OK so Im trying to setup a TL01 for my local track. Now I know most people are going to tell me to get rid of it and start racing some other chassis because its outdated, COG is too high, etc, etc.
I have fun doing as much as I can with what I have so I just want some info from you experts out there.
I currently have a TL01 with speed tuned gears, oil shocks, carbon shaft.
I am running a Novak Cyclone ESC and Im running some kind of modified motor.
Here are a few questions I have.
1. What motor am I running? It does not say how many turn on the motor itself, but if anyone knows which brushed motor I have that would help me out a good amount. I have a a few other chassis and Im running a 15turn brushed and my tl01 is definitely quicker than those. I am assuming its lower turn than those.
2. With this current setup Im running a 19T pinion, For some reason my battery gets ridiculously hot. To the point where the shrink wrap on my battery pack has ripped and Im afraid the battery itself will melt my plastic chassis. Someone told me that I should run a higher gear on it.... like a 21 or 23T pinion because the motor is just draining my battery. I was always under the impression that if you go with a lower turn motor, I should gear it lower. Seeing as though the 19t is the lowest I can go on this chassis I am pretty much screwed.
But here is some info I was able to get searching online. I am running the speed-tuned gear
Pinion Gear..... Normal Ratio...... Speed-tuned Ratio
19T ................. 7.96 ................. 5.95
21T ................. 7.20 ................. 5.39
23T ................. 6.57 ................. 4.92
Also I just wanted to see if anyone else has had this experience but I have an HV servo on there and also a Cheap Spektra 2.4 GHz radio and reciever. I do also have a capacitor on there, but for some reason it seems like my car lags a little bit. When I full throttle it takes a second before it really takes off. I want to know if this is lag in my electronics... or if it is some kind of mechanical lag.
Im sorry for all the questions just seeking help tis all.