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Old 01-30-2009, 09:09 PM   #1
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Hello all, Im pretty much the most retarded person with electronics ever and I bought a stock brushless orion vortex and lrp sphere speed control, installed it and Its moving slowwwww... Im running 30c lipos and its going like 7 miles per hour.. how can I get more power? Did I do something wrong??? And could I have damaged the motor by turning it on without the sensor wire?
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:19 PM   #2
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This might sound stupid but...
Are your batteries charged?
Happened to me when I got my Slash, something went wrong with the one NiMh I had, so went I went to my LHS I got 2 new 7-cells.
Then I found out I needed a new charger, the one I was using could only handle a 6-cell...
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:21 PM   #3
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yea my batteries are charged, i tried the same battery in my truck before and its perfectly charged... i think i fried it when i installed it without the sensor wire and tried to throttle it for like 4 seconds.
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Did you have to calibrate the ESC?
If you did or did not have to, you might have done something else more serious.
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run through the speedo setup again
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Not having the sensor connected will not damage the motor. You need to re-calibrate.
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:45 PM   #7
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even if the motor started smoking from not having the sensor cable?
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Did u make sure you have a/a b/b c/c from speedo to motor and the sensor cable only goes one way into the speedo..... also what is your gearing is it on your BK2 id start with 78 spur 28 pinion or 27 pinion.... good luck........
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What LRP Speed control are you using? Some of them have an auto motor sensing function. If the speed control doesn't "see" the sensor wire it thinks you hooked up a brushed motor. This will fry a brushless motor almost immediately. If you saw smoke, you fried the motor.
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im using a sphere with a 17.5t orion vortex.... how should i set it up to make sure its good?
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Old 01-30-2009, 11:32 PM   #11
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could it have been a gearing issue?
i think i had the gearing at like 84 18...
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you might check your radio setup. Could be turned way down. happened to me
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im pretty sure its gearing.. the biggest pinion i have is a 22 with a 78 spur and it got lots more punch and power than the 19 84... so if i get a smaller spur or stay the same and get like a 30t pinion will it be faster?
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go taller on the pinion......
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what model are you talking about? a xxx-t?
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