Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road
TB02 and a Epic? Gearing help (newbe) >

TB02 and a Epic? Gearing help (newbe)

TB02 and a Epic? Gearing help (newbe)

Reply

Old 11-05-2004, 01:27 AM
  #1  
MDL
Tech Adept
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Toowoomba, QLD
Posts: 194
Default TB02 and a Epic? Gearing help (newbe)

Hey guys,

I have got 2 TB02 and i got the second to do some up a little. I brought a epic Ep1112 stock motor. I was talking to the guy at the hobby shop and said that i should be able to gear it up to max. I have and it's getting hot? what would you guys recommend? by the way i have a Futaba Mc330 speedy.

Please help as i brought want to blow the motor. I am running a 55T and a 23T pinion.

Ta MDL
MDL is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2004, 03:27 AM
  #2  
Tech Regular
 
Hardriven RC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Aartselaar Belgium
Posts: 345
Default

MDL,

Your gearing is about right, but it does depend on the size of the track u are using. If your on a track with a long straight and sweeping corners then you need to go up in gearing. If its a realy big track then go for 25/55. If however your track is on the smaler size go for 22/55.
Now since i gather that you are a beginner (no offence) i would go for the lower gearing anyway. The idea behind this is that you still make a lot of mistakes wich slow your car down. This means that you need to accelerate more then the "better" drivers among us, thus your motor needs to do more work.
Now if a motor is "hot" doesn't always mean that there is something wrong. Current day stocks are made to be used with the newer high cappacity packs so ampdraw is no longer an issue. With higher ampdraws however more heat is generated thus making your motor hot.
Hardriven RC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2004, 04:17 AM
  #3  
MDL
Tech Adept
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Toowoomba, QLD
Posts: 194
Default

Hardriven RC

thanks for the help, I thought you where going to say somthing like that. I think that i will gear it a bit lower as I can see that i am going to have some issues with the speed. I can handle it well don't get me wrong. But i put this against a car, it does 60km a hour! That's fast!

The track that i am going to be racing on monday on is a roller skate track. I think that it's going to be a oval i hope. I have a set of race tyers that I spoke to the hobby shop about. I just hope that they will stay on there.

MDL
MDL is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2004, 07:32 AM
  #4  
Tech Regular
 
Hardriven RC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Aartselaar Belgium
Posts: 345
Default

Glue the tires with a spot of CA. That will save you a lot of grief.

BTW, us "seasoned" drivers should do more to help newcommers to our hobby, if only to ensure that we have more competitors at futere races.

Regards
Hardriven RC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2004, 07:32 AM
  #5  
Tech Regular
 
Hardriven RC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Aartselaar Belgium
Posts: 345
Default

Toowoomba

Australia?
Hardriven RC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2004, 08:21 AM
  #6  
MDL
Tech Adept
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Toowoomba, QLD
Posts: 194
Default

Originally posted by Hardriven RC
Toowoomba

Australia?
you know australia? Aussie aussie aussie
MDL is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2004, 08:24 AM
  #7  
Tech Regular
 
Hardriven RC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Aartselaar Belgium
Posts: 345
Default

No, sorry mate. I'm from Belgium Europe myself. Never been to Australia, only know it from tv.
Hardriven RC is offline  
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Terms of Service