I got my RX3 17.5 motor at this years IIC, it smelled like it was burning its guts out because the resin applied to the windings to keep cheaters at bay was not completely cured, but it wasn't hurting itself.
For timing, my motor checker showed that the motor wants to run at only about 35 degrees of total timing and any past that makes it go a little nuts in its amp draw with a big loss of torque and efficiency for very little gain in RPM. The 35 degree mark was right between the last and second to last hash marks on the endbell. I wish I had that motor checker at the IIC, because after turning the timing down and gearing at about 3.85 instead of higher timing and 3.93 the car picked up some noticeable punch in the infield.
I race toy cars for fun. If I need to explain, you'll never understand.
If everything is under control... go faster.
WTB: Carpet racing in Arizona.
It is obvious and intuitive to the most casual of observers that RC racing is better than golf.
Last edited by DesertRat; 01-23-2015 at 10:49 AM.