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Old Jan 20, 2013, 06:08 PM
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HPI SC-15WP esc question

hi all, i have a question on this HPI esc does it have a drag brake? I've been hearing it does but no websites selling it, clarify this? I'm kinda in a rush too i just burnt out my old SC-15 on my mini trophy truck do to water damage.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 04:01 PM
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Yes- it has a drag brake (I have the Wheely King, now converted to a trail truck). The manual is here and the info on how to program it is on page 33 and 34.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 07:19 PM
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thanks and i have just one more question before closing this thread about drag brakes that i couldnt find out. can you set drags to 0%drag and then still work as a normal brake?
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 07:59 AM
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I think with this ESC if you set the drag to 0% then the vehicle will just freewheel until it stops when you let off the trigger. Giving some reverse will slow it down quicker (I think).
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 01:40 PM
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Drag brake just effects how much brake is applied at neutral and has no effect on overall braking power. It's used a lot in racing when you need to trail brake into every corner, it's just easier to have the ESC do the work for you.

Some newer ESC's will do the opposite too to help a powerful motor freewheel/coast better by applying a tiny bit of forward power.
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