hicksi wrote: ↑
Jan 22, 2018 1:36 pm
Was that a lithium ion battery and brushless motor?
All of them run the same brushed DC motor.
You can get them in lead acid or lithium, but the difference is weight and range, not top speed or acceleration.
If you get an upgraded motor, you can accelerate faster or gear it to go faster... but if you try to push much more power than stock through the stock motor, it just burns up the brushes.
I already went through all that with my goped. I put 8S lithium in it to get a bit more speed and longer range... and it burned the brushes. It was so stinky the first time I took it to work (3 miles) on lipo that I had to put it outside.
I ended up redoing the whole thing with a 80-100 brushless motor, phaserunner controller and 16s lipo. It then went over 40mph with excellent range but the chain couldnt take the power and constantly needed replacement.