Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Grass Lake, MI, USA
I've owned both the CE TurboDyno and the Robitronic... I personaly feel that the TurboDyno is harder on motors then is the Robitronic... but then it depends on what settings your useing and/or how much of a load your trying to read on the CE TD, etc...
Dyno Data in general is very hard to fully understand. Not easy to give you a simple answer as to what to look for.
In general when looking at stock/fixed timing motors, peak power is just about as good a indication as any ohter single data point. However no single point alone is worth much.
I personaly feel spin up time is something that the typical user should not even be concerned with, the Robi itself calculates torque based on the change in RPM (accleration) over a period of time, but if your not a physics geek, I'd ignore spinup time...
Don't ignore RPM completely, but don't set your hart on it either. If you have two motors with the same Peak power, the one with the higher RPM is almost certianly going to be a faster motor on the track, if you get the gearing correct...
Well those are about my only quick and dirty words of wisdom... I really don't have time to go into a lengthy explination of it all... If you have some specific questions, I'll try to address them when I get a chance.