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09-30-2008, 06:39 AM
I've been flying for over a year and have played with smaller, fast set ups maxing out at CC80amp ESC on 4s and 5s set ups for 130mph+ speeds. I'm now going into bigger birds like the Sundowner 50, Kyosho Kelly Racer and Thunder Tiger Rare Bear 1/6 scale. I plan on using 5s up to 10s 3300-5000mAh batteries and hoping for 100mph minimum and up to 150mph+ on some of these planes. I recently purchased 3 CC110HV ESC's, but am wondering, when do you need to go to an HV set up as opposed to a regular ESC. Lets say on these set ups I don't go over 70amps using 5s or 6s. Do I need to go to an HV or can I stick with my CC80? I'm just wondering where the dividing line is so I can make better decisions down the road as I learn more about the higher end electronic set ups. Thanks in advance.


10-01-2008, 06:36 AM
Voltage is the only reason to go with an HV controller. If your going to run anything over 6S you must go with an HV controller - no matter what the amps are.

Even if you're only pulling 10 amps, if you're more than 6S you must use an HV.

10-01-2008, 08:35 AM
Wow, that was simple. Thanks Larry. =)