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Old 01-19-2016, 10:09 AM   #1
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Has anyone used this esc yet? I got one and set it up with my programmer. They do not mention boost and timing in the literature but they do show up as options on the programmer. I set a boost number and the esc still blinks but there isn't a noticeable difference in the motors performance. Same with the turbo setting. I don't know if it has been submitted to ROAR but if it is and it truly matches the XR-10 Hobbywing then we have a game changer at $28.
I will have it on the track this Saturday and will play with the timing settings to see if they really have an affect on the track.
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Hows the overall quality of it look? Any pictures of yours? Actual product?
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The Trackstar 60A Sportsman, #9052000082-0, has been submitted. The timing can't be changed; the programmer options have no effect.
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The Trackstar 60A Sportsman, #9052000082-0, has been submitted. The timing can't be changed; the programmer options have no effect.
Thanks Howard, it seemed like they had no affect. I tried contacting Turnigy and that is like talking to a wall.
As to the quality, it looks very good. Footprint is similar to the old Hobbywing Juststock but a little heavier due to a substantial, thick finned heatsink. I did not weigh it. Here is a link to it.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dproduct=74585
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Old 01-19-2016, 02:22 PM   #5
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This trackstar ESC seems to be a variant of skyrc Toro TS50 - G-force.
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Old 01-20-2016, 05:00 AM   #6
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This trackstar ESC seems to be a variant of skyrc Toro TS50 - G-force.
Just a different outer wrap which includes the heatsink.
It would not communicate to my computer via my programmer box like my Gen II's do but that box programs it.
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This trackstar ESC seems to be a variant of skyrc Toro TS50 - G-force.
I have used both of the above speed controls and they are the same and work well. Never tried the Turnigy.
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Old 01-20-2016, 08:49 AM   #8
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Good to hear that it has been submitted for roar approval. I'm always looking for good affordable electronics to recommend to new people getting into the hobby.
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I was looking at the Turnigy manual and they even left the reference to the TS50 in it.
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OK I ran this esc for the first time yesterday. I am very impressed. Once you understand Turnigy's deadband settings the drag brake became very responsive to adjustments. The drag brake is a very important tuning tool in some onroad classes and I was running 25.5 F1 which uses a weak rotor. This esc is very smooth and there was not a hint of heat on the unit. I feel it may be the best under $50 esc out there maybe best under $100.
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A little more testing and I found something interesting. I decided to try this esc with a 1 cell. It has a setting for cutoff voltage that can be set as low as 3 volts. Connected to a 1 cell all of the radio gear and the servo work but the motor will not run. Next I connected a booster. Same result. Has anyone else tried this? This is only the second esc that I have seen that does this, the other being the Castle Mamba 2 cell edition.
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A little more testing and I found something interesting. I decided to try this esc with a 1 cell. It has a setting for cutoff voltage that can be set as low as 3 volts. Connected to a 1 cell all of the radio gear and the servo work but the motor will not run. Next I connected a booster. Same result. Has anyone else tried this? This is only the second esc that I have seen that does this, the other being the Castle Mamba 2 cell edition.
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A very late responce, but I the low voltage protection is for a cell. So when you select 3 volts the ESC will cut power at 6V input voltage. So you may try to switch off the V protection and and then it may work.
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A very late responce, but I the low voltage protection is for a cell. So when you select 3 volts the ESC will cut power at 6V input voltage. So you may try to switch off the V protection and and then it may work.
According to the manual it is actual voltage. There is no setting for off. I actually blew up my first one by hooking it up backwards (dumb mistake). I have a new one to try. The Toro unit says 1s min. in its manual!
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I have 2 of this esc,you will need this program card to program it or it comes default forward & brake only
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ckstar%20multi
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I already have the card. For ROAR events it requires a firmware upgrade also to 2.01 done by using the card, cable, PC and the latest software from Turnigy. I have 3 genII's which use the same programmer.
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