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Old 08-17-2010, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by monkee View Post
honestly i dont know


im going with the "higher number = mo fasta" theory ?

please tell me why you would recommend a 1900 over a 2050
the 1900 will be more controllable, useable power and plenty fast.
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:20 PM
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the track we have is a fairly decent size.
is there any downside to a 2050 over a 1900?
its just a bit more power right?
i just assumed it could be 'dumbed' down via the esc settings
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:27 PM
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the track is actually changed a bit this weekend.. a little bit larger and less technical. bigger jumps


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Originally Posted by monkee View Post
honestly i dont know


im going with the "higher number = mo fasta" theory ?

please tell me why you would recommend a 1900 over a 2050
the 1900 will be More efficient and run cooler....the 1700 will also be more efficient and run cooler...its a win win situation going down in KV on the RX8 with the new software to compensate.
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ok then...
with a 1900... on 4s 5000mah... 45spur and a 19pinion..
what would you say top speed would be in the straights?
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by monkee View Post
ok then...
with a 1900... on 4s 5000mah... 45spur and a 19pinion..
what would you say top speed would be in the straights?
http://scriptasylum.com/rc_speed/_top_speed.html put your info in this and you should get your answers.
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is 30-35k rpms too much?
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Originally Posted by monkee View Post
ok then...
with a 1900... on 4s 5000mah... 45spur and a 19pinion..
what would you say top speed would be in the straights?


15/45 is VERY common gearing for a losi on 4s 1900


speed is in the high 30's to low 40's.
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Originally Posted by Integra View Post
15/45 is VERY common gearing for a losi on 4s 1900


speed is in the high 30's to low 40's.
which i think is very consistent with .21 nitro buggies right?
thats my hot button. i want to keep up with the nitro
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Originally Posted by monkee View Post
which i think is very consistent with .21 nitro buggies right?
thats my hot button. i want to keep up with the nitro

wont be a problem there.....problem is finding a place to put all the power.
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Originally Posted by Integra View Post
the 1900 will be More efficient and run cooler....the 1700 will also be more efficient and run cooler...its a win win situation going down in KV on the RX8 with the new software to compensate.
Tekin's 208 is amazing. A 1900 now is as fast and more efficient than a 2050 on 203 and so fourth. You could also go with a 1700 and run 5 cell on bigger tracks and 4 cell on the smaller tracks if you need the versatility instead of keeping two motors. you might notice 4 cell is just fine even on larger tracks with TP3 instead of TP1 or 2. 90 percent of the time a little slower is a lot faster.
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:28 PM
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sorry... whats tekins 208?

is that in this?


https://www.ssl-stormerhobbies.com/c...s&pn=TEKTT2312
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Originally Posted by monkee View Post
sorry... whats tekins 208?

is that in this?


https://www.ssl-stormerhobbies.com/c...s&pn=TEKTT2312
It is the new Hotwire software update for the RX8. It is great you should go over to that thread and read up on it.! You can download it here.
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Guys I need help. Has anyone had trouble repeatedly stripping plastic spur gears on this car?

I recently switched to a hobbywing 4168 and LOVE this motor, but since I switched, I have DNF'd a few times from stripping a spur. This never happened before.

I did, after the first time, tap the smallish 3mm mount holes in the motor to 4mm and figured that would solve it, but still had one go.

Should I ditch the rear motor support? Mine is trimmed to fit the tekin motor that I was running, do I need one that is untrimmed?

Should I just switch to a metal spur and be done with it and just live with the extra noise?

I've been racing for decades, so I know how to set the mesh, so that isn't the problem, it's just that something is flexing or loosening and causing the mesh to change while running.
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Originally Posted by chiro972 View Post
Guys I need help. Has anyone had trouble repeatedly stripping plastic spur gears on this car?

I recently switched to a hobbywing 4168 and LOVE this motor, but since I switched, I have DNF'd a few times from stripping a spur. This never happened before.

I did, after the first time, tap the smallish 3mm mount holes in the motor to 4mm and figured that would solve it, but still had one go.

Should I ditch the rear motor support? Mine is trimmed to fit the tekin motor that I was running, do I need one that is untrimmed?

Should I just switch to a metal spur and be done with it and just live with the extra noise?

I've been racing for decades, so I know how to set the mesh, so that isn't the problem, it's just that something is flexing or loosening and causing the mesh to change while running.
Absolutely ditch the rear support. That's a prime contributor to stripped spurs. I have never stripped a single one.
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