||Out of box review:
Appearance : Solid manufacturing, quality anodizing.
Hands on: While spinning the motor shaft it feels very restricted, almost like it is dragging. It feels like a light motor, lighter than my tekin, viper, Novak motors.
In car experience: I installed this motor in two vehicles, one paired with a Tekin RS in Blinky was installed in my FT RC10T4.1. And the other is paired with a tekin RS Pro in my FT SC10.
I've been running the Team Epic d3.5 17.5 in my SC10 at my local track and have been a top competitor. Setting fast lap and even TQ in a few races. Running against trucks with motors ranging from 10.5-6.5 turns I was certainly impressed and looking forward to using the D3.5 in the upcoming 2012 JCONCEPTS Summer Indoor Nationals.
I ran two Stock classes with the D3.5, qualifying second in the A-Main with Stadium truck and 5th in the A-main for 2wd SCT. No truck in either class had as much power and speed as mine. I was faster down the straight, could take tight lines and clear immediate doubles after the turns. VERY Impressed with this thing!
I took P1 on the last lap and won the Stadium Truck class and took P3 in the SCT class!
Very happy with these motors!