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ESC timeline

Post by sandkil » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:01 am

We all miss a timeline for Tekin ESC's and others.
With that sayed i started to go throu RCCA magazines from 1988 to parts of 1997. Now i know that the dates/years are not accuret as it all depends on when RCCA had the chanse to get their hand on the ESC's, but it gives a feel for the correct era. When looking trough the mags I also stumbled upond many other ESC's from different manufacturer/brands.
I also looked into some of the present topics here at rc10talk to add to the list.

Link to Tekin manual archive: (click on model for manual)
http://www.teamtekin.com/archive.html

Novak timeline:
http://web.archive.org/web/201105151556 ... index.html

Futaba timeline:
http://www.futabarc.com/accessories/old ... trols.html
http://www.futabarc.com/downloads/manuals.html#escs

Please feel free to update the list if you have any more ESC's or more correct info. This is a living document.



1985 Tekin Mospower Controller Pro
1985 ESC-100 Standard (S) black sticker, red letters, 6 + 2 FET
1985 ESC-130 Racer (R) black sticker, golden letters, 3 + 2 FET
1985 ESC-190 Pro (P) black sticker, golden letters, 6 + 2 FET


feb-88. Circus JRA 900 FET

apr-88. PDI Reverse ZETA

jul-88. PDI Pro ZETA

jul-88. Dialed Racing Products 'standard'

jul-88. Dialed Racing Products 'performer'

jul-88. Dialed Racing Products 'off roader'

aug-88. Robart HQ-505 Electronic throttle

sep-88. Novak NESC-1x

sep-88. CMW Top Gun

sep-88. PDI MICRO ZETA

oct-88. ADSPEC C.P.R.

