|Monday 7th August 2017 #2
"A well engineered design coupled with being to-date the most powerful F1 motor on our dyno have made it a great buy and are looking forward to extracting it's full potential on the trackEarlier in the year we purchased a Fenix DFV-2 21.5t motor to test on our dyno before running it in our F1, at the time we did not post the results due to being busy with other events so are taking this as an opportunity to write a small review on the motor.
-- ORE Racing --
The initial appeal of this motor was the look of the design. From the pictures we were attracted by the cooling ribs on the outer can diameter, a sturdy face plate for secure mounting (unlike the Trinity 24k face plate!), large curved surface area solder tabs and a fine pointer for accurate timing adjustments.
On delivery it came set at 30degrees, what appears to be a common starting point for alot of motors. A base run on our dyno was completed and gave a power curve characterisitc showing it was likely not advanced enough.
The second run was done at 35degrees, it was quickly apparent when changing the end bell timing the quality of the machining and design tolerancing is of a high standard where the endbell has just the righ amount of clearance to make it move freely but not wobble around when trying to adjust the timing.
The second test gave an improvement over the first run, and so was repeated at 40 degrees, 45 degrees and 47 degrees. At 47 degrees it was obvious this timing advance was too high as the high load, low rpm range was starting to struggle and the efficiency was beginning to fall more than the power was being gained.
One more finer adjusted test was conducted at 43 degrees to help build up a bit more knowledge of how the motor is performing. 43 was not quite enough, giving 44 degrees the timing point our dyno said the motor should be set at.
The motor is currently fitted into Lee Owen's Roche F1 to have the results double checked with on-track performance. On Sunday it was ran at a pre Clubman's club meeting at Stafford Model Car Club but due to traction issues with the chassis the full power couldn't be fully exploited nor a suitable rollout chosen before the Clubman's meeting in two weeks time, however compared to the previously fitted Thunderpower straightline speed was this time sufficient against other cars after a bad corner exit and there was no heat fade affecting it's performance.
Overall the quality and performance of the Fenix DFV-2 21.5t motor are very pleasing. A well engineered design coupled with being to-date the most powerful F1 motor on our dyno have made it a great buy and are looking forward to extracting it's full potential on the track.
|Sunday 6th August 2017 #1
This is our first news blog entry. We aim to start using this news blog for showcasing notable events, race summaries and anything else we want to share.
We are focussing more on a self-stored blog to aid finding information better rather than putting up with the ever changing Facebook layout.
We still have more coding to finish off for our blog to give it a better visual appeal but this first post is to get it rolling!