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Old 08-20-2015, 07:13 AM
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Hey everyone.
It seems my xray T4 is in need of a new esc and motor. My old hobbywing set finally carked it so its time for an upgrade. Ive had a look through the different websites and ive narrowed it down to 2 choices for myself. A tekin RSX with a redline gen 2 motor or a team orion r10.1 with a vst2 motor. Does anyone have any experiences, good or bad with these motors or esc? Id love to hear about them.
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What class are you running (USGT, VTA, Stock TC, Mod TC)? This can help us give you a better answer.

Really the Hobbywing V3.1 is a really solid choice, very smooth and should work with you existing programming card. For a motor it will depend on the class you are running but the R1 Werks motors are supposed to be pretty solid.

For a second option the RSX would be really nice and the app works pretty well (as long as your phone is compatible). It is more expensive than the HW though. Additionally you might not need all the advanced timing options if you are running in a blinky class.

Hope this gives you some direction.
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Thanks for your opinion mate. It definitely helped. As for the class im running it will be modified.
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Thanks for your opinion mate. It definitely helped. As for the class im running it will be mod tc.
For Mod TC, I would avoid Tekin. My favorite ESC for mod is ORCA VX3.

Of the two choices you mention, the Orion, no question.
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Muchmore Fleta Pro and Muchmore ZX motor. The best we've had (LRP, ORCA, Speed Passion).
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For Mod TC, I would avoid Tekin. My favorite ESC for mod is ORCA VX3.

Of the two choices you mention, the Orion, no question.
A bit of a harsh statement, don't you think? Care to qualify your opinion on Tekin? I don't argue your Orca choice, I'm just curious here.
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A bit of a harsh statement, don't you think? Care to qualify your opinion on Tekin? I don't argue your Orca choice, I'm just curious here.
I don't think that was harsh at all. If I had given my completely unfiltered opinion of all tekin products, it would be 1000x harsher. That statement was the equivalent of the hoover dam holding back a lake mead's worth of criticism.

I'll say one thing. I don't want to open the flood gates. Power delivery just isn't very smooth. Smoothness is key to a good ESC for mod. You can tone it down a bit, but it's just not an ideal choice for any modified class. I hear their customer service is great though.
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Originally Posted by locked
I don't think that was harsh at all. If I had given my completely unfiltered opinion of all tekin products, it would be 1000x harsher. That statement was the equivalent of the hoover dam holding back a lake mead's worth of criticism.

I'll say one thing. I don't want to open the flood gates. Power delivery just isn't very smooth. Smoothness is key to a good ESC for mod. You can tone it down a bit, but it's just not an ideal choice for any modified class. I hear their customer service is great though.
That's all I was wondering and that's ok. We don't get to race Mod around here, except for offroad, so i was just curious. I've heard others talk about the smoothness or lack of with the Tekins.
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Lrp is best for mod racing... Orca has some secret stuff for stock... Tekin and Mod racing don't mix... Novak beats Tekin in Mod racing !!!
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Tekin RSX and Trinity D4 has been a really good mix for my club as of late and we run asphalt.
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Blackbox 410R 1S-2S Competition ESC w/Programmer

http://www.teamassociated.com/reedy/...details/27001/

and any Reedy Mach 2 mod motor
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thanks for all your help guys. I really appreciate all the input and opinions.
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