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    New esc help!

    I just killed my MMP esc , ran through a puddle

    Any suggestions for a replacement? I run the 3800 motor, and the traxxas 3500 at times.

    I cant really afford another MMP. too much money right now.

    Thanks. rob

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    The sidewinder sct works great for me. It will survive the next puddle.
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    Doesnt it get hot on 3 s and the 4 pole ?

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    I have never ran on 3s but it runs nice and cool with my 3800
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    The Hobbywing EZ-Run ESCs are my personal favorite.

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    Without doubt, Hobbywing's SC8-WP. It's a waterproof, 4S capable cool running beast with a high output (3A) BEC.
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    Castle will replace that MMP for $75. Then, get some corrosion x and waterproof it. You'll be good to go.

    The sc8 is awesome too. But, a lot of people don't like the forces delay for going into reverse, especially if you're used to castle systems. If you don't mind it, go for that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jws1982 View Post
    The sc8 is awesome too. But, a lot of people don't like the forces delay for going into reverse, especially if you're used to castle systems. If you don't mind it, go for that one.
    Are you talking about having to push the trigger twice to back-up? I thought that was standard on most ESCs. Or are you talking about the reverse being set at 25% or 50% of the forward power?

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    Before you go into reverse, you have to hold full brake for a second or two after you're stopped. After that, you can return to neutral and go into reverse.

    On a castle ESC, as soon as you're stopped, you can go into reverse.

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    I would get the sidewinder 3 ESC and 1406 motor combo works well in any 2wd rcs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jws1982 View Post
    Before you go into reverse, you have to hold full brake for a second or two after you're stopped. After that, you can return to neutral and go into reverse.
    Oh, okay. Well, it's never really bothered me.

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    well, after a day of drying out my MMP esc is now working , lesson learned never drive in a puddle even for a second. My esc only got a few drops of water but was dead , i since waterproofed it with liquid tape, we'll see how long it lasts. thanks guys!

    For those running the MMP i would waterproof it now.!

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    Be careful with liquid tape. It insulates, so the ESC will keep more heat inside.

    Corrosion X does not insulate. Get a bottle, take the case off your ESC, and dunk it in the corrosion x. Let it dry, and you'll have a waterproof MMP.

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