I just picked up one of these units. It's the one the reads to 50*. I have decided that I will make readings at 40 and 45 as well as 50, and if I have to, I can estimate 55 and 60. Sure it would be nice to actually see it, but I will manage.
Everything I race is 1s, so the voltage tested at is double. It won't run on 4.2v. Again, I will manage. EA: do you think the KV and Amps are linear to the voltage input? Or do KV and amps follow a different curve in relation to voltage? Its all relative, just curious.
The most useful thing I am seeing so far is being able to set all the motors at 50* and see there KV ratings. Fool around with rotor shimming and its effects.
So timing of each hall sensor to the rotor is a new feature? That could be useful as pointed out. I guess you could see the consistency of the sensor board. If you had all 3 sensors firing off at different places, guess it wouldn't be as awesome.
The DB level feature, I first thought: sales pitch. But you know what, it did help me find a bearing that was little stuffed in wrong. I pulled the bearing, cleaned up the seat, installed a new bearing and guess what? The numbers did improve slightly.
I think that I will enjoy the fact I can actually see the timing and not just a random hash mark or some numbers that do not correspond to anything other then a reference.
As some would say: the Bodine-o-meter just got pegged. Time to write some new formulas.
This will be a good tool. Now if I could just couple it with a load.....