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Old 07-03-2018, 09:43 AM   #21
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Nvm I found the solution. Changed the motor timing on the castle sidewinder ESC from LOW to HIGH and wow that really fixed it. It runs so good now.

I guess bc the lower gearing gave it so punch but the high timing took a little bit of the punch away and gave it a little top end back. Now my ESC runs cooler bc of the low gearing while keeping the motor cool. After a solid 30mins of full throttle in the grass my temps were 126 ESC, 115 motor, and 86 battery. Ambient temp was 72.
A high timing basically weakens the magnetic field, allowing for a higher RPM given the same voltage. But the weakening of magnetic field comes at a cost. High timing puts lots of stress/heat to the ESC and motor. If your gearing and drive style remain the same, switching to high timing will definitely produce more heat.
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Old 07-04-2018, 06:19 AM   #22
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Axial's soft sway bar was the right answer for me. Yes, it's a bit stiff, but that's why it works. There's still more than enough articulation for any crawling I get into, and by forcing the front axle to do most of the twisting, the truck is a lot more stable and predictable in hairy situations. I've experienced absolutely no negatives by adding the Axial sway bar.

That is what I have found - it works well once you get used to it.
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