The Official "What is it?" Thread

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Re: The Official "What is it?" Thread

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I pulled this motor from an old derelict bought from an ebay member earlier this year. I've never seen one of these before so I'm curious if this motor is in any way historically significant. Is this the same Lightspeed company that made heat sinks? I’m not asking for a value I just want to know if I can use it for parts or should I keep it together.
The sticker says “14 turn quad modified motor” and the number “49” is engraved on one of the brush plates so I guess perhaps it was a handout motor.
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Edit: Sorry but I just realized that only stock motors were "handout" motors. :oops: Not sure what "49" meant but I'm sure it had nothing to do with it being a handout.
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Re: The Official "What is it?" Thread

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XLR8 wrote: Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:41 pm I pulled this motor from an old derelict bought from an ebay member earlier this year. I've never seen one of these before so I'm curious if this motor is in any way historically significant. Is this the same Lightspeed company that made heat sinks? I’m not asking for a value I just want to know if I can use it for parts or should I keep it together.
The sticker says “14 turn quad modified motor” and the number “49” is engraved on one of the brush plates so I guess perhaps it was a handout motor.
Litespeed motor composite photo.jpg
LITESPEED (note the spelling) made the LITESINK heat sinks that you are referring to.

I would suggest keeping the motor together.
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Re: The Official "What is it?" Thread

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ChisaiKuso wrote: Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:13 pm
XLR8 wrote: Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:41 pm I pulled this motor from an old derelict bought from an ebay member earlier this year. I've never seen one of these before so I'm curious if this motor is in any way historically significant. Is this the same Lightspeed company that made heat sinks? I’m not asking for a value I just want to know if I can use it for parts or should I keep it together.
The sticker says “14 turn quad modified motor” and the number “49” is engraved on one of the brush plates so I guess perhaps it was a handout motor.
Litespeed motor composite photo.jpg
LITESPEED (note the spelling) made the LITESINK heat sinks that you are referring to.

I would suggest keeping the motor together.
Oh! :oops: You're right, it is a different spelling.
Okay, I will keep it together. thanks..
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Re: The Official "What is it?" Thread

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Anyone recognize this chassis? It's an RC12L of some sort, but I can't figure out if it's a different version, aftermarket or what. I'm about to start another 12L build and I'd like to know what I'm starting with here.
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I can’t say for sure, but I think DA Graphite were the ones that did the cell cutouts that way
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GoMachV wrote: Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:54 pm I can’t say for sure, but I think DA Graphite were the ones that did the cell cutouts that way
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I don't recall that brand. Can't seem to really find anything on them online either.

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From their website, you can see the cutouts on the chassis on the left. I don’t know of any other company that did this
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Just found their website. Thanks Jeff, as always, you da man! 8)

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Anyone know what this is? I just picked up a lot for a steal and this was in it. It’s got an ofna engine (.15?) and that’s about all I know about it. Trying to decide if I should put it up for sale or not. Thanks!

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Re: The Official "What is it?" Thread

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we sold those back in the day, it was branded Ofna but I am not sure which fork- Hong Nor or Ho Bao. They weren't named per se, it was just an Ofna DTM which is an impossible Google search. Ours had the two speed but otherwise looked identical.
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Re: The Official "What is it?" Thread

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GoMachV wrote: Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:42 pm we sold those back in the day, it was branded Ofna but I am not sure which fork- Hong Nor or Ho Bao. They weren't named per se, it was just an Ofna DTM which is an impossible Google search. Ours had the two speed but otherwise looked identical.
Awesome, thanks! I took a look at the bumper and it looks like it may have been rebadged. I tried searching prafa modellsport potenza but didn’t get anything in English.


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GoMachV wrote: Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:42 pm we sold those back in the day, it was branded Ofna but I am not sure which fork- Hong Nor or Ho Bao. They weren't named per se, it was just an Ofna DTM which is an impossible Google search. Ours had the two speed but otherwise looked identical.
Yep, sold around the world as many different brands, in the US apparently as OFNA or Megatech... in Australia, sold as Great Vigor (GV). Available as both 2wd and 4wd, on or offroad, buggy, truck, touring, rally car. If it's the one I think it is, it was also available as a 6-wheeler.....

Not a great chassis, but looks like you have the wheels and body, which makes the value double ;)

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Found these in a lot with some old dirt oval car parts but I haven't been able to ID them. Anyone recognize them?
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Phin -
It´s most likely the internals for a Kyosho RB/RT 5/6 geared diff.
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