Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Rookie Zone
setting gear mesh on SCT >

setting gear mesh on SCT

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Grizzbob

setting gear mesh on SCT

Old 12-02-2018, 05:31 AM
Tech Rookie
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: May 2017
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 18
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default setting gear mesh on SCT

I run an Associated SCT on indoor carpet. I've changed to gearing of 25/75 for added top-end, per recommendations of others. But I find my motor is overheating. I'm using a brushless Tekin 17.5. The carpet is very high traction, too.

I think I need a lower ratio and have considered using a slightly smaller pinion, but the gears won't mesh because the screw holes/slots on the motor bracket limit the amount of movement for making a good mesh.

Is it common to file the slots to allow for better mesh? Do I run the risk of weakening the bracket? I would think filing the least amount as possible is best, if that's an option. Is there a better method?

Thanks for any solid suggestions.

TheBeas is offline  
Old 12-02-2018, 05:33 PM
Super Moderator
iTrader: (2)
Grizzbob's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Sand Springs, OK
Posts: 3,075
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)

First I would try going to a different spur (a bigger one) you can accomplish the same thing you're tring to do without trying to driiling
Rustytruck likes this.
Grizzbob is offline  

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.