Originally Posted by stuart
PS: this all started due to my needing an affordable 80 amp esc that won't cost $150+...lol
Take a look at Castle Creations ESCs:
And this unit includes a $25 uBEC that will run your receiver, plus data logging of your flight as a standard feature. That uBEC will run your receiver directly from the battery for the motor, up to the maximum rating of the ESC.