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  1. #1
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    Looking for some ESC guidance

    Hey guys, so I got a Stampede in trade and have been running it today to test it out. Not too long into the runs, it stopped. Running 3s lipo. Looks like an overheating issue with the ESC. So here's the question(s).

    Running a Castle 4-Pole motor, with Sidewinder 3 ESC.

    1. All I see on the motor is it says 4-pole, does this translate to KV for anyone? New to the game here.

    2. Red and orange blinking lights on ESC = thermal shutdown. Does this mean the ESC is no good anymore?

    3. If I need a new ESC, are they basically plug and play or do I need a specific one? Would a Velenion 3s ESC work along with the Castle motor?

    4. Can anyone recommend a decent ESC that would pair well with the 4-pole castle motor I have?

    Sorry for all the questions, but I appreciate any advice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mutt0707 View Post
    Hey guys, so I got a Stampede in trade and have been running it today to test it out. Not too long into the runs, it stopped. Running 3s lipo. Looks like an overheating issue with the ESC. So here's the question(s).

    Running a Castle 4-Pole motor, with Sidewinder 3 ESC.

    1. All I see on the motor is it says 4-pole, does this translate to KV for anyone? New to the game here.

    2. Red and orange blinking lights on ESC = thermal shutdown. Does this mean the ESC is no good anymore?

    3. If I need a new ESC, are they basically plug and play or do I need a specific one? Would a Velenion 3s ESC work along with the Castle motor?

    4. Can anyone recommend a decent ESC that would pair well with the 4-pole castle motor I have?

    Sorry for all the questions, but I appreciate any advice!
    1. Does it look like this?-- https://shop.stormerhobbies.com/prod...10-0066-06.htm --If so, 4600kv or 5700kv. (I think)

    2. Here- https://forums.traxxas.com/showthrea...C-blinking-red

    3. Here- https://forums.traxxas.com/showthrea...e-velineon-ESC

    4. In #2

    And welcome to the forums! Hope this helps.
    Last edited by Sp2deSummit; 02-12-2019 at 08:06 PM.
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  3. #3
    RC Turnbuckle Jr.
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    Don’t get the VXL esc. Get a Hobbywing esc, a Max10 or get an 1/8th scale esc and never worry again. They’re about 60 bucks.

  4. #4
    ProcDestryr
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    Second hobbywing max10 sct. Good stuff at a reasonable cost. There are 2 versions of the max10; youd want to get the one that is 'SCT' version. And it comes as a combo with a 3660 g2 motor (not sensored but does offrr thermal protection for the motor.

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