02-06-2013, 10:23 AM
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Grand Portage, MN
With gearing a 1/12th you will not be able to tell by the heat of the motor as I have never been able to get it up over 120F with any gearing (using blinky) If you are using boost then that's a different story.
What I do for any new track is gear on the tall side by a few mm (of what I think is should be ) and run some laps.
pay attention to how fast you are going on the straight. how hard you can accelerate out of a tight corner and if you feel that you are entering the corners too slow or too fast.
then gear down by no more than 3 teeth. Run again.
the first indication would be "When on the straight am I reaching top speed"
If it's about mid way then you are close. more to the end too tall and more to the beginning too low.
From that look at the acelleration out of the corner. if it's faster and harder than the first run then your are going in the right direction, If it seems slower then go the other direction in gearing.
But most of all look for the following
1) Fastest lap time
2) feeling like to you hit the corner at the apex with enough tourque to pull you out of the corner hard
3) fastest lap time
4) to be able to hold a tight line around corners
I race toy cars for fun. If I need to explain, you'll never understand.