nov-88. TRAXXAS XL1-3006

nov-88. TRAXXAS XL2-3008

dec-88. Tekin ESC-170 Pro

feb-89. PDI Hydro ZETA

mar-89. Kyosho Super Speed 1000

apr-89. DIALED RACING PRODUCTS DRP-306

apr-89. Tekin Pro Tempfet R.R.C mag

jul-89. Altech Electronics PK122

aug-89. FUTABA MC111B

aug-89. AIRTRONICS 96312 Super Vortex

sep-89. PDI DRAG MICRO ZETA

oct-89. Kyosho Super-speed SC-1000

nov-89. Tekin ESC 300 PRO T

nov-89. KO Propo CX-IIR

dec-89. Panda PSC-1

dec-89. JR 950B

jan-90. Tekin ESC 600 PRO XT

feb-90. Panda PSC-2

feb-90. Tekin ESC 700

feb-90. CMW T-S

apr-90. PDI Turbo Zeta

apr-90. JR 850B

may-90. Novak 828-HV

jun-90. Dialed Racing Products 90HT

jun-90. Dialed Racing Products 100

jun-90. Dialed Racing Products 210HT

jun-90. KO PROPO CX-lll

jul-90. FUTABA MC 116

sep-90. Novak 410-MXc

sep-90. Tekin ESC 610

sep-90. Tekin ESC 310

oct-90. Aristo-Craft Thorr SP960

oct-90. MRC Gold Label

oct-90. KO PROPO CX-IV

nov-90. Tekin TSC 411P

nov-90. Tekin TSC 410S

nov-90. MRC PK151

jan-91. DuraTrax DTX-4

feb-91. VICTOR IQ-FET SC

feb-91. SCI Power Card 1000 260 A

feb-91. PDI Zeta Xtra

feb-91. AstroFlight 205

may-91. Futaba 112B

may-91. Novak 610-RV

may-91. Tekin TSC 420F

jun-91. Dynamite Pro ESC

jul-91. Novak 410-M5

jul-91. SCI Red Baron

aug-91. Schumacher TRACO

sep-91. Traxxas TRX Pro XL-3

oct-91. SCI Monster Card

dec-91. PDI Zeta Electro

dec-91. SCI Pullman

dec-91. Tekin TSC 411G

apr-92. Tekin Sport TSC 408S

Tekin TSC 412P

apr-92. Tekin 411K

jun-92. Hitec SP-1802N

jul-92. FUTABA FP-MC210CB

aug-92. Novak 410-M1

aug-92. Hitec SP-1802DL

aug-92. Tekin 610-R

nov-92. Hitec 520

nov-92. Hitec 1500

nov-92. Tekin 410K

jan-93. Novak 410-HPc

may-93. Hitec SP-1840

jul-93. Novak 610-HRV

aug-93. LRP LE 25 AMS

sep-93. SCI Viper

nov-93. Hitec SP-520 PLUS

nov-93. Tekin TSC 411-G2

dec-93. Novak Rooster

jan-94. SCI DOMINATOR

feb-94. Tekin TSC 420-G2

may-94. Hitec SP-560

may-94. AVEOX 120LV-2

jun-94. SCI Stealth Viper

jul-94. Tekin TSC 610-G

sep-94. Tekin TSC 610GR

oct-94. Vantage V410PF

jan-95. Novak Racer

jan-95. Novak Hammer Pro

feb-95. Tekin TSC P-12

feb-95. Tekin TSC G-12

feb-95. Airtronics Contender

may-95. Duratrax Spike

jun-95. LRP LE 25 AMS MK ll

jul-95. Model Troniks 350 PB

aug-95. Futaba MC 310CB

sep-95. S&K 900VHF

oct-95. LRP ICS

nov-95. Tekin Formula 10

dec-95. Novak Tempest Pro

jan-96. Tekin Titan

jan-96. Tekin G-12C

mar-96. Duratrax M5

apr-96. Tekin Rebel

Tekin Command 10

may-96. Dynamite Power Pulse

aug-96. Duratrax Blast

sep-96. Novak Duster ll Sport

sep-96. Model Troniks Monster

oct-96. Novak Explorer Sport

nov-96. Model Troniks 500-RV Turbo

dec-96. Novak Cyclone

dec-96. Model Troniks st-500 Turbo

mar-97. Tekin TSC G-12c lll
Last edited by sandkil on Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:47 pm, edited 9 times in total.

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Re: ESC timeline

Post by jwscab » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:08 pm

excellent work! Like you said, there may be a few month inaccuracy, but it's close enough, PLUS, now you have generated an excellent rcca reference!!

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Re: ESC timeline

Post by Lonestar » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:31 pm

i think I can spot one tiny mistake...

... but I certainly won't tell where as otherwise it'd take the whole fun away :mrgreen:

Excellent work - thank you for this!
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Re: ESC timeline

Post by works92 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:30 pm

Great job... exactly what I'm searching for.
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Thank you sandkil.

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Re: ESC timeline

Post by Phin » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:26 am

Futaba's got a list of their discontinued ESCs with production dates on their website: http://www.futabarc.com/accessories/old ... trols.html

Also a good way to get an idea of when an ESC (and lots of other stuff) came out is to check the manuals for a Copyright date. That's what I do for Tekin's ESC since they've also got an archive of their old gear on their website: http://www.teamtekin.com/archive.html

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Re: ESC timeline

Post by sandkil » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:03 am

Phin wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:26 am
Futaba's got a list of their discontinued ESCs with production dates on their website: http://www.futabarc.com/accessories/old ... trols.html

Also a good way to get an idea of when an ESC (and lots of other stuff) came out is to check the manuals for a Copyright date. That's what I do for Tekin's ESC since they've also got an archive of their old gear on their website: http://www.teamtekin.com/archive.html
Nice one Phin!
I will put the links at the top of this thread.

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Re: ESC timeline

Post by Phin » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:00 pm

I forgot to point out that, like using RCCA, the Copyright thing isn't always dead on accurate. There's sometimes revisions to the manuals that change the Copyright date. For example the manual on Tekin's site for the 410S, 411P, 411G and 420F is dated 1991 but I have an earlier manual dated 1990 that's just for the 410S, 411P and 420F.

The manual was revised when the 411G was added to Tekin's ESC line-up and throws off the date for the other ESC.

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Re: ESC timeline

Post by Basher67 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:58 am

Fantastic! This will be a huge help when trying to install the correct vintage electrics in my cars. Thanks :!: :D

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Re: ESC timeline

Post by sandkil » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:53 pm

Fixed the link to Futaba and added a Futaba link with some manuals.

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