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Old 05-31-2012, 08:38 AM   #1
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Questions?? Brushless Tuning Tips?

I remember the days of the old brushed stock motors, we'd polish the bushings, center the arm, blah, blah, blah...you'd end up with a motor that was significantly better than one straight out of the box (most of the time).

What if any tricks are there to tuning brushless motors? I'm currently running a Revtech 17.5 (Blinky w/full timing) which is plenty fast...but anything to tinker with (other than timing) would be worth trying.
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You can try different rotors, make sure the bearings have some high quality thin oil in them and not grease, move around the rotor shims to make sure the rotor is "floating" when on power. That's about all I can think of. Thankfully, gone are the days of comm truers and break-in drops.

On my blinky 17.5 revtech, ~3 ticks of timing seems to work best at my track. But, for other tracks I've used full motor timing with the most success. It all depends...I don't think the motor matters all too much on most layouts, but it sure is frustrating to get pulled on the straight.
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Buy as many as you can and find the good ones.
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Buy as many as you can and find the good ones.
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Buy as many as you can and find the good ones.
how deep are your pockets? Hopefully you can unload all the duds you end up with
if you are at this level to win, the fun factor is almost non-existent.
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how deep are your pockets? Hopefully you can unload all the duds you end up with
if you are at this level to win, the fun factor is almost non-existent.
Not deep at all, which is why I always seem to be just a tick down on power. Fortunately, I can drive so it pretty much balances out

As for unloading duds, that's easy. I got 50 bux for an old, obsolete motor I didn't need anymore.
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