Originally Posted by TENCHO
are there any ways to tweak this motor to get more out of it? i'm at 45degrees timing, geared @ 3.0 FDR, using SpeedPassion Critix Stock ESC, and a 5000 40C 2s Lipo....after the main I was at 150 degrees on the endbell and 140 degrees on the can (with aluminum motor heatsink and fan clipped on the motor) temp taken with a laser temp gun.
I thought my car was fast until I got lapped 3 times in the main....I placed 3rd, but my car was not as fast as the top 2 guys....they were like "you need to cycle your batteries for a lower internal resistance and have more power"....but I just can't believe that I need to charge my battery at 30amps and cycle the piss out of my battery for that much more speed...I suspect there is more than meets the eye....
You might be overgeared. For VTA, I have always had the best luck with an FDR of about 3.9. I race on small to medium sized carpet tracks. If you race on a huge outdoor track, maybe an FDR of 3.0 would be right. How big is your track?
I like running 45 degrees of timing in VTA. Keep in mind that each motor's actual timing varies from the markings on the endbell. Your motor might not be running 45 degrees. The only way to know for sure is to use a brushless motor analyzer that shows the actual degrees of timing.