Originally Posted by niznai
That is the problem I was trying to suggest exists between pros and amateurs like me. I don't have a number of motors to play with or a number of tracks to test on. The only thing left is comparison with other systems/motors/ESCs which at my track are few.
Gearing light didn't work for me either. The car was just slow. I started from a very light gearing and I went up to gain some speed. As I said, now I am quite happy with the car now, but don't think I would be able to do it easily if I chnaged track or class (different wind motor).
What I would like to be able to do is figure out a procedure to follow when faced with such changes. Sure, one could come back and pester people here or at the track, but that's not the way to do it. I would like to understand how the ESC works and then logic would help a lot more people like me who think for themselves.
I start always the same.
The best is just to have one motor because than you now if you must gear him light or not to light.
The speedpassion for instance must be geared a lot heavier than the Tekin motor and the gearing is about the same as the SPX with the same motor.
Here is how I start with my Tekin 10,5T motor.
I always start with a basic setup.
Turbo delay 0,8 (most of the time)
Motor on 10 to 12.
Than I gear light. Just 0,5FDR or even more lighter than the SPX users.
Than I just drive for about 3 mints and check the temp and see what the top speed is and the acceleration.
When I have a lot of infield speed but come top speed to short and the motor is cool I can do 2 things.
1. Ad some Boost
2. Gear heavier.
When I come infield speed to short and the top speed is one of the highest I gear lighter and I lower my motor timing a bit.
Some times also my Boost but with the Tekin motor my Boost is around 15 to 20.
Originally Posted by B18C Turbo
how does turbo delay work?
what settings are suitable for what size tracks?
Turbo delay works ad time.
So when you set it about 1 sec it takes 1 sec after you reached full throttle that it ads Turbo.
The Turbo delay is not different on what track you are but on the motor timing and Boost you use.
With a low motor timing and a low Boost you can set the Turbo delay lower.
Personally I love a higher Turbo delay because i love light gearing and some more Boost.
Best to now what your best Turbo delay is, is by setting the Turbo to 0.
Than set your car right for the infield. When you have don that, you look at the straight. Look ad when you reached the top speed and at that moment you want to get the Turbo coming in.
As it comes in earlier, you lose infield speed and your motor gets hotter.
Best is when you are not shore if you set the Turbo delay to low, to set it high and see if it comes in after you reached the top speed. you see it stop accelerating and than again accelerate.
Than you lower it a bit.
When you have it to low you see the car accelerate, than hold in and than accelerate again. Than your Turbo delay is to low.