Need a lowprofile brushless esc

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Need a lowprofile brushless esc

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Hey guys I just finished my new & old buggy but the Novak ESC I have is too big for my chassis. The body won't fit properly with the esc. I can always move the ESC above the battery but I would rather find a system I can mount to the chassis.

Any suggestions on some smaller esc's that are a bit shorter? I would like something that can handle at least a 10.5 and 3 cells.

I have been looking at the Tekins, which I think will work. Any others out there.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Need a lowprofile brushless esc

Post by THEYTOOKMYTHUMB »

LRP makes the AI that will work fine(i think). The Castle Sidewinder is very low profile if sensorless is ok. The Castle is the cheapest of the low profile selection. I know...I always sound like a Castle Fanboy, but they make great stuff! :wink:
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I ran into the same problem with my Novak Havoc.

Installed the low profile heat sink and it works great with my 10.5.

http://www.shopatron.com/products/productdetail/Havoc+1S+Low-Profile+Heat+Sink+Replacement/part_number=5401/135.0.1.1.0.0.0.0.0

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i too just ran into this issue with my b4.

the guy i got it form raced oval, so i needed to get a new body and wing for it.

when i mounted the body i found that the gtb fan hits the body.

the other thing i noticed was, WTF is with the front body mount? why the heck did they do it like that? pretty stupid design if you ask me.

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Go with the Tekin RS. No need to spend extra on the Pro version. It should fill the bill nicely.

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Thanks for the info guys. Brandon, I have really been eyeing the Tekins but holy cow they are very proud of thier products :shock:

I know in the past they made some really nice stuff.

Thanks for the info on the RS. I don't need anything that is super technical. I am a plug and play type guy. But I don't have a problem with making some adjustments to improve overall drivability of the car if the ESC has the capability.

Jake

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If you can find an LRP Sphere, it would work great as well. Probably pick one up for less than half of an RS. I have an RS too and I love it, but if on a budget, go with a Sphere.
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Re: Need a lowprofile brushless esc

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Mr.jeeppzz,
Reedy has a micro brushless esc ( 2-3s lipo ) for bout $60 at tower hobbies.

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I have a RS...it's quite short. Good stuff.
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FYI, my LRP AI Brushless Pro is 1.10" tall.

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