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Revolution Motors

Post by FasterLouder » Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:08 am

Let's see your Revolution motor collections!
I love these motors,they are just the icing on the cake,on a nicely restored vintage Losi. :D

I finally found a Revolution I had long lusted after-the Daytona Oval,a vicious 8x1 wind with a white label.
When the motor arrived,I was very surprised to see it had a silver label on it. :shock:
Then,I looked at the endbell and there,instead of 'Epic',was 'Trinity'.
All Revolutions were based on Epic motors,as you can see on the endbell of one of my Jr's Choice motors,this one must have been manufactured within the tiny 6 month period that Trinity owned 49% of Team Losi,which must make it a rare piece.

I have the Silver Daytona (Pro SE),two Jr's Choice motors (again,long lusted after-JRX Pro & Junior 2)),two yellow label modifieds (LXT,JRX2,) and two red label stock winds (Junior T & JRXT).
I can't get enough of 'em!
I'd LOVE a MTM motor for my JRXT...

(Dig my white RPM gear covers? :wink: )
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Re: Revolution Motors

Post by GJW » Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:38 pm

very nice collection brendan, your not mucking around :)

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Re: Revolution Motors

Post by Brent J » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:11 am

Pardon my igorance, but does the colour of the cann determine the wind of the motor or the generation of the motor?

I have one (albeit in poor condition) that has the white sticker on the cann..

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Re: Revolution Motors

Post by aconsola » Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:44 am

the white sticker is a specific motor, the "Jr's choice," a 17t double.
the red and yellow revolution stickers came on various stock and modified motors with different winds. My understanding is that there is no telling exactly which one it is other than if it is a bushinged fixed endbell it is expected to be a 27t stock motor.

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Re: Revolution Motors

Post by dldiaz » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:13 am

I believe all the stock Revolution motors were silver cans with brown-ish sticker/yellow letters - and of course, fixed endbell/bushings;
While modified motors were black cans with yellow sticker/brown-ish lettering.

I agree that there is no real way to tell what wind the modified motors are, although I have seen several different motors with a small letter inscribed in the can:
" I " - presumably for the "insane" motor;
" O " - ...for the "oval" motor; etc.

I am not sure if these letters were ever inscribed at the factory or not...
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Re: Revolution Motors

Post by FasterLouder » Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:12 am

The red label motors are stock winds,the yellow label ones are modifieds...That's what I've come to learn,anyway.
Revolutions with a white label are the Daytona Oval motors,a real aggressive 8x1 wind,as are the silver decal motors,they're Daytona's,too,just based on a Trinity motor,instead of the regular Epic can.
I'm certain these motors are from the six month time window when Trinity owned 49% of Team Losi.
The 'Jr's Choice' motors are a different deal,they are clearly labeled as such and don't have the regular decal on them.
All I need are a couple of MTM motors for my Losi trucks :twisted:

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Re: Revolution Motors

Post by V12 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:35 pm

The motors with the yellow/brownish labels were the early motors. All of the newer motors had individual labels with the "Jr´s Choice" motor one of the first of them. The "Daytona Oval" seems an exception from decal design but I never had one of these.

The "Motown Missile" was similar label design as the "Jr´s Choice" motor and the other newer motors had even different colours as the "Big Ed" or the "MTM". viewtopic.php?f=27&t=23685

On the early motors it´s really not easy to tell which wind is inside but some motors I got had a small letter at the endbell but maybe this just was for some prototype motors. At least some of the motors also had a colour dot at the endbell as well but I´m not sure if this was a code for the wind, for who made the motor or as a sign the motor had passed quality control.

I still have one motor with a "4" engraved at the frontplate and that´s a "Wet Mag IV".

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Re: Revolution Motors

Post by FasterLouder » Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:27 am

Thanks for all the info!

Just found this interesting list,in some Losi literature I have stashed away...

'Suicide Stock' - 24 degree stock motor Part # TL6029
'Bandit Stock' - 36 degree stock motor Part # TL6030
'Jr's Choice' - 17 Turn Triple Part # TL6103
'MTM Truck Special' - 18 Turn Quad Part # TL6104
'Motown Missile' - 12 Turn Single Part # TL6106
'Big Ed' - 15 Turn Quad Part # TL6108
'Super Insane' - 11 Turn Double Part # TL6109
'Off Road Special' - 14 Turn Double Part # TL 6110
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Re: Revolution Motors

Post by XxRONNxX » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:40 am

I got a stock motor with a different color label. Notice the bushing and the "STK" stamping on the can.

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Re: Revolution Motors

Post by FasterLouder » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:43 am

Wow,that's one sweet motor! :D
Never seen a stock Revolution with that label,that's what the early Daytona Oval motors looked like.
A nice Revolution motor is just the icing on the cake,when they're slotted into a nice,restored ol' Losi. :wink:

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Re: Revolution Motors

Post by GJW » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:03 pm

you got that right mate :wink:

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Re: Revolution Motors

Post by XxRONNxX » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:57 am

Saw this over the weekend on ebay and it just arrived.
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Re: Revolution Motors

Post by FasterLouder » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:11 am

Aaaah,I spotted that one,too.
The killer 11 Turn Double 'Super Insane'!
Nice score,man. :D

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Re: Revolution Motors

Post by Cpt.America » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:41 pm

Anybody know where to get a mint condition yellow label mod revolution motor? I have the stock one, but would like the yellow motor to complete a box art replica shelf queen...
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Re: Revolution Motors

Post by FasterLouder » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:43 pm

eBay,dude.
Or if you have access to the 10Talk B/S/T ?
All of my Revolutions were lucky scores from eBay.
Things aren't as bad as they seem...They're much,much worse.

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