Introducing the Turnigy Trackstar 80Amp TURBO 1/12 and 1/10 Sensored brushless car ESC.
Featuring a CNC alloy case top which incorporates the heatsink for the Mosfets, neat terminal cups for both the battery input and ESC output cables. The ESC software has a large number of user programmable settings such as Punch, initial brake, drag brake, boost timing RPM, boost timing, Turbo timing, Turbo delay, Turbo ramp, boost acceleration - allowing this ESC to be customised in nearly every way you could ever need for 1/12 or 1/10 scale on or off road racing!
So what is Turbo? Well simply put - Turbo is a short duration burst of top end motor RPM and power - best used sparingly, it is similar in effect to KERS on the current Formula 1 cars! The Turbo function is fully user programmable too!
Max Voltage: 2s Lipo / 6 cell Nimh
Motor limit: 10.5T
Resistance: 0.0004 ohm
Operating current: 80A
Burst Current: 380A
Bec Current: 3A
Bec Voltage: 6V
Weight: 45g (without cables)
Operation Mode: Forward/Brake/Reverse; Forward/Brake Only
Initial Brake: 10% ~ 80%
Drag Brake: 0% ~ 40%
Brake Strength: 50% ~ 100%
Voltage Cutoff: None ~ 3.5V/cell
Punch Profile: Level 1 ~ 9
Neutral DeanBand: 1% ~ 8%
Boost Timing: 0deg ~ 60deg
Turbo Slope: 3deg/0.1s, 6deg/0.1s, 12deg/0.1s, 18deg/0.1s, 24deg/0.1s, Fastest
Turbo Timing: 0deg ~ 30deg
Boost Timing RPM: 2000 ~15000
Turbo Delay: Off, 0.05sec, 0.1sec, 0.15sec, 0.2sec, 0.25sec, 0.3sec, 0.35sec, 0.4sec
Boost Timing ACC: 50RPM/deg ~ 700RPM/deg
Reverse Speed: 25% ~ 100%
Drive Frequency: 8Khz, 16Khz, 24khz
Brake Frequency: 1,2,4,8,16Khz
Temperature protection: On/Off
Now officialy approved by ROAR for stock class race use!
I purchased one of these 80A speed controls from a fellow racer and have used it with excellent results in my 2wd Traxxas Slash with a 13.5 sensored motor in dirt oval racing. I have even managed to take a TQ and Amain win. When I bought a second 2wd Traxxas Slash I placed an order for the same ESC but this time brand new from HK. Delivery was very slow and the tracking I paid for stopped working once the item reached my country. When I finally received my ESC, I was disappointed to find that it contained just the ESC and a few loose pieces of wire. There was no manual or instruction sheet on how to configure this ESC and the documents provided online are poor and one is for a Hextronik speed control and not the Hobbyking which is very odd. The only way to adjust any of the features is with the optional program box or some USB software that when I checked does not exist. If you plan to buy this ESC, make sure you also buy the program box or you will not be able to change any of the settings.
Overall, the ESC works well and the price point is certainly attractive. The difference in price between this ESC and more well known brands is not that much and I think that HK could at least include a small setup sheet to at least get users started in blinky mode.does anyone know why this esc is flashing orange even when i have a 2s 7.4 v lipo?does anyone know why this esc is flashing orange even when i have a 2s 7.4 v lipo?Well this ESC is awesome. I use it with a 8.5 Track Star in my off roaders and the top end is great . Super smooth power delivery too. Program box is a must. Only griped I have is it is a real pain to calibrate to your radio but once done all goodI'm using it on 1/10 Buggy. It is perfect, very easy to program using "Turnigy TrackStar Turbo and Waterproof ESC Programming Box (EU Warehouse)"This ESC could be perfect for that price, but it isn't, because of missing an important function, as most other sensored brushless ESC's have:
There is NO Reverse Rotation function available, so you must be sure BEFORE buying this ESC that your motor runs the "right" direction.
So this ESC is *NOT* suitable for models like this:
Graupner: Radicator ,Baja Elektro Truggy
Jamara: Major, Lightray, General, BL (BL) , Liquid, Cocoon, Toxic, Tiger, Lipon
Reely: Ranger, Carbon Fighter (!!!), Blaze, Titan
I hope I can prevent other people from buying the wrong ESC.
And Hobbyking: It's a shame, that the reverse function isn't implemented into software, so only 2 Crowns.
got this esc for my lrp x12 13,5t
its doning its job, the fan cools, the bypacked cables are 14 awg btw, but it has no manual or what so ever, just a sticker and the cables.
cables are pretinned, so you dont have to do it yourself. they are short, in fact, a little short to 10cm.
the biggest upset is the noise of the fan and the momentum the little fan has. since its spinning high speed, you can tell while steering, that it creates a little momentum.Perfect for my Sakura D4 AWD drifter.Great for the price! I have these in most of my racing cars! There are plenty of options to adjust for racing. I have ordered several and they are great deal for the price.Sehr guter Regler, ich nutzte ihn in Verbindung mit einem Trackstar D-Spec 10.5turns in meinem Drifter. Nach kurzer Programmierung luft diese Combo sehr feinfhlig, zudem lsst der Regler sich umfangreich einstellen, wofr man allerdings die extra erhltliche Programmbox nehmen sollte ;-)
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