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Old 11-18-2004, 06:18 PM   #1
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Could someone please help me out? I am new to electric racing and I need a good speed control, but not to high of a price. If the kind of car matters at all its a Ft TC3. Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-18-2004, 06:59 PM   #2
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Should I move this post to the ROOKIE forum?
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Old 11-18-2004, 07:21 PM   #3
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most of the racers here use Novak gt7. im using one and id say its alot better than my old futaba. its not cheap but is is a lot more reasonably priced compared to keyence and others.
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GT-7 It's last year's "cool" speed control and now all the cool kids are selling them to buy GTX's...

Still WAY better than most and Novak's customer service kicks ass.
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A Novak Dually Dual because they are good and have low prices
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Good ESC are also

Keyence Rapida Pro
GM Racing V12, SX12
Ko-Propo VFS series
LRP Q2 (not for wet)
Mtronis Cirus (for wet)

See which one you like (specs, looks) and then which one you can get best support (if you care!)

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Old 11-19-2004, 02:52 AM   #7
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pretty much all bin said but yeah the gt7 is a populer esc and the gtx is now taking over and the qc2 and cirrus are amongst the best of the best and i also use a dually and ive had it for two years and ive never touched it or had anything go rong with it its a sweet esc but if you want to go all out then go for a gtx/qc2/or cirrus or the 1s that nnick listed
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get the Keyence !!!

it says ....."Hello" ...!! lol

i use a KO PROPO VFS - 1 Pro ... an love it .... was using a LRP QC2 ...but prefer the KO more ....
feels better for me ...!!



i believe a second hand gt7 would b good .... even a Cyclone TC 2 would b good ...was once the best around ..!!
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Since you live in the US go for a NOVAK! Everey shop, big or smal, has them. And, god forbid, should anything go wrong with it, just send it to Novak in California and you'll have it back FAST!
Try that with an LRP! Had to wait 6 moths to get my charger back from LRP!!!!!
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i have a gtx and like it a lot its easy to prograk, is responsive, and novak has good customer service and thats about all i ask for
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Old 11-19-2004, 04:31 AM   #11
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When you say not too high of price, what range are we talking about? All the ESC's previously posted will run you around $140 and up. If your looking at under $100 I'd suggest The LRP Quantum sport series, or Novak dually, Hitec has a few, or even Mtroics. Your going to have to ask yourself what motor will I eventually want to to run "Mod or stock only", and will you mostly be bashing around and want reverse?, most racing ESC's dont come with reverse, but some reverse ESC'c will let you lock it out for racing. Check all around the net at online hobby shops to get specific info on all the brands when choosing.
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Thanks everyone!!!! I think I might get a GT7 or a LRP.
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Old 11-19-2004, 11:51 AM   #14
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You might wanna try the DuraTrax IntelliSpeed 8T Pro Racing Forward ESC.
8 Turn motorlimit and only 80$ at Tower.
But it has no reverse, but few good speed controllers have.
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I burned up (literally) my buzzard LRP Runner, so I went and bought a Novak XRS. Its a good piece in my opinion, and certainly wont break the bank. I paid $50 for it, and havent had a single problem with it. (KNOCK LOTS OF WOOD).

Thats my reccomendation for a good, inexpensive ESC.
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