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Old 02-21-2014, 12:16 AM   #1
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I'm looking for the top brand names in on road RC electronics.
Who makes great ESCs that don't fail and have great tuning options? What's the go to brand when it comes to brushless motors? Who makes quick and strong servos?
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Oh man did you start one. There are many quality companies in the rc industry. which can lead to almost endless combinations. Look into your power requirements(motor you decide to run) and go from there.

I like LRP speedos, KoPropo radio gear(servos included), and reedy motors. Ask the next guy and guarantied, you'll get another combo.
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Orca, orion/ hobbywing, Lrp , speed zone for esc/ motor
Ko/ futaba for radio and servos.
I run orca motors, batteries and escs. Ko propo servos and radios and couldn't be any happier. I've run pretty much everything and ko and orca are my preferred brands by far.
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Do you have a price point / budget in mind. There are a couplengood quality cheaper brands out there. HobbyWing and Savox. Also Spectrum is very reliable. As for ESC Tekin, Orca, Orion along with others good quality. I can speak for Tekin and say that I have never seen better customer service. When it comes to motors if your going mod, then any of the high end ESC companies make great motors. If you going stock, you might want to see what the the local guys are running. Stock motors usually go off power, not neccessarily quality. But as has ben mentioned before every driver has different prefrences. Just look at my sig and you can see mine. Do some research and find stuff that meets the specs youre looking for. It also helps to get stuff that other locals have in order to get help when needed.
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Advanced Electronics. Very happy with their ESCs. Quality is top notch.

Team Orion for motors.

Ko Propo and/or Savox for servos.
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Not by any order - and certainly not complete (i.e. if I miss a brand, it does not mean it isn't good) - but some good brands are:

ESC/Motors:
LRP/Nosram, Orion, Orca (from what I've been reading - just got my first Orca two days ago, so no experience with them yet), and I'm going to try Muchmore as well in the future

Radio/Servos:
Sanwa(Airtronics), Futaba, HiTEC, ...

Battery:
no favorite yet... but from what I've read, heard and seen, SMC, LRP... and probably another half dozen brands or so are all good.
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Not by any order - and certainly not complete (i.e. if I miss a brand, it does not mean it isn't good) - but some good brands are:

ESC/Motors:
LRP/Nosram, Orion, Orca (from what I've been reading - just got my first Orca two days ago, so no experience with them yet), and I'm going to try Muchmore as well in the future

Radio/Servos:
Sanwa(Airtronics), Futaba, HiTEC, ...

Battery:
no favorite yet... but from what I've read, heard and seen, SMC, LRP... and probably another half dozen brands or so are all good.
I thought youre the Master only in nitro Dirk

Most of known brands now are on similar or if not same level. Just stick with brand most guys use in your Club and youre be fine. The only problem ive had was SP Reventon R speedo until now... But that was when Reventon was new on the market so not sure how is now.
Im still using Old Hobbywing 2.1 90a speedo for stock racing and happy with it.
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Hobbywing v3.1 and the Orca VX/VXX ESCs are the two ESCs I would consider. I think they're probably the top two names in RC, at least 1/10 on road.

If price weren't a factor for me, I'd be running KO Propo servos.

For motors, Trinity, Orca, and Team Powers and Speedzone.
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Airtronics radios
Orion esc's
Tried the rest and stuck with the best.
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I thought youre the Master only in nitro Dirk

Could it be that you are confusing me with somebody else? I have zero experience with nitro (and have never claimed otherwise, as far as I know...)
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Could it be that you are confusing me with somebody else? I have zero experience with nitro (and have never claimed otherwise, as far as I know...)
ah sorry, probably mistake
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Ok, no problem then.
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User makes first post without even looking through the forums or even at the 35 different electronic sponsors popping up all over and gets 10 responses. Lol. Good job
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Novak or nothing.....
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Orion ESC

Futaba servo's and radio, would like to try KO

trinity, orca, or reedy motors

speedzone or orca batteries

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