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Old 02-21-2002, 11:10 AM   #1
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Hello every one;

I been reading your forum with a lot of interest. I just purchase a used Axis and this wil be my first TC. I am very glad that I found this site, because there is not a lot of information about this cars outhere. I was wondering what ESC would you recommend for a new driver with not a lot of experience. There is no track in my area , besides the one that my LHS sets on sundays once a month. I am looking forward to read your replies and to learn a lot from you more experience drivers.


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Old 02-21-2002, 11:33 AM   #2
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You can't go wrong with Novak!!!
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Old 02-21-2002, 12:57 PM   #4
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I agree that novak is bulletproof but to me they are a little bit outdated, they are so big!
I think LRP have a lifetime warranty now so that would be my choice
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Try Keyence. They are small, and they are powerful!!!
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Old 02-21-2002, 03:14 PM   #6
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LRP's are a little more expensive then the Novak about 40-50 more dollars.
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You wouldnt go wrong with either a Novak or an LRP (I run both in my tourers)...If you are pressed for size, look at the LRP quantum series...the pro sport should be enuff for racing on a monthly basis and more often if you find a place to run....

As far as cost, they should run you about the same...I've seen the TC2's and the Quantum Competitions for almost the same amount of money...These 2 will still probably set you back about $190 bucks, but are worth it
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Old 02-21-2002, 03:38 PM   #8
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You can get the Novak for about $130, the cheapest Ive seen the Quantum is $175.

For someone that is fairly new you would probably race stock so I would get a Novak Dually, good ESC that wont break the bank.
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I have both the LRP Quantum Competition and the Novak TC2. I have not run the LRP yet, but it definately has a "cool-factor" of 9/10. The TC2 is a great speed control, but i was looking for something smaller and lighter, and after we got a couple in, list price was only $160, so i figured why not..

The Novak TC2 sells for about $140, the LRP Quantum Competition sells for around $170-180.

LRP also has Quantums that get as low as $70-$80, but that is not the Quantum Competition.
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I woul like to say tnx for all information that you guys provided.
I am incline towards the novak TC2 and maybe the dually.


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I've had a lot of novak products, all worked flawlessly. While there are new products on the market, I chose the reliability factor for my decision making. Clearly no one will dispute the fact that Novak has the best customer service period!
If money is a concern, then the Dually might be the right ticket. Dual profiles and any mod or stock motor is a real bargain for under $100.
The Cyclone series is also a good buy for a racer who wants the tuneability factor. One thing to remember with the cyclones is that a really good soldering iron is needed along with the knowledge and neetness on how to solder the wires and connectors on.
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Man you guys are trying to set him up with top of the line racing esc's. I'm with patcollins, I say go with something like the Dually. Its a good esc, but wont leave you broke. What does someone who really doesn't race need with a $150-$175 esc???

LRP IPC sport-14 turn motor limit~$50

Novak Explorer II sport-~$50

Either of those would work if your not seriously considering racing. If you are, then I'd say consider the higher end esc's.

Good luck with your selection.
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why not get a used ESC? if i dont have enough money to get a new one, i look around for used ones. most of the time, i find 50% cheaper ones than buying new. this way, i can get a top of the line model for the price of a new sport esc. BUT, you have to be very careful on who you deal with. make sure that you can trust the seller. and you can ask for a "test drive" of the esc.
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Man you guys are trying to set him up with top of the line racing esc's. I'm with patcollins, I say go with something like the Dually. Its a good esc, but wont leave you broke. What does someone who really doesn't race need with a $150-$175 esc???

LRP IPC sport-14 turn motor limit~$50

Novak Explorer II sport-~$50

Either of those would work if your not seriously considering racing. If you are, then I'd say consider the higher end esc's.

Good luck with your selection.
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I always think with ESCs you should get what you can afford. If budget is tight then go for the lower spec and if you can go for a TC2 then great, at least the TC2 doesnt have too many adjustments to confuse the hell out of you like many other ESCs do...

I got a TC2 and its great, but recently I got a MRT VXPro, why, cos it rains here and it is small... if water is not probs than you guys are spoilt for choice!!!! LRPs are great speedos and they are very smooth and easy to use. Plus the lower range you dont need t oknow how to solder, of course I prefer to do my own wiring.....
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