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Sep 19, 2015, 03:08 PM
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Long walk home

Drove an uneventful 3.9 miles on slight uphill pavement. After .35 miles of ascending the dirt, the motor overheated & stalled erratically. Then after .35 miles of descending, the transmission fell apart. Had to walk 3.6 miles home with the truck. The smell of baking cow maneur wafted. It took 3600mAh to go just 4.5 miles at 5mph, so the motor is probably near its end of life.

It's quite clear a brushless motor is required for any attempt at the ridge trail. It's going to take a new control system to generate the different PWM control. A method of threadlocking which doesn't crack plastic is also required.

RC cars must either always operate near the ragged edge of failure or going continuously uphill for 1.5 miles is way beyond the normal regime.
Last edited by Jack Crossfire; Sep 20, 2015 at 12:28 AM.
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