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Old 09-09-2014, 06:08 AM   #1
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Default Touring modified LRP Flow vs Hobbywing 3.1

Anyone tried both ESC's and can comment as to which one you prefer and why?
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:15 AM   #2
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Both are very good.

I currently use the HW V3 it is very smooth one of the best although I have to admit not quite as butter smooth as the LRP.

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My son runs the LRP Flow Worksteam ESC and a X20 4.5T motor. It doesn't lack power

A couple of other TC drivers at my track went from the LRP combo to a Orca combo because they felt the LRP combo was too aggressive and powerful.

I have read elsewhere on the net that a pure LRP combo (Worksteam/X20 motor) are very powerful and a given turn motor performs like a lower turn motor from other brand.

I myself use a Speed Passion esc/motor (5.5T) combo, and that is significantly less punchy than the LRP, also taking into account the difference in turns.

Don't know much about the HW, but are SP and HW not to some extent comparable?

If you want a puncy powerful combo, I don't think you will be disappointed with the LRP.

Just remember that the LRP Flow Worksteam esc performs best with an LRP motor or a few other brand motors, so be prepared to limit yourself in the availability of usable motors.
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:27 AM   #4
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I also run LRP 4.5T motor so if I go with flow im sure it will be good combo. Just wish the flow has control box
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Yes, the "button only" way of programming it is OK at times, but to rely on flashing lights sometimes seems a little less "accurate" than a programming box where you can see exactly what setting you are changing.
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If you feel like the LRP Flow WT with LRP X20 combination is a bit too punchy, there are two good options:

A) Change the Torque Timing setting to a higher value. This will smooth out the low end and make it easier to drive.
B) Change to the option 12 mm rotor (LRP #50636). This will increase the airgap and thus smooth out the low end as well.
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Anyone tried both ESC's and can comment as to which one you prefer and why?
I have owned both and ran both in 17.5 blinky. I've only ran modified (4.0T) with the Flow. For modified, if you don't have the profile set correctly, it can be too punchy with the Flow. In stock, I feel that the HW is very smooth. But it can be punchy if setup correctly. The on/off button on the esc is a nice feature that I like about the HW as well as the all aluminum case verses the half aluminum half plastic case of the Flow. The LRP is nice because you can setup the car on the track just by counting the flashes. The HW is nice because you do not need to unplug anything to program it. Just plug in the program box in the port next to the on/off button and you are good to go. I prefer the solder tabs on the Flow verses the solder tubes on the HW. More color choices with HW. I actually prefer the HW because of the type of adjustments I can make on it. But I'm currently running the Flow. Go figure hehe.
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LRP will come with a new ESC any time soon! They will go with the current trend and you will be able to programe it with a computer/program card.
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My LHS, who is an authorized LRP dealer, sells the Flow with a discount. Seems plausible that a new speedo is in the pipe.
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My LHS, who is an authorized LRP dealer, sells the Flow with a discount. Seems plausible that a new speedo is in the pipe.
You are right! Most shops have Sale on the ESCs. Also on LRP site they have Sale on all speedos and motors

https://www.lrp.cc/en/products/elect...peed-controls/
https://www.lrp.cc/en/products/electric-motors/
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LRP will come with a new ESC any time soon! They will go with the current trend and you will be able to programe it with a computer/program card.
You know or you're guessing?
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You know or you're guessing?
I have insider info But don't ask my for a date I just know they are working on it that's all.
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I hope blue isn't the only colour!
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Maybe the new speedo will be used in the coming TC world championship and maybe made available for sale hereafter?
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few weeks or few months
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