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Old 02-11-2013, 07:36 PM   #46
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Yep, this is it in my gen XL. Not the best wiring but you get the feel for where it sits. I am thinking of changing to 14g wire instead of the 12g wire it comes with.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:56 AM   #47
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In a 12R5.2. 14awg wire (which was a pain the the ARSE)



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Old 02-25-2013, 06:25 PM   #48
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I like this ESC. I got the programming card too so it was real easy to program it. What I like is that on 1s it doesn't need the heat sink and fan. It stayed cool in my Xti even under full timing with a Reedy Sonic 13.5 motor. Here is my install. Don't mind the messy wiring, going to clean that up.



What I really like is that the programming card has its own wire that plugs into the ESC. You don't have to unplug the ESC from the receiver to program it. Yes the instructions tell you to unplug it but (disclaimer) I tried it and it works fine for me. Leave the transmitter off.

The specs say the BEC is 6v and 1 amp, which might not be enough for some 2s applications (TC comes to mind if you have a power hungry Savox servo) but is adequate for any pan chassis car.
Also, the cap pack is kinda bulky. I'm going to try a smaller cap.



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If I were you I'd be a little worried about the lack of slack in the wires going to the motor. At minimum I think you should cut the cable tie at the back.
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If I were you I'd be a little worried about the lack of slack in the wires going to the motor. At minimum I think you should cut the cable tie at the back.
Yes thanks for the suggestion. The pod was at full droop and it did have enough slack but it shouldn't be wired like that. The cable ties were just to hold the sensor wire in check. The car ran great as is but I will be re-routing those wires out the bottom of the ESC and along the chassis and up to the motor so that the wires flex approximately where the pod pivots. Also, the wire is 16AWG and I think it was overkill for a 13.5 blinky. I'm going to try 18AWG black wire to hide it better.

I'm also going to shorten the ESC and servo leads to clean that up. When I am done the entire top of the ESC will be visible from the top. Not that I need that for cooling but it can't hurt.

This was version 1.0 for the shakedown run on this new car. I wanted to see how it would handle with the battery all the way back in the inline position and see if everything else would fit without interference. There is a few mm clearance between the ESC and the tie-rods. That's a Futaba R204GF-E receiver and fits nicely. The cap-pack is too big IMO but that's purely from a cosmetic point of view.



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Old 02-27-2013, 01:33 PM   #51
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thanks for the photos guys!

Kinga - that's the exact layout i decided on for my XL.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:24 PM   #52
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This looks great!
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Hi folk's,

I'm running this ESC in a GT12 car and I'm having trouble with a very slight delay when starting from a standstill.

Has anyone else experienced this? At the start of a race everyone piles into the back of me! Not good.

Any help would be much appreciated.
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It's probably running in "sensorless" mode, which for some reason is the way it comes out of the box. You need the programming card to change this.
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Also check your punch control setting. Whatever it is set to, go the opposite way.

We had a driver that had the same issue here. That fixed it.
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Thanks for the replies.

I checked with the programming card and the ESC is in sensor only mode and punch control is set to 0%, which I understand is maximum punch. Is that right?

Someone suggested it could be the Lipo cut-off voltage. I'm tempted to try it with no cut-off at all. Good idea?

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Thanks for the replies.

I checked with the programming card and the ESC is in sensor only mode and punch control is set to 0%, which I understand is maximum punch. Is that right?

Someone suggested it could be the Lipo cut-off voltage. I'm tempted to try it with no cut-off at all. Good idea?

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Bad idea. 3.4v cutoff if you care about your packs lasting as long as they can, otherwise 3.2 or 3v if you dont care.
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My first attempt to remove the cables and replace them with Posts.
Semi disaster on the right.
On the left I successfull implanted QTEQ Plugs =)
Got rid of so much cables mess LOL.







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I guess most 12R5.1 have similar Set up LOL



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Which Savox Servo is that?
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