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Old Feb 19, 2011, 06:57 PM
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Reliable escs

Hi I do usually buy relatively cheap electronics but after lots of issues with various escs I'd like to get something that'll be reliable using on a daily basis and basically pulletproof.

I need a 45 amp esc or so.

What would people recommend?
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Old Feb 19, 2011, 07:06 PM
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I use Turnigy Plush or Emax, both never let me down
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Old Feb 19, 2011, 07:08 PM
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If you want setup options the Castle ESCs are wonderful. I've been using Volcano ESCs on my cheaper planes and haven't had an issue with the 30a w/bec and the 40 and 60 w/o bec. http://www.hobbypartz.com/volcano.html If you need a constant 40-45a try one of these 60opto's if the weight is in the budget.
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Old Feb 19, 2011, 07:20 PM
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I use a Castle Creations Phoenix 45 in my Skywalker. Great ESC.
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Old Feb 19, 2011, 08:16 PM
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I have 4 or 5 castle esc 's now. I have burned up too many of the turnigy and other cheap ones. You cant beat a castle esc. They are worth the money. The new ice versions have a built in watt meter, along with other data logging.
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Old Feb 19, 2011, 08:17 PM
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Old Feb 19, 2011, 08:23 PM
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Castle for me
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Old Feb 19, 2011, 08:42 PM
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I have had very good luck with the Turnigy Plush line, no issues here, they just work.

That said....

I do like the Castle stuff, I have a few of those as well and they have never let me down.

I have a box full of cheapy ESC's that I never use.... tried a couple and had problems....

I should just throw them out.....
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Old Feb 19, 2011, 08:51 PM
I AP'd myself again......
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I should just throw them out.....
RC guys never throw anything out. I still have crap from 20 years ago sitting on my shelf!
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Old Feb 19, 2011, 08:52 PM
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http://www.castlecreations.com/suppo...nix_Ice_50.pdf
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Old Feb 19, 2011, 08:55 PM
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RC guys never throw anything out. I still have crap from 20 years ago sitting on my shelf!
Ya..... I'm a "collector".... I have so much junk... I don't know/remember half the stuff I have.....

(don't throw that out.... I might need it some day..... )

Good thing I don't have a wife..... or maybe.... it might be better if I did....

.....then she would throw the stuff out that I forget about....
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Old Feb 19, 2011, 11:47 PM
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Old Feb 20, 2011, 12:10 AM
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Hyperion are also very good along with Scorpion
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Old Feb 20, 2011, 01:57 AM
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Turnigy Plush 40A, reliable, robust and affordable, don't bother with CC or similar brands, they're overpriced.

Cheers,

Sander.
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Old Feb 20, 2011, 02:01 AM
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