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Old Mar 13, 2011, 04:48 PM
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Suggestions for esc that can handle 10s lipo.

I'm looking for a low costing but still good quality esc that can handle 10s lipo.

Any suggestions welcome.
thanks
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 06:08 PM
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Castle Phoenix handles up to 12s
http://www.castlecreations.com/produ...ducts_fly.html
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 07:06 PM
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I checked out their website and the only Castle Pheonix that handles over 8s is the pheonix HV. they are all over 200$. Out of my reach.

I was looking more at around 100-130$ price range.

Has anyone tried this: great planes silver series
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXRDH4&P=7
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 07:29 PM
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CharlesCD, you are confused. Better look again.. Castle Creations is superior for $15 MORE...
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 08:06 PM
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http://www.castlecreations.com/produ...oenix_ice.html

None of them handle over 6s. The castle models that do, are all over 200$.

If you can find me a Castle pheonix Ice Hv for 115$ - post the link.
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 08:44 PM
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The esc would need to be min: 80amp
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 08:47 PM
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Castle Creations Phoenix ICE HV 60A 50V - $112.99 at Todd's Models.

Phoenix-85 High Voltage Brushless ESC - $158.99
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 08:51 PM
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Don't forget another $25 or so for a BEC.
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 09:50 PM
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Buy a Castle and be done with it. With this much voltage/current, why on earth would you risk using a cheaper chinese ESC?
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Old Mar 14, 2011, 06:17 AM
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I have a green models tiger moth. The weight of the plane once finished should be about 11-12 lbs. My current setup on 6s is pushing 850 watts at full throttle. I'm not sure that will be enough so that's why i'm looking at other options. I looked at other threads and most guys where running 8s or 10s for a similar plane.

Guess i'll have to save up.
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Old Mar 14, 2011, 08:44 AM
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I use this one with many flights in a few planes with no problems on two 5000ma 5 cell Rhino packs in series.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=4691
This is the current plane I'm using it in. With the cowl off you can see the batts hung under the motor.

Gord.
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Old Mar 14, 2011, 08:46 AM
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http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idproduct=4691

I run one of these on my 17.25lb Monocoupe. Right around 2000 watts which is only about 50 amps.

I bought it in July of '09. It's only got about 10hrs of flight time on it though. The 1/4 scale plane is a lot of work to take to the field.

It SAYS it will do 12s and 110a but people do burn them up running them that hard. But if all you're looking for is 1200-1500 watts I am positive this one will work fine.

-Jay

EDIT: haha.. too late.
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Old Mar 14, 2011, 09:00 AM
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This is a 3000 watt motor Jay. But as you say, I seldom run it at full throttle. Built it back about 12 yrs ago with a Quadra 42 in it. Cap 10B by Yellow Aircraft.

Gord.
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Old Mar 14, 2011, 11:25 AM
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Buy a Castle and be done with it. With this much voltage/current, why on earth would you risk using a cheaper chinese ESC?
What he said. I replaced a Jeti 90A ESC with a Castle HV 110 (not an ICE) and it's been perfect so far.
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Old Mar 14, 2011, 01:12 PM
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I was also interested on the hobbywing esc

http://www.helibuy.com/hobbywing-bru...ahv-p-263.html

anyone have experience with this esc?
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