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Old 06-16-2011, 09:10 PM   #11836
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I just experienced my first VTA race and I was wondering if the SS motor has the ability to adjust timing on the motor, this was a discussion we had tonight. thanks
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:53 PM   #11837
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I just experienced my first VTA race and I was wondering if the SS motor has the ability to adjust timing on the motor, this was a discussion we had tonight. thanks
yes...where in TN are you racing at
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I believe he attended the VTA race at Sir Goonys family fun center in Knoxville tonight, which I will be attending next Thursday night.
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:48 AM   #11839
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I just experienced my first VTA race and I was wondering if the SS motor has the ability to adjust timing on the motor, this was a discussion we had tonight. thanks
See the first post at the top of this page.
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Andrewdoherty, im assuming you meant the first post of the thread and not this page, If the timing can be advanced could someone tell me how to do it properly. I have searched and found nothing. Thanks

Darkside, I raced in knoxville at sir goonies as mentioned above. This class is an absolute BLAST to race in and Im glad to be part of it.
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Andrewdoherty, im assuming you meant the first post of the thread and not this page, If the timing can be advanced could someone tell me how to do it properly. I have searched and found nothing. Thanks

Darkside, I raced in knoxville at sir goonies as mentioned above. This class is an absolute BLAST to race in and Im glad to be part of it.
the SS only has a small timing adjustment 'throw' - so here's the way to do it:

* unloosen the 3 screws on the back of the motor (sensor plug side)
* look at the notches on the green ring - and you'll turn it counter-clockwise
* there should be a notice on the ring close to the solder posts - after you turn it counter clockwise, it'll be closer, if not under the solder posts
* tighten back up the screws and you're set

its not a big adjustment - it just moves like one 'notch' and that's it...
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Here is my motor, it should be set stock. Where should the sensor wire should be with the timing advanced. So the notch in the black plastic at the top right screw should be turned so its placed behind the solder post... say the middle post?

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These are not my photos. I dug them out of RCTech some time ago. But they are pretty accurate as to what the timing on any SS motor should look like. Pay attention to the orientation of the tick marks on the timing ring. My only question is, why are you guys messing with the factory timing? Novak sets it at optimal efficiency and recommends you leave it alone. Any tweaks you make probably are not as effective as a gear ratio change. With the 64 pitch pinions and spurs available, you can make very incremental changes in gear ratios. I guess mucking up your motor's timing costs less though.
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These are not my photos. I dug them out of RCTech some time ago. But they are pretty accurate as to what the timing on any SS motor should look like. Pay attention to the orientation of the tick marks on the timing ring. My only question is, why are you guys messing with the factory timing? Novak sets it at optimal efficiency and recommends you leave it alone. Any tweaks you make probably are not as effective as a gear ratio change. With the 64 pitch pinions and spurs available, you can make very incremental changes in gear ratios. I guess mucking up your motor's timing costs less though.
This helps alot thanks. Ohh and the part about changing the gears is correct but when you tell someone you have a 55 pinion and a 100 spur with a 3.64 ratio you dont need to tell them about the slight timing advance.
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Here's a pic of the VTA Line up from last night's race at Mike's Hobby Shop...

Here's the link for YouTube video of the VTA A-Main from last night...
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Anyone got a NIP HPI 68 camaro body they would want to trade for a NIP 70 Camaro SS body?

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...o-ss-body.html
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Anyone got a NIP HPI 68 camaro body they would want to trade for a NIP 70 Camaro SS body?
I thought you loved that shell. I am still waiting for HPI to make a 70.
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Ill be in Maryville next week, whats the story with this sir goonys place?
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It's a great place.... http://www.rctech.net/forum/east-ten...knoxville.html the race dates and times need to be updated lol, but thursday night the track opens around 5 pm and racing starts at 7 pm
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I thought you loved that shell. I am still waiting for HPI to make a 70.
I love the body of a 70. But I want to paint me up a 68 to run now
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