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Old 11-10-2013, 05:39 PM   #1
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Default Motor ESC Combo Recommendations

I have just built an on-road car (Ofna H4), and am looking for a good motor/esc combo to put in it.

For now I am looking for something fast for practicing on an asphalt track.
At some point I can swap in a 17t or other depending on the particular class I may race this in (yet w/ kids and wife I've been out of competitive racing for a few years).

So mostly for fun/practice sessions.

My budget is about $150-170.
I was looking at these two options:

A Castle Creations Sidewinder V3 for about $110
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXDAVS&P=0

Or a hobbywing set up for $75
http://www.hobbypartz.com/ezrun-35a-9t-3650-motor.html

(I have a hobbywing setup in another street car and have been pleased w/ it).

I also was thinking of a Novak Edge 2 w/ a yeah racing motor??

Anyway, recommendations would be helpful.

Oh, I am sure there has to be a thread on this, yet I can not find one even after doing about 6 searches!!
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:02 PM   #2
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Pick up one of these.

http://www.falconsekido.com/products...combo-x-series

You really want sensored, and a full size 540 can motor.
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:40 AM   #3
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Thanks,

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Old 11-13-2013, 03:02 PM   #4
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^^^^ that is what you want or even the justock or extreme stock esc will be great for anything short of full on mod racing i think the justock is good down to 10.5 which is plenty quick in tourin car heck a 17.5 is fast enough for me on a track.
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Good choices on the Hobbywing!
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Seems like the Novak Drift Spec should get some consideration? Anyone have this one and like it? What are the disadvantages if it?
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If you don't want to buy anything twice, then the Novak pulse/vulcan 17.5t(12.5mm rotor) is your best choice..... You can run it with boost for bashing or blinky for Racing stock....
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hobbywing is the easiest route to take, with the just stock for blinky only stuff or xtreme stock for anything else, or the v2.1, very good speedo.
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hobbywing is the easiest route to take, with the just stock for blinky only stuff or xtreme stock for anything else, or the v2.1, very good speedo.
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I ended up ordering the Hobbywing and am waiting to receive it. Good thing because I was talking to someone at the local drift track that had the Novak and HATED it. Guess it over-heats easily and cuts our occasionally?
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I ended up ordering the Hobbywing and am waiting to receive it. Good thing because I was talking to someone at the local drift track that had the Novak and HATED it. Guess it over-heats easily and cuts our occasionally?
I had the same experiences with mine, it could not take the gearing I wanted to send at it.
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Another +1 to the Hobbywing Justock. The absolute BEST value on the market for a stock ESC. Easy to program, lightweight, everything. This thing competes with ESCs 4x the price.

As for a motor, you could pick up any 17.5 motor, really. 25.5 Novak motor if you want to run VTA.
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