Hey All - Hats off to all the rockstars on this forum that have shared all the awesome innovation!
I followed the path of many others … building a slight variation on what @pacificmeister pioneered. Thanks man! I used a slightly larger gearbox (Parker PV23FE-005) which will be encased in an aluminum tube that is flush with the motor tube and gearbox. I also added a threaded thrust bearing mount that the tail section screws on to since I ground off the flange on the gearbox. Who knows if all this will work … but oh well! I love the build and am excited to try riding. Here is a pic of the parts pre-assembly …
I have a couple quick questions …
- Do you guys use any lubrication on the thrust bearing?
- Do you guys use any assembly lube on the o-rings? (I’ve rebuilt a couple automatic transmissions and petroleum jelly is used on the seals for ease of sliding things together - just wondering if this is an okay approach in your opinion)
- Has anyone had problems with using an ESC with an RC trigger style remote? I have the Hobbywing Platinum 130A HV V4 ESC which works fine with a helicopter joystick style radio, but I can’t seem to calibrate the throttle channel with a trigger style radio. The ESC error shows that it isn’t receiving a throttle signal. I’ve tried 2 different types of trigger style radios (both of which work with an RC car receiver / ESC. Any suggestions on a setting I may need to change?
Thanks in advance for any help! This forum rocks.