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Old 04-01-2011, 10:08 AM   #1
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hi, looking to buy competitive ESC for 10.5 pro stock class... eny suggestions? thanks
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hi, looking to buy competitive ESC for 10.5 pro stock class... eny suggestions? thanks
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Buy Tekin or buy Twice!

Look at the recent Carpet Nats list of esc's and see who's choosing Tekin these days....
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It depends on your budget and just how competative you want to be. The GM 120 is probably the fastest out there, or even the GM75, but the Tekin RS is very close (arguably), in the right hands, faster than the GM. The latest LRP SXX Stock Spec V2 is also very fast. Downside is that they are all expensive.

The Hobbywing Xtreme Stock is catching up quickly and is less than half the price and as such, represents excellent value for money.

I dont have any experience with the Novak so cant comment.

Personally, I would say that if you can run consistent laps for 5 minutes and every tenth of a second counts, go for the GM, if you cant, then the Hobbywing could well be the best one to go for.

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hobbywing, great speedo cheap and loads of surpport on the h/w thread ..
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Buy Tekin or buy Twice!

Look at the recent Carpet Nats list of esc's and see who's choosing Tekin these days....
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I have run both the LRP and Tekin in 10.5 1S, and both were awesome, with great feel, and adjustability.

Tekin has the most features, and very stable software.
LRP is the easiest to setup, with no laptop needed.

As for the HW ? i haven't tried one, or seen one at a club race that could keep up for 8mins

just my $.02
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There are several good ESCs out there right now.

Tekin RS, Hobbywing Xerun, ORCA Vritra mkII (not currently ROAR approved), GM, LRP SS v2.

Tekin makes a great product that has been consistently at the top of the stock spec heap since the RS was released, due to constant free firmware updates. Definitely a good choice, but I've seen guys keep up quite well with the other ESCs I mentioned, including the cheapo hobbywing. Two of the fastest guys at the local track use ORCA Vritra mkII (one currently holds the fastest lap and best 6 minute run).

Current top 10 runs at my local track, 17.5 Super Stock class, ESC used:
1. ORCA
2. Hobbywing
3. Tekin
4. Tekin
5. ORCA
6. Tekin
7. Tekin
8. ORCA
9. Hobbywing
10. Tekin

This is for 17.5 with open ESC. I don't know of any track here that runs 10.5
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hobbywing, great speedo cheap and loads of surpport on the h/w thread ..
You raise a good point. The HW thread has lots of good info, IF you're online! It, and the SpeedPassion rebrands are OK, but they're not even represented on the track in my area.

The LRP and Mambas are OK, and require minimal support overall. At my track, they've all been beaten down by the Tekin army.

The Novak has lots of support, IF you can afford to wait and jump through your butt each and every time you want to load the software. No local presence here!

The TEKIN has loads of support, AT THE TRACK, where it matters!

Bottom line, if you're racing, and at the intermediate or advanced level, get what you want. Beginner to intermediate, get what has LOTS of support in your area. You'll need it to shorten your learning curve and give you a fighting chance in troubleshooting when things go wrong. Remember, fast guys are fast because they're good, not always because of what they're running. Just because you have what they have doesn't guarntee you a top 3 finish!
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thanks for that... i forgot to say that i need ESC on budget this year so i probably will go for Hobbywing Xtreme Stock... If is competitive and cheap that is what i need. Im not top driver (yet ) that will be my first season with electric thats why i think is no point to buy top ESC for start.
What motor would be the best for this speedo?
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thanks for that... i forgot to say that i need ESC on budget this year so i probably will go for Hobbywing Xtreme Stock... If is competitive and cheap that is what i need. Im not top driver (yet ) that will be my first season with electric thats why i think is no point to buy top ESC for start.
What motor would be the best for this speedo?
If u go with the hobbywing u can get deal with the speedo
Program box and motor all in ..
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yep but i thought that one is not approved...? i mean motor...? didnt find Hobbywing motor on BRCA web site...
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I think the grey on is on the brca list . Cherry from racerinexlie is
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thanks for that... i forgot to say that i need ESC on budget this year so i probably will go for Hobbywing Xtreme Stock... If is competitive and cheap that is what i need. Im not top driver (yet ) that will be my first season with electric thats why i think is no point to buy top ESC for start.
What motor would be the best for this speedo?
I'm using the Xtreme Stock in my TC with a V1 Speedpassion motor, it's not as fast as my GM motor was, but thats cooked, hence the SP. If I was looking to buy a new motor right now, it would be a GM.
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