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Old 06-02-2008, 08:32 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by OG RC 10T View Post
You can get a Komodo Dragon 19t spec for under $30. They are fast and reliable. Also for the price you cant beat it. The pro version is un necessary, so save a couple of bucks.

The aftermarket 19t is faster because its a higher quality motor.
For a younger driver, I think he would be better of with a Chameleon than a Komodo. The Chameleons draw less amps (less heat) and are still plenty fast.
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Old 06-02-2008, 08:55 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by BADAZZPSD View Post
Hey Guy's

I've got a tech question for ya. My son runs a pretty stock Rustler in 1/10th offroad, and 1/10th oval. We were at the track yesterday and during the offroad session his Titan 12 turn 550 went up in smoke after about three minutes. We run a pretty decent size course with a loamy surface. He was running the stock XL-5 esc and stock Titan motor with an EP4600 matched pack. The drivetrain seems to be free of any binding.

I figured it was just a short and threw a 27 turn stock motor in so he could run the oval. Used an EP4200 matched pack for this run. The truck was running well, and his driving was spot on. He was a full lap up on everyone else and about four minutes into the run when poof, the 27 turn got completely barbequed.

A few guys at the track said the truck was geared too high, and a few said it was too much battery for the truck.

I checked the gearing and he was running a pretty tall 29/83. Is that the cause of all this meltdown?

I have to get him a new motor now and was going to run a 540 instead of the Traxxas 550. I could use some suggestions on choosing the right motor and gearing.

Thanks in advance for any help.

my friend had the same thing happen to his rtr t4. the gearing is way too high. try 18 pinion, 87 spur
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Old 06-03-2008, 06:30 AM   #18
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Thanks a lot guys. Placed an order with Tower and we'll see what happens.
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