Originally Posted by Krio
I've had gtb's and sphere's all let out the magic smoke. Decided to switch to the new tekin rs esc's and have had a great time using them. And there aren't any mile long threads about them blowing up either...yet.
That's because there is a small percentage of people using Tekin Brushless ESC's compared to LRP and Novak. Almost everyone I race with at some point has owned one or both of the Novak or LRP, I've only seen a single Tekin R1 in use at this point, no RS's.
I've considered the Tekin RS, but to date I've only used the Novak GTB (never failed) LRP Sphere TC (blew up at first connection, swapped for new, no issues) and the Losi Excelorin Sensored (no issues to date).
I think the truth behind making any ESC last is good wiring, and not abusing them by overheating or overloading them.