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Old 01-05-2021, 12:26 PM   #1
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Does anyone know the difference between the Hobbywing Axe 550 and the Axe 550 R2?
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Old 01-05-2021, 12:36 PM   #2
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The axe 550 was discontinued so I assume the r2 is the new version


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Old 01-05-2021, 12:42 PM   #3
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You can still get the 550 2700kv on there website.
The 550 R2 comes in 3300kv only. Besides that Iím trying to figure out if and what is the difference in the ESC
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Old 01-05-2021, 02:04 PM   #4
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Just got my 540 r2 system, 2800kv. The major difference is a smaller sensor contact and live data from the esc in the app. Also a new series of motors, not compatible with the old series of esc.
There is a video on youtube about it on the official hobbywing Chanel that explains it pretty well.

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Old 01-06-2021, 03:55 AM   #5
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From tech support

Tech Support Dept (HOBBYWING)
Jan 5, 2021, 4:51 PM PST

Hello,

R2 units have updates to the sensor board (Shielding), as well as a much smaller sensor harness. r2 550 is only available in 3300kv.

The AXE R2 units "replace" all the previous AXE units.
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RMA Form - https://www.hobbywingdirect.com/pages/rma
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Old 01-09-2021, 06:17 AM   #6
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Pulled the trigger. My new Hobbywing Axe 550 R2 3300kv will arrive in 4 Days. Canít wait to see what all the hype is about.
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Old 01-13-2021, 03:34 PM   #7
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Finally arrived. Whatís everyoneís settings at. Iím looking for a good starting point?
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Received mine today. PFongemie, did you use the 12T pinion that comes with it? As I notice the motor shaft is thicker. I need to find a 13T one as I have front motor conversion kit installed and minimum needed is 13T pinion.
Also why did you remove the cooling fan? Just curious. Tks
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Received mine today. PFongemie, did you use the 12T pinion that comes with it? As I notice the motor shaft is thicker. I need to find a 13T one as I have front motor conversion kit installed and minimum needed is 13T pinion.
Also why did you remove the cooling fan? Just curious. Tks

I actually just ordered a 9T and a 11T to try. Itís way to fast in second gear.
From my experience with the way I drive my motor doesnít even get close to hot, so thereís no need for the fan.
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I actually just ordered a 9T and a 11T to try. Itís way to fast in second gear.
From my experience with the way I drive my motor doesnít even get close to hot, so thereís no need for the fan.
Thatís great, Iíll remove mine too due to clearance issue with the scale interior. May I ask here you getting your 9T and 11T? As I need to get a 13T . Too busy at work to search thanks
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Thatís great, Iíll remove mine too due to clearance issue with the scale interior. May I ask here you getting your 9T and 11T? As I need to get a 13T . Too busy at work to search thanks

http://www.hobbyetc.com/

There a local shop that also does shipping. Great people.
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Old 01-15-2021, 09:06 PM   #12
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Hobby Etc 603-883-4919 140 Hayward St - Manchester, NH 03103 USA

There a local shop that also does shipping. Great people.
Thanks! I ended up going with RPP as they have what I need in stock.
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Old 01-16-2021, 12:33 AM   #13
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Thanks! I ended up going with RPP as they have what I need in stock.

Thatís a good store also. I order a lot of stuff from them too.
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