Originally Posted by dan-o
Need some advice:
I have been running MMpro's for a bit with sensored motors only. I have just bought the SCT MMpro and want to run the 1410 (3800kv) motor. I have read that some say smartsense is more efficent then other modes??? Also on timing , should I use this like I do already??? increase timing until heat becomes a problem then back it off a notch??? I am running turnigy 5000 mah batteries with 30C ratings and want to get the most run time out of the system not tax ing the batteries to the point of up in smoke they go!!!
I have not run sensorless motors to this point and your help is apprecaited
The 1410 is sensorless so you will not need to run in smartsense mode. Also the larger the motor the less timing will affect its performance. And yes sensorless or smartsense mode is much more efficient and you will get longer run times out of you batteries. Sensored only mode is if you need or what to add dynamic timing for boosted stock racing. Or you just want to get the most rip out of your lower wind motors. For off road though it really doesn't seem to make a difference.
As for gearing I would start with the recommended gearing based on what truck you have. I am assuming you are using this in a 4x4 SCT and not a 2WD SCT. Castle provides a nice chart for this. If you feel a little slow I would just add teeth until you can make it through your main and come off around 150-175F depending on where you are comfortable with temps.
Running the MMP in 1/8 scale I have never seen my motor come off higher than 135 and I am geared up plenty, more than enough speed.