As the title says, curious to know if anybody actually did an inrunner build with a vesc that works?
Got plenty of advice to “forget RC esc!” and “buy a vesc 6” but so far all i’ve seen are horror stories of erpm problems and overheating issues in regards to outrunners so I am very curious if anybody actually have some real life experience with this?
Im planning a inrunner build, hence the question
From what I’ve managed to learn by reading @MoeStooge’s threads, given a steel pinion it will need to be checked every 50 miles or so for wear, they are like 6 euros each so not an expensive replacement
Sorry should have been clearer on the fact that this was 50 miles of hard RACING, not casual use
Not sure how often belts needs to be changed but i heard that weather differentials are a bitch and they snap like twigs in the cold but this is pure hearsay, but i would think they also are subject to mechanical wear during hard braking and acceleration?
Cold doesn’t affect belts at all. Certain types of snow snap belts like toothpicks. A lot of types of snow don’t affect them at all. Belts are pretty good and hard to beat, really. Gears can offer SOME advantages but most esk8 gears on the market are plastic, and I would never use plastic gears again. Period. Steel gears (motor and wheel) or belts or chains. Gears also come with a lot of disadvantages though.
Thanks for clarifying! Plastic gears sound like a recipe for brakes giving in when they REALLY shouldnt,
Would have gone the belt route if possible but i dont see how i could get the gearing for my 1700kv working with that, hence the “spur approach”, also quite curious as to why no one else did it when @MoeStooge clearly had great success on his builds, seems straightforward enough and he’s detailed methods and materials well if you just plow through the threads
Chains also seem hard to fit in that gearing so why reinvent the spur? lol
If you need gearing that high, have you considered a two-step reduction? So for example you have four gears and three axles. One axle in the motor, one in the wheel, and an extra axle with two gears on it, a large and a small.
I did consider it breifly but intuitively feels like more parts to find and more stuff to replace eventually but I will confess that i did not research the idea as deeply as i should, will do that now thanks!
Oh and if you have any links detailing the concept please do share