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Old 10-01-2002, 03:49 AM   #1
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Default it's been awhile, and not sure .

hey guys, i have been out of racing for almost 2 years. what is the hottest, most efficient, fastest responding electronic speed control now ? aka (esc.) i am building another car. and i will more than likely get another tc3....thanks for the help.
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Old 10-01-2002, 05:38 AM   #2
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At my opinion, most development on ESC's are that size are gone smaller and there are more adjustment.

So if you got a good one from earlier, go with it. If you aint got any, I would go with LRP or Novak, depending on local prices and preferences.

My personal favorite ESC, are the Robitronic Spirit:

www.robitronic.com

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keyence V zero extreme .......
the hottest of the hottest OF the HOTTEST !!!!

gota check this one OUt
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yeah, i've heard a ton of good things about the keyence. most of us are still using cyclones of some sort, but the new novak gt7 is supposed to be pretty good. almost the same specs, but the size of an xxl.
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My vote would be with the GT7..... at first I thought it was just advertising...but after using it, you DO notice the increase in discrete steps from 512 to 1300 over the Cyclone.....very, very smooth without losing the punch!

Only bad point....its not exactly the smallest thing in the world!
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I run a GM v-12 xc and i love it. It is adjustable and very simple to use. It also has inceadably low resistance which is huge for stock racing. Its also really really small, about 1" square. Using that and a xxl receiver i have more room than i know what to with in normally cramped tc3 chassis,

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dtm but youd be better off with one of those than a cyclone size wise.
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dtm but youd be better off with one of those than a cyclone size wise.
Not really because on the Cyclone I use a small cap mounted on top of the ESC. With the GT7 you have a large cap mounted on the side of the ESC....in this configuration, the foot print of the GT7 is actually larger than the Cyclone!
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Not really because on the Cyclone I use a small cap mounted on top of the ESC. With the GT7 you have a large cap mounted on the side of the ESC....in this configuration, the foot print of the GT7 is actually larger than the Cyclone!
Maybe the cyclone don't need a big Cap? If ya run a small one on the GT7 then it might go poof?

Does the esc have wires coming out so you can mount the big Cap at a different location besides right next to it?

My TC2 has a big blue Cap.
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Maybe the cyclone don't need a big Cap? If ya run a small one on the GT7 then it might go poof?

Does the esc have wires coming out so you can mount the big Cap at a different location besides right next to it?

My TC2 has a big blue Cap.
Yes there are wires coming off the GT7 so you can mount the cap elsewhere. But unlike the TC2, which uses a plug, the GT7 cap is soldered to the wire. Also the GT7 has a neat little clip on the side of the ESC so you can tie wrap the cap to the side of the case.

The cap that comes with the GT7 is the 7000uF one which is larger, don't know what the TC2 comes with?
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how much is the keyence zero extreme ? and wher is the cheapest plact to get one?
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hey if you can hold out for a while im getting a gt7 either tomorrow or friday whenever it gets here from tower hobbies. i will be happy to let you know how it works. email me, pm, whatever or ill just go ahead and post on this thread when i get it working. got racing on sunday so thats probably when ill get to use it.
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cool let me know how it does. i am looking at either a novak or the keyence. i do not want a lrp again. i had the quantium when it first came out, and mine and a couple other fellow racers had problems with them going dead after a good knock from another car, but associated took care of it and fixed my esc. but the wait and time without and not able to race sucks.... it just seems you never here if any problems with the novak esc and keyence esc's...


dtm - do you run stock or mod ? or what is the gt7 more effective with.
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nope prob with keyence....
it RULES!
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dtm - do you run stock or mod ? or what is the gt7 more effective with.
Mod only. 11-8T. However, you can change the drive frequency to the required level of "punch" on the GT7. Range is from 23khz to 2khz!

Even though it says 2khz is for 4 cell 1/12 I would love to try that with a 6 cell stock motor to see how much "kick" it can give! maybe one day.........
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