keithlee wrote:Brought it home today. Slow as molasses and barely able to make it up the driveway. I stuck a 12v battery in it and it now has at least a semblance of pep. Now I have a few questions:
- how long before I can expect to burn up the motor?
- what sort of replacement motor should I look for to handle the increased voltage/speed etc?
- am I also likely to need to get a stouter gearbox? Will a drop in replacement exist?
- should I expect issues using the stock charger to charge the beefier battery?
Thanks for your help!
Being such a new BPRO it's really hard to answer your questions without specs on the motor. It looks to be your typical 550 type of motor. Which can be replaced with any 550 motor of your choice. Common choice around these parts are HPI 550GT or any of the banebots motors. Pinion tooth count would be a nice piece of knowledge to have as well. That way if you ever have to change the motor you can have one on hand ready to go. The pinion and first gear mesh look to be 32 pitch but it's hard to tell for sure from pics.
As far as the gearbox goes beefier probably not. Replacements, your best bet would be to call or email the manufacturer. That being said, the shape and size look similar to that of a Power Wheels 3a gearbox minus the Lil hump on the side and the fourth gear, and driver output lol
As mentioned earlier you will have to change your charger from a 6v to 12v