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Old 04-13-2008, 03:03 AM   #1
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Default TA-05 Helpskies...

Well i am running a mcr330 which has a 13 turn limit. I was also running a 17th pinion and 84 or 87 spur and it got extreemly hot. like touch it 4 a second and sh*t. What i want to kno is know i am running a 15x2 in it just 2 be sure and a 13th pinion. know the mesh isnt right i can never get good mesh now. is it the fact that the pinion is that small the spur doesnt like or what. any advice/recomendations appreciated
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Old 04-14-2008, 07:57 AM   #2
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That gear combo should physically mesh just fine. In fact, you should be able to go as low as a 12T pinion if it suits. And since you think the motor is overheating, it's gonna be necessary to change to a smaller pinion anyways.

PS: Are you still using the original Tamiya spur gear? If so, are you also using Tamiya pinions? Tamiya gears don't work with other brands of gears because they are not the same pitch. Tamiya uses metric gear pitch, while everybody else uses SAE (imperial). For standard TA05, you need 0.6 module gears (not 48 pitch). These are sold in Tamiya's line of "A.V." and "H.P." pinions. The smaller HP ones are made of steel, and the larger AV ones are aluminum...

If you ever upgraded to Tamiya's fine pitch gears, they are 0.4 module (not 64 pitch)...
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