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#1 PCH Parts Express

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 07:44 PM

If you folks wish to share any proven and maybe best ways you have found to break-in a JK Retro Hawk motor it might be greatly appreciated by some racers and builders that use that motor,

 

 


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Posted 18 January 2016 - 08:09 PM

I haven't found any way that seems to make any difference. They all seem to need 20 minutes on the track full bore to get fast. I have tried no break in, an hour on the power supply, even water break in. Seems to be just luck of the draw!!


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Posted 18 January 2016 - 11:54 PM

I taught mine to swim for 1 minute at 4.0 volts...some at 5 volts for 45 seconds, some at 4.5 volts for 30 seconds.

After swimming lessons, they still like 3-4 heat cycles of 25 hard laps.

 

BUT, beware - there is a new batch of rh motors that the brushes will go away fast if broken-in underwater.


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 06:48 AM

Charlie, are you using fresh or salt water? :sarcastic_hand:


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 07:41 AM

5 short cycles on the Trinity Dyno or 5 minutes at 4 volts and then get it in a car. 


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 08:14 AM

Charlie, are you using fresh or salt water? :sarcastic_hand:

 

St Johns River water   :laugh2:


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 10:01 AM

Ditto mr noose.

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