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Old 02-28-2009, 03:20 PM   #1
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Default Castle 2200 on 5S

Can anyone with this setup please post and give details on runtime/car/battery/performance/temps? Or just make a reply so I can PM ya.

Basically Im trying to see if the 2200 Castle on 5S is a resonable setup with the EPA dialed back.
8ight, Losi Conversion, Tekno Neu 1512/3D/F, NeuEnergy 5S 4300, MMMv3, 15/45 Gearing
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Old 02-28-2009, 03:32 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Speed_Freak_039 View Post
with the EPA dialed back.
That's a really bad idea. Never do that if you can avoid it.

Electric motors and ESCs are usually much more efficient at 100% or 0% throttle, than anything in between.

The best alternative course of action would always be to use a higher(I think?) gear ratio (lower pinion or larger spur, or both), if possible. If not, you should use a lower kV motor (but that's also not always easy).

Of course, if you only lower the throttle end point down to 90-95%, it may not be so bad, but it's really only a temporary solution (unless your temps are so low, you don't have to worry about them at all... which is rarely the case in 1/8 ep; you don't have much spare room when it comes to wasting efficiency).
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