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The Old Fart

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Brushless ESC, Which do you use?
« on: August 07, 2017, 12:42:33 PM »

Hi Guys,

I have used HobbyKing ESC for a few years.
30A /60A /90A
I find them easy to program with a programming card.
But I've had quite a few failures over that time. Some in warranty, most out.

I was wondering which ones other model boaters recommend.

Dave

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Re: Brushless ESC, Which do you use?
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2017, 01:00:47 PM »

The Hobbyking ESC's below 90amp aren't worth a carrot , I'm using their 90 amp , been OK for 12 months plus.
In the other boat I'm using Leopard inrunner motor/ + ESC (30 amp) from component shop (need another program card) coming up on two years now  . . .
Bill
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Re: Brushless ESC, Which do you use?
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2017, 01:06:19 PM »

Hi The Old Fart
Like you I use the Hobbyking ESCs, but I think you are using the water cooled ones.
I have been using the car ones (HK-45A, HK-60A SL and HK-100A) with the program card(HK PROG-CARD).
I have not  had one failure in three years.
As the car ones have an electric fan on top, cooling at slow speed is no problem.
Also moving the air around inside boat helps the motor.
I do not run water cooling on my brushless motors.
The motors I have used are B28-57-17L, B28-57-15L,3639-1100,D3548/4 1100, 3648 1450, 3025 1500, L5055 700 and the XK3674 1900.
The car ones will handle up to 4S.

My program setup is:-

1 Cutoff Voltage for 3S=10.2 and 4S=13.6
2 Start Power Percent=10%
3 Advance Timing=4
4 Run Mode=2
5 Brake Force=1
6 Drag Brake Force=1
7 Neutral Range=1
8 Initial Brake Force=1
9 Reverse Force=1

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Re: Brushless ESC, Which do you use?
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2017, 08:41:39 AM »

thanks canabus,

will look into changing my esc as they fail!!

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Re: Brushless ESC, Which do you use?
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2017, 09:35:20 AM »

Hi The Old Fart
I like to repaid back as you help my club members and myself on the Turnigy/Flysky IA6 centering kits.
Thank you
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