RE: Redcat Racing Volcano Thread
On Firday, I recieved my Volcono EPX (brushless). On 7.2V, it is pretty good - very fast and agile.
However, on 9.6V, there is a massive difference.
Accelaration is incredible, with the tires spinning on any surface (Concrete, mud or grass). Top speed if really high - mayby 45+mph - much faster than my nitro car.
Braking is also amazing - if you are going full speed and you apply the brakes (through the ESC, not 'normal' brakes), the car will slam to a halt and flip over several times. It is amazingly robust - I have hit hundreds of things, and only bent shocks (I then unbend them with a vice).
One thing I learnt is that on wet grass, if you are going full speed and try to turn sharply, it doesn't turn - it just keeps on coming towards you (not good for the car when there is a table next to you).
On 9.6V, the ESC gets absolutly boiling, so I found a small computer fan and rigged it up blowing air onto the ESC.
My only problem with it is the connectors connecting the ESC to the motor. They are 3.5mm gold bullet connectors. They feel really secure, but in effect, they very easily have a poor connection. If you do a hard jump, then the connectors get knocked, although they look as though they are still connected, one may not be conductive, so the motor wont work. I can't change the connectors, or it will void my warrenty. Grr.
I have no idea how many amps it draws when driving - at 9.6V full throttle, the tires balloon massivly and 20+amps is drawn WITH NO LOAD! (Tires off the ground).