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Old 03-09-2015, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by hackersmovie View Post
Hey all,

Just thought I'd start a thread for those of us that run Trackstar electronics. I run them exclusively and have podiumed a few times with them beating out electronics costing 4 and 5 times what I've paid.

Here's what I run:

RC10B44.3 - Trackstar 120amp Turbo ESC - 5.5t Trackstar "Redcan" - TS920 Servo

SC10.2 - Trackstar 120amp Turbo ESC - 7.5 Trackstar "Redcan" - TS900 Servo

RC10B5M - Trackstar 120amp Turbo ESC - 8.5 Trackstar "Redcan" - TS920 Servo

I also run Turnigy Nano-Tech lipos in most of my cars/trucks too.

I don't care what anybody says, you can beat the price vs. performance.


EDIT: I've since swapped all the ESC's out to the 120amp GenII ESC, I find that it is much more responsive and a bit smoother than the Turbo ESC's.
What are you putting in your 1/8th scale builds?
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Old 03-09-2015, 11:01 AM
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I'm running the Trackstar 150A Gen II ESC in my LX2e monster thingy and I am thoroughly impressed. Runs cool and handles a 6-pole motor without breaking a sweat.
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Originally Posted by goathog02 View Post
What are you putting in your 1/8th scale builds?
I'll update the original post, thanks for catching that...
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Originally Posted by hackersmovie View Post
I'll update the original post, thanks for catching that...
Thx. Saw your post on the Trains & Lanes thread, and was thinking of converting my 8ight t 2.0. Tough decision...
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Originally Posted by goathog02 View Post
Thx. Saw your post on the Trains & Lanes thread, and was thinking of converting my 8ight t 2.0. Tough decision...
Trains & Lanes? Never been there and probably haven't posted there....

Converting to Electric? DO IT! No mess, no tuning, no noise... it's great!
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Originally Posted by hackersmovie View Post
Trains & Lanes? Never been there and probably haven't posted there....

Converting to Electric? DO IT! No mess, no tuning, no noise... it's great!
Sorry. Was the Tri-county Sizzler. T&L is one of the stops.
But I digress. Thx for the info. Have you run this ESC/motor combo in your truggie yet? How is it (if you have)? Any idea who makes the ESC?
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Originally Posted by goathog02 View Post
Sorry. Was the Tri-county Sizzler. T&L is one of the stops.
But I digress. Thx for the info. Have you run this ESC/motor combo in your truggie yet? How is it (if you have)? Any idea who makes the ESC?
I haven't run it in my truggy yet but, the Truggy only weighs a pound or two more than my buggy so I'm sure it'll be just fine.

The ESC is made by Hobbyking and as far as I can tell it's a Toro knock off. It's a really good ESC. My buggy was wicked fast last year and the motor and ESC ran super cool. Around 125 degrees if I remember correctly.

As you can tell from my posts and the others on this thread, the Trackstar stuff is pretty good. I know the super low cost may throw up some flags but, I'm now a die hard believer in the products. I run it exclusively as well as Trackstar Pit Lights, Pit Mats, Lipo Bags and any other Trackstar stuff I can get my hands on.
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still waiting to get my hands on the 120A Gen II
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Me too. Ordered that, and a servo (920 I think) and there seems to be no hope in site regarding new stock.
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It can take them quite a while to get some things back in stock. The last genII 150a I bought, it was over 3 months before they came back in.
They are both available in the International warehouse. Since they don't say in transit for either of the US warehouses, it would be quicker to order from the the International and maybe select a quicker shipping option.

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Originally Posted by goathog02 View Post
Me too. Ordered that, and a servo (920 I think) and there seems to be no hope in site regarding new stock.
Ya, I've tried to wait on out of stock products before and I just don't have the patience for it. Takes too long to get stuff back in stock and I always try to find something suitable that is in stock and order than instead.
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Hater!!
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Originally Posted by DRTMI View Post
It can take them quite a while to get some things back in stock. The last genII 150a I bought, it was over 3 months before they came back in.
They are both available in the International warehouse. Since they don't say in transit for either of the US warehouses, it would be quicker to order from the the International and maybe select a quicker shipping option.
I hope it's not 3 months. I'm waiting on 2 of the 150amp GenII and if it's 3 months the season will be half over. They told me 7-30 days. It's been about 15 days. I'm still patiently waiting....

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Ya, I've tried to wait on out of stock products before and I just don't have the patience for it. Takes too long to get stuff back in stock and I always try to find something suitable that is in stock and order than instead.
There really is nothing comparable, that I know of. I don't know of any other places to get a 150amp ESC capable of running 4-6 pole 1/8 scale motors for $70....
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http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html
This one is smoother than my genII 150a, and in stock in the East warehouse.
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http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html
This one is smoother than my genII 150a, and in stock in the East warehouse.
I have one of those laying around here. I ran it in my 2wd short course but it didn't like the 2 pole 540 can motor. It ran but acted weird. I'll try it in one of my 1/8 rigs if my backordered ESC's don't make it in time. Thanks for that!
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