R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-10-2006, 07:51 AM   #1
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Eagle Rock, VA
Posts: 269
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Default Speed Control options

Thanks to all of you for your advice on servos.

Now I am researching speed controls.

Again,
1) What is the best ESC for the money?

I have heard that the old Novak cyclone is good and can be obtained cheaply, but is the Novak GTX worth the extra money?

I will be running 27 turn motors on carpet.

Thanks.
Slippery Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2006, 09:59 AM   #2
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 3,121
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to A. Rhodes
Default

The GTX will give you the option run any wind motor, if you choose to run modified. IMO the GTX is worth the extra money; small, lightweight, and very feature packed. The only downside to the GTX is the large external cap.; which might be hard to fit into some chassis. I use the GTX in all of my cars, and have no issues.
__________________
Retired from RC....
Quantum - St. Croix - Bass Pro Shops - XPS - Rapala
A. Rhodes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2006, 10:15 AM   #3
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Earth
Posts: 1,039
Send a message via ICQ to rcnewb2004
Default

the ko propo vfs -1 pro comp + straight s4 cap + hand held programming device. Unsurpassed customability + punch + quality.
rcnewb2004 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2006, 03:40 PM   #4
Tech Adept
 
bs6ef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: England
Posts: 236
Default

i use a Vega Factory insane esc which i have one in each of my cars running 27t, 19t in TC and 9*1 in a 12th, no problems at all and very cheap i picked three up for 180 in the UK.
bs6ef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2006, 09:39 PM   #5
Tech Fanatic
 
Tim W.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Eagle, Idaho
Posts: 755
Default

I to use the GTX in my cars, and I have never had any issues.
Its a very good Esc.
__________________
Mugen Seiki, AKA, Werks Racing USA, Flashpoint, Upgrade
Tim W. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2006, 10:24 PM   #6
Tech Addict
 
Tsquare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: San Diego
Posts: 618
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

I Have used the Novak GT7's and GTX's. They are both very good esc's. The GTX is smaller which can be an important consideration for some cars. Since you are running 27T motors, you may want to pick up a GT7, it is much less expensive then the GTX, but the performance is very similar.
Tsquare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2006, 10:30 PM   #7
Tech Champion
 
F. Mendoza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 7,233
Trader Rating: 79 (100%+)
Default

I have run both Cyclone and GTX. Cyclone can be found for a very cheap price and can run any motor the GTX can (no motor limit). GTX is a bit smaller but, also pricier. If you have the funds get a GTX. Newer technology means peace of mind, other wise Cyclone works great. Either will keep you happy.
__________________
RC America - Xray - Hudy - Gravity RC - KO Propo - Super Rad Graphics

Mr. Shookie goes home 10-06-08. Bill Levinson 4-14-15
F. Mendoza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2006, 12:03 AM   #8
Tech Addict
 
eforer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 607
Send a message via AIM to eforer
Default

second the kO
__________________
Speed Merchant/Corally USA/Specialized RC/Team Kwik/Tekin/Sweep/Parma PSE/Team Pickles Performance
eforer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2006, 02:54 AM   #9
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: UK
Posts: 36
Default The Best Speed Controller

If you are considering racing outdoors, then the only one to get is the MRT MX, as it is the only true waterproof ESC.

On top of that the performance is the equal of any Esc on the market, and in the UK it is 2/3rds the price of a GTX.

They do have a new one due out which I beleive has a spec far superior to anything available on the market at present.

And NO I am not sponsored by anyone, I have used them for many years, but my previous ESC was GTX, good, but the brakes have faded. Have now gone back to an MRT for there quality of build and really good back up.
SagaMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2006, 07:07 AM   #10
Tech Addict
 
Nicadrauspro4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., Italy
Posts: 674
Default

Andy Moore - KO VFS-1/HARA TWISTER 2.1
Mark Reinhard - KO VFS-1/TAMIYA VOLAC
Atsushi Hara - KO VFS-1/HARA TWISTER 2.1
Masami Hirosaka - KO VFS-1/YOKOMO MASAMI
Surikarn - KO VFS-1/HARA TWISTER 2.1

These race champions are wise. They all chose KO VFS-1 ESCs. Regardless of the team model, it is made by KO Propo.

Novak GTX or Keyence Rapida Pro is second choice.

__________________
works1200.weebly.com
nicadraus-lamborghini.weebly.com
Nicadrauspro4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2006, 11:24 AM   #11
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Toledo
Posts: 26
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nicadrauspro4
Andy Moore - KO VFS-1/HARA TWISTER 2.1
Mark Reinhard - KO VFS-1/TAMIYA VOLAC
Atsushi Hara - KO VFS-1/HARA TWISTER 2.1
Masami Hirosaka - KO VFS-1/YOKOMO MASAMI
Surikarn - KO VFS-1/HARA TWISTER 2.1

These race champions are wise. They all chose KO VFS-1 ESCs. Regardless of the team model, it is made by KO Propo.

Novak GTX or Keyence Rapida Pro is second choice.

Hey,
How does the hara compare to just standard VFS-1 the ko site really lacks tech specs on the ESC. Any idea of the on resitance of either of these ESC's as its just doesnt seem to be listed.

I'd previously been looking at the Rapida Pro due to its low on resitance but i see the main problem being the weight, it seems to be one of the heavyiest comp level speedos and the size, again its a fair bit bigger.

The new Tekin FX pro looks very interesting with the On resistance very low. Its got my attention at the moment. I'm also interested by its 'anti drag' for stock.

Any word on the QC3?
8800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2006, 05:24 PM   #12
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Earth
Posts: 1,039
Send a message via ICQ to rcnewb2004
Default

hara 2.0 = ko propo vfs-1
hara 2.1 = ko propo vfs-1 pro comp

I hope that helps... the vfs-1 thread is where you may find your answer.

Hope that helps
rcnewb2004 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2006, 05:41 PM   #13
Tech Adept
 
JAY_UK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Yorkshire - UK
Posts: 135
Send a message via MSN to JAY_UK
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nicadrauspro4
Andy Moore - KO VFS-1/HARA TWISTER 2.1
Mark Reinhard - KO VFS-1/TAMIYA VOLAC
Atsushi Hara - KO VFS-1/HARA TWISTER 2.1
Masami Hirosaka - KO VFS-1/YOKOMO MASAMI
Surikarn - KO VFS-1/HARA TWISTER 2.1
Sorry, for the record Rheinard uses the Hara Twister 2.1 as he is sponsored by Atsushi Hara Racing Products. Apart from that your spot on.
Where else do you find a speedo that "one size fits all!"
JAY_UK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2006, 09:43 PM   #14
Tech Addict
 
Nicadrauspro4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., Italy
Posts: 674
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JAY_UK
Sorry, for the record Rheinard uses the Hara Twister 2.1 as he is sponsored by Atsushi Hara Racing Products. Apart from that your spot on.
Where else do you find a speedo that "one size fits all!"

Oh sorry for the wrong input about Reinhard. But still everybody in the list uses KO. Which makes the VFS-1 speedo the champion's choice.

__________________
works1200.weebly.com
nicadraus-lamborghini.weebly.com
Nicadrauspro4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
speed passion speed control, any good? newbie2 Electric Off-Road 11 08-31-2008 09:02 PM
speed passions granturismo speed control chad423 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 16 08-24-2008 10:03 PM
speed passion granturismo speed control chad423 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 4 07-11-2008 02:37 PM
speed passions granturismo speed control chad423 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 12 05-20-2008 09:23 PM
speed passion GT speed control $140.00 shipped.. rc_tradingpost R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 4 05-12-2008 08:10 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 11:42 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net