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Old 11-25-2008, 06:14 PM   #6601
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Steve,

I'm trying to help finalize the rules for the Speedtech RCGT Showdown series, where we'll be using 17.5 motors exclusively. My questions is, are there any SIGNIFICANT performance advantages to swapping out the rotor for a larger one? Say a 13mm rotor?

I don't want to create any more headaches for the Tech Crew.. but I also dont want this to be the "rotor of the week". The series is meant to be for fun and to increase attendance across Southern California's tracks. Your feedback is greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Old 11-25-2008, 10:57 PM   #6602
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I would recommend just allowing the ROAR spec rules for that class: 12.3-12.51 mm rotors
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Old 11-29-2008, 04:58 PM   #6603
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Steve,

Does the GTB thermal when the motor gets to a certain temp... if so what is it. And secondly if its the ESC temp (or both) what is that temp?

Much appreciated.
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Old 11-29-2008, 06:01 PM   #6604
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steve, can I put a longer sensor cable on my micro 10.5 motor?
Steve, Will Novak make a extension for the sensor wires on the 380 micro motors?
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Old 11-29-2008, 06:03 PM   #6605
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Hey steve just wanted to get your opinion what you think is the best handling non-race body (no stratus or mazda 6 or DNA2 you know). Thanks
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:33 PM   #6606
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Brad,

I believe the motor internal temperature should be around 200 when the thermal temperature protection kicks in.

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Steve,

Does the GTB thermal when the motor gets to a certain temp... if so what is it. And secondly if its the ESC temp (or both) what is that temp?

Much appreciated.
We are working on making sensor extentions actually... hopefully we should have some sort of news about them soon...?

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Steve, Will Novak make a extension for the sensor wires on the 380 micro motors?
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It's been a LONG time since I ran any of the non-legal race bodies...

Back in the day when rules weren't being followed at certain events or whatever a favorite body would be a Yokomo or Frewer Ferrari F40 (F50? ) body.... I don't know if you'll be able to find any of those though...

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Hey steve just wanted to get your opinion what you think is the best handling non-race body (no stratus or mazda 6 or DNA2 you know). Thanks
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Old 11-30-2008, 07:13 PM   #6607
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Thanks Steve..

Lastly (as my manual isnt here with me) what is the max temp the esc should be getting up to? Same as the motor or?


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We recommend that the max external temperature on the ESC or the motor be no hotter than 175 degrees.
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Old 12-08-2008, 02:17 PM   #6609
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Old 12-08-2008, 02:33 PM   #6610
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OK, what can you tell us about the Havoc combos? Is this going to be the ticket for higher-turn, lower cost spec series like USVTA (21.5) and RCGT (17.5)?

Is one really sacrificing anything to the GTB with these slower combos?
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Any plans on releasing the software update some of the team drivers have been running with advanced timing etc. for the GTB??
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Old 12-08-2008, 02:50 PM   #6612
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Reen:

I think most people in most applications will not see a big difference between the Havoc and the GTB in the 21.5 and 17.5 classes you have mentioned.

On paper, the GTB definately has a lower resistance, which should translate to slightly more power, but the differences are very minute... the solder joints on your wires account for more resistance than the difference in the total RDS on of the system.



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OK, what can you tell us about the Havoc combos? Is this going to be the ticket for higher-turn, lower cost spec series like USVTA (21.5) and RCGT (17.5)?

Is one really sacrificing anything to the GTB with these slower combos?
RC_Dan,

We have been working on that along with a number of other projects, but unfortunately the timing software is not really quite ready for the general public yet. We still have some things we want to iron out with it and it's not as fool proof as we would like.

Hopefully in the coming months we will be able to put more time into it and give you a better answer then.

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Will we be able to update the GTB ourselves or would we have to send the GTB to Novak?

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We have been working on that along with a number of other projects, but unfortunately the timing software is not really quite ready for the general public yet. We still have some things we want to iron out with it and it's not as fool proof as we would like.

Hopefully in the coming months we will be able to put more time into it and give you a better answer then.
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Really, yet to be determined... sorry. Like I said all I can say is that we're working on it... I don't know when/if it will see the light of day.
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Steve I hope you enjoyed the Party on Saturday, we missed you after you raced but the modified drivers are coming along nicely.

See ya at BCR soon.

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