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Old 09-27-2010, 04:02 PM   #1
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getting ready to get my first 1/12 pan car. the crc gen xl. just need some suggestions on a esc. something that is fairly simple. i have heard the mamba max pro 1 cell does not work for 1/12 pan cars. please post up your suggestions thank you in advance
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Tekin RS, hands down.
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I assume that you are an experienced RC'er, just new to 1/12th. If so, Tekin.

If you have absolutely no idea what you are doing when it comes to esc's, brushless motors, or how to do the basics in Windows, well I would still say Tekin though something else might be a bit easier for you to get up and running.
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I assume that you are an experienced RC'er, just new to 1/12th. If so, Tekin.

If you have absolutely no idea what you are doing when it comes to esc's, brushless motors, or how to do the basics in Windows, well I would still say Tekin though something else might be a bit easier for you to get up and running.
yes i am experienced. i race offroad and am very familiar with brushless and all that stuff. just new to 1/12. my buddy uses the lrp sxx stock spec and he likes it but i didnt know if there was something better or not
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Tekin rite now is hands down the number 1 esc for 12th scale, but the mamba max pro 1 cell version is a very close second. They both have a selectable boost. Both allow you to adjust timing advance and the start and end rpm. The tekin can give you a bit more topend on long straights thanks in part to it having a second advance called turbo. The turbo feature allows you to add up to an additional 20 degrees of timing on top of the boost advance. Also the tekin is about half the size and 20oz lighter than the mamba.

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Another vote for Tekin. I prefer the pro to the RS, in my experience it seems to carry the lap times deeperinto an eight minute run.
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I am also new to 1/12 and trying to find the right setup. I was thinking about getting the LRP since it can be used on 1 cell without any extra accessories to run the servo/RX on 6 volts. What do I need to run the Tekin RS/Pro on 1 cell? I assume Ill need a seperate RX pack or some kind of voltage booster... what is the most popular setup for running the Tekin in a 1 cell 1/12 scale car?

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I am also new to 1/12 and trying to find the right setup. I was thinking about getting the LRP since it can be used on 1 cell without any extra accessories to run the servo/RX on 6 volts. What do I need to run the Tekin RS/Pro on 1 cell? I assume Ill need a seperate RX pack or some kind of voltage booster... what is the most popular setup for running the Tekin in a 1 cell 1/12 scale car?
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I may be a bit biased but I say Tekin RS all the way. We had a racer show up with Black Diamond that didn't perform any better.

The RS is the choice for 17.5, 13.5 or 10.5 motors. The RS Pro isn't needed and it is higher than the RS which may be a tight fit under some 1/12 bodies (I had a Pro in one of mine while waiting to get the RS back from Tekin after I messed it up and it pushed the body up).

You do need to use a RX pack or Booster with any ESC regardless of the manufacturer's claims . I didn't care for the Novak, it tended to shut down prematurely and was too inconsistant, for the price it is retarded. Currently I use a LiFe 2S 220mah Rx pack and just about everyone at the track I race at all use some Rx pack. Boosters sound good but you are trying to pump up the voltage from 3.7V to 6V and it's hard to get something from nothing. The Life pack is small, light and supplies an even power load to the Rx, servo and transponder vs. the variable current from a booster that is trying to pull power from the main battery (remember that the motor is trying to suclk every volt from that pack for 8 minutes).
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If you like the lrp go for the new sxx version 2 open as it seems to be plenty fast but works better than the stock spec. I personally use a BD and am plenty fast with it. I always have as much or more power than anyone else and usually have way better runtime too.
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