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Old 08-04-2006, 04:20 PM   #1
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OK. I'm trying to figure out witch ESC to get. I went over to RCmart.com and did some searching. came up with this

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/produc...oducts_id=5734

It is a smartech ESC, but seems to have a different part # than the ESC in the back of my manual. I was wondering if anyone knew if this will work with the smartech receiver. I'm thinking it will but figured i'd check here first.

Or if anyone knows of any universal ESCs they think will work better.

thanks,

Steve
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Old 08-04-2006, 05:03 PM   #2
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There are 3 types of ESC:
-brushed motor
-brushless motor
-hybrid brushed/brushless(lrp neo)

I have never heard of the company or speedo you post but i am 100% sure its no for use in a rc car, perhaps a small electric plane? For that same money you should be able to get a name brand rc car ESC from futaba,duratrax,novak,lrp and others........ Skip that one
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The fact its under Heli is rather a pointer

Just buy a regular car esc like this

Its cheaper and not a bad speedo
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Or pick up one of the ones that comes with the tamiya kits on ebay?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Tamiya-TEU-101-B...QQcmdZViewItem

They're cheap and give you forward and reverse and if they ever blow you can replace it for $10. I wouldn't buy any electronic parts or whatever from hong kong simply because if it doesn't work you're screwed unless your local hobby store supports it.
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