Hi guys, I have a small issue with destroying from composite spool outdrives.
This is my second 008.
My first was a 5cell 008EU with a 27t brushed motor, Orion 4800 LiPo and 52mm driveshafts. I had this for about 5 months and didn't break a thing.
I took a break from racing, and sold all my equipment as I thought I'd be out of the game for a while, but circumstances changed and I came back this month.
I have another 5 cell 008EU, this time with a 13.5 brushless, Orion 3800 LiPo and 50mm driveshafts.
I'm now finding that simple accidents that my old car would shrug off, ends up snapping the composite spool outdrive.
I'm not sure whats causing it, I think it could be either:
- The shorter driveshafts don't bind the car up so much, so the forces split the outdrive easier
- The aggressiveness of the brushless compared to the brushed mean the outdrives can't take sudden stops (like in an accident).
- The colder weather over here is a making the outdrives brittle.
I've managed to break 3 outdrives in 8 runs over the past 2 weeks, indoors on a concrete surface.
Has anyone else had the problem? If you did, how did you overcome it?