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Using only 1 motor on E-savage

Old 04-01-2007, 07:10 AM
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One of my friend wants to know if its possible to run an E-savage w/ 1 stock motor only. Is this done by simply removing 1 of the 2 motors or is there some technicality behind the process? He doesn't mind if it will run slower provided he will get more runtime from his batteries.
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Old 04-01-2007, 06:45 PM
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If he ran Brushless he could go with only one motor
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Old 04-01-2007, 09:15 PM
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unplug one of the motors (just unplug the negative, to prevent a shortcircuit) and let us know if it works.

i dont know if the ESC will work with only one plugged in, i dont see why not, but who knows
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I beleive you can run a single motor because the motors are wired in parallel but you'll have to worry about frying the single motor because the motor will be doing twice the work. The speed controller might get hotter too.

Kershaw Designs do a single motor conversion for the Emaxx but only offer a dual motor conversion for the E-Savage. There may be a reason for this but they might the best people to ask about running a single motor set up in the E-Savage.

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Old 04-02-2007, 08:31 AM
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It would work fine if he geare way down. A better way is to remove one + and one - from each motor and then hook the motors + and - together (hooking them in series)

This will decrease load and double the runtime.
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Old 04-10-2007, 02:09 PM
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I saw an article in RC Action magazine about this issue and the E-Maxx. Traxxas makes a jumper with a Tamaya plug, for where the 2nd battery plugs into the ESC. Instead of the battery, u plug in this jumper, and it just loops into itself, that way you are only running one battery, but the ESC is actually fooled into a loop reading only 1/2 the voltage. Should work for any model I would think....
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