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Old 01-12-2009, 10:02 PM   #1
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I purchased a used TC5 with a Xcelerin 4800 BL installed. My question is what is the major difference in drivability of the car versus a sensored system?

Also can I run a sensored motor on a sensorless ESC?

Wasn't able to find much in the archives on the benefits of Sensored vs. Sensorless

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If you slowly press your throttle with your senseless bl system you will see that the car jumps 'the best way i can describe it' if you had a sensored motor it will not do this.

It depends on your esc if it can run both senseless and sensored motors. If you have the senseless xceleron esc you can not run sensored motors.

I was running the same system you running and it used to do that jumping when i slowly pressed on the throttle and i brought it back and bought me a sensored system since i was planing on racing but if you just bashing dont worry about it.
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Head over to stormerhobbies.com or ampdraw.com and pick yourself up a Tekin RS with a Redline or sensored motor of your liking. If you are going to race your TC5 you need sensors. If you don't plan on racing though, just run whats in the car and bash about, doesn't make a difference.

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Can I run a sensored motor on a sensorless ESC? Also does the cogging only become an issue at the start but normal during a race? I will do some bashing but mostly club racing and VTA classes.
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If you slowly press your throttle with your senseless bl system you will see that the car jumps 'the best way i can describe it' if you had a sensored motor it will not do this.

It depends on your esc if it can run both sencerless and sensored motors. If you have the sencerless xceleron esc you can not run sensored motors.

I was running the same system you running and it used to do that jumping when i slowly pressed on the throttle and i brought it back and bought me a sensored system since i was planing on racing but if you just bashing dont worry about it.
Just race with it and if it dont bother you dont worry about it and if it do you know what to do.
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Can I run a sensored motor on a sensorless ESC? Also does the cogging only become an issue at the start but normal during a race? I will do some bashing but mostly club racing and VTA classes.
Yes, you can. Just hook up the motor wires and tie the sensor wires aside.
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The motor is just cogging at the start. Sensorless systems systems need a turning rotor to locate the exact position of the rotor. An average racer won't feel an difference, except a starting.
without sensors, you have one zthin less that can fail.
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