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Old 01-13-2005, 07:26 AM   #1
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Default 16 Double turn in Rustler, burnt Tazer ESC, need advice

Hi, I hope someone can help as I'm new to the R/C market and know nothing.

Can someone recommend me another ESC for the traxxas Rustler with an upgraded 16 double turn motor? I would like to try something other than the aftermarket Tazer "my hobbie shop sold me it go with the new motor" since it seems to burn up rather easily "the Tazer was supose to be rated to handle a 15 turn motor". It fried on the 3rd battery and I killed about 15 minutes between using the 2nd and 3rd battery to do other things so I doubt anything was hot.

As soon as some tall grass got caught up in both rear wheels, I only pushed it forward for a sec or two, and thatís all it took to burn a nice brown spot on the PCB (printed circuit board)Ö

What would be a good speed controler to handle this 16 double turn in my Rustler

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Old 01-13-2005, 12:19 PM   #2
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Running in the grass puts a lot of load on the motor/esc so you need to overdo it a little on the esc,and make sure it isn't geared too high.You would probably be better off to buy a good used higher end esc like a Cyclone or one of the older Tekins.The ratings aren't too precise so if you want to run a 16 turn you should really get a speed control that is rated more around a 12 turn just to be safe.
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Whats your gearing. Pinion/spur. I have a 10 turn double in my rustler with a 84 spur/ 17 pinion gearing. Some people I asked recommended getting a slipper clutch when going below 15 turns. I think it was 15 turns. And I did. I have one of the older rustlers that didnt come with one. I got my Rustler in 98. So I added one last year when I put in a 10 turn. So if you dont have one add a slipper clutch on. But really it doesnt matter what turn you are running. Its good to have a slipper clutch anyway. About the ESC. I have been using my mechanical rotary speed control temporary which has a limit of 17T on a 10T motor and it hasnt burned out yet. It will shorten the life on it though if I dont replace it soon. Novak make some good ESC's. But tell us your gearing that could have caused it to burn out also.
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Old 01-14-2005, 01:45 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies.

It is the latest model with stock gearing.

What would be a good gearing for it?
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