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Old 07-14-2011, 12:42 PM   #16
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I mostly use a 4.5T (Speed Passion) and ESC boost. It maybe sounds insane, but with a good, smooth ESC (like the SP GT2.0 Pro) it is controllable - and FAST!
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Thanks for the replies.

I'm currently running 13.5t boosted and I'd like to think I'm pretty consistant at my local track. Supposed to be trying 10.5 boosted this weekend and to be honest I really don't think there's going be any difference, I have already been quicker with my 13.5 than some 10.5 at my track.

Mod's are only 2 or 3 at the most laps quicker than 13.5t boosted at our track, but mod seems alot easier to set up with out all the boost, turbo etc which is why I went LRP speedo route no bloody laptop needed

I might just give my SP 5.5t a go in blinky mode.
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Mod is a lot easier to get the right power for a track than the boosted spec classes. That's not to say that you shouldn't run timing on the ESC in mod, it just doesn't make as much difference having the perfect ESC settings in comparison to spec.

In general I think you'll find most top mod drivers prefer to run a lower wind with little or no boost compared to a milder wind with a lot of boost. I've read people saying mild winds with timing are easier to drive but I haven't found this to be true, not outdoors on medium sized tracks anyway. Anything more than a low level of boost on most tracks leads to lower consistency, that's what I've found anyway.

With that in mind I stick to 4t-5t, usually 5 works well on most tracks but once the straight gets up around 40-50m then usually a bit more power can be bolted in. If I had to have only one motor I'd own a 4.5

Sorry for the long reply, hope that helps...
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I mostly use a 4.5T (Speed Passion) and ESC boost. It maybe sounds insane, but with a good, smooth ESC (like the SP GT2.0 Pro) it is controllable - and FAST!
This and answers like it are the ticket, I think. Good stuff
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:35 PM   #20
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Tried a SP 5.5t today witha Lrp SS V2 zero boost geared at 8.0 then tried 7.5 = Slow didn't try gearing up anymore definatley needed some boost for the straight, it was slower than my 13.5t boosted
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I don't know how long your track's straight is , but 7.5fdr is recommended for 4.5t motors with zero boost ! 5.5t motors can easily go as high as 6.8fdr with no boost !!!
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Tried a SP 5.5t today witha Lrp SS V2 zero boost geared at 8.0 then tried 7.5 = Slow didn't try gearing up anymore definatley needed some boost for the straight, it was slower than my 13.5t boosted
You will need boost with a SP 5.5, it will simply be soft without it. Most other 5.5's won't be much better. I run my Orion 5.5 with boost around 7.2FDR. Settings for a boosted 5.5 are not massively different to boosted 10.5.
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