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KYOSHO INFERNO VE: Anyone played with the gearing?

Old 12-19-2009, 08:13 PM
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Default KYOSHO INFERNO VE: Anyone played with the gearing?

The stock gearing seems to only be getting me up to about 35mph on 2 ORION 2s 25c lipos..

Anybody had good results with other setups?
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More input to the equasion. Motor used? Tire size? If MPH is the main goal, bigger pinion seems appropriate. Use temp gauge to know if you're overgeared.
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Don't know if you don't believe me or something, but I posted the gearing and respective top speed in the other Inferno VE thread so you can look at that to get an idea of what you need your gearing to be to achieve the top speed you want.
Your temps should be fine up to 50mph with the stock motor and ESC. Just make sure your batteries can supply the current (which "C" rating doesn't tell...25C on 2000mAh is only 50A...15C on 8000mAH is 120A).
When telling about your batteries, tell both capacity and "C" rating. For equivalent discharge capability (i.e. 4000mAH 25C = 100A, 5000mAh 20C = 100A), the higher "C" rated battery has lower internal resistance which helps equalize the capacity difference somewhat (capacity is dependent on discharge rate).
The gearing and speeds I posted in the other thread are estimates based on the stock numbers. Actual speeds may be a few mph in either direction, but they provide a good idea of what to expect with that particular gearing.
As for Kyosho saying it should be more, I'll just say that the people that work at the mfrs don't always know that much about each particular vehicle they make, nor do they always dig that deep to find out for you. So just because he said it should be super duper faster, doesn't mean it will. I'd rather go by the calculated numbers based on real facts (the vehicles numbers...gear ratios, motor specs, etc.) for an estimate of performance.
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