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Old 11-30-2008, 12:42 PM   #61
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Here's how I have everything tucked in there. The Tekin motor is so heavy, I'm still over weight on that side...


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Old 11-30-2008, 12:44 PM   #62
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I've never put a temp gun on my Tekin, I alwayse went by the led's. After like 10 to 12 minutes with a R1pro and a 448 Redline I would be at led 6 usually with my BJ4WE.
6 out of 7? If I remember correctly that's about 150, I think they thermal at 165ish right?
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Old 11-30-2008, 12:52 PM   #63
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With the way you have things laid out, you get very little air flowto your esc. Remember the solder post are the heat syncs for the speedo. If it were me I would switch your reciever and esc. The vent holes do very little cause the esc wont see much of the air that comes through them. I have never had my Tekin thermal, and I have had all 7 led's on.
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Old 11-30-2008, 01:29 PM   #64
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With the way you have things laid out, you get very little air flowto your esc. Remember the solder post are the heat syncs for the speedo. If it were me I would switch your reciever and esc. The vent holes do very little cause the esc wont see much of the air that comes through them. I have never had my Tekin thermal, and I have had all 7 led's on.
If it's coming off at 120*, I'm not worried about it. I'll go for aesthetics over utility as long as its running right...
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:18 PM   #65
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The motor needs to be temped on the black portion of the decal. Temp guns don't read corretly on silver surfaces.

That being said, your temps don't scare me at all. I run a BJ4WE with a 6.5 and some saddle lipos. I run for 8 minute mains and get 5 to 6 led's on a 75 degree track temp. You really don't need the fan to be honest If you were to simply turn the esc around and get it away from the motor you'd see a difference. You're getting "radiant" between them.

The other option is to run a second cap. It helps bring the esc temps down as well. You're still not close to thermal though...the 7th led will light and you that is when you need to consider options.
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Sounds good, like I said, after reading the instructions and talking to Mr. Campbell a week a half ago, I'm right in line with where I want to be as far as temperature and performance goes. I'll check the LED's next time I run, but these temp readings were from along the whole side of the motor and that was the highest I saw.

Oh yeah, set the single lap and 5 minute race record my first weekend out with the B44 and Tekin system on our current track at Mike's in Carrollton, TX, I'm happy.
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:44 PM   #67
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Just FYI, if anybody is looking for a Tekin RS-Pro and 5.5 motor, I'm selling my setup that isn't even one week old...

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...ine-5-5-a.html
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that was fast jejeje
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:25 PM   #69
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that was fast jejeje

I know it. With KO's coming out, it would have presented a conflict of interests as I am sponsored by them.

The speedo was awesome tho, easy to setup, nice and compact too! I wanted to see what it could do with the Hotwire setup if I had more time with it. One of the other guy's locally LOVES his with the Hotwire system.
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Make sure that you have your receiver plug pinned out right. After you calibrate your radio, then make sure you have the proper setting for your battery type. I would guess that you have your plug reversed for your reciever. I just got done working on one at the track for guy, and before I checked his esc with the hotwire I noticed he had them reversed.
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I just picked up an R1 for my XXT CR and I'm looking for motor suggestions. It's a medium length indoor track.

If I would have done alittle more research I probably would have opt'd for an RS instead of the R1, but now I just have to figure out what sensorless to run.

Suggestions?
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I just picked up an R1 for my XXT CR and I'm looking for motor suggestions. It's a medium length indoor track.

If I would have done alittle more research I probably would have opt'd for an RS instead of the R1, but now I just have to figure out what sensorless to run.

Suggestions?
First off, What do you want to run for class? Stock or Mod?
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Old 01-10-2009, 11:19 AM   #73
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Have both, Tekin and LRP. For mod I prefer LRP but for stock there is imo nothing that can beat Tekin.
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I have all 3. Hard to say which one I like better. Each one serves it's purpose.
I have a GTB, LRP AI pro 9.5, and the Tekin Redline R1 Pro.
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I just picked up an R1 for my XXT CR and I'm looking for motor suggestions. It's a medium length indoor track.

If I would have done alittle more research I probably would have opt'd for an RS instead of the R1, but now I just have to figure out what sensorless to run.

Suggestions?
I would suggest a Redline 632 or possibly a 537. The 632 will keep you on the mellow side, but still be plenty fast.
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