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Old 07-11-2006, 07:53 AM   #1
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Default ESC and top end speed

How much difference does the esc make in the top speed of a car with a stock motor? Will I see a difference between the top speed and acelleration in my car if I upgrade my ESC from an old Novak Duster II to say a cyclone or GT model?
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The top speed will virtually be the same (the lower resistance of the better ESCs may give a fractionally higher top speed but nothing you would notice without a timer).

The advantage to a better ESC is in the middle range because they have more "steps" to make the throttle smoother and more controllable. Also the braking is better with a forward only ESC.
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That's good to know. I wasn't sure if there was a significant difference between the wide open throttle among the various speed controllers.
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The biggest difference in speed and punch in the stock class comes from batteries.
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the lower resistance will also result in more punch.
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Wonder if I lose much by charging my batt's the night before? Should I be repeaking them at the track?
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I charge my batts the night before the race at 5 amps because of time limitations. When I get to the track I re-peak at 6 amps and they usually cut-off after about 450 mah. I have good punch that way.
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Thanks, I'll try that. Was avoiding hauling more and more and more stuff to the track!
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