Castle Creations vs. Hobby Wing

Aflan

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Hello all,

I am upgrading my Mojave at the moment...And I am looking for a new ESC/Motor combo...:)
I saved up a bit (still no job :banghead:)...Butt I can afford something now...So I am looking at Castle and Hobby Wing combo's...They are about the same price...They are around the same specs...Why should I go with the one or the other?...o_O

Please enlighten this padawan oh mighty RC jedi's...:D

Thx in advance for the answers, fun, jokes and other remarks...

And btw, best whises for 2017...May your year be with big jumps and little damage!...

Erik
aka Aflan
 

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I haven't bought anything Castle since 07 or so. Not because they are a bad company, or I hate them or anything. Just solely based on price.
 

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Last Caslte product i bought was the 10a bec for my Kraton,the bec went up in flames taking my $100 servo and rx with it.Also had a Caslte in one of my helicopters that also went up in flames.They may be good electronics but my HW stuff has never done that.
 

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All depends on what you need or want, castle has alot more options of sensored or unsensored motors now. I went with a hobbywing xerun sct pro for my slash and love it. Hobbywing / Leopard make motors and escs for alot of companies. You can also try kershaw designs setup if you're on a budget, his descriptions may help you understand better of what to expect performance wise.
 

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I've always seen Castle as much more money... Not sure where you're seeing the same prices. Either over paying for the Hobbywing or a great deal on the Castle, or both...

But in any case - I chose Hobbywing all the way based on price. I had a Castle setup in my Brushless E-revo that I've sold, and can admit Castle is a better product. I have the Max 8 in my Tekno ET48.3, and of course the Hobbywing ESC's my Arrma's, and know that they're more value for the $ in my humble opinion.

But again - I feel Castle is no doubt better.
 

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I just backed off from a Castle Sidewinder SCT combo because the internal BEC will not handle powerful servo's like Savox among other.

A solution is to add a separate BEC regulator. But that means soldering again, and more cables and stuff on your 2WD "simple" RC.
 
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