
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I have a TTC style scaler and am wondering if this motor would be a good choice.
Truck is about 8lbs, has a waterproof BRXL, 3s 1800 mah or 2250 mah lipos (25c or better), is geared VERY low right now (underdrive in both axles and 10-97 on the axial trans).
Looking for something I can have ASAP and will give me decent low end control and power to motovate it up the occasional steep climb.
Think this one will fit the bill?
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:17 PM   #4
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Default Re: Holmes TrailMaster 540 motors- Scale and Trail Tuned!

It sounds like a great match for your needs. About 12 degrees of timing would keep the brushes happy with your low gearing and 3s.

I'm starting another batch of them this afternoon and will have more shippable by Thursday or Friday. A good substitute that is ready to ship immediately would be a 13t CrawlMaster build. You will have better low speed control, but sacrifice some torque and brake.
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Couldn't find a single video on You Tube... Sad day. I have my motor, but I'm waiting on other parts to come in before I'll be able to test her out. What kind of speed should I expect out of this motor? Thanks, and keep up the great work!


The speed depends on the gearing and rollout!
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:32 PM   #6
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TrailMaster Sports are now in stock

TrailMaster Sport 540

The Trail Master Sport 540 is a budget motor built for messy, dirty action. Whether on the rocks or in the dirt, the Trail Master Sport is perfectly at home. Sealed can construction with spring mounted brushes and bronze bushings for running in the muck without worrying about ruining an expensive motor.

"540" motor size
1/8th inch shaft diameter
m3 mount holes, 25mm spacing
bronze bushings
27 turns

Carries 30 day warranty from manufacturing defect. Not warrantied when used in water or mud, but that's what we do with them!
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:17 AM   #7
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What is the kv on this moter
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:10 AM   #8
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What is the kv on this moter
These are brushed. They're rated by turns not KV as in brushless motors.

I have one of these and I can attest to whats written above. Tire chirping offroad torque with wheelspeed that rivals the best brushless motors on the market. I've owned nice brushed cans up to high end 4 pole sensored brushless motors and this is by far my new favorite . If you plan on slapping one of these in you ride you had better be prepared for it to find ALL of the weak links in the drive train for you. Simply put, I love this motor!
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:40 PM   #9
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I live close to the beach and I also love a good sloppy mud hole. I use wheel speed and 2.2 rc4wd rock crushers along with a 8000mah 2s lipo to conquer obstacles. I am using a scx10 chassis with Robinson HD tranny gears. Spur is stock. 14tpinion. Would this motor suit my needs. If not what would u suggest. Im open to pinion/spur gear changes as long as I still have some decent wheel speed. I dont do any "rock" crawling. Just a straight up mud and trail rig. As u can see below.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:28 AM   #10
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At that price is this just basically an IKEA (use for a few and toss)? I gots no prob with that!
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The TrailMaster Pro 540 is a brushed motor built for messy, dirty action. If you want the ultimate motor for trail digging, tire chirping, off road action then look no further! Whether on the rocks or in the dirt, the Trail Master Pro is perfectly at home. Fully rebuildable and serviceable with our 540 rebuild parts, and bringing the perfect balance of quality parts to get the job done. This motor is built for wheelspeed and power, so hammer down and let it rip!

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NEW! Japanese Can and Endbell
FB9 Wet Magnets
Adjustable timing
Rubber shielded dual ball bearings
High quality Sagami armature base
Internal Rust Preventative
Holmes XX 10.2 ounce springs
Holmes Soft Copper standup brushes
Holmes pattern wound coils featuring Pro construction techniques and Heavy Wire fill


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I see you write the Trail Master pro is a 27T motor - but I need to know the speed. A 27T motor is not just a 27 motor as they can have different RPM per volt.

So HH what RPM per volt does the Trail Master Pro 27T come out with?
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About 2500 rpm per volt.
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just curious for any input on one of these motors in a 1/6 gi joe jeep
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Is it ok to run the trailmaster pro on 4s or 3s only and what sort of timing setting should I be looking at in a wraith with the stock pinion.
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Hi! Today, during a regular walk model stopped and issued a strange sound after it has ceased to move. Disassembling the motor home saw the following:



The motor is not never changed brushes wear them 60%
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Old 01-18-2014, 10:15 AM   #16
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All brushed motors require maintainance . Looks like that one never got disassembled to get serviced.
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All brushed motors require maintainance . Looks like that one never got disassembled to get serviced.
I did not expect that for one set of motor unusable (
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Very sorry, the motor is really very good.
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I did not expect that for one set of motor unusable (
Guess I am not understanding the issue.
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Old 01-18-2014, 02:50 PM   #20
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This configuration is suitable for this engine?
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