I have an enertion single drive mechanical kit that I had lying around for more than 2 years now and I finally decided to use it again. It had one problem, the belt skips when accelerating/braking to hard, tried to fix that today but nop, it still is the case ! I have the 16T pulley on the motor shaft, it is a Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 6374-192KV . I have a Flipsky Dual FSESC4.20 100A but I’m only using one motor, and a 6S 20C 5Ah lipo battery for the moment.
Whenever the belt skip, it does it only one time and then it stops accelerating/braking (it cuts the power), I then have to center the triger and accelerate/brake again, and still if I push it too hard it slips. I don’t know why the power cuts like that, I think it’s from the VESC but what ? Two years ago when I used a hobby ESC it just kept slipping like crazy if I didn’t release the trigger.
I even tried to tension the belt way more than you are supposed to but it still skip !
Here are some pictures :
The last pic is a video where the motor is blocked and I apply as much torque as I can on the wheel with my hands, results : the belt skips even by hand (note that I have to put everything I had to do it, but it does skip !) So if it is slipping with my hands, I don’t know how it’s supposed to hold up to a 4000W motor (even though I don’t use more than 1600W because of my configuration).
So is there a problem somewhere or is it just that the kit is bad ? I mean yes there are not a lot of teeths in contact with the belt (on the motor shaft) but If enertion sell such a configuration, it’s supposed to be hold the torque right ?