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Old 07-17-2007, 05:16 PM   #1
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Default Whats better lrp 7.1, tekin g-12c, Or novak cyclone tc2

Which is a better speed control?
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:26 PM   #2
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Hara Twister 2.1 or 2.2 basically a KO VFS-1 compitition.
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if you can get a pit wizard, go for the cyclone TC2, lots of adjustments possible with this esc
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if we limit the choices to the one's you've moentioned, i'd go with the cyclone tc2. aside from the adjustability of the profiles, novak are just so realiable. my 2 cents ...
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Ok how bout ones i didnt mention? Im looking for the best one i can get speed wise. But i do like the durability too.
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Old 07-18-2007, 07:39 AM   #6
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looks like your looking for used ? whats it going in ? type of racing ? ray
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Old 07-18-2007, 04:56 PM   #7
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yes im looking for used. Its going in a tc3. I just want the fastest and maybe the best durable wise. I know im asking alot but im just trying to find out what i can.As for racing i dont right now but maybe in the future.
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The ESC is not going to effect your top speed so none of them are the fastest. Other then that it comes down to responsiveness and adjustability which really go hand in hand. All 3 are good ESCs but if I had to choose between the 3 I'd go with the Cyclone. I have 2 Atoms that have been through hell and back and still run very well.
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berlincam86,

Of the three you mentioned, my pick would be the Tekin. As has been said in this thread already, none of the three would have any speed advantage at full throttle, but having driven all three I am of the opinion that the Tekin has the most linear feel at partial throttle... I always found Tekins to haved a sweet driving feel, many other speed controls offer numerous adjustments to get the feel the way you like it, with the Tekin, I never felt the desire to change anything about the feel.

The fact that the Tekin does not require an external capacitor or schottky diode is another plus... but it is a bit on the large side compared to some tof the modern speed controls.

Bottom line... If it will fit in the car, I'd go with the Tekin. The G12c3 does fit into a TC3, I had one in mine.
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Yeah... It looks like the guy wants a used speedo so don't give any crap on suggesting the newest and greatest esc...

I would go with the novak if you want to keep it inside a touring car running 6 cells. The tekin is smoother but didn't feel as punchy. (I had them both). I remember the tekin having some crazy specs (high cell count) so you can do weird things with it. And it has a solder fuse (tough sucker to kill). But just driving TC.... go for the novak.... Absolutely no problems ever with either...
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With the pit wizard or PC interface you can get the Cyclone to feel as smooth if not more so as the Tekin. The pre-programmed profiles are setup for a bit more punch that most TC drivers like. But with the programmer you can adjust the drive frequency higher then pretty much anything out there even today to get a more smooth linear feel.
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ok so as far as i understand now a speed control does not have any affect on top speed. Ok so whats the newest and greatest out there? I want to build the fastest car with 6 cells and i thought that the speed control had something to do with top speed. So i guess i can just use what i got then. I have the tekin in the car now and i won a lrp 7.1 on e-bay and its on the way. So i guess ill just use the one that i like as far as adjustability.
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I have a LRP v7.1. I've been using it for the past 6 years or so. I've also had the Tekin. The 7.1 is a very sturdy unit but I feel that it lacks the punch of the Tekin. Plus the 7.1 is huge! It barely fits in my TC. I also don't like the fact that it's plated with a conductive material which can make it prone to static discharge. Don't get me wrong, it's a good speedo. If I wasn't happy with it I would have replaced it by now but I do think you can do a lot better for the money spent. I think they're still selling for $135.00 or so. The newest ones look really sweet. Where's that R1, Tekin?!!
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hi,Jpelosi i think the 7.1 is discontinued and just got replace with 8.1

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well i got the 7.1 for $40 on e-bay so i think i did good but now im thinking on selling it and getting something better.
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