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Old 02-01-2019, 07:09 AM
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I have a MRR V2 17.5 which is very noisy (vibration rattle) when running. What's the problem likely to be? Unbalanced rotor? Shimming?
It's still a decent motor but has never seemed to have quite as much power as the competition.
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I have a MRR V2 17.5 which is very noisy (vibration rattle) when running. What's the problem likely to be? Unbalanced rotor? Shimming?
It's still a decent motor but has never seemed to have quite as much power as the competition.
Lots of variable there.... might want to send it back to be looked at.
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Originally Posted by nikos2002 View Post
Lots of variable there.... might want to send it back to be looked at.
Well it's not that bad, and it has had almost a solid year of use, so not sure it would really class as 'faulty'. Just wondering if it's worth replacing the rotor or waiting a bit and getting a new motor?
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Well it's not that bad, and it has had almost a solid year of use, so not sure it would really class as 'faulty'. Just wondering if it's worth replacing the rotor or waiting a bit and getting a new motor?
You could send it to maclan and see if they can diagnose the problem I am thinking as well.

Be curious if you have a blown bearing too
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Old 02-05-2019, 05:42 AM
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Reedy Race 2019 Setup for the Maclan MMax Pro from Jared Tebo (Reedy Race Winner 2019)
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Originally Posted by LzREngineering View Post
Well it's not that bad, and it has had almost a solid year of use, so not sure it would really class as 'faulty'. Just wondering if it's worth replacing the rotor or waiting a bit and getting a new motor?
If its a year old, a year of solid use. Yeah, at least a new rotor. Check bearings as well. A new rotor every few months can make you feel like you have a new motor, at a much lower cost.
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What are the opinions on maclan v2 lipos? Are they rrally good? No puffing?
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What are the opinions on maclan v2 lipos? Are they rrally good? No puffing?
They work well. I had the 6000mah 2S 7.6V version and liked its performance.
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Thoughts on the Pro model ESC? Looking at switching from Orion R10.1 Pros. Think it's worth the switch?
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Thoughts on the Pro model ESC? Looking at switching from Orion R10.1 Pros. Think it's worth the switch?
I found the ESC worked well for racing purposes when I was using them.

If you are someone who is used to at least how hobbywing does there reverse profile (we basically leave reverse on, just don't use it often for club racing), you may find that getting used to the feel of reverse turned on could be different. Its like its more proportional than like how hobbywing does it, and assuming orion too from what I recall when I drove some orion equipped vehicles..

Also, we noticed some odd "drops" in signal response at the time when reverse was turned on. Like coming down the straight, you jam on the brakes and then go into throttle it would sometimes act like it lost connection. None of this happened though when in full forward - brake mode and it all could be nothing now with newer software updates I am assuming that came out from when I last ran the ESCs. It also ran Savox servos like a champ if you have concerns about the BEC and how Savox can really tax them along with 2 30mm fans blowing, running off of the receiver port and the fan slot.

Also, the ESC comes with a pretty powerful fan, like a WTF fan or whatever they are called.

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So I plugged in my battery backwards over the weekend while the esc was switched off, saw a little smoke and knew I messed up. It still powers on and light signals work as normal, just not power to the motor. Does anyone know the best method to get it fixed? Do I fill out the repair request or use the trade in program? I'm a little confused because it says repair is available on the pro but doesn't specifically state if it's available for the Pico .
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So I plugged in my battery backwards over the weekend while the esc was switched off, saw a little smoke and knew I messed up. It still powers on and light signals work as normal, just not power to the motor. Does anyone know the best method to get it fixed? Do I fill out the repair request or use the trade in program? I'm a little confused because it says repair is available on the pro but doesn't specifically state if it's available for the Pico .
is it under warranty or not? Either way, fill out the form and submit it so Maclan can email you an RMA number that you will attach to your return. Very easy. They will contact you regarding repairs and cost. Since it was a reverse polarity situation, warranty is voided BTW.
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maybe some batteries could be made that "oneway" battery tubes where you can only plug in the right battery plug into it versus the dual smooth tubes.
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I found the ESC worked well for racing purposes when I was using them.

If you are someone who is used to at least how hobbywing does there reverse profile (we basically leave reverse on, just don't use it often for club racing), you may find that getting used to the feel of reverse turned on could be different. Its like its more proportional than like how hobbywing does it, and assuming orion too from what I recall when I drove some orion equipped vehicles..

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I'm a racer, I can't remember the last time I used reverse LMAO
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maybe some batteries could be made that "oneway" battery tubes where you can only plug in the right battery plug into it versus the dual smooth tubes.
That's an awesome idea!
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