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#51 MSwiss

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 02:10 PM

I've only had 1 controller, that developed an issue, while running a less than perfect operating 4002FK.
 
It was a 3rd Eye Hitman FET.
 
But, I'm not qualified to comment if it was the motor's fault.
 
What typically happens with guys running full height brushes, is during a track call, if the motor stops in the shorted position, when the power goes back on, if the racer doesn't get off of the trigger when their car doesn't move, it lets out a little tiny puff of smoke.
 
After another track call, and pushing the car into another position, it either runs again fine(20% of the time) or runs again, noticeably slower (80% of the time).
 
As far, protecting controllers from blowing, when hooked up wrong, this is my simple solution.
 
A fusable link on the brake wire that will melt or pop.
 
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Posted 22 October 2016 - 02:51 PM

The point I was trying to make, is that the batteries full amperage cannot be fed into any one lane at any stage.

 

Have I been advised correctly or not with this assumption?



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 02:57 PM

You make a statement and then follow it up as an assumption.
Clearly you have a current issue at your track - it's the only place in the world that the melts the endbell off 4002's with regularity.
I also understand that your fellows who went to ISRA were disappointed in their cars performance due to the current (amperage) difference they experienced


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 03:17 PM

Steve,

 

I think you are talking through that hole in your head again :(



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 03:20 PM

The point I was trying to make, is that the batteries full amperage cannot be fed into any one lane at any stage. (Statement)

 

Have I been advised (deflection) correctly or not with this assumption



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 03:23 PM

Steve,

 

I think you are talking through that hole in your head again :(

Talking through my fingertips actually ;-)



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 03:25 PM

I know what I said!

 

I wasn't disagreeing with the first sentence in your statement above, but rather the rest of the diatribe.

 

I was not wanting to drag other Wellington racers into this needless and pointless discussion.

 

I understand that the track in Chicago had less power by comparison to ours due to; a) fewer braid taps and b) smaller diameter feed tap wire. To get speed, most racers were honing out their magnets so the cars could "coast" through the lower power parts.



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 03:50 PM

I know what I said!

 

I wasn't disagreeing with the first sentence in your statement above, but rather the rest of the diatribe. Swodem: Prob pay to make that clear then

 

I was not wanting to drag other Wellington racers into this needless and pointless discussion. Swodem: Who's dragging anyone in anywhere? I was referencing a recent event where the difference was commented on. If its needless and pointless then don't engage in it.

 

I understand that the track in Chicago had less power by comparison to ours due to; a) fewer braid taps and b) smaller diameter feed tap wire. To get speed, most racers were honing out their magnets so the cars could "coast" through the lower power parts. Swodem: Really? Most? So you mean those from all over the world found that that track was down on power??

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 03:57 PM

Quit being a ^%#ker...

I'd be booted for good from this forum if I posted what I am really thinking. :)

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 04:15 PM

Hmmmmm...

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 04:18 PM

You guys are pushing it.

 

Let's tone it down a bit, or take it to Facebook where you can do whatever you want.


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 04:36 PM

Thanks, Swiss.  :)



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 04:44 PM

Thanks!? You're the one being told off, Welly-boy!



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 05:07 PM

This was an awesome discussion.

 

Imperative word, was.


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