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Old 05-20-2009, 04:23 PM   #1
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My car is all wired up and runs around my kitchen just fine. But before I head out to the track this weekend, is there anything I need to do to my brushless motor? (my first time working with brushless). Do i need to crack open the can or anything and lube the bearings for example?
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My car is all wired up and runs around my kitchen just fine. But before I head out to the track this weekend, is there anything I need to do to my brushless motor? (my first time working with brushless). Do i need to crack open the can or anything and lube the bearings for example?
Seriously... Well then, welcome to brushless motors! You don't need to do anything other than measure then temp after racing and gear up/down accordingly.

Lastly, the most important thing to do, enjoy racing w/o having to work on the motor!
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...and be shocked at how far you have to 'gear up' on the pinion to get it to run fast. I just installed my Tekin 17.5 last night (my first brushless) and i went from a 23T to a 33T and the thing is barley warm!!! I am going to keep going up until I get some temp into the motor (or can't control it anymore! )
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:38 PM   #4
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My car is all wired up and runs around my kitchen just fine. But before I head out to the track this weekend, is there anything I need to do to my brushless motor? (my first time working with brushless). Do i need to crack open the can or anything and lube the bearings for example?
this is a good question, i have tried to oil the bearing on the output shaft end, and just shook my head wondering what to do about the sensor end. are these bearings greased? do you reapply grease on an infrequent basis?
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What I personally do to every motor once I get it, is take out the bearings and clean out the grease from the factory. Then soak them overnight in denatured alchol, gets the grease out, then blow them out really good and use a small small drop of thin lube and put them back together and they are ready to go!!!! work great
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Nothing really. Just enjoy the power.
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I'll blow the dust out of the bearings with air every week or two.
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like i read somewhere above.....be amazed......at how you dont have to do anything, and how long it lasts, and how the power doesnt fade, and how you dont have to do anything.....did i mention you dont have to do anything?
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Hey Cpt,
What type of gearing do you plan to start with? And what are you doing for esc setup?
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Thanks for the tips guys... I used to be a very competative racer about... 5 years ago? maybe 6... I Was one of those guys that used to dyno, tune, break in, measure, compare, label, ALL my brushed motors to get the most out of them, completely dissasemble every motor after every run, clean or replaces brushes, and cut my comm every 3 runs.

Brushless + lipo = 90% less work at the track (at least it seems). Which is just awesome. That way I have twice as much time to practice on the asphault, and twice as much time to work on suspension/setup.

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What type of gearing do you plan to start with? And what are you doing for esc setup?
I PLAN on running a FDR of 4.5 to start.... with a tekin rs pro... 0 timing on can, 100 boost on sensored only mode. From all the conflicting recommendations I have gotten, that is where I think I will start
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Cool to hear it Cap! I was out for about 8 years, and I just ran brushless for the very first time last night. That 13.5 showed just how inadequate my old car was for those speeds.

I'm finding it to be about the same amount of work _AT_ the track, but now I have time to do other things between race weeks besides cycle cells and cut motors
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