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Old 08-26-2012, 04:42 AM
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I have a very important question for me:
the function of the EPA on gas, must be 100% or can I decrease? Change will cause problems to the ESC
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:32 AM
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hello guys
I have a very important question for me:
the function of the EPA on gas, must be 100% or can I decrease? Change will cause problems to the ESC

Hi puma303,
The EPA end point adjustment on gas can be set lower. I Use a lower setting when the track gets slick so I don't over power the traction of the track. Some times I'v set it at 55%
I also use this when I let other pepl. use my car to keep them from damaging it if they run into something.
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Why do you want to decrease the EPA?

Is it not something that can be cured by adjusting the throttle profile or expo?
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Is it not something that can be cured by adjusting the throttle profile or expo?
I disagree, if you don't have the money to buy a slower motor, you can turn down the EPA.

O-and you can use this on nitro cars as well, I know across the pond when it starts to rain, they don't stop. I read some turn down the EPA so the car don't have as much power.
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Originally Posted by Skiddins View Post
Why do you want to decrease the EPA?

Is it not something that can be cured by adjusting the throttle profile or expo?
I want to lower the throttle from EPA because I have more control over the model, but someone told me that if I do it this way I risk burning the ESC because of overheating
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Originally Posted by puma303 View Post
I want to lower the throttle from EPA because I have more control over the model, but someone told me that if I do it this way I risk burning the ESC because of overheating
Its the same thing as putting a block behind your trigger finger or throttle stop. can you run your car at half throttle on the track with out it overheating? If you can, there is your answer.

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Its the same thing as putting a block behind your trigger finger or throttle stop. can you run your car at half throttle on the track with out it overheating? If you can, there is your answer.
I did not answer this because I've never been able to verify. I guess you know the answer but can you?
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I did not answer this because I've never been able to verify. I guess you know the answer but can you?
Is was not meant to be a smart answer. Sorry. and yes you can use EPA.
If you are still unsure, run just a few laps come in and check the temp on the motor.
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