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Old 06-11-2014, 03:12 AM   #31
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Hobbywing SCT pro ESC and 4000kv motor.

http://www.falconsekido.com/products...sct-pro-series
I don't think there is anything better than that.

I used to run all Tekin, but there just isn't a performance gain to justify the cost. The xerun 3656 motor will run with the tekin HD all day long, guaranteed, Anyone claiming otherwise is delusional. both are more motor than anyone can use all the power anyways. I generally turn mine down to 85% personally.

And, unlike the Tekin....the sct pro won't fall apart on hard hits, can be mounted directly to the chassis, and won't thermal when dirt binds up the fan. The only advantage the rx8 has over the HW, is a HV BEC, but in a 2s 4x4 sct....you should be running direct power anyways.

And as others have said, the tenshock 411 is also a great choice. Whichever you buy, you won't be disappointed, the only real world difference you'll feel is the weight of your wallet.
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Hobbywing SCT Pro is the ticket, great combo.
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Honestly, you're going to be disappointed with every motor you get that's not a Tekin HD.
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I've used Hobbywing, Novak, Reedy, and Tekin. If you can't see a difference in quality/power you're most likely slow anyways. The Tekin HD's are on another level compared to anything else in 4x4 SCT.
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Again, spend the few extra dollars and skip the Hobbywing motor. Be smart, buy the Tekin, there is a reason 95% of 4x4 SC drivers run it.
Riding pretty high on that Tekin horse? Tekin is a higher price, but its not the Godsend of RC electronics. The Hobbywing and Tenshock motors have proven their worth. I drove an HD and hated it. Went back to the standard Pro4. Its just too much of an ON/OF switch. Too much low end, just wears out your tires faster. Show me one racer that won on a Pro4 HD at a major event.

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Never heard of it. Its a 2 pole, I would recommend 4 pole motors as they have the torque that the 4x sct requires.
The 2P motors do have less torque, but they are very smooth and deliver their power so nicely.

To the OP: The hobbywing combo is a great choice. Get the SCT PRO esc and a 4000Kv motor.
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Old 06-11-2014, 08:54 AM   #34
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One thing you learn when racing is not to skimp on quality. Sure, if you are jus bashing and driving around a parking lot the hobbywing and losi motors are fine, but when you're racing you stick to the brands that produce quality. You can spout all you want to your generics, that's fine. I am sure you find spectrum to be a good brand also. If op isn't racing then I'd say get what you want and penny pinch, but is sacrificing quality and power really worth 40-50 dollars in a hobby that by no means is cheap to begin with?
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One thing you learn when racing is not to skimp on quality. Sure, if you are jus bashing and driving around a parking lot the hobbywing and losi motors are fine, but when you're racing you stick to the brands that produce quality. You can spout all you want to your generics, that's fine. I am sure you find spectrum to be a good brand also. If op isn't racing then I'd say get what you want and penny pinch, but is sacrificing quality and power really worth 40-50 dollars in a hobby that by no means is cheap to begin with?
Lol wowza.... 9 times out of 10 drivers wont really benefit from having the best of the best of the best. You might be super amazing fast pro awesome sponsored team driver but not everyone is. Why spend the extra to not notice any difference?
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Oh brother nevermind lol . Yes racers use hobbywing motors and escs with success short and long run . If you not getting paid to race by a manf than why only go with just a bigger name and pay twice as more when there is cheaper but good electronics .

About most racers I know go by what they can afford like myself . I've seen a number of tekin escs go up smoke the 2nd gen do seem better though .

If your not a good driver it does not matter what you run bigger name electronics or not lol .

Don't get me going about lipos with just a sticker with a bigger name on it but double the price but come from the same factory .
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One thing you learn when racing is not to skimp on quality. Sure, if you are jus bashing and driving around a parking lot the hobbywing and losi motors are fine, but when you're racing you stick to the brands that produce quality. You can spout all you want to your generics, that's fine. I am sure you find spectrum to be a good brand also. If op isn't racing then I'd say get what you want and penny pinch, but is sacrificing quality and power really worth 40-50 dollars in a hobby that by no means is cheap to begin with?
Hobbywing not a top brand? Who makes all of Orions ESC's? Who is the 1/12 17.5 ROAR Natl champ?

