Well I finally finished up the install and programmed my new Novak HV-Maxx 6.5. I got to take it out for a test run today. A very little pavement, a little grass. I've had it for almost 2 weeks. I guess I let it sit just to tease myself.
When I first took my now BL truck out she didnt have any torque at all. I was like "Doh" thought for a second, maybe the slipper isnt tight enough. I was being careful when I put it back together. I had also just installed a new 70t spur gear and replaced and added slipper pegs. I like to run the slipper snug so I tightened it down and the problem was solved. Went with a 14t pinion, just so you know.
I was using my almost new GP3300 6-cell packs and the truck was much more responsive this time. My Mashers were hooking up in spots but also spinning pretty hard at other times. I was in a kinda bumpy grassy area so I'm guessing it was hooking up maybe 80%. The top speed didnt seem ballistic to me but I didnt hold it WOT too long this first run.
I only ran it maybe 15 minutes. It is cool out and the system didnt get very warm at all. I am going to run my IB4200 7-cell packs tomorrow to see if I notice a difference in heat & speed/torque. Gonna try out a 13t pinion (in a few days) to see if I can get it to accelerate harder. Getting better tires too.
It was cool/odd/funny to see my Mashers ballooned up even when sitting still. I imagine they get air inside them somehow spinning so much harder now.
Well my racing and BL journey is just beginning. So far everything went super smooth and very easy. Only problem I had was getting the ESC plugged into the receiver upside down the first try. Figured that out in 2 minutes. I have read some horror stories as of late. Thanks
I will update you guys as soon as I get it dialed in and hooking up. Let me know if you have any questions.
I also appreciate all the help from this forum with my upgrades leading up to this point. Although I still have just a little more to do to get her tightened up the way I'd really like. Does it really ever end ??
Thanks if you read all that.