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Old 11-08-2007, 12:42 AM   #1
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im using a 21t motor with TEU-302BK ESC should i change it to my Viper ESC or leave it as it is?
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A couple of questions:

1. Are either the ESC or Motor getting hot?
2. Where do you plan to run the ESC?
3. Are you going to upgrade your motor any time soon?
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Old 11-08-2007, 05:54 AM   #3
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1. the ESC stays cool but i could cook an egg on the motor and thats with all the motors i have it is the same

2. DIRT most of my driving is done off road with my TT-01

3. not sure but im always swapping from my 21T to my other motors
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I would suggest getting a heatsink. Personally, a heatsink with good length fins are good enough, and a fan isn't really necessary. I could cook an egg on my Co-27 before i got an integy heatsink with fan. Well, the fan overheated and I don't use it anymore, but the heatsink itself works really well. But... it was very expensive.

I know the 3 racing heatsinks go for rather cheap on ebay and with other shops.

The Viper is a nicely sealed ESC, which I know is water proof, which probably means that it would easily stand up to dirt and debris. If I were you, I'd save up for the 11T or 8T limit if you are going to get Mtroniks unless you know you're gonna stay over 15T motors.

But yeah, go with a heatsink right now. It will help tremendously
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GUYS ANY HELP IN FINDING THE TOP OF THE LINE IN BRUSHED E.S.C.'S? TOP IN SPEED, DURABILITY, WEIGHT, AND SIZE?
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Old 11-09-2007, 02:06 AM   #6
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uh...

please be more specific. The Novak GTX is a favorite for brushed ESC's has a very small footprint and weight. But yeah, you have to be more specific...

1. Where do you plan to race your car?
2. How many turns down to?
3. What do you have now?

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Old 11-10-2007, 12:42 AM   #7
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i forgot to say it has a heatsink on and still getting really hot

so you think it will be fine ?
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Well, hot is a relative term. If you are running for 10+ minutes, I would expect any motor to get warm. If you had a temp gun, I think that would help.

What kind of motors are you using? Are you upkeeping your motors with sprays and oil on the bushings (I am assuming these are not BB cans) or even cutting the comm (I don't...because I don't have a comm lathe )

Also, how long are you running the car for, and do you usually pull full throttle all the time?
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