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Old Dec 09, 2014, 09:11 PM
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I've had good luck with the Hobbywing esc's.
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Old Dec 10, 2014, 01:15 AM
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As a precaution I only use the BEC on the Plush, up to 4s. Anything over gets a dedicated 5cell NiMh 750. But this is on any ESC. I figure the added security is good, as anything over 4s is usually a more expensive and larger plane.

I think Hobby Wing, Plush and ZTW are the same?

Fuzz
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Old Dec 10, 2014, 08:54 PM
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As a precaution I only use the BEC on the Plush, up to 4s. Anything over gets a dedicated 5cell NiMh 750. But this is on any ESC. I figure the added security is good, as anything over 4s is usually a more expensive and larger plane.

I think Hobby Wing, Plush and ZTW are the same?

Fuzz
Most definitely, on something larger and more expensive but I've been using the Hobbywing built in bec's on 5s in my edf's with no issue's for a long time.
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Old Dec 12, 2014, 05:03 AM
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HW's premium range sold under their label is not the same as others, ZTW is a cheaper brand made by a different company, I had a full range of samples from them a few years ago and they were average at best, 2 burnt out when testing, threw them out after that. Plush, I have had some burnt out ones given to me to inspect and when compared side by side to original HW the component brands were different.

HW's Platinum range is the best around, I run the 100A 6s model on 6s AT 100A constant AND have run 7 servos off the inbuilt BEC! No issues, the Starmax F16 I set up like this is still flying over 4 years on.
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Old Dec 12, 2014, 07:58 AM
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I failed to specify the ones I'm using are Hobbywing FlyFun ESC's.
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Old Dec 12, 2014, 05:03 PM
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Never had issues with ZTW, HW, or Plush. But I always have a 10A extra margin. And I keep the ESC near the battery. Now, I have a box full of Castle. Thats where they stay unless spinning a prop.

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Old Dec 12, 2014, 06:39 PM
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I have a Castle 75a Ice Lite in my EF-16 with 2W-20 and 6904, and it has worked without any flaw. It is mounted up to the backend of the motor, so it has plenty of air moving over it.

But, as a rule, I'm with you Fuzz. Have seen too many Castle disasters, my Venom F-86 most notably.
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Old Dec 12, 2014, 11:28 PM
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Just found this in my favs: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1333719
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