Originally posted by vala
cheers for that, thought it sounded a bit suspect.
looking to get a nosram esc for my r/c car, but just need some advice as to which one to get. i don't wanna go for the magnum reverse as I have just bought that one and its causing me endless problems, so looking to exchange that for a different one.
I would like an ESC which has forward and reverse.
In general, I'll suggest you stick with an ESC from a wellknown brand like LRP, Nosram, Futaba, KO Propo, Keyence, GM or Novak.
It depends a little on what you want to do.
If you want to race, a reverse ESC have higher internal resistance, which means less volts for your motor, thus less speed.
Also, for racing it's good to have a fast steering servo. Many low-end to mid-range ESC, only deliver 5 volts for the servo. Since most servos is designed for 6 volt, such an ESC will give you a 25% slower steering servo.
There's 2 ESC's, which fullfill these requirements for a reasonably price. That's the Hitec HFX and the GM V8. The GM even is programmable, though it's not the easiest to programme. Ths GM is what I would go with, if it's for racing on a reasonably budget.
If it's for bashing, you might consider a brushless. No maintenance, and lots of speed and run time. Even a 27T stock motor needs maintenance with comm cutting and new brushes, so in the long run the brushless system is cheaper. Especially, if you dont have access to a comm cutter.