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Old 07-30-2020, 01:13 PM
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I'm taking a pull on what kva people like running I there e-buggy And why?

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at the track you will find over 75% of people (on a race day) run 1900KV on a 4s. This combo provides good runtime (10 minutes or better), without overheating and provides a balance of punch vs. top end. I personnaly run 1800 because that's what my used car came with. I enjoy about 2 minutes more runtime than my buddy with a 1900 and the same batteries.
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Yeah I'm kinda the same. Running 1800kv but because I run castle and the other option is 2200kv. I have similar top speed to everyone else but I can get a solid 12 minutes out of my 440g SMC 5200mah packs.
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On 4S in a buggy I've run anything from 1800 to 2100. One car right now has a 1900, the other a 2100.

For part of a season I tried a 1400KV on 6S (geared the same as my 2100 on 4S). 2100KV on 4S is the same RPM as 1400KV on 6S and I ran both setups with the same gearing. The 6S setup is commonly thought to run cooler than an equivalent RPM 4S system but I did not find that to be the case.
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I'm running 2050. Most of the time part throttle but when I want to pull someone in, I have the extra power there that isn't being relied on from the ESC.
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I have a the Tekin T8 1900kv in my buggy. Most the other guys at the track do as well
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Originally Posted by ta_man View Post
On 4S in a buggy I've run anything from 1800 to 2100. One car right now has a 1900, the other a 2100.

For part of a season I tried a 1400KV on 6S (geared the same as my 2100 on 4S). 2100KV on 4S is the same RPM as 1400KV on 6S and I ran both setups with the same gearing. The 6S setup is commonly thought to run cooler than an equivalent RPM 4S system but I did not find that to be the case.
Right typically if RPM stays the same higher voltage will always pull less amps and run cooler. I was running a CC 2650kv up until a few weeks ago. My amp draw went from around 105a down to 70a and my temps came down from 200F to about 140F.
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Originally Posted by Furadi View Post
Right typically if RPM stays the same higher voltage will always pull less amps and run cooler. I was running a CC 2650kv up until a few weeks ago. My amp draw went from around 105a down to 70a and my temps came down from 200F to about 140F.
Well, the amp draw went down in my 6S setup (3600 battery instead of 5400 battery still gave me 12+ minutes) but the temps didn't. I was surprised by that given what I read.
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