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Old Sep 17, 2011, 05:49 AM
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I am new to the e-flight planes. I have built a few foamies and ordered a epo trainer. For the foamies I used the turnigy plush esc's and the turnigy motors. ( why not go cheap when learning),


For future projects I would like to find a decent brand of ESC to stick with and not end up with 10 different types. Not top of the line but not bottom either. Mabye a line that hads switching over 40 amp.
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Old Sep 17, 2011, 06:43 AM
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For future projects I would like to find a decent brand of ESC to stick with and not end up with 10 different types. Not top of the line but not bottom either. Mabye a line that hads switching over 40 amp.
You have found a decent brand already. Turnigy Plush fulfills all of the above criteria. Do not be fooled by the low price, you will need to spend a lot more money to better the performance and reliability of these ESCs.
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Old Sep 17, 2011, 06:46 PM
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I am new to the e-flight planes. I have built a few foamies and ordered a epo trainer. For the foamies I used the turnigy plush esc's and the turnigy motors. ( why not go cheap when learning),


For future projects I would like to find a decent brand of ESC to stick with and not end up with 10 different types. Not top of the line but not bottom either. Mabye a line that hads switching over 40 amp.
Pay less get a lot more. These are identical to Turnigy Plush (including the same program card) are of very high quality and work at their limits. Click on the 70 amp model to see all the specs on all of them. I have never had a problem with this manufcturer's ESCs who is actually Hobby Wing.

http://www.hobbypartz.com/detrumdynamesc.html
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Old Sep 18, 2011, 05:08 AM
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Thanks for the input.
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Old Sep 18, 2011, 07:02 AM
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Pay less get a lot more. These are identical to Turnigy Plush (including the same program card) are of very high quality and work at their limits. Click on the 70 amp model to see all the specs on all of them. I have never had a problem with this manufcturer's ESCs who is actually Hobby Wing.

http://www.hobbypartz.com/detrumdynamesc.html
So looking at their 40A ESC it says "[Li-xx]/servos: 2/5 3/4 " what is the 2/5 and 3/4?
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So looking at their 40A ESC it says "[Li-xx]/servos: 2/5 3/4 " what is the 2/5 and 3/4?
This is, strictly, a guess on my part but I think it is oudated information for the ESC before the entire line went to switching BEC. It looks like the old derating on servos when the BEC used resistive drop rather than switching. The higher the cell count the more heat, so you had to have lower total current draw with higher voltages. Switching SBECs are full current across the whole cell count. Maybe somebody else can comment on this.
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