Any of you seasoned RC enthusiasts have any comments/suggestions about substituting this ESC for the stock Velineon ESC in the 1/16 e-revo?
I've heard from many of you on this forum that Castle ESCs are generally superior to the Velineon ESC in terms of reliability, performance, etc.
Also, this ESC - while it does state that the maximum lipo it can handle is a 3s - may be more likely than the Velineon ESC to safely accommodate 2s lipo batteries in series, since it can handle a maximum of 15 volts, wheres the Velineon can only handle a maximum of 14.4 volts. Also, Velineon ESCs are programmed to cut power to the motor when voltage exceeding product specs and recommendations is applied. A Traxxas employee discussed this ESC feature on a previous thread (the ESC alternately blinks red & green), and I've personally tested it on my Rustler VXL.
While running 2s in series is risky for both the Castle Micro Sidewinder ESC and the 380 velineon motor (something to be done sparingly), I'm guessing that replacing the Velineon ESC with a Sidewinder ESC would be wise for those of us reckless enough to try it...? What do you think?