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Old 01-30-2014, 06:50 PM   #796
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lol, its a speed control not a piece of a lunar rocket.... if you cant figure out a hobbywing program box....you need help, lol. and the hobbywing thread on here is really good for helping out.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:01 PM   #797
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Honestly, I think your electronics and skill level go hand in hand. Starting out I tell my customers do get what they can afford. As they get better in this sport upgrading is natural. As you get better you will outgrow some of the less expensive items and grow to need top level electronics.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:04 PM   #798
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I would venture to say, that even a pro cant tell the difference in an orion vs hw v2.1 in a blind driving test. Hobbywing is the most under rated esc on the market. but their issue is, their new v3.1 is way over priced. People will just get the knock offs for half the amount. My main issue with HW is not their performance, but their size. I prefer the small foot print vipers and tekins after I started running a wheeler and a tlr22. Chassis space is getting small. I am unsure how much room the b5 and b5m will have.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:07 PM   #799
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Best advice I can give you is go to your local track and hang out for 30 min and usually you will see that guy run( you will know it when you see it). The local fast guy and ask him what he is running, That is usually a great start and as far as future support you have it right there. Advice from guys on forums or you tube or other places is not always the best. On another forum on here one guy was posting set ups and turns out he races in the novice class.
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the lhs pushes turnigy and the local fast guys run their sponsored brands. I have found that local esc help is about zero and most know less than the guys on rctech, lol.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:10 PM   #801
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The orion and the v2 is the same speedo with different software but yes they feel very close but one company has much better customer service. As far as the others you mentioned I 100% would take your money in a blind test.
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Budget "Racer" Build.

Associated RC10B5 ($205 from Tower w/ Norm Super Saver Code)

Turnigy Trackstar 120A Turbo ($43 from HK)

Turnigy TrackStar 8.5 ($33 from HK)

TrackStar TS-920 Digital ($37 from HK)

Turnigy nano-tech A-SPEC 5600mah ($50 from HK)

Futaba 4PLS ($215 from Tower w/ Norm Super Saver Code)

Jconcepts Bar Codes ($12 from Tower)

Jconcepts Bar Codes ($13 from Tower)

Aka Closed Cell Rear ($7 from Tower)

(tires are for price total - not what works everywhere - even tho they kinda do heh)

Hobbyking ECO SIX 80W 6 ($30 from HK)

$645 total

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Old 01-30-2014, 07:17 PM   #803
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The orion and the v2 is the same speedo with different software but yes they feel very close but one company has much better customer service. As far as the others you mentioned I 100% would take your money in a blind test.
lol, I would not bet on the others lol. I can feel the difference between the tekin, viper and hw. hehe. I just wish the HWs and clones were a little smaller. Even the reedy which is a v3.1 cone looks kinda big.
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All I gotta say is I'm going with the R10 pro again in my buggy after strapping it in my sc10rs. Although, what do you guys think of the Viper systems in your experience?
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All I gotta say is I'm going with the R10 pro again in my buggy after strapping it in my sc10rs. Although, what do you guys think of the Viper systems in your experience?
viper are great. 1 year warranty, pretty smooth and you can adjust the brake and throttle pwm to change the feel. I like the orange ones because the caps are pre mounted on top of the esc and dont require mounting to the chassis. You can also pre configure 8 profiles and quickly change them with the button on the switch.
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Funny how first there was the Orion R10, then there was HobbyWing, and yet the Orion's are clones! Oh and even if they are the same, the quality of hardware under the skin is very different.
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Trying to pick the right esc is difficult imo(still trying to decide on one for my 4x4). Just get the one you can buy right now. Driving sooner the better!
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So with the b5r being shipped out now, will this mean that the b5m will follow in the next 2 weeks?
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So with the b5r being shipped out now, will this mean that the b5m will follow in the next 2 weeks?
get those fingers crossed lol

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