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Old 10-17-2010, 10:19 PM
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I've got a traxxas vxl esc im goin to be using on my scx10 initially but i was wondering how useful a drag brake is when i go to buy an esc for my trail rig.
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:50 AM
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It is helpful to prevent the rig from rolling away on a downhill or rolling back on an uphill. You use the drag brake since most people program the ESC for immediate reverse.
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depends on if your comp crawling or trail running . Comp = just as important as your brakes . Scale= just as important as a dig
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:16 PM
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IMO its very important. It will keep the truck a lot more predictable when going down steep inclines. Drag brakes are a must have.
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no drag brake......and your not crawling.....i have run for awhile on a esc without and i died and whent to heaven when i got one with drag
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well i ended up using my vxl esc with a 55t motor and i dont know if its the high turn count, the gearing or the esc but this thing is locked down when i let off the throttle. im lovin it.
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If you put the gear mesh real tight, it will act somewhat as a drag brake. If you are going to get more into crawling I would definitely recommend getting an esc with drag brake.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by outoforder View Post
If you put the gear mesh real tight, it will act somewhat as a drag brake.
This is also a good way to over heat your motor and ESC.

A good ESC with drag brake will make a big difference in how you drive up and down hills. On a scaler/trail rig you need to play with the drag brake settings to get the stopping power you like. I still like mine to creep slightly on a steep hill but that is just me.
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Get an esc with a drag brake. I hate free rolling when crawling.
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