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Good Day, All

Still a newbie, but finished a Rally Beetle recently (body incomplete)...I just picked up a Hot Shot and realized that there's no ESC included with the kit. Can I assume that the Mabuchi RS540SH motor, included in the kit is NOT brushless....

Any recommendations for an ESC...I guess a Tamiya ESC would be okay.

Thank you for looking

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Many people on here swear by the Hobbywing 1060 ESC for brushed motors. They are relatively cheap and work well and will run low turn brushed motors.

I prefer the Tamiya TBLE-02S in my bashers as I like being able to run the stock brushed motor and have the option to switch to brushless. I don't buy faster brushed motors but have a selection of brushless motors which I can swap in.

If you want a TBLE-02S then check ebay. I find the uk sellers will usually ship worldwide for free and they sell them much cheaper than RRP

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I second Jonathon.  Both Quickrun 1060 and Tamiya TBLE02S are inexpensive and work well.  

TBLE02S can handle both brushed and brushless motor.  When using a brushed motor, you only use blue and yellow wires, as you have done for your Rally Beetle.  I stick a cotton swab in the remaining orange plug.  Otherwise, it becomes all cruddy over time.  You may have a hard time using that when you decide to go brushless later.  I also tape up the sensor plug contact pins for the same reason.   

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Thank you, Jug,,,That's exactly what I did, capped off the orange

Thanks again

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Tamiya ESCs run fine with lipo, they just don't have a low voltage cutoff.

I really like Hobbywing 1080 ESCs. They are more adjustable than the 1060, way better looking, come with a program card, and can handle quite a bit of motor. They're cheap, too, although a few bucks more than the 1060. 

With the Tamiya ESC, I open the case, desolder the orange wire, remove the switch and solder in a shorting bar. Really cleans up the appearance. I only use them with silver cans or Torque Tuned motors, because it gets really hot in Texas!

Long story short, I'd use a 1080 in the Hotshot with a GT Tuned or BZ.

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On 2/26/2019 at 3:37 PM, Big Jon said:

They're cheap, too, although a few bucks more than the 1060.

Where are you getting the from? The only ones I'm seeing are more than double the price of a 1060! 

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