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Old 05-28-2010, 06:46 AM
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I can only assume (at the moment) that when running indoors, due to the nature of the carpet circuits the gearing is a lot lower, so the loads are reduced on the ESC in general.

Outdoors, we are trying to get greater speeds so the gearing is taller, certainly is on the tracks I run.

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Old 05-28-2010, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by andrewdoherty View Post
Do you have a link to the BEC? Your experience with the problem occurring only outdoors with the RS sounds distinctly like mine.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...Adjustable-BEC

Any 2s regulator should do the job though. I went this route to be able to test at various output voltages later on. For my TC, the leads are way too long, and I don't have the time or patience to shorten them, just have to race a cluttered car Saturday.

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I can only assume (at the moment) that when running indoors, due to the nature of the carpet circuits the gearing is a lot lower, so the loads are reduced on the ESC in general.

Outdoors, we are trying to get greater speeds so the gearing is taller, certainly is on the tracks I run.

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Our indoor track isn't super tight, and from the guys I've talked to, the main changes guys are making is adding more turbo for the outdoor track. Same FDR. I'm starting to think it's temperature related.
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:40 AM
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Our indoor track isn't super tight, and from the guys I've talked to, the main changes guys are making is adding more turbo for the outdoor track. Same FDR. I'm starting to think it's temperature related.
Even though I love the size of the RS, I think they should have gone the route like other manu having a heatsink on the fets where you can mount a fan too it. As is, the only way to try and cool the fets is a fan on the solder posts.
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Skiddins View Post
I can only assume (at the moment) that when running indoors, due to the nature of the carpet circuits the gearing is a lot lower, so the loads are reduced on the ESC in general.

Outdoors, we are trying to get greater speeds so the gearing is taller, certainly is on the tracks I run.

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I had the issue indoors with my fasst reciever, as did my friend. We were running 17.5 with the settings pretty high.
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by MikeXray View Post
Even though I love the size of the RS, I think they should have gone the route like other manu having a heatsink on the fets where you can mount a fan too it. As is, the only way to try and cool the fets is a fan on the solder posts.
My RS Pro was only showing 2 leds for heat indication [about 140* F] after some hard runs, so I don't think the ESC itself is suffering from heat, but maybe the BEC in the RS is.
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Old 05-30-2010, 05:19 PM
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I did a test last night with some stuff I had, std receiver cap vs the SP flat "super" cap. If I unplugged the speedo from the receiver with a regular cap it died instantly, the SP cap took about 2 sec to fade out, so I am going to leave that in this weekend and see how it goes. Ironically a regulator is probably a little lighter, but I didn't have one nor did the LHS.
Just wanted to note that this setup caused me some glitching, so I went back to a standard cap in the receiver. I will try the regulator next.
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Old 06-05-2010, 04:37 AM
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I guess every thing has been all good? I have my lipo regulator in and ready for tomorrow. Here's hoping all glitches are a thing of the past
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Old 06-05-2010, 07:39 AM
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I have been having a small issue lately.

it started after ETS , I had to remove the speedo and fit the handout speedo , since then it wont bleep when it receives signal from my transmitter every time , i have to disconnect the battery again and try again.

Steering works but no throttle !!

Weird
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by sidecarphil1 View Post
I have been having a small issue lately.

it started after ETS , I had to remove the speedo and fit the handout speedo , since then it wont bleep when it receives signal from my transmitter every time , i have to disconnect the battery again and try again.

Steering works but no throttle !!

Weird
Did you have to reverse your throttle to sync the other speedo?
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Old 06-05-2010, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeXray View Post
Did you have to reverse your throttle to sync the other speedo?
maybe try clearing the models memory in your radio and starting over.? . .
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Well had my first run with the regulator today and no problems at all.
I only bought the Yeah Racing 3A unit and as it was cheap and it performed without any glitches.
So I'm happy.
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Originally Posted by MikeXray View Post
Did you have to reverse your throttle to sync the other speedo?
nope everything is still the same
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Originally Posted by sidecarphil1 View Post
nope everything is still the same
the tekin is very sensitive to neutral, run through the one touch setup again, sometimes re calibrating your radio helps too.
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:14 AM
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yeah i will try that the next time i strip the car ready for ETS

Thanks guys
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I have also had problems eith my spektrum system in my m11.

Stadning right nect to the vehicle it would be fine, move 10 feet away and I would loose all power. Switched to an am reciever and module, and my problems were solved. Its great how a 40$ am rx and module works as good as the spektrum with less problems.
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