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Old Jan 12, 2015, 07:28 AM
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I'm looking at the SEAKING V3 brushless ESC 180A 6s Speed Controller for RC Boat or the Traxxas Spartan VXL6S Boat Marine waterproof ESC speed control . I'll be putting it in my Impulse 31 Deep-V model PRB4250l . witch one you think would be best , i'm leaning to the traxxas one ?
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Old Jan 12, 2015, 07:37 AM
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Old Jan 12, 2015, 07:40 AM
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Old Jan 12, 2015, 08:04 AM
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Long history of Spartan escs going poof at far less than their ratings, the newer versions are better but the Seaking is one solid reasonably priced esc with a great track record.
Lots of problems with the original Spartans actually burning holes in the hulls when the esc failed! Then Traxxas didn't want to admit there was a problem and warranty the things.
I believe the are(or were) a Castle esc and Castle no longer makes any boat escs at least for retail, they gave up last summer.
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Old Jan 12, 2015, 08:10 AM
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+1 for the Seaking 180. They have been great ESC's and hard to beat for the $
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How do these hold up ? Dynamite DYNM3820 80A Brushless Marine ESC
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Old Jan 12, 2015, 01:46 PM
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How do these hold up ? Dynamite DYNM3820 80A Brushless Marine ESC
Never mind , I just purchased the Hobbywing Seaking 180A V3 Brushless Esc 30302181011
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Hi,
Another +1 for the seaking marine 180A for your impluse upgrade to 6S. I have a setup guide for the impuse that covers setup, upgrades, prop selection, and a bunch of useful links, if you'd like a copy shoot me an email at jqhydro@gmail.com
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Another +1 for the seaking marine 180A for your impluse upgrade to 6S. I have a setup guide for the impuse that covers setup, upgrades, prop selection, and a bunch of useful links, if you'd like a copy shoot me an email at jqhydro@gmail.com
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Never mind , I just purchased the Hobbywing Seaking 180A V3 Brushless Esc 30302181011
OK , i got the Seaking 180 in today , the question is how u solder the wires onto the motor ? the esc wire is about 3 time thicker than the motor wires are ?
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You need to solder on some bullet connectors. I use 5mm for my stuff. 5.5 and 6mm are also common for high volt, high amps setups.
Don't forget to put some heatshrink over them when you are finished soldering.
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You need to solder on some bullet connectors. I use 5mm for my stuff. 5.5 and 6mm are also common for high volt, high amps setups.
Don't forget to put some heatshrink over them when you are finished soldering.
It came with the bullet connectors , but the wires from the motor a real skinny , is this going to make thing run hot ? the wire on the esc are like 10 gauge and the motor wires are like 16 gauge
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It will be fine, don't cut the motor wires though! Not sure what motor you have but the wire may be part of the actual winding in the motor, if so they will be covered in a lacquer insulation that is almost impossible to clean off and solder.
If they are kind of stiff they are probably part of the winding, if they are soft floppy silicone wire then you can probably cut them as they are probably soldered to the windings inside the can. No guarantees though!
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It will be fine, don't cut the motor wires though! Not sure what motor you have but the wire may be part of the actual winding in the motor, if so they will be covered in a lacquer insulation that is almost impossible to clean off and solder.
If they are kind of stiff they are probably part of the winding, if they are soft floppy silicone wire then you can probably cut them as they are probably soldered to the windings inside the can. No guarantees though!
I have the proboat 31 v , motor is 1800kv the boat is not the v2
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The two proboat motors I have here both have the wires as an extension of the windings.
One I know is 1500kv the other I think is 1800kv. They are the original? versions not the Dynamite, One is out of a first generation Geico I think.
My Aquacraft motors are the same way I have all 3 available kv of those.
Castle motors you can cut, have a few of those.
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