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Castle vs Tacon vs Leopard motor review
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Castle vs Tacon vs Leopard motor review - 02.21.2011, 01:32 PM



Interesting comparison, would have liked to have seen temps though.
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02.21.2011, 01:38 PM

Yeah, temps are a good indication of efficiency if all motors perform closely.
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02.21.2011, 02:02 PM

Good Review, but I would've of used a better logger.

The Castle motors that I have, do all have alot of bottom end and midrange power compared to my other motors.


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02.21.2011, 04:43 PM

How can you even give a review on something that you only ran ONE battery pack through? How about running it for a month, or at least an entire race/bash day? The guy doesnt even mention that those 2 motors are CC clones.


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02.21.2011, 04:43 PM

Price of that tacon went up to the same as the leapord now.

Pretty good review, wish he would have shown internal pictures as well.
   
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02.21.2011, 04:47 PM

I thought it was close to worthless. No speeds, temps or internal pictures. Had the feeling of an infomercial to me. I posted a comment on URC in his thread, I'll see what kind of response he has. But the Tacon is still $59 , 114 is the cheapest 2200 I could find on ebay. So at half the price it might be viable.

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02.21.2011, 05:27 PM

I would like to see them compare the 2200 kv motors (all listed) to a feigao xl motor with similar kv. 9xl? maybe? That would give us some "bookends" so to speak, in terms of performance.
   
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02.21.2011, 06:48 PM

Actually, the kv would be closer to a Feigao 7XL (2382) or 8XL (2084).
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02.21.2011, 06:58 PM

For a more complete review there should have been something mentioned about warranty/service/support. I think most of us will agree that's a big factor in the value of Castle's products.


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02.21.2011, 07:42 PM

^For sure & for sure. It's pretty obvious the tacon & leopard are both castle clones, but proving it is the tricky part ( might get into trouble making claims like that even if they are true- private individual can say what they like but Jang is an URC rep as such ). A long term test and temps are sorely missing, I think this was more of a 'first impressions' kind of thing- I'd like to see a hobbywing 2000kv motor thrown in for good measure too, along with some internal pictures to make for a more indepth review.
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I just ordered one, so I'll test in my E-revo and share. I have a few options to test against, Castle 2200, Xerun 4168 2250kv, and a Novak HV 4.5. All I'm gonna say about my spinning toaster of death is that it easily outperformed the 8xl I had, so I don't want to hear about how it's inappropriate Of course I'll open them up, and compare the rotor's side x side. My datalogger is on BO, but was supposed to be in mid Feb. So I should have it in time for the testing.

I'll test speeds and temps for various gearings, and I guess I'll go up to 6s, except on my toaster. Anything else specifically want to be known?
   
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02.21.2011, 09:03 PM

The Tacon is a leopard rebadge.I have both 4074 2200kv paid 59 bucks each.They are identical inside and out.


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02.21.2011, 11:55 PM

I did have considerable respect for the jang... I always enjoyed reading his builds over at RCU.

After watching that "mini review" I was a bit dissapointed. 1st off he is running an unlisted setup in a 1/8 buggy with god knows what battery and who knows what gearing. He does not list anything empirical other than max amp draw.

So all of the motors have close kv ratings and all are geared the same. And they are of similar construction to each other. Not a big suprise they all pull the same amps... So that is useless info.

And they all came off with the same (what he said) temps too. Fits with the amp draw.

He did not cover constuction materials or build quality. He did compare prices, and for 60 bucks the tacon sure sounds good.

How about someone puts it in a savvy flux on 6s with the stock pinion for 60mph. Then we can do some comparisons.

He is using a truggy motor in a buggy, looks like it is geared for track speeds too. And I am guessing he has a decent lipo and esc (MMM?). I am sure anyne who puts a feigao 540 s can motor in a mini t will have great success and low temps...

Seemed like a hobbypartz commercial to me. I am guessing they are advertisers on URC.
   
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02.22.2011, 01:25 AM

Seems like the only loss in this equation is Castle and Neu

I am looking at doing several projects where I could run a knock off Castle/Neu style motor.
I'm doing my best to steer clear of them, but I admit the temptation is there.
I never wanted to be a "brand Nazi" but after having dealt with Castle for years now I guess I am into the coolaid

I want Oreo's not some generic black and white cookies.
If I'm gonna eat macaroni and cheese it had better be Craft brand.
I don't like "deck shoes", I like Vans.
Everstart batteries are for shade tree junkers, when a car is in the shop it gets an Interstate battery, because I'm a professional.

And if I'm gonna power my RC, it will be with Castle and Neu period.

Hasn't URC done the "sponsor BS" before?!?! Screw 'em, they get no respect from me.
Wanna push Maxamps, Novak, or Tekin because YOU believe they are the best? Fine by me, so long as you believe it.


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02.22.2011, 08:07 AM

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If I'm gonna eat macaroni and cheese it had better be Craft brand.
Damn, what kind of cheap rip-off is Craft? Give me Kraft any day (they make vegemite )
   
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