Your favorite ESC (with photo)

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Re: Your favorite ESC (with photo)

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My personal favorite from 1995 is the Novak Hammer. It never won any world championships, so it won't have the popularity of the 410's or the Cyclone, but it was awesome. I'm hoping to snag one for an upcoming build, so if anyone has one they'd be willing to part with, please let me know. :D
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Re: Your favorite ESC (with photo)

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Mine was the tempest. I always liked the looks of the hyperfet II model better than the hyperfett III because it had the dial attached. Not sure why Novak removed it for the Hyperfet III model.
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Re: Your favorite ESC (with photo)

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I love LRP and Novak
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Re: Your favorite ESC (with photo)

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I´ll have to say Tekin 410K.
It was that highly sought after ESC that you never could afford and so different from all others.
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Re: Your favorite ESC (with photo)

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It's a tie between the Novak 410-HPc and Tekin 410K. The M.troniks Monster FET isn't far behind.
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Re: Your favorite ESC (with photo)

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This is a special ESC recently obtained for my 1997 Yokomo MX-4 World Champ buggy. The Tekin M Star Gold is my favorite for 2023. The gold heat sinks should look sharp installed.
I believe both the gold and red label Tekins were the winning ESC's at the 97 worlds.
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Re: Your favorite ESC (with photo)

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Woah! That thing looks trick! Sweet.
Hope you're doin' something fun.

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Re: Your favorite ESC (with photo)

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So the Tekin M Star Gold is a special version made for Yokomo. But basically it is a G12?
Of course it looks special and nice.

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Re: Your favorite ESC (with photo)

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mikea96 wrote: Tue Jan 10, 2023 12:58 am Here is a couple of my favorites. Novak 410m1c and Novak racer EX.
Novak Racer FTW! Good call! Loved that ESC, had one in my Kyosho Ultima II that I really wish I still had.

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Re: Your favorite ESC (with photo)

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RC10th wrote: Fri Jun 03, 2022 9:35 am This was one of my favorites, hardly any information out there about them.

I could be wrong but from memory it was the smallest ESC of the time and pre-dates the Novak Atom.
My favourite and first proper ESC (which I raced with all through the 90's)
The M-Tronks Pro-Digi. Ground breaking at the time as the smallest and lightest no motor limit digital brushed Pro ESC.
Here's mine.. it's literally done 100's of hard races.. had untold abuse..never let me down.. absolutely battered, never missed a beat. And still works like a charm today. 💚
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Re: Your favorite ESC (with photo)

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If I had to choose, I would say my fav is the 410K. Just so unique. A close 2nd would be the G-11 PRO.

And that’s coming from a diehard Novak fan! 😁
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Re: Your favorite ESC (with photo)

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For Futaba users in the 90s, the FETMC116 "Speed Control for Experts" looked the most race-worthy. Simple basic design.
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Re: Your favorite ESC (with photo)

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I have got to add the CX-1 from KO Propo inside the 1987 winning 4WD Schumacher Cat buggy driven by Masami. Very modern and sleek design even by today's standards.
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