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Old 10-12-2003, 09:37 PM   #1
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Default Timing Adjustment, What's it do?

Hey I just bought an motor with Adjustable Timing, and I was just wondering, What's it do to Adjust it? Please Explain as well as you can, for I have NO clue....
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Old 10-13-2003, 03:53 AM   #2
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Increased timing will increase power, but decrease efficiency. Don't go beyond 24 degrees.

A safe setting for most motors is around 12 degrees advance.

Retarded timing should never be used.
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Never decrease timing. Increasing it will definitely give you more power and RPM. I personally use 5-10 degrees to give me a little more scoot without too much wear on the motor. If you go too high you will get more no-load RPM, but all that does is waste power.
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Default Mod Motor Timing

Hi ,
There's a Great Feature on Motor Timing in latest Radio Control Car Action, Jan 2004, great reading if your been racing Stock... Hope that helps, Luke.
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Increasing timing increases the RPM of a motor and reduces Torque. The motor will still make the same total horsepower, but its powerband will be different. Its a trade off.

Use more timing on tracks with lots of turns, jumps and short straights with a smaller pinion gear. Higher timing also drains the batteries faster, and causes more arcing in the motor so use a slightly stiffer brush spring.

Use less timing on larger, tracks with more straights with larger pinion gears.
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