Originally posted by Spillertwo
I only know one person who has one and his main problems are with the ESC: adjusting the brakes is almost impossible (and that's one off the big differences with brushless, it doesn't brake on it's own because their is no mechanical drag) and the ESC shuts down with it gets to hot (and it does get hot).
I'm just waiting for the novak ESC to come out before I buy one.
I have no problems with the brakes...if anything it is far too strong! The biggest issue is having slowed down/stop the car, getting it started again takes about 0.5sec, enough time for the car behind to give you a real good backender!
There is a 'delay' between moving your throttle finger and seeing the car react...normally resulting in you giving too much throttle, this is most apparent in low speeds. And No, I am no getting wheel spin or slipping diff........
But if you are talking about the drag brake from the motor free spinning then you are right...there is very little...but this is not a bad thing if you know how to drive with a front one-way!
As for heat. Even if you do not use brakes the thing gets pretty warm, I think the batteries come off at around 80+ deg C after a run....this maybe because the weather is pretty hot anyway....starting at 30 deg C...where as with some of the testing in the UK you start at 4 deg C!!
Overall, not good for small technical track, but for large flowing 1/8 track or just bashing (we call this taking the dog for a walk!) you may be able to get away with it because you don't have such a big requirement for low speed response.
If this problem is sorted....I will be the first the lay down another $380 on the table....but this time I don't want to be the 'test dummy'!!!!!