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PostSubject: Small-Scale Brushless ESCs   Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:45 pm

Anyone know what works as a decent brushless ESC for antweight weapons? I'm not seeing a whole lot that tells me about their relative performance out there.

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PostSubject: Re: Small-Scale Brushless ESCs   Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:59 am

for really small, maybe the Fingertech esc's

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PostSubject: Re: Small-Scale Brushless ESCs   Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:28 am

rjw wrote:
for really small, maybe the Fingertech esc's

Already intend to, but I'm looking for Brushless ESCs.

For example, do all Castle ESCs vaporize with alarming regularity? Is there a certain brand (or set of brands) that seem particularly reliable?

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PostSubject: Re: Small-Scale Brushless ESCs   Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:58 am

micro pro is fine up to 20 or so amps, but the hype of 30+ = KABOOM affraid

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PostSubject: Re: Small-Scale Brushless ESCs   Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:21 pm

How about the Sidewinder Micro Sport? Looks like it's the same thing, just without a heat sink. (out of curiosity, has anyone had good results with Turnigy ESCs?)

EDIT: Decided on the Turnigy Basic 18A ESC - cheap enough to get spares, and seems to not spontaneously explode:
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=2168&Product_Name=TURNIGY_Basic_18A_v3.1_Speed_Controller

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PostSubject: Re: Small-Scale Brushless ESCs   Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:48 pm

I have tested the ez run in my one pounder and it runs pretty cool never had any problems with it. check out ez run, dynimate tyzer, hobby king is good stuff is cheep so doesnt work oh well Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Small-Scale Brushless ESCs   Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:19 pm

i use the turnigys 18amps in all my ants work great for me, and i know Dennis uses a turnigy 12 amp in his ant metroid and i believe he uses a 4 cell battery http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcSWjxAy9uo (his is the drum)

and if you dont have a motor yet this is the one you want http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=2110&Product_Name=TR_28-26_16A_1900Kv_Brushless_Outrunner

you will NEVER beat its performance for the price
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