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Old 04-29-2020, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by manu31
Hi all,
Do you know what is rx8 gen3 fan black plug type?
It's like a servo plug, but smaller.
It is a pretty common 2mm pin spacing plug for headers. Likely someone has a bad fan around that has one on it.
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Old 05-12-2020, 07:37 PM
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Hi Jim, I see most of the new 4s packs come with 10 gauge wire and now guys are using 10 gauge wire to wire up their RX8's. Do you think there is going to be a big difference between 12 gauge and 10 gauge wire for power or efficiency etc.? Thanks Jim.
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Old 05-18-2020, 03:35 PM
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No doubt 10awg is lower resistance, but 12awg is plenty for 1/8 scale applications. The real test is how hot they get perhaps more than performance differences which would be very minor.

The real issue we see with 10awg is most are not able to get it soldered well and end up with worse than 12awg performance wise, or they break off and cause failures. It is very difficult to solder 10awg well and get a good connection that is fully flowed. We see a lot of problems when people try to use 10awg that was not factory assembled like the batteries are.

Silver solder is another one we see a lot of problems with since again most are not able to get a good solder joint when using it.
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Old 05-23-2020, 11:45 AM
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how much do the new G4 motors weigh on avg.
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Old 05-26-2020, 02:32 PM
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The Gen4 SpecR versions are about 145g.
The Gen4 Modified and Eliminator versions are about 160g.
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Old 06-01-2020, 10:16 AM
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Do I need to run the fan on an RSX pro in 2wd buggy AE B6.2 7.5t mod on astroturf with air temps around 20C?


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Old 06-03-2020, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Smoking motor..
Do I need to run the fan on an RSX pro in 2wd buggy AE B6.2 7.5t mod on astroturf with air temps around 20C?


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Just my opinion, but you probably should. The only way to know for sure is check your temps during a run.
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Old 06-04-2020, 01:50 PM
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Typically it is always a good idea to run the fan on astroturf with low turn motors. Yes temp is the summation of all things evil and what to look at in data logs. You can also see temp on esc at a glance while in neutral. 4 or 5 leds or less of esc temp at end of run is all good.
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Old 06-11-2020, 02:56 PM
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Fitted the fan as it was getting warm when I was setting the slipper up. Throttle feel is good. But not sure about turbo timing and the ramp rate. I was running the turbo with 40 degrees timing and ramp rate of 2. It was a little too fast for the straight i was braking early for the end of the straight.

I think I will turn it down to 25 and the rate rate to 1.
what. I need to know is can I run push control and drag brake together? I put push control on my tekin 1s black edition13.5t 1/12th car and it made the car easier drive. Would it stop the buggy transferring weight too quickly on to front making the steering more predictable?

are gen 4 stock motors going to be better than the trinity factors?

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Old 06-12-2020, 11:19 AM
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Push control happens first. It basically delays the throttle from going to neutral. Once it gets to neutral the drag brake is in effect. You might also mess with active brake so the braking is happening while you reduce throttle. Also softens the weight transfer to front by getting rid of the coast to drag brake abruptness. You increase drag brake to levels you may not actually like in neutral or jumping, but you rarely actually go to neutral when using it because car slows as you reduce throttle instead of coasting.
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Old 06-12-2020, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Tekin Prez
Push control happens first. It basically delays the throttle from going to neutral. Once it gets to neutral the drag brake is in effect. You might also mess with active brake so the braking is happening while you reduce throttle. Also softens the weight transfer to front by getting rid of the coast to drag brake abruptness. You increase drag brake to levels you may not actually like in neutral or jumping, but you rarely actually go to neutral when using it because car slows as you reduce throttle instead of coasting.
i will bring the laptop and tweek the settings. When are the gen 4 7.5t mod motor hitting the uk?
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Old 06-15-2020, 02:30 PM
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Stock is still pretty slim overall and we are just starting to fill initial orders. Hopefully by the end of the middle of next month they will be making their way across the pond.
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Probably a dumb question, but I'm gonna ask it anyway. Do the old "tuning" rotors fit the G-4 motors?
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Originally Posted by KE4PJO
Probably a dumb question, but I'm gonna ask it anyway. Do the old "tuning" rotors fit the G-4 motors?

Yes
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Old 07-17-2020, 01:52 PM
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Any tips on using the Tekin RS Pro BE with a No Prep Drag setup for what is growing these days?
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