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Old 09-08-2004, 02:44 PM   #1
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i want to get a low motor around like a 12t but will i lose alot of tourqe? i run a team orion element 19t mod and its got incredible acceleration and i would like a lower turn motor with good acceleration?
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The loss in motor torque will be made up by the lower gear ratio you'll run with the 12 turn.

The motor will be faster when geared right.
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ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh okay so what would be safe gearing for a 12t and a 15t and is it okay to use the same gears in a 12t and a 12t mod for instance?
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Gearing depends on the size of the track as much as anything else. Here in the UK you can gear them as high as 6:1 on the bigger tracks, personally I'd start at 8:1 or therabouts. For a 15t, around 7.5:1 should be a good start.
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one more thing, will a 12t motor get hotter than say my 19t mod, just because its a more powerfull motor or will it be in the same temp range because the gearing changes????
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There is no real link between motor heat and the wind.

If the motor is geared right and the car is running smooth, it shouldn't be too hot to touch.
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What exactly is the practical difference between a high rpm motor geared low and a high torque motor geared high assuming they have exactly the same horsepower?
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As you go to lower winds, you will lose torque however you will inherently gain more RPM than torque you lose.....which will give you a more powerful motor overall....gearing properly will overcome the lost in torque.

There are also certain winds you can do when you go to lower wind that will reduce the amount of lost torque. Arms like these are only available from smaller motor companies.


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