When you buy Tekin, youre also paying for a warranty and customer support which I find justifies the price. Spektrum is crap.
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Show me one racer that won on a Pro4 HD at a major event.
Done!

http://www.teamtekin.com/news/tekin-...t-the-ams-5-0/

Not only did the Pro4 HD Tq the event, it took the top 3 spots...

Nuff said.

Also of note, the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 is an award winning esc. The Rx8 has won the RCCA Reader's Choice Awards 3 year consecutively... As voted on my the public.
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LOL Randy good catch.
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Yea I can't rememmend Specktrum to anybody Ethier i had one before the 1st gen dsm radio total crap I still see and hear the same issues with them . Only reason why people get them is because that's what is sold at the Lhs and the receivers are cheaper than most .

One thing you don't skip on is a radio go with a bigger name which actually does have better quality than a flysky .
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Weird, not trying to start an argument or anything but i'v never had a problem with my Dx3R - Better run and find some wood to knock on i guess lol
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Lol wowza.... 9 times out of 10 drivers wont really benefit from having the best of the best of the best. You might be super amazing fast pro awesome sponsored team driver but not everyone is. Why spend the extra to not notice any difference?
What I find Hilarious is ppl will justify cheap electronics but will spend big money on name brand rollers and kits. Electronics are the heart of your vehicle, yet you'll skimp on it? Might as well buy those integy rollers for sale out there.

As for spectrum, I had no issues at first either, again thinking it didn't matter as your thought process seems to show. As soon as I started going to larger events I started seeing why ppl told me to buy the right rights tuff first. Hobbywing isn't the right stuff first. Is it acceptable, sure, Is spektrum acceptable, sure, but it will need replaced a lot sooner and more often with no real support like tekin or any of the other big brands offer. Ad As for tekin prices, all other major brands are pretty much on par as to being the same price, yet Tekin blows everyone else away whether it is Orion, LRP, Novak, you name em. There is Isa reason, even when the prices are equal. The quality, overall, is just so much better.
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Maybe people like me and others don't want spend a other $100 plus for electronics after you done spent $500 or more on a kit I don't see a problem with that nobody really wants to spend almost $1000 when you don't need to .

Hoose is right though Orion escs are hobbywings just double the price because of the name and warranty . Many other escs are made in the same factory .

It's your money if you want to spend more than $100 it more on a esc or lipo or servo that's fine .
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Maybe people like me and others don't want spend a other $100 plus for electronics after you done spent $500 or more on a kit I don't see a problem with that nobody really wants to spend almost $1000 when you don't need to .

Hoose is right though Orion escs are hobbywings just double the price because of the name and warranty . Many other escs are made in the same factory .

It's your money if you want to spend more than $100 it more on a esc or lipo or servo that's fine .
So jus so we are clear, why spend 500 on a kit then? You're being a hypocrite in this thread.
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What I find Hilarious is ppl will justify cheap electronics but will spend big money on name brand rollers and kits. Electronics are the heart of your vehicle, yet you'll skimp on it? Might as well buy those integy rollers for sale out there.

As for spectrum, I had no issues at first either, again thinking it didn't matter as your thought process seems to show. As soon as I started going to larger events I started seeing why ppl told me to buy the right rights tuff first. Hobbywing isn't the right stuff first. Is it acceptable, sure, Is spektrum acceptable, sure, but it will need replaced a lot sooner and more often with no real support like tekin or any of the other big brands offer. Ad As for tekin prices, all other major brands are pretty much on par as to being the same price, yet Tekin blows everyone else away whether it is Orion, LRP, Novak, you name em. There is Isa reason, even when the prices are equal. The quality, overall, is just so much better.
My thought process is if i'm happy with something thats cheaper then something else and it works fine for me with no problems, why spend more?

I love how people look at you like your crazy on here for that.

Edit: Also I haven't had much luck with name brand companies warranties anywase. MY stuff always seems to die just out of the warrenty period lol
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