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PostSubject: Scorpion XL   Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:43 am

Scorpion XL on 5s A123 with 540s geared at 16:1 with 3" wheels
At full throttle or quickly going forward to reverse the esc looses signal, is it current limiting?
With the throttle turned down to 65%ish it doesn't do it but will when the stick is in the corners
I'm planning on swapping a stage in the gearbox so they're 20:1 and possibly going to 550

Tips? Ideas? Itll be a few days before I can check how much current the motors are pulling
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion XL   Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:53 am

Could be limiting and it just clips it, or it could pull so much the BEC loses power.
the Scorpion has a BEC built in right?

The 550 motors are legit. When we changed them out last year our robots were noticeably faster and had a bit more torque. The current they can pull is a trade-off of course.

I like the 20:1 speed, I kind of wish Omnom had 16:1 this year with me not getting the Torquemasters figured out.

Hope you get it figured out.
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion XL   Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:58 am

Yeah me too lol, electronics really arent my thing
It's not that bad but its already annoying and it'll get the bot owned

Once I measure the current draw ill probably be emailing robot power
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion XL   Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:06 am

Electronics are the devil.
I hate when a theoretical set up is bulletproof, put it together though and it doesn't work.

Last year our homie at pro4mance hobbies helped us out big time and Mr P and him talked a lot.
We used to have a forum on their site, then me and P both got banned and at the comp we saw their name on another robot.
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion XL   Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:13 am

jtm94 wrote:
Electronics are the devil.
I hate when a theoretical set up is bulletproof, put it together though and it doesn't work.

Last year our homie at pro4mance hobbies helped us out big time and Mr P and him talked a lot.
We used to have a forum on their site, then me and P both got banned and at the comp we saw their name on another robot.

That's cause your both bad news, suprised you haven't been banned from here! LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion XL   Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:24 am

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