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02-13-2001, 11:42 PM
How good is the traxxas esc compared to other ones that are out there? I want to upgrade and run a stock motor. But would still like to run the stinger mod. motor every now and then. Also being new at this can I still use the stock radio or do I have to change something on it?
02-14-2001, 01:09 AM
I haven't used an XL-1, but from what I hear it's a decent inexpensive ESC. It has reverse and is limited to 17 or higher turn motors. While it is larger, less efficient, and lacks the features of the higher priced ESC's, it offers a lot of bang for the buck.
It's probably the least exspensive ESC out there at around $50, and the value for dollar makes it ideal if you're just starting in the hobby and want to upgrade to an ESC.
You won't need to do anything to your radio except maybe re-center the throttle trim.
Another good cheap ESC is the Novak Explorer, it sells for ~$65 but lacks reverse. It's fairly small and goes down to a 15-ish turn motor.
02-14-2001, 02:22 PM
a good esc that is cheep too is one of the Hitec ones it costs £25 and can take a 12 turn, and also has a good brake, but it is a forward only,
the traxxas esc is a bit **** really and is big and clumsy,
go with either a hitec, novak, or LRP, LRP are the best ones to get!
02-15-2001, 12:11 AM
If you are going to race competitively , go with a forward only ESC. A good one that I have found is made from Duratrax goes down to 12 turn an is around $50. If your just going to run around, why not just hang onto the XL-1 until your interest change. If you still wanting a new ESC w/reverse, checkout the April 2001 issue of RC Car Action. They have a 2001 reversing ESC Guide.
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