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what speed control is everyone using?

Postby japps » Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:29 am

hello everyone! old member finally getting time to get back into the hobby.

What speed control is everyone using these days? I'm just gettiong back into this have an older speed control (white plastic box) that is dead...but I want something that is scale in speed. boat speed controls seem to just go for speed, not scale appearence. I have a 32nd Parallel type XXIII that I'm trying to get together.

thanks for any help
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Re: what speed control is everyone using?

Postby TMSmalley » Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:20 pm

Seeing a lot of subs with MTroniks ESCs these days. I've had good luck with the ones I have. There are other good ones out there too. Just make sure that it will handle the amp rating of your motor(s) when if they are stalled.
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Re: what speed control is everyone using?

Postby JWLaRue » Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:49 pm

I'll second the mTroniks for the ESC. They also usually come with a built-in BEC (battery eliminator circuit)....depends on the model.

These are rock-solid, and are even waterproofed!

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Re: what speed control is everyone using?

Postby Sub culture » Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:39 pm

I use Microgyros ESC. These are the best brushed speed controllers I have encountered, and are rock solid.

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Re: what speed control is everyone using?

Postby fgroza » Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:40 pm

Vipers in all amp sizes
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Re: what speed control is everyone using?

Postby GreyAkula52 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:52 am

Ahoy there!
The boats I've built for friends and two buyers have been Vantec
Units. They make a lot of variations to choose from.
I have a dual in my 30 year old Gato and single units in my other boats.

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Re: what speed control is everyone using?

Postby japps » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:39 am

Thanks everyone. I ordered a Viper Sub-10 from Caswell yesterday.

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