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Old Sep 12, 2011, 04:23 PM
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ESC Recommendations

Gents,

I am going to be replacing my stock ESC and wanted to know if you guys could recommend the best option.

Thanks much!
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Old Sep 12, 2011, 07:28 PM
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Gents,

I am going to be replacing my stock ESC and wanted to know if you guys could recommend the best option.

Thanks much!
The stock ESC is what, 85A? I'm partial to Castle ESCs so maybe an ICE 100 would be a good replacement.
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Old Sep 12, 2011, 08:23 PM
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The stock ESC is what, 85A? I'm partial to Castle ESCs so maybe an ICE 100 would be a good replacement.
DANGER Will Robinson
http://www.castlecreations.com/suppo...ydraicehv.html

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Old Sep 12, 2011, 09:14 PM
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DANGER Will Robinson
http://www.castlecreations.com/suppo...ydraicehv.html

Proceed with caution.

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Thanks for the heads up... however the warning only applies to their ICE HV line. He wouldn't need an HV controller as the F/A-18E flies on 6s. The ICE controllers are good to 8s.
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Old Sep 13, 2011, 01:03 AM
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I just ordered a Hobbywing platinum pro 100A esc. I haven't had a problem with my stick esc yet. Lately it's been getting hot after 2 rnds of flight, but just have that feeling it may give out. It was on sale also had a part in it.

Might up grade the motor soon also, any suggests?

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Gents,

I am going to be replacing my stock ESC and wanted to know if you guys could recommend the best option.

Thanks much!
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Old Sep 14, 2011, 06:08 AM
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I'm using an Ice 100. So far so good.

As far as a kit/air frame only right now. http://rc-castle.com/shop/product_in...oducts_id=1715
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Old Sep 14, 2011, 06:30 AM
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I'm using an Ice 100. So far so good.

As far as a kit/air frame only right now. http://rc-castle.com/shop/product_in...oducts_id=1715
Yep that is one of the few selling any Freewing EDFs (I also want a V3 90mm Freewing Eurofighter). The hard part to choke is the shipping.

I would order in a heartbeat if they were able to get some Australian paint scheme F18s (airframes or RxR).
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Old Sep 14, 2011, 08:25 AM
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I spoke with Jason from Lobby-Lobby and he said they are still looking to get some in October.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1409505
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Old Sep 14, 2011, 08:34 AM
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Yep that is one of the few selling any Freewing EDFs (I also want a V3 90mm Freewing Eurofighter). The hard part to choke is the shipping.

I would order in a hearbeat if they were able to get some Australian paint scheme F18s (airframes or RxR).
Shipping from Australia yes. However from RC-Castle is not real bad.
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Old Sep 14, 2011, 10:23 PM
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colorado, how much was shipping hong kong to the states??
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 12:09 AM
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colorado, how much was shipping hong kong to the states??
Total price shipped was $271. It's sitting in my closet waiting for 'THE DAY'. Hopefully later than sooner. Thinking bout grabbin a euro-f 2.

Still no suggests on a motor upgrade to go with a 100a esc?
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 08:24 AM
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Total price shipped was $271. It's sitting in my closet waiting for 'THE DAY'. Hopefully later than sooner. Thinking bout grabbin a euro-f 2.

Still no suggests on a motor upgrade to go with a 100a esc?
I think EJF sells a 90mm fan/motor combo that should be a drop-in fit. I think they even make a fan/motor/ESC combo in the 90mm size. I have several HET inrunner motors and I'm very happy with them.
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Old Sep 17, 2011, 06:17 AM
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Any chance of someone posting an image of where the neutral postion of the elevator sits on the freewing 90mm FA 18 thanks.
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Old Sep 17, 2011, 02:51 PM
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Any chance of someone posting an image of where the neutral postion of the elevator sits on the freewing 90mm FA 18 thanks.
regards,
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Pic from Hobby Lobby website:
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Old Sep 18, 2011, 05:13 AM
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Thanks huggett .........
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