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Old 09-24-2004, 07:30 PM   #1
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i'm pretty close to getting the ss5800 system but i have only a few more questions
i heard if you crash going full speed you can easly blow a fet?
something is always bund to go wrong with this system and it will have to be sent back?
temp range, will the esc really shut off and save you?
thats it!, this is just a really big investment for my rc car and i want to make sure i'm getting quallity!!! i have heard alot of great things about this system but on the other hand i have heard some horror stories
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They are really reliable. I have wrecked really hard while running that system without any problems. I mean, the car broke but the motor and speedo were fine. There is a thermal cut off if you overtax the system, but it only justs down if you really overgear the system. I've never had anything go wrong with mine; that's the beauty of brushless. Charge a pack and run. From time to time clean the bearings.
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Old 09-24-2004, 07:58 PM   #3
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yea i'm getting one i just want to know what i'm getting into,
with the right gearing the ss5800 system should get no hotter than my 19t right because its geared appropriatly? my 19t and stock esc got about the same temp now, is that how the 5800 system will get?
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It's not the motor temp you need to watch, it's the speedo. You should be running around 140-160 degree heat sink temp at most. If you gear similarily to a 19T you'll be in the ballpark. Maybe split the difference between stock and 19T worst case.
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140-160 that pretty hot! i will just get a 20 buck digital thermometer because i'm gonna baby this system for the first couple of weeks!
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Don't worry about that, it's pretty durable. I've had it shutdown a few times and it hasn't hurt performance.
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what car are you running it on?
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I've run it in a few different cars. Losi XXX-S G+, Schumacher Mi2, Trinity Oval car, Tamiya Evo 3 Surikarn, and a TA-04. Worked well in each car.
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what gear combo should i use for my tc3 with this system?
i just race around a local parking lot with friends and every now and then i go to the local track, i would like to gear it safe i dont want it to over heat! and i want it to have good acceleration with average to good top speed?
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Between like a 7.6-8.0 would be a good starting point
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the website recomends i go with a 72 spur and either a 24 or 25 tooth pinnion? thats what i use now for my 19t mod???
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I dunno what the final drive of a TC3 is, so I dunno.
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novak says you want it to be 7.30:1
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It all depends on the track layout. Like I say, we were running mid-13's and I was geared at a 120/30 in a Mission 2, which was a 7.2. I started the day at a 28 which was a 7.71.
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well it just a parking lot so wide turns long straights and every now and then when have a super tight section for fun, i guess i will just start out with my stock tc3 gearing and go from thier right?
if i find that its to slow i just move up 1 or 2 teeth on the pinnion right?
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