Newbie to Elec, need ESC tips
Alright I did a search, but this is pretty broad, so I'll keep it quick.
I posted on her a little while ago about getting into Electric On-Road. I'm a Nitro guy. No offense, but I don't even like Electric! But no one races nitro on-road, so I made the switch.
I just got a Trinity T-Spec chassis off of Ebay for like 43 bucks. Now I did some research and learned that it's not the greatest chassis - that it's pretty much for noobs...
Anyways, I got the stock motor, as well as a Reedy MVP 24-stock motor. I have no idea if that's good or not...
My question is this - how do I shop for a good ESC? I obviously need an ESC for a brushed motor (I'd love to know how a brushless motor works, since all electric motors that I know have brushes.) But I have NO idea what amps I need, or what all that other mumbo jumbo means. Now, this guy sent me a box for an ESC that he had other stuff in - it was an XRS Sport Reversible, which listed it was for "4-7 cells & 15 turn motor limit."
Can someone PLEASE put all this into english for me? I am TRYING to build myself a budget racer for under 200 bucks, and I still need batteries and a charger. (I have the radio and servos from my Nitro which I'll use for this for now.) Please point me in the right direction. I've found an XRS on ebay for about 50 bucks, and also a Futaba MC230R...
Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks.