More gearing questions
just upgraded my slash 2wd brushed to the turn igy ********* 8.5t from HK;
Can Size: 540
Sensored: Yes (Standard 6 pin harness)
Max voltage: 7.4~11.1V (2~3S)
Max Current: 33A
Max Watts: 365w
No Load Current: 5.8A
Shaft Size: 3.175mm
Can Diameter: 36mm
Can Length: 51.5mm
and this ********* ESC on a 3s lipo
Cont. Current: 100A
Burst Current: 200A
Car Size: 1/10th
Battery: 2-3 Cell Lipo
L-BEC: 5.0V / 2A Output
Motor Type: Sensored or Sensorless Brushless
Size: 40.5 x 37.5 x 24mm
Battery Plug: Required
On/Off Switch: Yes
Thermal Overload Protection: Yes
Battery Terminals: 12AWG size
Motor Terminals: 12AWG size
Problem is that it's running pretyy hot with the stock gearing (19t pinion 90t spur). I went down 1 tooth on de pinion (18t) and it seems to get even hotter (could be me, don't have a temp gun).
I have now ordered a 16t pinion and a 92t spur which will hopefully make things better. But will it? I noticed that in some cases a larger pinion (let's say 20t) made the motor and esc cooler. I guess this would have to do with less rpm's? Then again it will also increase the load on the motor so I think I'm not understanding it fully.
I was running it (as a test) on the street and on some gravel but it should work offroad (there's a small track close to my house). After 10 minutes or so the thermal protection kicks in (which kind of s*cks as it also cuts power to the steering servo, not very nice when this happes while going pretty fast).
Anybody willing to shine a light on this? Am I turning into the wrong direction?
Last edited by Insane; 07-27-2012 at 04:11 AM.
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