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Old 11-10-2011, 10:07 PM   #1
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I am thinking about getting another car. What is the best ESC for a WGT or 1/12th pan car. I am looking at performance, size, etc.
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I am thinking about getting another car. What is the best ESC for a WGT or 1/12th pan car. I am looking at performance, size, etc.
I'm still very partial to Tekin. I run a RS in WGT, and a RS Pro in 12th scale. They do require a rx pack, but I have yet to see an ESC that can outperform them in 17.5 to 13.5 applications. Plus their smaller size makes them easier to package in limited space installations.

I have seen people have good results with the Hobbywing/Speedpassion speedos in blinky applications though.
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Most people racing WGT and 12th Scale at my track are using Tekin RS and RS PRO. I am as well because if I have any issues I can always ask them for help. LRP and Speedpassion I heard also make good ESC's too.
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Novak- If your racing - Kinectic if you want to have timing adjustments and can go back to the blinky mode the Havoc Pro SC with Xdrive and Just blinky mode and Smaller than a Tekin the Edge. You need a booster and the new Novak booster is small also and there is no need to get a charger for a reciever pack.
I race WGT and last race I used the Edge and booster and was just as fast as the winner of the main.He used a Tekin and Retech combo and the second place car used a Tekin/ Novak comb.The Novak service is very good. Also the Edge and Havo Proc SC is all done with lights so you don't need a computer.
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No doubt the easiest to tune and care for that's truely competative is the Tekin with a booster.
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Most places are going Blinky so you don't need boost. Boost and timing advance are two different things with Novak- not sure about Tekin.
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I used to be a huge fan of novak but only run tekin now, great performance, service, and its one of the smallest on the market which is ideal for 1/12. But I recomend you run what is popular at your track, easier to get help with setup and gearing that way.
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I was and am a fan of the LRP Stock Spec V2 as its performance is exceptional, but only if you intend for it to never break, today is day 21 since I sent it in to them and they haven't serviced it yet.
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Most of us at our track use the Tekin RS and one person uses a Hobbywing with a couple old Novak GTB 4-cell around. We have a community laptop for all to update their Tekins is desired but once you set it up you can do a lot of adjustments from the buttons. I like using a RX pack (2S LiFe 220mah) and I burn about 50 to 80 mah per heat (WGT to 1/12) without the ESC on and a little more with the ESC on for the LVC during practice. I like the extra voltage going to the servo. Some use voltage boosters but they all take up space.

No computer is required for running a Blinky class, all the adjustments are on the ESC. Nice thing is that you can create two boost settings and then recall them without a computer.

All are competitive and it is usually the driver that separates the winner from loser not the ESC.

As suggested, you are usually better off running the same as the majority to get help setting it up ot trouble shooting a problem. We had one person with a 1S Havok and he didn't know how to program it nor did anyone else. Finally someone said to download the manual which worked but he was still on his own.
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I am looking for an ESC to use in WGT 1S LiPo 10.5T, but that I can also use with 2S LiPo

- So you guys use this esc with 1S LiPo?

- But isn't this a 2S-3S LiPo?

- And if so, are there no problems when using 1S LiPo?

- What do you mean by "the LVC"?

- What do you mean with "without the ESC on" and "without the ESC on"

- what are the differences between Tekin RS and Tekin RS Pro?
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I am looking for an ESC to use in WGT 1S LiPo 10.5T, but that I can also use with 2S LiPo

- So you guys use this esc with 1S LiPo?

- But isn't this a 2S-3S LiPo?

- And if so, are there no problems when using 1S LiPo?

- What do you mean by "the LVC"?

- What do you mean with "without the ESC on" and "without the ESC on"

- what are the differences between Tekin RS and Tekin RS Pro?


Save yourself the hassle, and get a HW 120A 1S ESC. It has the built in booster, so you dont need a RX'er pack, or an external booster. You can use it for 1/12, WGT, boosted or Blinky. You dont need to bring a laptop to the track unless you want to change the firmware (from boost.turbo to a blinky, or mod). Since last year the HW has had very similar power/speed to a tekin, but for alot less money. (so you can buy a good servo.)

I dont know how HobbyWings repair service is, as I have NEVER had a HW ESC fail on me. I dont think there is a single Tekin racer at my track that hasnt had to send their Tekin in for repairs in the last year or two.

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Save yourself the hassle, and get a HW 120A 1S ESC. It has the built in booster, so you dont need a RX'er pack, or an external booster. You can use it for 1/12, WGT, boosted or Blinky. You dont need to bring a laptop to the track unless you want to change the firmware (from boost.turbo to a blinky, or mod). Since last year the HW has had very similar power/speed to a tekin, but for alot less money. (so you can buy a good servo.)

I dont know how HobbyWings repair service is, as I have NEVER had a HW ESC fail on me. I dont think there is a single Tekin racer at my track that hasnt had to send their Tekin in for repairs in the last year or two.

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I see there is a super capacitator module for this esc:
http://www.hobbywing.com/english/Art...?ArticleID=417
Where do the two wires for this go?

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I don't think you can go much wrong with any of the leading speedo's now mate. I run a Tekin RS Pro, my mate runs a Hobbywing, and another mate runs a blackdiamond. Last night at our local club, we all ran 6.78 sec laps with 3 seconds splitting us after 8 minutes. That was down to mistakes rather than the speedo choice! So, if you are running blinky (we do in 12th) or boosted (we do in GT10), then the choice is yours but I like the fact that the Tekin is so small compared to the other two. Cheers, Chris.
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I dont really understand the whole hastle thing of installing a booster. boosters are lighter than rx packs and smaller for the most part. for the tekin all you do is solder the power wire to bat+ and plug it into the rx. cant get simpler.

although, ive heard with other escs you have to unhook certain wires from speed control to rx to make it work.

havent used a lot of equipment. I own two tekins for my TC and 12th and i donts ee any reason id want another, different esc for another car i build. small, simple tow ork on, proven.
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I installed the AE 12R5.1 Lipo conversion and with all my Tekin RS, Spektrum SR3500 and Trinity Life RX pack I'm still 22g light and need to add weight to offset the battery but at least I can place the weight where it will help the handling rather than trying to move large pieces of electronics around.

Also, it's nice to have at least 6.6V going to the servo instead of only 5 or 6V from a booster.

BTW one of my racer friends is using the Hobbywing and he needed to add 35g just to balance the ESC. That's more than my little LiFe battery weighs.
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