Originally Posted by hitman
Heard something everyone could appericate at the Winter Champs.
I was hanging around one of the AE pro drivers and he made the following comment. "That motor had too much power for me."
I find this very interesting in that this guy I would say is in the top 3 in the nation for Electric Off-Road. He was giving a 4.5 brushless away cause he said it was uncontrollable.
Now all of you might be saying why is this important. I think its important for our hobby because it proves that you dont need the best batteries or the most powerful motor. Heck he gave it away. I think we all can learn from this.
Also for those that were there we saw how crazy power is in these cars. In the exposition class 1/8 scale electric buggy these guys were shoting there cars over 15 feet into the air and over 30 foot in distance. The cars were totally out of control. It was neat to watch but not fun to watch. I far more enjoyed watching the 2wd stock A. Control and management goes a long way over power and totally out of control.
Just my two cents worth.
I must say one more thing. I am always impressed with the guys at CRCRC. They put on a world class event and with some of the best attending it is a true joy to watch.
I enjoyed watching all the top drivers. There driving skill are incredible. As far as giving the stuff away... You get free, you give free. If he wants another his sponsors give him another.
I appreciate your observations on the Electric 1/8th scale class. Those cars can be CRAZY fast. But they were not totally out of control... If I was out of control... When I hit the triple I would have ended up over by the bleachers. That is how much power these vehicles have.
I was driving one of them.. and I would say that we were on average using 1/4- 1/2 throttle. And... MOST of the class were not A MAIN drivers at their local tracks and this was their first time at a "BIG" event. That would contribute to what you call "out of control".
After the start of the race, the field stretched out and the pre race jitters calmed down, I think we put on a great show and demonstrated what Bob Novak called the next big thing in RC.
We are on the ground floor of development of these vehicles. We have great chassis's. The ESC's are way behind the motor and battery technology. We have been working with the ESC manufactures to provide them with info about what we experience on the track as they develop their products for this class.
Adam Drake once told me,"Just remember...You always have the power... it just a matter of knowing when to use it."
The Electric 1/8th scales have tremendous power. We are still on a steep learning curve with these vehicles. We are pretty sure we found the optimum motors for the class. The majority of us are using a ESC designed for a 10th scale vehicle!!! The Mamba MAX is really the only one out there that is reasonable priced and handles the loads. Most who have tried other ESC's have met with failure.
I would like to thank the 1/10th scale racers for sharing the track with us. We appreciated the opportunity that the crew at CRCRC and our fellow racers provided us to put on an exhibition race with these great vehicles.
Everyone who drove my buggy gave me positive feedback.
I would also like to thank Panther Tire, Dave Kingston and John LoGuidice for stepping up and supporting this class with tires and wheels for all entries in this class.