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Differences between Great Planes ESC

Old 10-11-2005, 07:57 PM
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Default Differences between Great Planes ESC

Hi All

I'm putting together a GP Refection Flat out with a Rimfire motor. My question is what is the difference between the Electrifly BL 8 ESC and the new Great Planes Silver Series 8A ESC. The only differance that I could find is that the new GP silver series handles 2-4 Lipos vs 2-3 Lipos on the BL 8. And the silver series handles 8-10 amps surge.
The GP silver is 29.99 at Tower while the BL 8 is 34.99? If anyone has info on these ESC please let me know.
Thanks
Mike
Old 10-12-2005, 11:21 AM
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Default RE: Differences between Great Planes ESC

Whatever's on paper is what's different. You've pretty much summed up the major differences as far as I can see.

I think you may see a price reduction on the BL8, or the BL8 being discontinued altogether.
Old 10-21-2005, 08:12 AM
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Default RE: Differences between Great Planes ESC

Sounds like you've summed up most of the differences. The Silver Series is also intended to be more plug and play. It has a mini polarized deans connector for battery hookup already installed. It also auto-detects about everything so there's very little to program. I've got one on a small foamie and it does well. Never had an issue with it. I also have a 25A Silver Series on a Funtana and it works well. On the larger ones like the 25A ESC Silver Series, they have a deans ultra connector already installed. Feel free to email me if you have further questions. Like the previous poster indicated, they'll probably eventually discontinue the BL-8 and go with the Silver Series--just my speculation.

Gerry

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