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Old 09-09-2013, 10:28 PM   #1
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Working on my 13.5 Stock car, using an Orca 13.5 RX motor, I have an LRP Spin esc and a new in box SXX Esc (Ver1) which will be my best option (Both have a blinky mode) Will I notice a difference if I spend the $180ish on an LRP Flow or is it a negligable effect in Blinky land?
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Will I notice a difference if I spend the $180ish on an LRP Flow or is it a negligable effect in Blinky land?
Yes, your wallet will be $180 lighter.

I believe you have answered your question. A Hobbywing Justock would work just as well for you with a 13.5 blinky.

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Ok cool, just as I noticed that when I used a Tekin RS in blinky it had significantly less punch than the Spin or a Jusstock
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Ok cool, just as I noticed that when I used a Tekin RS in blinky it had significantly less punch than the Spin or a Jusstock
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And it'll be a lot smoother to drive with a Justock rather than the Tekin, I noticed this when I first tried a Xtreme Stock, soon after I sold my Tekin and got another Hobbywing Xtreme Stock.

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The LRP Spin was very smooth and had good punch, but it's not on the Roar list and when I contacted LRP they didn't have any plans to get it approved, so that ones out.
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The LRP Spin was very smooth and had good punch, but it's not on the Roar list and when I contacted LRP they didn't have any plans to get it approved, so that ones out.
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Working on my 13.5 Stock car, using an Orca 13.5 RX motor, I have an LRP Spin esc and a new in box SXX Esc (Ver1) which will be my best option (Both have a blinky mode) Will I notice a difference if I spend the $180ish on an LRP Flow or is it a negligable effect in Blinky land?
Speed Controls make a big difference in performance specially in blinky classes. The more expensive speed cottontails have higher quality components which translate to better feel and better power delivery. If you are racing at a high level then a good quality speed control will help, but if you are just messing around than a cheaper speed control will work just fine. Unless you test it yourself not all blinky speed controls are created equally. I have tested many of them and some are faster then others but for different reasons.
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Speed Controls make a big difference in performance specially in blinky classes. The more expensive speed cottontails have higher quality components which translate to better feel and better power delivery. If you are racing at a high level then a good quality speed control will help, but if you are just messing around than a cheaper speed control will work just fine. Unless you test it yourself not all blinky speed controls are created equally. I have tested many of them and some are faster then others but for different reasons.
From your test which one result the best?
I find out that is hard to find a competitor of the lrp sxx ss/flow.
Some says that also the esc-motor combo make difference, isn't it?
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13.5 is enough power that having a smooth ESC can translate to better times on the track.
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From your test which one result the best?
I find out that is hard to find a competitor of the lrp sxx ss/flow.
Some says that also the esc-motor combo make difference, isn't it?
The reventon Pro has great feel...the newer Hobbywing stuff feels broken to me...Tekin has terrible feel but it is fast...Older Orca software feels like a light switch to me, not sure about the newer stuff.

I would say either the new Reventon v1.1 or the Flow are probably the best two modern ESCs. Maybe the Orca VXX can be a good choice too just not sure about that platform yet.

What is funny to me is that ESCs with very smooth bottom end torque tend to provide faster more consistent lap times than those that dump all of the power in a very short amount of time. Too many speed control software designers think you need 100% of the power (in Blinky) as soon as you can and that is simply a mistake. A linear feeling power delivery can transform a driver's ability to go fast consistently.

This is just my opinion the best thing to do is to test these yourself and formulate your own opinion.
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Novak pulse esc !!! You get a free rx glitch capacitor too.....
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