View Full Version : New member ESC/Motor help

18-09-2009, 08:33 AM
Guys - I've been contacted by a potential new FORCC member (Karlst) who is keen to come join in the fun during the winter months when it's too cold and wet to race nitro outside. He needs a Motor/ESC combo, but because he's only looking at racing indoors doesn't need one that will go down to silly turn motors, just something that can handle the usual 13.5 brushless.

His budget is 100. Can anyone lend advice on something suitable and reliable that will help give us another new member :thumbsup:


Garry Spice
18-09-2009, 10:20 AM
i got a hara2 twister esc for sale...its only for brushed motors tho.

18-09-2009, 10:21 AM
Think brushless is the way forward matey - thanks anyway.

18-09-2009, 10:58 AM
J Perkins to a cheap brushless speedo, have a look on the website for info, or one of the Orion speedos, there are quite a few on E-bay or have a look on Modelsports site?

18-09-2009, 11:14 AM
Check out he losi xcellorin.


18-09-2009, 11:20 AM
Check out he losi xcellorin.


Gladly - if you point me in the direction of one with a 13.5 motor for 100 or less :)

18-09-2009, 11:24 AM
Thanks guys for all your help so far,
i have found this, any opinions/thoughts/comments on it?


18-09-2009, 11:26 AM
i must add that i dont run lipo either, i am running stick packs, not sure if this is going to make any difference?:confused:

18-09-2009, 11:34 AM
If your budget is 100 for a speed controller, then I would recommend spending that solely on a speed controller to get one with a LiPo cut-off and greater flexibility. IMHO, a good second-hand one from a respected seller would be better for racing than a lesser spec new one.

18-09-2009, 11:39 AM
my budget is 100ish for motor ESC combo really...

I have found this on here also? is it worthy the 80 just for a bit of winter racing?


18-09-2009, 07:14 PM
That speedo is the older unit but was top of the range. Although there is no fan, another can be fitted at a later date.

Bear in mind that the unit can handle very low winds means it will easily handle a 13.5T and have the opportunity to change the settings to suit the track etc.

Paul Upton is a well-known racer on the national scene so is a reputable seller...

Garry Spice
18-09-2009, 07:29 PM
i may be right in thinking that brett(b+h racing) may have a lipo for sale.
its a track power 4800 20c if thats any help.:thumbsup:

18-09-2009, 07:45 PM
the nosram evil units are good value, and backed by the usual good nosram warranty. should be ideal for winter racing. If you think you may get a taste for electric and venture outdoors in the summer then you may be better getting a second hand speedo of a higher spec so that it can cope with the faster motors needed on bigger tracks.

18-09-2009, 08:00 PM

one of the chaps at the club had a problem with the cheap nosram, kept cutting out mid race. He could have had a dud of course....

if it were me i would get the 120A hobbywing, supposed to be good for modified and 75 delivered
http://cgi.ebay.com/HOBBYWING-XERUN-120A-SD-V2-0-ESC-385U_W0QQitemZ160342181118QQcmdZViewItemQQptZRadio _Control_Parts_Accessories?hash=item25552384fe&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

you could probably get a second hand 13.5T motor for your excess 25

Or i could probably be persuaded by this combo, same speedo as above, just half the fets..... 98 delivered
http://cgi.ebay.com/New-XeRun-13-5T-Motor-2nd-ver-60A-ESC-Program-card_W0QQitemZ370254476133QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_To ysGames_RadioControlled_JN?hash=item5634e2f365&_trksid=p3286.m63.l1177

Of course overseas ordering and running the import gauntlet may not be your thing......

18-09-2009, 08:33 PM
I have for sale a Orion 13.5t 30

18-09-2009, 09:17 PM
thanks for all your help guys,

i think im going to go for the nosram set up from moelsport.

so next question is what size pinion do i need to run?

plus what tyres work well at FORCC

19-09-2009, 07:13 AM
Gearing will depend on which car you are running but tyres are shumacher yellow full spikes. Once they are scrubbed in they will last for ages. Stick some soft inserts in them as well.



19-09-2009, 07:49 AM
cheers dave, :thumbsup:

im running an RB5, :D

19-09-2009, 08:11 AM
Run the wider 2wd front wheels with 4wd front tyres then if I remember correctly.


19-09-2009, 08:12 AM
For gearing niggs should be able to help.

21-09-2009, 10:15 AM
ok i will be ordering this set up today, but i also need to know what gearing to order too...

can anybody help?

http://www.modelsport.co.uk/?CallFun...n&ItemID=33347 (http://www.modelsport.co.uk/?CallFunction=ShowSpecification&ItemID=33347)

21-09-2009, 11:06 AM
Looks good Karl - PM Niggs98 and he should be able to help. You'll need a range of pinions as depending on the track / battery / motor combo you may need to adjust your gearing slightly each week.

21-09-2009, 11:49 AM
Looks good Karl - PM Niggs98 and he should be able to help. You'll need a range of pinions as depending on the track / battery / motor combo you may need to adjust your gearing slightly each week.

Niggs now has a PM:thumbsup::thumbsup:

thanks to all the guys that have made comments, i am hoping to pop up for a practice on Wednesday 30th Sept, so keep an eye open for the newbie standing in the corner all on his own looking scared.......That will be me

no seriously, i know a few people that have run at FORCC, mark bailey, Ed kerry, Lee Drake, so see you soon guys.:cool: