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BLX 185 esc - Hobby Wing equivalent?

Discussion in 'Talion' started by Steve Brx, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Steve Brx

    Steve Brx Active Member

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    I read somewhere that the BLX185 ESC is a re-branded Hobby Wing. I can't find that article despite a good trawl so does anyone out there know if this is the case, and if so, what the hobbywing model/ part number is?

    Thanks.
     
  2. jeffhengesbach

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    Yes, Quickrun150, but the firmware is different - Arrma removed some programing options.

    Also, the BLX200 is the MAX8. But same thing, Arrma nerfed the firmware, removing options.
     
  4. Steve Brx

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    Guys, that's great, many thanks for the information. My Talion esc went up in smoke following a melted dean's connector. I have purchased a new BLX 185, but saw the Quicrun on eBay for a very suspicious CA$33, new. I've bought it anyway, however not entirely confident that it'll turn up! Handy spare for that money if it does.

    Thanks again.
     
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    I confirm QuicRun 150 is the best option
     
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    The cheapest brushless Quicrun 150a ESC on eBay is ~$70. Make sure you didn't pick up the brushed 150a ESC instead as it is about ~$20.
     
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    I find it odd thats its a rebranded hobbywing. I hear of nobody having issues with their hobbywing escs but yet arrmas blx escs go up in smoke all the time and each revision is never a fix.
     
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    People just don't talk about them frying too much. I've had 2 Quicrun 150's, 3 60a, a max8 & max6 flame up on me. While in the Arrma camp, I've had a blx180, blx185, & 3 blx200's do the same. My most reliable HW product by far is the blx185. Out of the 9 I have, only 1 has smoked. But at least Arrma backs HW's junk while it might take months to deal with HWs warranty directly if you didn't end up with a fake or clone.
     
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    So I am guessing that you don't think too highly of Hobbywing LOL, so what is your preferred brand of ESC?
     
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    HW has some of the best bang for your buck ESCs in my book. It's the only RTR ESC you can set on the fly. I just don't like ESCs in general. Even Tekin & Orion are grenades. Castle don't even list the amps on theirs unless you go XLX or better.
     
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