I've upgraded "my son's" mini 'digger and have some questions about its performance / tuning.
Upgraded to Velineon 380 / VXL3m ESC. Off the start line it's sluggish. Top end seems fine but from a dead stop it defiinitely bogs down for a couple seconds before the power hits. I'm not well versed in gear ratios, but I'm running a 28t pinion (came on motor from lhs) and a 55t spur, which was stock on the mini digger. I'm also running 7.2v NiMH batteries. Haven't made the LiPo switch yet.
Also, the brakes. When i was running the stock motor/esc (before it went up in smoke) the digger would slide to a stop if you nailed the brakes. Now it takes a LOT longer for it to roll to a stop. I went through the TQI menu and braking % is most definitely set to 100%, and it's still far below what I feel it should be.
Yes, I've read the manuals. I also looked around online a bit and didn't find an answer to the specific question...though with 2 small kids here I'm sure that my search wasnt' as thorough as it could've been
Thanks for any advice/insight/constructive criticism you can offer.