Originally Posted by TheModTurtle
So I'd need to send it in to KO for the new software? Thanks for the info
So we have no form of boost on the ESC? I don't really understand what kind of timing you are talking about.. sorry, I normally just get an ESC and set it to a pre-made setting and then just worry about everything else so I'm fairly ignorant to their abilities..
Ok if you have version 1.5 firmware ( this is the software in the device that actually runs the ESC) Then through the BMC manager program and an interface link you will be able to adjust each profile. There are 5 pre programed profiles on the ESC at anyone time. You can adjust the drag brake and switch between profile with the button on the ESC, but you will not be able to adjust the other parameters unless you have the link and a PC with the BMC Software.
Now for timing. The KO ESC will add timing to the Motor when you hit full throttle on the radio. The timing amount is not well communicated in the software so I don't know what the actual values in degrees are but the older BMC manager had 6 steps the newer one has 12. This variable can be adjusted without additional firmware if you already have v1.5 on the ESC.
Because this is not a dynamic form of timing it adds considerable heat to the motor, almost like advancing the physical timing on the endbell. It does make the motor spin faster, but is very inefficient in its operation so you get lots of heat.
Timing and boost are usually two ways of applying timing advance. Some of the newer controllers only do it one way and they call it boost. Others apply it two ways and call one timing advance or boost and the other turbo. So lets start with the basics. These ESC's allow you to choose and RPM range that you can apply a certain amount of dynamic timing advance. You then can select the number of degrees you want to advance and it will apply the timing linearly from the starting RPM to the End RPM. So if you choose 20 degrees of timing from 5k-20k rpm then for every 1000 rpms the ESC will add 1.3 degrees of timing. For turbo or boost or whatever they call it, there is usually a setting that denotes how much more timing will be added on top of the original amount after a delay of either rpm or full throttle is reached. Some controllers are capable of added a total of 65 degrees of dynamic timing to the motor. All this comes at a cost of heat and lost torque. So ESC have really effiencent algorithms and keep things pretty cool. But it is always possible to melt the motors.
As I said before the KO is good for Zero timing. But in the super stock class probably can not keep up.