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Old 10-13-2012, 06:39 PM   #16
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120 days, although it probably wouldn't be worth pusuing if you had to send the defective one to HK. If you could return it to the US warehouse it might be worthwhile. At these prices I had no expectation of a Tekin or Novak warranty experience...
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I drove btsai's 1/12th scale car today with this speed controller, running 17.5. It felt fantastic. I've considered buying one myself.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:39 PM   #19
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Does anyone know if Turnigy plan to get it ROAR approved?
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Does anyone know if Turnigy plan to get it ROAR approved?
Would be great if they did, along with their new line of Trackstar motors, the ones that look like Reedy's.

This is something along the line of the "cheaper alternative" I mentioned before.

If it can be shown that anyone using one of these esc's at a club level gains no advantage, and the local racing club is ok with it, is this something we should consider promoting to new comers?

Looking at the price of it along with the 2 cell 100amp version, there's nothing else that comes close to that price point, along with being available from a AU warehouse.

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Would be great if they did, along with their new line of Trackstar motors, the ones that look like Reedy's.

This is something along the line of the "cheaper alternative" I mentioned before.

If it can be shown that anyone using one of these esc's at a club level gains no advantage, and the local racing club is ok with it, is this something we should consider promoting to new comers?

Looking at the price of it along with the 2 cell 100amp version, there's nothing else that comes close to that price point, along with being available from a AU warehouse.

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Add the Turnigy Nano Tech's and A Spec Nano Techs to that list and we are in business.

I bought the 1s esc, 10.5 motor and 2x 1s 6000mah 65-130c packs for a grand total of $147 + shipping. Only shame was no nano tech packs in the aus wherehouse.

But the hobbywing/reedy versions would have cost me $309! Granted thats all roar approved stuff and would be able to do dynamic timing. But for me just getting started and seeing if I like 12th its a huge saving.
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Add the Turnigy Nano Tech's and A Spec Nano Techs to that list and we are in business.
Actually, some of the Nano Tech's are ROAR approved, not all of them though, and you have to make sure of the exact models.
http://www.roarracing.com/approvals/...php?ordby=desc

Li - Poly 2S Brick Turnigy 4000 30C T4000.2S.30HC
Li - Poly 4S Turnigy 4500 30C 4S T4500.4S.30HC
Li - Poly 2S Brick Turnigy 5000 20C T5000 2S 20HC
Li - Poly 2S Brick Turnigy 5000 30C T5000.2S.30HC
Li - Poly 2S Brick Turnigy 5000 40C T5000 2S 40HC
Li - Poly 2S Brick Turnigy 5200 30C T5200.2S.30HC
Li - Poly 2S Brick Turnigy Nano-Tech 4.2 4200 65C NC4200.2S2P.65
Li - Poly 2S Saddle Pack Turnigy Nano-Tech 4.85 4850 50C
Li - Poly 2S Saddle Pack Turnigy Nano-Tech 5.0 5000 30C NC5000.2S3P.30
Li - Poly 1S Turnigy Nano-Tech 5.0 5000 50C NC5000.1S2P.50
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Li - Poly 2S Brick Turnigy Nano-Tech 5.6 5600 50C NC5600.2S2P.50
Li - Poly 1S Turnigy Nano-Tech 5.6 5600 65C NC5600.1S2P.65
Li - Poly 2S Brick Turnigy Nano-Tech 5.8 5800 30C NC5800.2S2P.30


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Thanks Rob, I thought it was only the cheap basic packs that had been approved. Good to know!
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I just got one myself, I installed it in my WGT tonight. I havent ran it yet, but I can't seem to get it into blinky mode either. The white light stays on. Illl keep trying, and I will be testing the esc monday night on the carpet.
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:04 AM   #25
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Has anyone changed the stock wiring on the esc? It comes with 12awg attached, was thinking of swapping it to 14awg for at least the motor wires.

Thoughts?
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Has anyone changed the stock wiring on the esc? It comes with 12awg attached, was thinking of swapping it to 14awg for at least the motor wires.

Thoughts?
Down here in Sydney I know that a few of the guys that race 12th, 10th scale pan cars as well as F1 cars use the thinner gauge wire, being that it doesn't interfere with the movement of the rear pod as much as 12awg does.

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Old 10-21-2012, 07:24 AM   #27
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According to their website:

"Timing Indicator LED.
To conform with ROARs Sportsman Class racing rules and assist race organizers monitor driver compliance in non-timing modified race classes the TrackStar 1/10th ESC includes a timing mode indicator LED. At all times when the ESC is powered on and dynamic motor timing is set to a value greater than zero the white LED will illuminate indicating that the timing mode has been modified."


Apparently white LED off=no timing? I've done some dyno testing with it and it seems like the "motor timing" setting has no effect at all on motor speed (white LED was always on no matter what motor timing setting I chose), and it's significantly slower than other blinky mode ESCs on the dyno. I suspect that "motor timing" setting is only for sensorless operation. Maybe when my programming card arrives it will do something different from the settings you can choose using trigger position/beeps & blinks programming.
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Has anyone changed the stock wiring on the esc? It comes with 12awg attached, was thinking of swapping it to 14awg for at least the motor wires.

Thoughts?

I switched to 16g
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I run 16awg on mine since I run it in my CRC Xi.

For the timing, I use the programming card, set the timing to zero and the light blinks, just like it's supposed to.

As far as power goes -- seems to be fine. Note that RacinJ posted earlier in this thread (the same day he was running his car with an RS Pro ESC) and said my car ran fine.

Just sayin...

Good luck! (And get the programming card if you don't already have it. So easy.)
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I run 16awg on mine since I run it in my CRC Xi.

For the timing, I use the programming card, set the timing to zero and the light blinks, just like it's supposed to.

As far as power goes -- seems to be fine. Note that RacinJ posted earlier in this thread (the same day he was running his car with an RS Pro ESC) and said my car ran fine.

Just sayin...

Good luck! (And get the programming card if you don't already have it. So easy.)
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