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Old 05-25-2011, 02:00 PM
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New FighterCat ESC's 17s/170 & 6s/300

I've been working with an electronics manufacturer and have two new products on the line up for this summer.

1. Already in stock and released, a 75 volt max capacity ESC that's capable of 120 to 170 amps constant depending on temperature. (Capable of delivering over 10,000 watts for under $200)
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http://fightercatracing.com/index.ph...emart&Itemid=1

2. In production, coming soon, a 25 volt max capacity ESC that's capable of 300 to 350 amps constant depending on temperature with bursts into the 500 amp range. These are specifically designed with racing in mind and to help dominate when cells are limited. News/info will be posted as it becomes available. We're shooting for an < $200 price tag and releasing it by the end of June.

This same manufacturer has been building high performance ESC's for 3D flight for several years. They also produce industrial electronics equipment and have been kind enough to build the above ESC's to our specifications.
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:01 PM
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is it comes with warranty?
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:20 PM
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is it comes with warranty?
Each device is fully tested and QC checked before shipping.

It's hard to warranty electronics though. All it takes is one reverse polarity or one loose connection, short or otherwise... Overloaded system or just plain abuse. I would have to raise prices dramatically to provide retail warranty/support. Which we may offer a separate service plan down the road. But at this time, it's basically non-doa.

There is a manufacturer warranty we are working on though. Which would allow it to be shipped for repair. They are field serviceable, as the FET's can be replaced.
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:05 PM
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as soon as you can get them I will take 2 of the 6s controllers to abuse!!!!!!
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:08 PM
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BTW the nationals are next week near port st lucie, about 2-1/2 hours from you, I'll be there from Tues afternoon till the following Mon. Come and check it out.
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:43 AM
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BTW the nationals are next week near port st lucie, about 2-1/2 hours from you, I'll be there from Tues afternoon till the following Mon. Come and check it out.

There is a distinct possibility I can make it. Working out the details with the other half. =)

Don, Chris & Jason helped persuade me to go. =)
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Its about time! Marks a good guy to test your stuff with also. Let us know when the HV production units are ready. Also what will be the weight with cooling on the biggy? Looks similiar in size to my Huaya.
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Old 06-01-2011, 01:54 PM
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Its about time! Marks a good guy to test your stuff with also. Let us know when the HV production units are ready. Also what will be the weight with cooling on the biggy? Looks similiar in size to my Huaya.
The first HV batch is in and ready to ship, see the link in the first post. I have some on hand now. The ESC decal labels aren't here yet, but will be soon. This is the final production model, just the first batch of stock. =)

They weigh in at 210 grams completely assembled.
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:35 AM
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Each device is fully tested and QC checked before shipping.

It's hard to warranty electronics though. All it takes is one reverse polarity or one loose connection, short or otherwise... Overloaded system or just plain abuse. I would have to raise prices dramatically to provide retail warranty/support. Which we may offer a separate service plan down the road. But at this time, it's basically non-doa.

There is a manufacturer warranty we are working on though. Which would allow it to be shipped for repair. They are field serviceable, as the FET's can be replaced.
Ben

the highlighted one are sure will be the selling point, don't want it to be a disposable esc.
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:52 AM
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1. Already in stock and released, a 75 volt max capacity ESC that's capable of 120 to 170 amps constant depending on temperature. (Capable of delivering over 10,000 watts for under $200)

2. In production, coming soon, a 25 volt max capacity ESC that's capable of 300 to 350 amps constant depending on temperature with bursts into the 500 amp range. These are specifically designed with racing in mind and to help dominate when cells are limited. News/info will be posted as it becomes available. We're shooting for an < $200 price tag and releasing it by the end of June.
I also am interested in the HV AND the LV... seem like great ESCs, I was there when Mark ran the beast, it was awesome to see!
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:58 AM
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Ben

the highlighted one are sure will be the selling point, don't want it to be a disposable esc.
yes, the PCB is easy for an electronics tech to replace any FETs that meet an untimely demise or simply wear out over time.

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I also am interested in the HV AND the LV... seem like great ESCs, I was there when Mark ran the beast, it was awesome to see!

Pick one up while you can. They are getting popular. =)
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:32 PM
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BTW- I'm trying to increase the factory order so am open to supplying other shops with this ESC. There is a minimum, but nominal. So if you know of a shop that could/would carry these, please forward this to them.
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:33 PM
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Wow, those were overly successful. Holy ****. Sold completely out this week.

Pending another batch now.

The 24s controllers have passed testing and are being made in the upcoming weeks.
Still testing the 300 amp, possibly making them 400 amp 2 - 6s controllers.
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:59 PM
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Get your 6 gauge wire out. Details in a few weeks.
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:45 AM
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get your 6 gauge wire out. Details in a few weeks.
400a...wow!!
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Any chance of asking the manufacturer if they can add a car software for your ESCs?
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:07 PM
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Any chance of asking the manufacturer if they can add a car software for your ESCs?
They have brake and reverse. Guess you would just need an ESC fan / heat sink setup.

I don't see why they wouldn't work on a car, but I haven't tried. Next time I hook one up I'll check on the brake/reverse feel and see if it will translate to wheeled use. The forward/reverse are adjustable too, 25/50/75/100%.
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:04 PM
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They have brake and reverse. Guess you would just need an ESC fan / heat sink setup.

I don't see why they wouldn't work on a car, but I haven't tried. Next time I hook one up I'll check on the brake/reverse feel and see if it will translate to wheeled use. The forward/reverse are adjustable too, 25/50/75/100%.
I tried a boat ESC in one of my R/C truck and the brake was kind of like the ones found in a aircraft ESC. If your ESCs has the kind of braking we car guys need, it would be nice and I'm sure you'll have to stock a lot more ESCs lol.
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:50 PM
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Hey Benjamin,

Please put me on the list to get one the 2-6S ESC's as soon as they are available. I've got the perfect home for it ;)

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. I've got the perfect home for it ;)
So do I What's the ETA on these?
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