I've been wondering for a couple weeks about the topic of motor timing after I saw Trips (I think it was him at least) reference the idea of being able to determine the amount of motor timing built into various BL motors. I have also been experimenting with the rollout vs. timing and the balance between the timing in the esc vs the motor. I hear numbers tossed around about the different brand motors and how much timing each has built in (ie, I have heard either 0* or 9* for the SP and 0*, 10*, and 20* or 9*, 19*, and 29* for the Duos), but I haven't heard the information from a valid source.
I then read this
post which spurred me to create this thread.
Here are a couple discussion starters . . .
1. Is there a way to, and if so, how do you, determine the amount of timing built into a BL motor? I'm not talking theory, but in practice, how can this valued be measured?
2. Are there any differences, aside from the obvious, between timing in the esc and timing in the motor? If so what are they and what are the advantages of each?
3. True or false and why: Increasing the timing the correct amount in higher wind motors used in lighter vehicles(such as 17.5 12th and the forth coming 17.5 1 cell 12th especially) is more critical than in heavier vehicles driven by lower wind motors. This is because cars in classes such as 17.5 12th scale rely on RPM more than torque to make it around the track quickly whereas the weight of a sedan requires the torque to get back up to speed out of the corners. This is somewhat analogous to the brushed days when we would have motors blueprinted and built for 12th scale differently than we would for our sedans.