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barriew

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True boat brushless ESCs - again
« on: March 08, 2011, 03:43:24 PM »

I have been searching for an ESC with instant reverse, but can't locate any that are in stock in the UK. I thought that a Seaking 25A that GC lists was suitable, and a reasonable price, but on checking the specs. it requires two 'dabs' on reverse to actually go into reverse. I don't need massive amps - 20 - 25A is fine. I'm currently using an aircraft type rated at 18A, but have a 10A fuse, so the actual current is less than that.

Anybody any suggestions? I would prefer to pay less than 30, less than 20 if possible.

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Re: True boat brushless ESCs - again
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2011, 06:36:46 PM »

Barrie
I've been using car type brushless esc's that i bought on ebay they have forward and reverse there is a slight delay before going into reverse but but its not too bad, have a search for new version brushless esc they do quite a range, i've been using them for some time now without any trouble.
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Re: True boat brushless ESCs - again
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2011, 08:43:15 PM »

Hi Barrie

Westbourne models do some 18A for 35.99

http://www.westbourne-model.co.uk/brushless-speed-controllers-6906-0.html

I have 2 of the hawk BL 18A in my Atlantic and they work fine. Programming is a bit of a fiddle to start with but you only need to do it once.

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Re: True boat brushless ESCs - again
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2011, 06:55:06 AM »

Thanks for that - FYI Micron Radio Control do that one at 27.50. It was one that I was considering, but it wasn't clear from the manual if it had instant reverse.

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Re: True boat brushless ESCs - again
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2011, 07:51:36 AM »

The Hobby King  30 amp car esc is programmed from the factory with instant reverse. its what Im using in the Axe Bow

3rd one down

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_listCategoriesAndProducts.asp?catname=Car+ESC&idCategory=418&ParentCat=182


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Re: True boat brushless ESCs - again
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2011, 11:46:21 AM »

Thanks Nick - just ordered one!

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