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Old 05-20-2007, 08:42 PM   #1
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Default Opions wanted Duratrax speed controller.

Recently I bought 2 Duratrax speed controlers. They handle 8 trurn and above. It has reverse with a lock out and a couple of other features.

I was running a Speed Gems 10t, in my 10T, which shouldnt matter, but for what ever reason the reverse and the break stopped working. I did all of the trouble shooting and it has to be returened to Duratrax. The other one in my T4 has a 19t pro and it is working just fine. Both speed controllers have just about the same ammount of run time, about 3 batteries through them, 4200mah.

Are these things crap or did I just get a little unlucky?

Post up Crap or Unlucky.

If you feel like suggesting something as an replacement that would be cool to. - Just not brushless, b/c of the cost.

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Old 05-20-2007, 09:17 PM   #2
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Didn't know they made there own ESC's. More than likely they are for the basher. I personally would recommend a Novak ESC instead, simply cause I haven't had many problems and if I did I they had great customer service.
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No experience with Duratrax speed controls, but I would bet they are crap. Sorry.

I've had a 2) Novak GTX's for 2 years now and I have had zero problems.
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Old 05-20-2007, 10:21 PM   #4
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CRAP!!! First hand experience. And seen a lot of others go bad as well. Get a Novak gt7 or gtx. You will never look back, well that is unless you decide to go brushless.
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Old 05-21-2007, 06:59 PM   #6
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have owned the 8t pro very similar in feel to a gt7 which i now run but they are sensitive to reverse voltage and i think when my shkottky diode blew it blew mmy esc aswell but just be carefull and it will run fine.
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I have not had very good luck with a number of duratrax speed controls.

For 59.00 you can get a Hitec HFX, which will handle up to 12 or 10 turn. They are basically bulletproof. Easy to set up and current limiter is right on the speed control.

I have previously have 135.00 speed controls, but been happiest with the HFX.

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Stick with the big 3......Novak, Tekin, LRP. IF your strapped for cash, novak sells remanufactured units from time to time on there websight. Carries all the warranties, ect.
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