Well I picked up a TT01 chassis and some parts for it (tires, ABC 300zx body with higher offset rims and tires to match, a 3800kv motor w/esc, a pair of 3300mah orion NiMH's) and I find it moves pretty well. I'd say just shy of 40mph at top speed, pretty quick but not ridiculously fast
I am considering the Novak 5.5T with an HV pro esc running on an 11 or 14v LiPo to get some serious speed out of it.
I guess my question is this: What gears and parts should I run in order to get good speed and reliability (aiming for 75+mph)? Even after about 4 batteries through the stock drivetrain with the upgraded motor I can hear and see the difference. Much looser drive-train and a bit noisier. I'm pretty sure about what is needed to upgrade the driveshaft and ball bearings, but I am not sure about the rest of the drivetrain parts. What else do you recommend in terms of parts (spur gears, pinion gear, differentials etc) in order to run this motor?
Thanks and great forum btw!
also, is it okay to charge the orion's at 2amps? Should be fine for a 3300mah NiMH right?