Originally Posted by nitrosportsandrunner
I also know from reading that most prefer to have the option to short the motor or to disconnect it, so it can lock or freewheel. Honestly, I only want the ability to disconnect the rear motor (mainly for climbing steep angles so it doesn't try to "driver under" the front.
as it sits, this truck will probly end up looking strange. Im considering a torsion rod chassis, with a scaler body, sitting on MOA axles with 1.9 tires. Weird, right?
I have no idea what you mean by "driver under". Torsion bar suspension huh? They're not exactly known for having lots of travel but there's no reason why it couldn't be done, should be interesting. I'd consider bending the bars into an Allen key shape and reinforcing the bend. Mount the bars longitudinally and use sway bar links to link the bars to the axle. Packaging may be an issue though and finding the correct material to make the bars for the right spring rate may not be that easy.
Example, say u are going up a hill very slowly at 1/5 throttle,
u get to a slightly steeper section that stalls the rear motor,
but as u increase the throttle to 2/5 to get it moving again, the front wheels loose traction free spinning as if they are off the ground while the rears are only just moving.
so from what u under stand is I don't really want DIG but u want channel mixing?[/QUOTE]
i also have no idea what you mean by the last sentence! But you are right about disconnecting the rear motor hurting climbing performance. From what I understand dig is all about turning. I've also heard of the situation you mentioned happening in single esc MOA crawlers where the unloaded axle/motor spins a lot faster than the loaded axle. Does dual esc's help prevent this somewhat?