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New ESC Hobbywing vs Orca

Old 12-27-2014, 08:40 PM
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Both are very capable ESC so you won't be disappointed with your choice.
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Old 12-27-2014, 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by TB03Racer09 View Post
As silly as it sounds, I really like to have matching electronics and Hobbywing and Orca are the two brands I'm most familar with
Understand, however that is really tail wagging the dog mentality.

The ESC both is the most expensive of the 3 and the one that will likely last the longest too. Batteries and motors have a much shorter life and also a much higher chance of going bang/poof/smoke/puff (pick one )
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Old 12-28-2014, 03:27 AM
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Originally Posted by cplus View Post
Understand, however that is really tail wagging the dog mentality.

The ESC both is the most expensive of the 3 and the one that will likely last the longest too. Batteries and motors have a much shorter life and also a much higher chance of going bang/poof/smoke/puff (pick one )
How else can you choose from all the good brands out there
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Old 12-28-2014, 03:49 AM
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Originally Posted by TB03Racer09 View Post
How else can you choose from all the good brands out there
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ps - i'd get the hobbywing. great value. perfect for 13.5/21.5 blinky.

i've got an LRP flow works right now, but thinking of a hobbywing for my old car to run in lower classes.

you could probably get away without the program card if you wanted to save a few bucks, for blinky there is much less to play with and you'll mess with the ESC settings pretty rarely (well, i find i do)
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Originally Posted by stiltskin View Post
I run both the HW v3.1 and Orca VX3. You can't go wrong with either one. Both are very smooth. Both work well in stock and mod classes and each has its own benefits. I like the onboard switch on the HW but the replaceable receiver lead on the orca is also a nice touch.
Quick question, I´m also very interested in the vx3. In terms of feel, what are the difference you think. Also most importantly, does vx3 have stronger braking than v3.1?

My experience is that v3.1 is too suited for mod and the brakes are also more towards mod motors. It is not very strong if your motor is not that torquey. Although the brake is very smooth, sometimes brake strength is lacking at some tracks with some motors.

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With a stock program, yes the Orca brakes harder. But If you modify the brakes in the setup you can get them exact.
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