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Mechanical VS Electronic SC

Old 04-07-2012, 09:41 PM
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Default Mechanical VS Electronic SC

Hey guys i picked up a old tamiya last week and i had a MSC fitted. It went good for a brushed car, but the lack of brakes was stressfull.
So i dug deep into one of my box of bits & found a ESC.

Since then it doesent feel like it has the same torque... mind u its only a minute differance.

anyone els ever noticed this???

I havent seen a mechanical controller since my 2nd car over 9years ago...

Here are afew pics of my first electric... 2nd r/c car... started off with a nitro



Old 04-07-2012, 10:03 PM
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Wicked sweet hoss!!!!
Old 04-08-2012, 06:41 AM
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Don't know man.
I haven't run a mechanical speed control since about 1987.
Sorry Dude!!!

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I still like the pic of the truck jumping over the tank!!!!!!
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Default RE: Mechanical VS Electronic SC

When I switched over to an ESC in my 99' Stampede, I don't recall noticing any less torque than with the stock MSC.  That was long ago and I haven't dealt with a MSC in 10 years lol.  I think with an ESC there may be a slightly longer delay in forward motion than with a MSC, maybe that's what you're noticing...

The MSC may also seem to have more torque because it puts out power in stages rather than progressively, therefore when you jump up to the next "stage" on the MSC it kicks in a burst of power rather than progressively increasing to it like an ESC would do.
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hummm maby...Maby not... still feels a tad slower....

Im wondering is a MSC is facter because it creates a direct link from the battery to the Motor where a ESC uses a mofset....
Old 04-08-2012, 05:18 PM
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Default RE: Mechanical VS Electronic SC

It also depends a lot on the quality of the ESC. I had a MSC in my old TA02 years back, and even just upgrading it to a simple Duratrax Blast ESC made a world of positive difference. Next was a Trinity P2K2 Pro, man I miss my first RC!

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