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Old 03-15-2007, 10:52 PM   #1
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I want to try to race my T3 in the novice stock (27T) class. I need a new ESC. Is this one any good. I know it has reverse but I can shut it off for racing. Has anyone here had this before and would you recomend it?

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXARP2&P=0


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Old 03-15-2007, 11:59 PM   #2
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if you already spend money you should just go ahead and spen 80 on a gts by novak that would be a way better deal.
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Old 03-16-2007, 03:07 AM   #3
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Haven't heard any feedback on Hitec ESC's. I would recommend a novak XRS for what you are after - http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXGNG5&P=ML

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Look on ebay (or forums) for a used Novak Cyclone. They will handle any motor you can find and last forever. Cyclones are probably less than $45 now. It's discontinued but still a first class ESC.

The yellow label ones are the oldest & i believe purple is the newest before they discontinued them.
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:54 AM   #5
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I agree with the cyclone. Mine has lasted 9 years and has no motor limit like the Hitec.
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Old 03-16-2007, 11:23 AM   #6
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I agree on the cyclone. Also, if you can find a Tekin G-10 or G-11 esc, they probably are the easiest to setup.

You could also look into a futaba MC230CR or MC330CR. They do 6V BEC, are extremely small, and will handle stock motors or the 330 will do to a 13 turn. I know guys who use the 230CR for 19 turn as well.

The esc can be found used for around $25.
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I want to try to race my T3 in the novice stock (27T) class. I need a new ESC. Is this one any good. I know it has reverse but I can shut it off for racing. Has anyone here had this before and would you recomend it?

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXARP2&P=0


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I would go with LRP they have some good ESC that u can start of and they do have some good prices too on there line of ESC.
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Old 03-16-2007, 12:33 PM   #8
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I started racing way back in the day 1988. I have used almost everything out and the best I have used has been tekin products. I got out of the hobby for a while and I guess tekin went under at one point. But I noticed recently they have a website and you can buy some of their older products online. I know you cant beat a g12 or a g9. Very easy to set up.
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Do you want one with reverse for when you aren't racing?

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cyclone or gts.
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Old 03-16-2007, 09:28 PM   #11
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ive used one of the hitec speedys pictured there,but mine was red.it went very well with no problems at all until i ran a 10 turn motor in my stampede with it,then it fried.when i ran a 14 turn with it,it ran with no problems ever.
as for 27 turn, i think that would be fine if you are starting out.
i try to dodge seconhand speedies as you never realy know if they are are any good.
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