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Old 02-23-2012, 07:16 AM
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Hi there,

i recently finished the build of an HPI CUP RACER!! This is my first electric rc car so i am asking for your help about the electronics! I want my CR to be fast enough so i don't llose interest but i also want it to be controllable! After some research i have done i found ou the Castle creations sidewinder/4600kv motor combo is quite nice and in a good price! Now my question is: is this motor very powerful for that car?it may end up ripping the spur gears and differentials?
Please help me on that!!

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Old 02-23-2012, 07:44 AM
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If the motor is a cm36 2 pole 4600kv, it runs about the same as a 10.5 on the track.
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i think the castle neu motors are 4 pole!! so 4600kv is like 10.5 motor which is fast enough for this car!! but will it be break-parts fast?
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Is this what you have ???
http://www.castlecreations.com/products/sidewinder.html

I have all the cm36 motors, 4600kv up to the 9000kv, all of them are 2 pole.

You may have the 1406 combo like this one???
http://www.castlecreations.com/produ...inder_sv2.html

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no i speak for Neu-Castle 4600kv Motor


i cant post the link because i am new to the forum and i am not allowed to do that
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:07 AM
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sorry i didnt see the second link you posted!! Yes i am talking about that! i dont have it, i am just asking question about it so i will decide if i will purchase it or not!!
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Yes !!!! Go for it
Get the CC link and turn the power down to start with.
With my TC the diff's are the only thing I work on, you have to keep them tip top or they wont last long.
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thanks a lot Lazerguy i will probably go for it as it seems to be a quality (its castle offcourse) and in a good price combo!! can you also post a link with the programming thing??
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http://www.castlecreations.com/produ...stle_link.html

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Start with a very small pinion, the 1406 will run cool. You have to go by your ESC temp more so then the motor temp.
Get a at least a 40c 4500mah lipo.
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Skip the sidewinder and get a mamba max pro and used castle motor you will spend a extra $20 bucks but u will be alot happier. Trust me
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so i get the usb link , download the programme from CC website and make all the changes from there!! cool!! my pinion gear is a 48p 30t!! is it ok for the job?
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mamba max pro would be also a good idea and sure worth the extra money
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Originally Posted by geomylonas8 View Post
my pinion gear is a 48p 30t!! is it ok for the job?
What is the internal gear ratio of your car ?? Maybe like 2.4ish+/-
What spur gear is on it ?? Maybe like 90ish+/-
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i dont remember but i think is a 67 t
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Off the top of my head and without more info I'd have to say start with a 23t and go by temp's from there.
As you go up on your pinion the ESC will get warmer.
If your ESC is around 140f after a good hard run your good.
4 pole motors are funny, they calm right down with small pinions so it's the best place to start out.
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