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Old 04-10-2014, 01:31 PM   #14161
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Thumbs up for hoybbwing esc but dont buy it as a combo get a motor with adjustable timing
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:40 PM   #14162
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I just want to make sure that my dex210 in mm4 will be competitive. So I have the opportunity to spend the money once. Im all for getting out cheaper than a tekin system. I just want to make sure I'm getting the absolute most bang for the buck. Are these hobbywing systems just as tuneable as a tekin?
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:25 PM   #14163
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Carpet is probably the best place MM4. I'm still a sportsman racer but I feel like it handles really well in the corners. I really like it
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:04 PM   #14164
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For carpet MM3 would be perfect. No need for MM4 there.
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Okay ive narrowed it down to either tekin or trakpower. If you had to choose which would it be? By the time I buy pro hobbywing esc and motor, I'm already at the price of a tekin. The tekin allows you to adjust the voltage of the bec to 7.4. Where as the trakpower is only 6.0 volts.
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:28 PM   #14166
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For carpet MM3 would be perfect. No need for MM4 there.
This depends on how much traction there is? On high bite carpet 4 gear is better. 3 gear will pull wheelies when you get on it hard. Also 4 gear lets you carry more speed on high speed sweepers.
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:51 PM   #14167
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That's backwards. 4 gear shifts more weight and will wheelie before a 3 gear. If you are pulling wheelies in MM3 then you are doing back flips in MM4. If you need MM4 on any carpet track, you really need to learn some fundamentals of tuning.
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Okay ive narrowed it down to either tekin or trakpower. If you had to choose which would it be? By the time I buy pro hobbywing esc and motor, I'm already at the price of a tekin. The tekin allows you to adjust the voltage of the bec to 7.4. Where as the trakpower is only 6.0 volts.
I love Tekin esc's. No fuss, simple firmware updates and great service. Also you don't need a program box or laptop or anything more than a android device for changes at the track now.
Not bashing HW but I have seen so many posts with people that can't even figure out how to get their firmware to update. Some buddies of mine have had good luck and others have had their HW fry within a couple packs use.
You can find stories about both going up in smoke within a day, most is user error, some are just a faulty product... not saying that hasn't happened to Tekin or any other ESC for that matter.

I haven't been on that side of it with Tekin though, I won't buy any other ESC.
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In 4 gear yes the rotation is the same as the motor. But the 4th gear softens up the throttle under power over the 3 gear. I don't just read I have 100's of hours on carpet with the lap counter going.

With 3 gear when you let off throttle the car will not carry speed as well as the 4 gear. This makes it harder to carry speed on high bite carpet.
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That's backwards. 4 gear shifts more weight and will wheelie before a 3 gear. If you are pulling wheelies in MM3 then you are doing back flips in MM4. If you need MM4 on any carpet track, you really need to learn some fundamentals of tuning.

You should send Jorn Neumann an email
Out of around 50 setup sheets at Petitrc on carpet only one is mm3, the rest are mm4
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You should send Jorn Neumann an email
Out of around 50 setup sheets at Petitrc on carpet only one is mm3, the rest are mm4
I was thinking this too.. Even on sugared tracks they are using MM4 almost always.
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Since I disagree with almost every setup sheet out there (the absolute worst are from the big AE drivers for the B44!), I'm not sure what that would accomplish. Why would he take the time to learn from me?
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It's not always a technical matter, sometimes it comes down to feel. You can know all the physics and ”setup fundamentals” but if a driver feels more comfortable and turns faster laps with an inferior setup them who's wrong or right becomes a matter of preference
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For every driver that's on a track there is some "expert" on the sidelines saying he is doing it wrong. This extends to every area of life
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