Originally Posted by Lockey
I got 2 of these and the first one I have used seems to work fine
Which ones would you guys recomend to buy? 40A for the larger motors and around 15A for the smaller ones
That one seems worse than the Mystery, it's BEC is only quoted at 1A.
In the blurb about the Mystery it also says "This ESC is also sold as: HobbyKing BlueSeries." For those that are interested.
Everyone will have their own preferences Lockey. Me personally, because I have had nothing go wrong, I will stick with the Plush Series of ESCs from HK. As a rule I go no lower in rating than 40A because 40A and above have switching BECs onboard. I did however fit a 30A Plush ESC into my MiniP to try and keep the wt down as much as possible. It too has caused me no concerns as yet, but in hindsight I didn't really save too much wt and could have stuck to my rule.
I simply don't like an ESC to be working too hard, so my rule is to measure the WOT static current draw and double it. Then I choose an ESC around this value. My motor draws 21A at WOT static so I chose the 40A Plush ESC. There will be other preferences so prepare to be given many options.