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Old 08-07-2005, 06:55 PM   #1
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I run a 16 turn intellispeed speed control in a 19 turn class. Any of yall think i would be able to go faster with a better esc? If so, what would be a good one to step up to?
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a better esc might give you a better off the line take off.. but top speed will be about the same. To be honest unless your a diehard racer the benifit wont be that much... Keep what you got till it fries then up grade
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a better esc might give you a better off the line take off.. but top speed will be about the same. To be honest unless your a diehard racer the benifit wont be that much... Keep what you got till it fries then up grade

Its true...

But if you're still loooking for opinion.Any good brand like Novak or LRP etc,has good ESCs.So any of their Top of the Line would be good.The difference between the ESCs,let just say we can't feel the diiference on the level we are in.
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Better ESCs has better internal resistance values and they pump the motor in better frequencies that both performance anf durability of the motor increases. As a result although the top speed changes very little, your acceleration and decceleration improves significantly.


Like it is said, it depends on how is the competition around your club.

I'd like to give a small example. We race Mini-Zs in the winter time. Only mod that we do to them is FET upgrade (Changing the FETs in the ESC with better ones). Even with the stock motors, lap times of stock ESc cars are arond 10,5 but upgraded ones goes down to 9,9 or so. Almost %7-8 improvement.
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When i switched from my 1st ESC (cant even remeber what it was... something very lousy, 22 turn limit and and the worst green color i've ever seen) i noticed all the diference. Motor was smoother and more powerfull, the engine was always a LOT cooler.

But today, all speedos seem nice. I doubt there's a major diference. maybe more runtime
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When I changed from using a Novak XRS esc to a Novak GTX, the biggest difference between the 2 was the GTX has huge punch in the acceleration and the breaks are just awesome. My motor also runs quite a bit cooler, couldn't say that the run time is any better.
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Hum.. that makes sense. Better ESC's should deal better with the big amp surges from a dead start
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would i see maybe a 3-5 tenths difference?
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This depends on old and new esc.
Switching from intelli to something like GTX or VFS shuld ake the difference that you mentioned
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