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Old 08-22-2013, 02:26 PM   #661
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Those look like spark plug wire separators. You can pick them up at your local auto parts store. Just extra weight IMO. And like the others have posted, you want small wire for the motor.
def not spark plug separators. I got them from a friend and he doesnt remember where he got it.

sux that i only have 2. also, spark plug separators are gigantic.



doesnt hurt to try i guess.
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Don't want big wire for F1
16-18g is enough, and better for free pod movement
Is this true for all connections--battery to esc & esc to motor?
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:15 PM   #663
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That is a good looking car. Where did you find those wire separators? That is pretty trick.
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:15 PM   #664
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Is this true for all connections--battery to esc & esc to motor?
I went with 13GA for battery to ESC and 16GA from ESC to motor. No issues so far.

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Why doesn't anyone move the ESC near the motor and push the shorty pack forward? That would make the wiring a whole lot tidier and you can get away with short wires (which are less resistance as well so thinner will be cooler running).
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:41 PM   #666
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THATS what it say on it... ACTIVE.... Geeez it is so small that i couldnt read it. lol

i got get me more.... sold out in blue tho
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Why doesn't anyone move the ESC near the motor and push the shorty pack forward? That would make the wiring a whole lot tidier and you can get away with short wires (which are less resistance as well so thinner will be cooler running).
motor fan hits the spring..... trust me i wanted it there first.
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I went with 13GA for battery to ESC and 16GA from ESC to motor. No issues so far.

well done... i had the wires routed off the side like that also... didnt like the fact that my wires are touching the chassis. i was afraid that it might interfere with handling. but i guess thats with my 14 gauge wire.

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-jacob- Well done with your build!

I was trying to get mine as clean as your but, was too impatient. I will revise mine and put my ESC closer to the motor and push the battery forward. I used gauge 12 wire, but will replace it with 14 and a Hobbywing Just Stock ESC.

Lastly, I also need to paint a decent shell for my car.
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:08 PM   #670
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Why doesn't anyone move the ESC near the motor and push the shorty pack forward? That would make the wiring a whole lot tidier and you can get away with short wires (which are less resistance as well so thinner will be cooler running).
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motor fan hits the spring..... trust me i wanted it there first.
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F1's are rear wheel drive, and weigh only 1050g
With a 21.5 blinky they don't get hot, unless you are doing something wrong, or running a boosted class ?

As I understand it, the TRF is a little tricky to wire up with the esc behind the lipo, I don't have one, that's just what I've heard

I imagine with something small like a Tekin RS it an be done
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:13 PM   #671
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Hey guys, I'll post some pics tonight of my TRF101 and my F104v2. They are both running different battery position setups and I can show you my wiring.

The purpose for running different setups is to suit different track conditions. Battery in back is great for lower traction and a more easy to drive car. The battery in forward position allows more steering. Of course you can alter it around slightly with some spring tuning, etc.
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Hey guys, I'll post some pics tonight of my TRF101 and my F104v2. They are both running different battery position setups and I can show you my wiring.

The purpose for running different setups is to suit different track conditions. Battery in back is great for lower traction and a more easy to drive car. The battery in forward position allows more steering. Of course you can alter it around slightly with some spring tuning, etc.
What I was told also.... Plus I like my stuff looking pretty. Just me being me.
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I have mine mounted with the esc in front of motor ...it's a tekin rs pro anything bigger then that and it won't happen.

On a side note anybody think this will be a benefit on this car ?

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Is there some sort of rule of thumb for what size wiring can be used with certain motors?

You say 21.5T motors are fine with 16G wire - If I intend to run my TRF with a 13.5T for example, would I need bigger wire?
Yes, if you tun a faster motor you will want to use thicker wire. there is no fixed rule, but 14 gauge would handle most motor winds you could consider running in an F1.

You don't need to run thinner wire, and to be honest you won't notice the difference in handling, but to work properly you need the rear pod to move easily and smoothly. Thinner wires means they can't act as a weak spring, tweaking the rear end, and means they can flex easier so they don't fatigue with the constant movement.
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Is this true for all connections--battery to esc & esc to motor?
Battery to ESC does not move or flex, those can be as thick as you want.
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