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Old 08-01-2010, 07:26 PM   #1
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Default Best ESC for Crawling

Hi i blew out my other ESC and i want to get a good one.
whats the best one for rock crawling?

Also, I'm looking at waterproof (mabye) because thats what blew my other one.
Something that can go fast and handle on the rocks


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Old 08-01-2010, 07:32 PM   #2
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alot of people use the sidewinder or mamba max but that is a lil overkill though.
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:22 PM   #3
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Well there isn't a best esc...it all depends on your needs and your driving stile. For a good all around esc get a hh torquemaster. It's good and has some superb suport
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:25 PM   #4
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Either a sidewinder or fxr are good speed controls
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:39 PM   #5
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sidewinder, mamba max, fxr, brxl ESCs are pretty universally accepted as the best ESCs out there. I went with the HH BR-XL simply due to the level of support I've seen out of HH
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:42 PM   #6
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The hh can be had waterproofed.
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Old 08-01-2010, 09:14 PM   #7
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FXR Hands down!!!
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:36 PM   #8
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If you dont need something small, i would say go with the Holmes ESC. It will run anything you want, and im pretty sure he will ship it to you waterproof.
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:50 AM   #9
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Sidewinder - best price, great performance, smooth, tons of programming options

FXR - better control/power handling than sidewinder, best drag brake, really small!

Holmes - Only waterproof option of the three, best BEC, handles everything!



BTW - I'm not a huge fan of the XL-5 performance. I'd say pass on the XL-5.

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Old 08-02-2010, 02:11 AM   #10
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Holmes Hobbies all day long! It can handle BIG power, has the best built in BEC, it's small like the Sidewinder, he has them water proof and you won't find better support out there! And the price is great! I don't think anyone can say anything bad about the HH
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Old 08-02-2010, 02:42 AM   #11
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Holmes Hobbies all day long! It can handle BIG power, has the best built in BEC, it's small like the Sidewinder, he has them water proof and you won't find better support out there! And the price is great! I don't think anyone can say anything bad about the HH
X2 I won't run anything else on my crawlers.
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:42 AM   #12
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I've used the FXR and the Mamba max.

FXR doesn't seem as smooth. Has a better drag brake. I had good quality motors on both rigs.

I'll stick with the FXR cause of the size.
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:23 PM   #13
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For brushed motors, a lot guys I know use the FXR.
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:40 PM   #14
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Holmes Hobbies all day long! It can handle BIG power, has the best built in BEC, it's small like the Sidewinder, he has them water proof and you won't find better support out there! And the price is great! I don't think anyone can say anything bad about the HH

X2,

HH is all I will use now.

My second choice is a FXR.
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Old 08-11-2010, 06:48 PM   #15
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i run the momba max pro although it is huge it really does work great. so if space is not an issue then this would be a good choice
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Old 03-10-2019, 09:04 AM   #16
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Sorry to jump into an older post but what is everyone's opinion on the Hobbywing 1080 ESC? I'm looking for something that is 3s capable to run a titan 21T 550 motor in my LNC. I know brushless is probably the way to go but I dont want to spend that kind of money.
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Old 03-10-2019, 09:13 AM   #17
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Sorry to jump into an older post but what is everyone's opinion on the Hobbywing 1080 ESC? I'm looking for something that is 3s capable to run a titan 21T 550 motor in my LNC. I know brushless is probably the way to go but I dont want to spend that kind of money.
I don't know how you found this ancient thread instead of a much newer thread on the 1080. The 1080 is excellent. If you're considering one just buy it now.

Better thread here: Anyone using the Hobbywing QUICRun WP 1080 ESC? or here Hobbywing Quicrun Waterproof 1080 Brushed Crawling ESC
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Old 03-10-2019, 10:08 AM   #18
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100% agree with Jato on the 1080. Awesome set-up for Brushed. Very tuneable, fairly small, waterproof, adjustable output votage from 6v-7.4v, and easy to run through all the settings with the program card. Not to mention it's an extremely economical system.
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Old 03-10-2019, 11:12 AM   #19
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:11 PM   #20
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1080, good price and mine has been extremely reliable. why spend a fortune on the others
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