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Old 12-17-2008, 03:21 AM
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I'm thinking about getting a 35/36 amp esc for my Alfa F-86 Sabre that I recently purchased... Realistically, what's the difference between the phoenix and thunderbird lines, besides the price? Will one be better than the other for ducted fan use?

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Old 12-17-2008, 03:30 AM
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The biggest difference is that the Phoenix can handle 4s if you decide to go that way down the road. Both work great in EDF applications.

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Old 12-17-2008, 05:06 PM
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Also, the PHOENIX has seven programable options vs. two for the THUNDERBIRD. For beginners the added options aren't a "must have" but can be useful in more advanced applications. Castle is now advertising the PHOENIX to handle 5 lipo cells (19.2v max) without the BEC and 3 cells (12.6v max) with BEC.

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Old 12-17-2008, 05:17 PM
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Many differences in programmable options. Also more volts on Phoenix line....

With the TB you can set:
Brake
Motor Direction
Battery type (NiMh or LiPoly)

With Phoenix you can set:
Brake
Motor direction
Battery type
Low Voltage cutoff (right to the 1/10 of a volt)
Current Limiting
Throttle points
Motor Timing
Hard or soft cutoff
Motor startup settings
Governor modes for Heli's

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