Been off RC's for a while as i have had so much going on (and some of my friends got me into warhammer - another expensive hobby!!!) But now I'm looking to get all my trucks going again, sell one or two off etc etc.
However both my brother and myself have some Duff VXL ESC's - his is totally fried (he was running it in grass and i think his gearing overheated the ESC and burnt it out) mine has a thermal sensor issue so cuts out randomly - though still works, just about lol.
so my first stop is to be getting some new ESC's for both of us. As we live in the UK and both enjoy getting down to the beach Water proof is essential to us (please no "lips can't go in water" "salt water is bad" etc etc - i have a lot of experience from the past few years to cover those - LIPO is fine 100% submerged and salt water just requires a hose and some fresh water after with a little more maintenance). Anyway back on track; my research has popped up the new ESC's that Team Orion are offering, Waterproof, a name i trust and some decent online reviews. So i think that is where i am going to head as i have had problems with the VXL ESC's before and am already on the third myself.
However i need reminding about some of the figures with all of the electronics - while i remember a lot i have forgotten the fine points of the Electronic numbers - Amps Volts, Watts, KV etc etc. As such i wanted to get some input from the guys here as when i was running my trucks a lot i found the people here an invaluable asset to helping me improve my RC knowledge and skills.
So i have a Stampede 2WD a Rustler and my brothers is a Rustler too. I run between 2 cell and 3 cell LIPO's and my brother been younger is on the safer 6 and 7 cell NIMH's. Both of us still have the Velinion motors on our trucks and have no issues with those at all.
The ESC specifically i am looking at is the Orion Vortex R8 WP BLS ESC (130A 2-4S), this seems to be advertised for 1/8th scale - and if i remember right our trucks are 1/10th scale, however i can't find anything above 100A from the Orion Vortex R10 WP range.
So my questions at the moment are these:
Would an 1/8th ESC run ok in a 1/10th truck?
If not what impact would 100A have against the R8 130A option?
And - basic and stupid i know - what does the A relate to again? (i will be going and reading up on these numbers and their impact again as well so hopefully by the time i come back to the forums over the weekend ill be better versed)
Thanks all for your help, and looking forward to getting back into my RC's and becoming an active part of the community here again