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Old 08-28-2014, 05:43 PM   #7516
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Here is my setup with an Orion R10 Pro. No plastic is cut. I am switching to HW to match my B5 RM so this will be for sale soon.

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Very little between the two to justify $60 price premium.
I've heard a lot of good things about the HW ESCs, such as being smoother and generating more power than a Tekin with the same motor. I thought the initial allure to them was that they provided such great performance at a killer price, but it seems like their premium ESCs now carry a premium price. I'm too invested in Tekin to switch for the same price and not to mention I'd have to buy their program box.
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I've heard a lot of good things about the HW ESCs, such as being smoother and generating more power than a Tekin with the same motor. I thought the initial allure to them was that they provided such great performance at a killer price, but it seems like their premium ESCs now carry a premium price. I'm too invested in Tekin to switch for the same price and not to mention I'd have to buy their program box.
Yea if I was starting from scratch I would give Hobbywing a shot, but i've got 4 Tekin ESC's i'm actively racing and the hotwire with the android app is pretty killer and i've have great experiences with their support department so far.
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Old 08-28-2014, 06:00 PM   #7519
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Yea if I was starting from scratch I would give Hobbywing a shot, but i've got 4 Tekin ESC's i'm actively racing and the hotwire with the android app is pretty killer and i've have great experiences with their support department so far.
Exactly. I've never had a single issue with my Tekin 1/10 ESCs and I've got 7 of them. My first few RX8s were a little sketchy , but knock on wood . . . my last several RX8s have been solid. Tekin support has been nothing short of stellar for me as well. I need to grab an adapter cable for my Android phone so I can give the Hot Wire app a try.
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I used this one, works great! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Comes with two so I gave one to a buddy.
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Old 08-28-2014, 06:27 PM   #7521
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Always been the price for HW Just stock.
Yeah, I figured that one out on my own, I've owned some HW before....just used to buying ESC's that are 2 to 3 times more expensive!
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:13 PM   #7522
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I am switching to 17.5, so I pulled out my Orion R10 and 7.5 VST2 setup. I am leaning towards the HW V3.1 Stock Spec and a D4 Maxzilla setup. I am hoping that by going to 17.5 I might enjoy racing a little more, since I seem to get worked up on the stand and blow the race because I get crazy with the power. Have to admit it's been a while since I had fun racing, and it's starting to become a major bummer.
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I am switching to 17.5, so I pulled out my Orion R10 and 7.5 VST2 setup. I am leaning towards the HW V3.1 Stock Spec and a D4 Maxzilla setup. I am hoping that by going to 17.5 I might enjoy racing a little more, since I seem to get worked up on the stand and blow the race because I get crazy with the power. Have to admit it's been a while since I had fun racing, and it's starting to become a major bummer.
That's kinda why I stepped away from racing for the last year, sold most of my stuff too.

Now I'm going to get back into it, get back to the roots and race stock.
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If you're looking to have fun and race stock, don't get caught up in "omg I need the fastest stock car out there to compete!"

Have fun with it. Don't get burned out. Hell you can even run in the modified class with your stock motor. It may still be faster for you (it was for me for the longest time). The minute that this becomes work, you should go find something else to do for a while. Unless of course it is actually your job LOL.
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I am switching to 17.5, so I pulled out my Orion R10 and 7.5 VST2 setup. I am leaning towards the HW V3.1 Stock Spec and a D4 Maxzilla setup. I am hoping that by going to 17.5 I might enjoy racing a little more, since I seem to get worked up on the stand and blow the race because I get crazy with the power. Have to admit it's been a while since I had fun racing, and it's starting to become a major bummer.
the orion r10 is great for stock racing. just load the latest stock firmware. honestly I feel like the r10 with ss firmware has more kick than other esc's
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:35 PM   #7526
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Alright, its time to get started. I started a separate build thread here.

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Here it is...

I did cut the cross piece between the servo and ESC, but that was to gather the wires in heatshrink. I did this at first but its easier to coil the wires. Switch is on top of the receiver and the bind button is still accessible. The wires from the capacitor run under it to the back of the ESC.
I tried to do my cap that way last time. I dont recall what the issue was. I had my switch on top of the receiver also. because i had cap issues, I out the cap on the heat sink and the switch where you have the cap. I will try it like you have it again.


ok, I just looked at my car. I remember my issue. I bought the esc used and the guy shortened the cap wires. I will see about taking the case off the caps and maybe soldering up some new wires from the cap to the esc. I think 16-20awg should be good.
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:07 PM   #7528
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ok, I have tried every wrench I have. what tip is used in the AE front hexes? I tried the 1.5 and the 2mm plus the sae sized. nothing fits
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pretty positive its a 1.5 - if not its a 2 and I had no trouble with front or back.
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:30 PM   #7530
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pretty positive its a 1.5 - if not its a 2 and I had no trouble with front or back.
well I got these hexes used and it looks like the previous owner may have driller out the hex lol. so once these ceramic bearing fail, I guess i just toss the entire axle/hub/caster assembly. Why do people have to be so fing stupid with these cars. I never strip out anything.
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