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Old 12-19-2006, 06:40 AM   #2
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We have been running that motor for a long time in the FL State Series.

The best setup is as follows:

Trinity XXX Silver Brushes
Orion Black Heavy springs

Break it in for 8 min at 2v with a fan. The amps will be crazy high for the first minute or two. Keep breaking it in until the amps are holding ~10A.

As the motor breaks in it will get a silver skin on the comm which will give you crazy holeshot power for about half a lap. If you want to make the motor more mellow for the first lap just run the break in voltage up to 5v for a few seconds. At 5v the motor will rev like crazy and then the amps will drop a little and the rpm will drop a little.

After you run, skim the comm, clean the faces of the brushes with a comm pen and break it in again for 5 min. The motor should pull between 8 and 10A after 5 min. Repeat this until you loose 1mm from the brush length or you get 8A or more amp draw after break in.

Try an FDR in the 5.70-5.90 range and look for average lap times (never fast lap) to determine which is the right ratio.

FYI, The Orion/Peak Element/Vantage 19T is faster than the Reedy and you gear it about the same. It has more bottom end and runs cooler. We set them up the same as above.
Adrian Martinez
What I run: Schumacher Mi5/Associated RC10R5.1/Associated RC12R5.2/Futaba/HobbyWing/Team EA Motorsports/BSR Racing
Where I run: Florida Indoor R/C Complex/Thunder Racing/Florida On Road State Series
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