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Old 02-13-2013, 04:56 PM
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So I now learned my lesson about good motors vs. bad motors. Man after replacing my motor (I kept the same gearing) I had way more speed so I was amazed needless to say.

So now it has me thinking what is the difference between a good and a bad ESC..

I currently have the Novak Edge, which I have heard is a OK, but diffidently towards the bottom of the spectrum. So before I go spend $100 I was wondering what happens when you go to a "bad" esc to a "good" esc?

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Ive got an edge in my truck now i like it so far. After i had to warranty 3 DOA's that i kept getting. Ive also got a speed passion that i didn't so much like in my truck but is now in my buggy. It depends on your feel i guess.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:16 PM
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In my opinion there is no bad ESC or good ESC its how you take care of them really of how long they last. Just because its a $75 ESC or a little more doesnt make it bad as long as you take care of it. A good one can be DOA also or just go bad like a cheaper one.

Motors the samething.
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Nothing wrong with the Novak edge, I run 3 of them, usvta, usgt, and f1. Zero issues.
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If you're new to the hobby stick with what you've got. The $100+ dollars you drop on an ESC won't make any difference, other than lightening your wallet.

I primarily run mod 2WD buggy. The biggest thing for me is how smooth the ESC is, and the amount of initial braking. My Tekins and the LRP Version 1 stuff is by far my favorite (I haven't tried a Flow yet).

Number 1 (for mod class at least) is how smooth the ESC is.
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Originally Posted by t0p_sh0tta View Post
If you're new to the hobby stick with what you've got. The $100+ dollars you drop on an ESC won't make any difference, other than lightening your wallet.

I primarily run mod 2WD buggy. The biggest thing for me is how smooth the ESC is, and the amount of initial braking. My Tekins and the LRP Version 1 stuff is by far my favorite (I haven't tried a Flow yet).

Number 1 (for mod class at least) is how smooth the ESC is.
I agree! Stick with what you have untill you reach a point that your esc is a limiting factor on your lap times. When your there, you will know.
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PHonest advise, I could not agree more. When the ESC is the limiting factor you will know it by then Spend the cash on track time.
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