this may have an already existing thread ,but i couldn't find it so here goes....
i search threads all the time and often here that certain items are made by one company but repackaged/labeled/badged by another .
example:turnigy esc's are re-badged hobbywings
.is that true or false?another is more complex ,with glow engines,that APC is the same as MAGNUM....but the outer casing is machined with the different logos[i know,don't talk slimmies here at wf].seems like a lot of people agree or disagree on who makes what and the quality of these rebadged rc items.
so what i wonder is this,who's the original makers and who are the copiers .this can be servos,esc's,motors,ect...ect.
the point to the question is because china produces so much of our beloved hobby that we are always looking for a bargain
,so if i can buy the same esc from hobbywing and have the same confidence as i do with turnigy plush that can take 4 weeks to deliver i would go hobbywing.
any shared wisdom should be verified as true by the supplier of said information ,so not to start and flame war. thanks,stu
PS: this all started due to my needing an affordable 80 amp esc that won't cost $150+...lol