I thought this deserved its own topic.
There is a rumour going around that the older versions of firmware push the MC harder to get better acceleration.
If you have a copy of firmware older than MC2012, please let me know.
I have just tried out MC1014PR, which did seem to give better acceleration than MC1017-68mph.
Mik and I suspect the PR may stand for Promotional, but we could be wrong.
my own bike may not give the most repeatable results, as my battery is of higher voltage.
at lower traction voltages, the difference in performance may not be as great (anyone feel like testing?)
anyway, testing the battery straight off charge gives the greatest difference as MC1017-68mph seems to give less acceleration when straight off charge.
anyway my pack voltage doesn't sag below 140vdc.
MC1017-68mph looks like this (current measured from battery):
MC1014PR looks like this:
even MC1014PR looks like it is holding back, but does seem to be an improvement acceleration wise.
do note that it is an old revision, so the using the killswitch and brake does not show pack voltage and highest cell temp.
so less useful for un-modded nimh Vectrix