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Old 12-31-2013, 09:14 AM   #421
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:48 AM   #422
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I ran ORCA TX 17.5 for two days and I am happy with it.
I have the timing at 1mm past the + sign and FDR at 3.72 and the motor is so cool after 6 mins that I can just hold the motor with no pain at all.
I probably could go up two teeth which will put the FDR at 3.58.
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:39 PM   #423
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what size track are you running on, and is it a tight track or a nice sweeping one? i too have set the motor to the specs you mentioned before and about 50 different other combinations in between and im running like 160-165 deg, ive also messed with the rotor spacing, in the motor, what kind of car do you have, and what kind of esc are you running?
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what size track are you running on, and is it a tight track or a nice sweeping one? i too have set the motor to the specs you mentioned before and about 50 different other combinations in between and im running like 160-165 deg, ive also messed with the rotor spacing, in the motor, what kind of car do you have, and what kind of esc are you running?
I have VBC D06. Novak Edge 2S. It is just odd…. My car is not that slow.
My VTA car motor gets hot while another driver's VTA motor runs cool with similar gearing. I can't figure it out either.

This is the track and the car in the video is not with this ORCA motor.
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:04 PM   #425
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You don't HAVE to run your motor up to 160 degrees. If it has enough speed and isn't getting hot then thats good. I've had motors never get over 135 no matter what gearing I threw at it. I just geared it so I had the best lapped times and left it. ended up temping around 125 when all was said and done.

I currently run my 17.5 on a very similar track in size but slightly lower grip than what you guys have over on the west side. I temp about 165 after 6 minutes. I'm running 3.72 fdr as well in my T4 '14. I'm just under 2mm past the last mark.

Only way to know though is to go up a tooth and see what it feels like. It may get you more top end down the straight but kill your infield speed. Thats how it was for me when I tried.
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You don't HAVE to run your motor up to 160 degrees. If it has enough speed and isn't getting hot then thats good. I've had motors never get over 135 no matter what gearing I threw at it. I just geared it so I had the best lapped times and left it. ended up temping around 125 when all was said and done.

I currently run my 17.5 on a very similar track in size but slightly lower grip than what you guys have over on the west side. I temp about 165 after 6 minutes. I'm running 3.72 fdr as well in my T4 '14. I'm just under 2mm past the last mark.

Only way to know though is to go up a tooth and see what it feels like. It may get you more top end down the straight but kill your infield speed. Thats how it was for me when I tried.
i understand what your saying ive tried fdr between the range of 3.6-4.2 and timings from 10 deg to +2MM regardless the motor runs 160 or hotter, we have at least medium-high traction on a very small tight track, the motor isnt fast enough with the lower gearing, thats why i went up, the car gets faster with more gear to a point the motor has never but the motor seems to run with a decent fan on it at 160 the motor has never been over 167 deg ive also tried different rotor placements inside the motor, can someone clue me in on what im doing wrong? I was running a tc 6.1 i am now running a tc 6.2 ill be trying to motor in that car it seems to be running a decent amount smoother than my 6.1 just more free drive train wise, i am currently running a tekin rs, will probably be switching speedos soon
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:34 AM   #427
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Just wanted to drop a note in here and thank EA for his help with the VXX. I was never a huge fan of the brakes in the VX, but this new ESC really got it right. Feels better than my LRP which is hard to do. Buttery smooth throttle, perfect brakes, and such a compelling looking package. Plus, its reversed A/C wires make it perfect in the Awesomatix. Love it!
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Sorry if this has been asked before, I have just got the Orca TX 13.5 motor and was wondering what is the safe running temp for these motors as I don't want to fry it!!

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Sorry if this has been asked before, I have just got the Orca TX 13.5 motor and was wondering what is the safe running temp for these motors as I don't want to fry it!!

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Typically up to 150-160 would be max. But I have heard of them pushing 200 and not go into meltdown, but obviously you would avoid that temp anyway. My 17.5 in blinky TC doesn't get above 145 and my 5.0 never gets above 110.
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Old 01-13-2014, 01:44 PM   #430
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What type of bearings are in the TX motor from the factory? What size are they if I was looking to upgrade them?
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What type of bearings are in the TX motor from the factory? What size are they if I was looking to upgrade them?
Look on orcas site under accessories its like the third page they offer ceramic bearinga maybe they have the specs there orcarc.com
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Look on orcas site under accessories its like the third page they offer ceramic bearinga maybe they have the specs there orcarc.com
I looked there first, they list the ceramic bearings but absolutely no information on the size or specification of the stock bearings or the ceramic replacement bearings.
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I looked there first, they list the ceramic bearings but absolutely no information on the size or specification of the stock bearings or the ceramic replacement bearings.
You can check their actual thread its like orca rc products ask a question they answer quick he said that you need a special tool to replace the sensor board bearing I was looking to replace mine as well because its TIGHT google the part number on the bearing specs should come up
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:30 PM   #434
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These are awesome Ceramics if you want some for the motor. http://www.avidrc.com/product/1/bear...-bearings.html

They are 1/8 x 3/8 x 5/32.

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Old 01-13-2014, 11:00 PM   #435
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Eric do you have, or can you get, replacement motor cans? I just need the end the motor mounts to. Managed to hit something with my TC and bent it slightly. I rotated the can 60 degrees or whatever it is and the motor mounts straight in the car now but would like to replace it if I can.
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