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Old 03-26-2013, 04:49 PM   #121
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TC, it's all about controlling wheel spin and even there I don't like expo. I tend to just use the motor set-up to try and make a linear and if need be, softer power band.
Josh, I think this is what the real question is. How do you soften the power band? Can you give some examples of what you do to get this softer feel?

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What are people doing on the handset (I run ko esprit 3) with the expos to smooth out the throttle curve compared to Stock racing

First time running modified at the brca nationals so any help is appreciated in getting it as smooth as possible
Same as what Josh said above (and I'm no where near as much of a wheel a he is) and that's expo is evil. It's tough to retrain the stock fingers, but in the long run (IMO) its better to train the thumbs, than rely on expo to get you through.
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TC, it's all about controlling wheel spin and even there I don't like expo. I tend to just use the motor set-up to try and make a linear and if need be, softer power band.
One of the features people rave about on the Orca is how smooth its throttle response is. Do you find yourself adjusting the punch or PWM at all to smooth things out?
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:52 PM   #124
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the new orca is amazingly smooth!
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:32 PM   #125
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Does this thread mean we can expect a few more Mod racers at big races like the IIC and others...
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:49 PM   #126
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ill be doing timezone gp next year and maybe the year after, snowbirds or iic. not gonna spend $1000 just in travel when ill for sure be in one of the bottom heats lol.

one day in the distant future id like to qualify for the worlds.. lofty goals are good to have sometimes.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:47 PM   #127
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I had a good time running mod sedan tonight. There might be something to this whole concept that boost makes a mod motor easier to drive.

I ran Andrew Hardman's setup on my Orca with a Reedy 6.5 geared around 8.0. It was actually shockingly easy to drive. In some ways, smoother in the infield than a blinky 13.5.
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:41 AM   #128
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the new orca is amazingly smooth!
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Have raced 17,5 blinky all winter and have just returned to modified , started with my lrp flow , but what a difference when I got my new Team Orion R10 pro installed in my car , super smooth. Both are high end speedos but whau a speedo.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:46 AM   #129
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Lots of good information here, thanks to everybody. Also new to mod. I have two GM Deltas, an 8T and a 6T I understand they are equivalent(ish) to 4.5 and 3.5 respectively.

Anyone have experience as to what the difference in feel might be against the star wind equivalents? I heard power delivery is quite different.
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I had a good time running mod sedan tonight. There might be something to this whole concept that boost makes a mod motor easier to drive.
I was amazed at how much easier my mod 12th was to drive as soon as I changed from blinky to a boosted profile. I still need to work more on speedo settings, since I think that my current boost settings only really come into play on the last 10 ft of our straight...right before the wall o' death.

I also finally worked up the courage to adjust d/r on the straight last night. Absolutely terrifying, but oddly satisfying to be able to do it and not destroy anything. It's the little things that count...right?
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Think I found the answer to my own question on GM brushless thread page 180
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Lots of good information here, thanks to everybody. Also new to mod. I have two GM Deltas, an 8T and a 6T I understand they are equivalent(ish) to 4.5 and 3.5 respectively.

Anyone have experience as to what the difference in feel might be against the star wind equivalents? I heard power delivery is quite different.
Dougie, you running Mod this year?

I have attached a large pins type heatsink to my BD.

First test will be next weekend at WLRC
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Well, you're unlikely to need the 6t for a start! The 8t is a little flatter at the bottom end when compared to a 4.5 but fairly similar at the top.

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Lots of good information here, thanks to everybody. Also new to mod. I have two GM Deltas, an 8T and a 6T I understand they are equivalent(ish) to 4.5 and 3.5 respectively.

Anyone have experience as to what the difference in feel might be against the star wind equivalents? I heard power delivery is quite different.
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:18 PM   #134
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so.... do we have any stock racers looking to man up/motor up and run mod at the Nats in order to qualify for the worlds?? the ROAR Asphalt Nats signups are a bit light still...
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so.... do we have any stock racers looking to man up/motor up and run mod at the Nats in order to qualify for the worlds?? the ROAR Asphalt Nats signups are a bit light still...
I hope a lot of guys man up. Ill be there with my big motors.
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