sf501 nitro to brushless gear ratio ? - RC Groups
Mar 09, 2013, 11:52 AM
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# sf501 nitro to brushless gear ratio ?

Going to convert a sf501 nitro to brushless.
Have a thunder power 13.5 sensored motor and a lrp sphere tc esc.
Probably go with 48 pitch gears.
What would be a starting gear ratio / size 48p pinion and spur?

Thanks
Last edited by pfindeis; Mar 09, 2013 at 05:46 PM.
 Mar 09, 2013, 02:58 PM Kungsangen, Stockholm, Sweden The original primary gearing (motor gear to first) for the SB5 is 21/87, it makes 4,1429 motor revolutions per layshaft revolution. As long as you have secondary gearing (front chain pulley to rear) fixed to 2,5 (20/50, original sb5) you will end up whith a final ratio at 10,537. This seems to a be very good start for motors 4500-6000kv. In clear terms: 87/21x50/20 = 4,1429 x 2,5= 10,357 Put in the relevant nubers for your bike to reach the final gearing. I wouldn't go under 9 total, unless you know your electrics well. Higher than 10,5 makes for less top speed unless you have a very high kv rating. Hope this helps for starters.
Mar 09, 2013, 03:23 PM
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 Originally Posted by z_dad The original primary gearing (motor gear to first) for the SB5 is 21/87, it makes 4,1429 motor revolutions per layshaft revolution. As long as you have secondary gearing (front chain pulley to rear) fixed to 2,5 (20/50, original sb5) you will end up whith a final ratio at 10,537. This seems to a be very good start for motors 4500-6000kv. In clear terms: 87/21x50/20 = 4,1429 x 2,5= 10,357 Put in the relevant nubers for your bike to reach the final gearing. I wouldn't go under 9 total, unless you know your electrics well. Higher than 10,5 makes for less top speed unless you have a very high kv rating. Hope this helps for starters.
Yeah i don't understand that math. Sure is a lot easier with online car gearing charts.
Maybe i should reword my post to what size 48p pinion and spur
Thanks though
 Mar 09, 2013, 06:44 PM Registered User you can run the HPI or X-ray 48p spur from 84 to 96. I prefer 90 to 93 with a 22 to 26 pinion. With a 13.5 I would go with a 90/26 to start then go to a 28 pinion if you want more top end..
 Mar 09, 2013, 06:53 PM Registered User Hey thanks alot