My ESC is deep puddle fried, the reedy 3300kv that came stock with my SC10 still works but I'm cool with eBaying it and picking up a new combo. I don't really know what's best in the whole sensored/sensorless world.
I can't really afford to drop more than 200$ on the whole package. I've checked in an saw a short course setup from LRP and another from castle. Are the combos advertised a short course combos better?
The Castle Sidewinder SCT system with the 4 pole 3800kv can be had for around $100, and it has ridiculous bang for the buck value. They also have their 1/10 Mamba Max Pro systems on A-main's clearance right now, I saw them for around $169 earlier today, they have a couple kv's to choose from.
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The Novak Havoc Pro/ballistic system is what I would roll with if I had a $200 budget. The combo has a few motor choices 17.5, 13.5, and 10.5. The motors are easily rebuildable and interchangeable. All excellent choices for SC. The castle MMP combos are excellent as well. I am just more experienced with Novak electronics with zero bad experiences.
I do see the SC added to a lot of combos nowadays. Like said already, SC is big business right now.
Check out GSHobby.com for the Havoc Pro 10.5 combo. They have it for 185.00
The Kinetic is a hella tunable ESC, almost too much in my opinion. Takes a very skilled person to get full use of it. Crazy timing advance stuff, boost, adjustable break endpoints....The list goes on and on.