DroneFrames DRQ v2 Build done

After having my first build I wanted to build another quad and I decided to build the yet to be released DRQ v2 click the image to see the build.

DRQ v2 Build

Serpent 748e Natrix Build Done

Full build report done on the Serpent 748e Natrix, this 200mm electric cacr is fun and fast with a 4.5t motor, brings a smile to my face when I drive it

Click the link to see the report

748e Build

FlexyBee 250 Quad Racer build

I decided to build a quad racer so no wheels and strange no ramps but I thought why not, always plenty of places to fly

Go to the full build report by clicking below

flexybee

Tenshock X812 2450KV motor on Serpent GTe test

Tenshock X812

I tested the Tenshock X812 2450KV brushless motor on Sunday in my Serpent Cobra GTe, unfortunately my local track had a political election rally so I could not use that track, I went to a track that I have never used before and the car setup was not good for it.

I had no grip what so ever and it was very bumpy. I wanted to get the video done so I asked another driver to drive the car who knew the track well.

Although the handling was not good on the car the same cannot be said for the Tenshock motor, it was superb with plenty of torque and the speed was amazing, the outside temp was 26 degrees so, first I put a 19t pinion with settings on the HobbyWing esc at punch level 2 and 11.25 degrees timing, also I unplugged the sensor cable as this would help the motor run cooler as advised by Gerri at Tenshock, once that was done we started the video.

The car ran very well except the poor handling on this track. The temperature of the motor was around 100 degrees when we finished the run which was fine.

Time for some setup changes

After the video was done I set about trying to get some grip on the car as I still had a little time left before the horrible journey back home, I changed the front tyres to 50’s (Sweep) and rear tyres to 45’s, changed the sway bars front and rear to 2.3mm (upgraded sway bars not standard ones) I then took the car out on track to see what was what and Oh My God the car had so much grip it could now use the cars motor to its full potential, it was transformed from a good car to a completely different car altogether. I was having so much fun and could not stop smiling.

Rear Tyres Front Tyres

When my run was finished I checked the motor temp and it was a bit too high as after it stopping and me returning to the pits it was at 110 degrees so obviously now the car was setup correctly this was too much so I will return to my usual track next week hopefully and use a 18t pinion which should do the trick, the tyre wear was perfect so I am happy to now just tweek the pinion and ESC settings.

Now who will be a distributor here in Turkey for these awesome motors

Video: remember this is not with good handling car

Tenshock send 2 1/8th scale motors for testing

Tenshock Europe

Tenshock Europe sent me 2 motors to test, first to test will be the Motor 1 on the Serpent GTe 1/8th car, video to follow.

Motor 1: The Sensored brushless motor TS X812 6-Pol Car Motor 2450KV for the Serpent GTe Onroad car, more info here on the motor

for 1/8 On-&Offroad

Features

  • CNC machined AL heat sink casing
  • High efficiency 6-Pole 18 Slots brushless motor
  • Superior rotor design with insert magnets
  • High purity copper windings making maximizes conductivity
  • Powerful sintered neodymium magnet
  • High torque and light weight
  • 240 mm cable for more options
  • Dual-plug sensor for all sensored and sensorless system

Details

 
Poles 6
Power 3500W
Length 69,0 mm
Ø cage 41,8 mm
Ø shaft 5,0 mm
eight 378,0 g
Skrews 4 x M3; 2 x M4
Hole pattern 25,0 mm
max. temperature of neodym 180 °C
Max. RPM 52.000
Recomended timing 10 – 15

 

Motor 2: The Brushless Motor TS X-802 6-Pol Car Motor 2100KV unsensored for the Serpent Cobra 811 Be Buggy, more info on the motor here

for 1/8 cars

Features

  • CNC machined AL heat sink casing
  • High efficiency 6-Pole brushless motor
  • Superior rotor design with kevlar wrapping
  • High purity copper windings making maximizes conductivity
  • Powerful sintered neodymium magnet
  • High torque and light weight
  • Powerful sintered neodymium magnet

Details

 
Poles 6
Power 3000 W
Length 68,5 mm
Ø cage 41,8 mm
Ø shaft 5 mm
Length shaft 17,0 mm
Weight 375,0 g
Skrews 4 x M3; 2 x M4
Hole pattern 25,0 mm
max. temperature of neodym 180 °C
Max. RPM 53.000
Recomended timing 8 – 12

 

Serpent Cobra GTe 2.0 Build done

Just finished the build of this car and also joined forces with Ty Jacobs from Utah who has a wealth of information about the car, setup and tips, mainly aimed at the GP version but crosses over well for the GTe version. Click the logo to see the build page.

Cick to see the build