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  1. #1
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    Looking for Waterproof sensored esc's?

    I just burnt my waterproofed Tekin rx8 (most of the mosfets are burnt) . Now I'm looking for waterproof sensored esc's that are better or same good as rx8.

    Here is what I have found:

    Viper R/C's VTX8



    Type: Sensored Only
    Support Voltage: 2S~6S Li-Po
    Support Motor Type: 2/4/6-pole
    Max BEC Voltage/AMP: 7V/5A (adjustable)
    Continuous Current: 220A
    Dimensions: 46x53x41mm
    Weight: 113g (w/o wires)

    High Power
    The new VTX8 extends Viper R/C's speed control platform to new heights. Able to handle batteries from 2s to 6s, 2 pole and 4 pole motors from 540 up to 1/8 size motors.

    Maximizing Durability
    Durable full aluminum waterproof construction helps to make the VTX8 strong enough to handle the regiors of large scale vehicles. Including a built in fan with carbon fiber bracing to ensure the VTX8 is ready to get you to the finish line.

    VTX8 Features
    True Sensored technology that provides super smooth power and brake
    Heavy duty all aluminum waterproof case (cooling fan is not waterproof)
    2~6S Li-Po Support
    Ultra high definition paramter setting (0~100% steps)
    Supports 2-pole and 4-pole 540/550/8th scale motors
    Adjustable BEC up to 7V
    PC V-LINK software ready for firmware upgrade and PC interface
    8 user profile that allows to import and export in PC V-LINK software
    Auto Power Off function for the maximum safety

    http://www.viper-rc.com/vtx8.php
    Last edited by maxxtorque; 12-30-2012 at 01:45 PM.

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    Castle just came out with their WP versions of the MMM and SV3. I just picked up a SV3 thursday. Did some snow running in my wraith FOFF build and have had no issues so far....

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    That looks very good, but MMM2 isn't sensored. I'm looking for sensored esc's. The MMM2 is very new product, where did you get it?

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    Yea I realized the sensored part after the fact...I didn't get the MMM2, I got my SV3 at my lhs. Went there to get some parts for one of my builds and they just showed up that day. But the MMM2 had not shown up yet..

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    The old mmp was sensored and sensorless what motor.are you using?

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    I have Tekin Redline T8 1/8th 2250kv

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    I like the Viper R/C's VTX8 ESC because it is waterproof out of the box, has full 1 year warranty (tekin has 120 days warranty) and the best part is the programmable bec that can be set at 7V/5A so I can use HV servos.

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    That sounds pretty good!

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    The Novak Activ8 has some good features and is fully waterproof, but it's limited to 4s max and has weak bec: 6A/3A.
    Hobbywing XERUN 150A SD is partly waterproof and has event worse bec: 5.75v/3A. I know that I can use external bec, but that costs money and adds wires.

    Looks like the Viper R/C VTX8 is the best and most complete esc out there.
    Last edited by maxxtorque; 01-01-2013 at 02:22 PM.

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