What speeds to shift an 18RC motor?

Discussion in 'Engine/Drivetrain' started by Boonies, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Boonies

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    I don’t have a tach in the rig and the whine of this little engine is unlike any of my other motors, so I have a hard time figuring out when’s the best time to shift into each gear.
    So what do you guys think?
     
  2. powertech

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    rite after the power falls of ,grab another gear it doesent really do you any good to rev it to the moon .
    you just use up the strongest part of the torque curve and go to the next gear and do it all over again just like with any manual transmission.

    but a good rule of thumb is 3 thousand
     

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