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Old 09-20-2014, 11:03 AM   #1
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Default Which ESC is the best for on road modified racing?

Hello all, I'm in the market for a new ESC which will be used in on road modified racing, from 4.5T to 12T brushless on a Tamiya TRF416X.

Which one do you use or do you think is the best?

PS I am not exactly on a tight budget so no worries about that
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Old 09-20-2014, 11:13 AM   #2
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Can't go wrong with the hobbywing v3.
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Old 09-20-2014, 11:17 AM   #3
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I like ORCA's esc's. Their motors are also really lightweight. I kinda like Muchmore aswell. However the Hobbywing v3 and SpeedPassion Reventon PRO has built in power buttons. That's nice.
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Depends on your experience level. Hobbywing v3.1 120 amp are good has built in switch and has a cool feature allowing you to turn esc off by just holding the brake for 8 seconds, easy to use if you stick to the multifunction program box and it's preloaded options. They can be a pain when you get into firmware updates and understanding all the version options. The speed passion reventon pro 1.1 is great and easy to use and tune with program box. Trakpower ms-1 is good but needs PC to tune. Hacker TensorIc 160 amp esc. Can tune with program box, another great esc. Have never used orca but hear they are good. My top 3 would be the hacker TensorIc, reventon pro 1.1, and hobbywing v3.1.
Hacker also makes a killer motor, the hacker skalar. Just my 2 cents.
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Can't go wrong with the hobbywing v3.
x2, they also have a 'stock spec' v3.1 esc that will work fine for most situations.

I have both one in each car and I can't tell the difference in the way they function, you can adjust more settings in the 120 amp version, but most people will rarely use them.
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Old 09-21-2014, 02:58 AM   #7
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Pick the one you think is prettiest

LRP Flow
Hobbywing V3.1
Team Orion R10/10.1
Muchmore Fleta Pro
OrcaVX

They are all capable of winning and being setup how us mere mortals like them.

Be aware some tend to really shine when used with their own motors (LRP and Muchmore guilty of this)

Also decide if you want to use onboard button or program box for programming, in mod you'll change settings a heap more than in stock/blinky. Button is cheaper - PB is "easier". Those that have the PB option tend to be difficult to program without it.

Run away from anything that needs a PC to get the most of it.

Make sure your soldering skills are good too. A few of them come with bare wires I am pretty sure.
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Old 09-29-2014, 09:36 PM   #8
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ESC HB V3.1.... LRP TEAM... ORCA.... RADON TEAM POWER.... Strong acceleration and braking....
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Old 09-29-2014, 10:09 PM   #9
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The Viper VTX10R is a great speedo for mod. Tons of adjustability, dynamic brakes, user friendly programing card... Of course I'm a little biased but, it really is a great ESC.
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My vote would be for the ORCA VXX.
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My vote would be for the ORCA VXX.
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Or wait in w few days, ORCA will come out with new version
ORCA is a great esc and will serve you from whatever level you're in now to the top level
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:56 PM   #13
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But what ever you do make sure it maches the chassi aluminium colorwise. That'll make you fastest in the pits.
Nah, but pick whichever you want listed above, or whichever is from your favourite MF. Somehow between all of them, the right batteries and motors will be the key thing. Oh and how good you're at driving.
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Personally I would go get and tekin rsx . I have good luck with it here in fl .it can handle the heat we have here . It looks awesome and is fast . The guys at tekin are friendly and are willing to help if there to help if you were to have any questions or problems at all! How could you go wrong with that!
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Don't forget about the new Tekin RSX! I've been doing some testing with it in Modified sedan and 1/12th and it's very impressive. Easy to use software and monster horsepower!
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