Originally Posted by johnny_rotten
Hi peoples, was wondering what might be a good brushless system for my xxx-4
I have another xxx-4 with a GTB 5.5 in it but wanted to go with something different perhaps. I've contemplated a LRP Sphere and Neo, but I've heard of reliability issues and that LRP's customer service sucks.
Any ideas? If I have to, I'll just buy another Novak, but I thought I might mix it up a bit.
Also was wondering what might be a good brushed system that will last a long time. I'm a noob with this stuff and I don't cut comms, and I have no idea about 12x1, 19 turn, and all the rest of the jargon. If I was to get a brushed system, suggest one that will have a long run time before brush replacement and comm cutting as well as a reasonably priced reliable ESC. Thanks,
Being a noob I'm surprised you went with a GTB and 5.5 Velociti Motor for your XXX-4?! I guess if you have learned to drive your XXX-4 with that Novak System and have avoided crashing too often (and you want something different) then just wait for the LRP Sphere Competition to be released along with the Reedy 4-Star Motor. It's the upgraded version of the regular LRP Sphere plus the release of the fastest Brushless Motor from LRP/Reedy. This time LRP may have gotten it right by including a Capacitor
with their new Competition ESC. This is something they did not do with the first Sphere which I believe caused a number of headaches for a bunch of their customers early on (including me
). Though LRP's Brushless System is very smooth and Associated does a decent job of Customer Service on behalf of LRP... it's unstable reliability is basically why I now own a bunch of Novak GTB Systems and only One LRP Brushless set-up. That plus I know that Novak and Charlie Suangka are 2nd to None in Customer Care!
Now I know Wild_Cherry
(who will probably post sometime soon about how well his Sphere is doing
) touts LRP's first Brushless ESC (since he never has had a problem with it in his B4).... I would instead beg to differ because of my own experiences with the Sphere and Reedy Neo-One.
Anyway, that is for another discussion.