Turnigy TrackStar 150A 1/8 Brushless Car ESC | SkyRC Toro 8 ESC – the same thing?

Posted: January 18, 2011 in General RC
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I’m looking to replace the EZRun 80A ESC of my BSD Racing Land Ripper V2 1/8 Brushless Buggy so that I can go for 6S LiPo power and jaw-dropping acceleration, but not totally keen on spending on a Mamba Monster by Castle Creations.

Just perfectly, my BSD BS809T comes stock with a 2350 Kv Brushless Motor, and that’s just nice for 6S. I read with interest on HobbyKing’s latest product, the Turnigy TrackStar 150A, but heard people calling it a rebranded SkyRC Toro 8. Have a look and tell me what you think!

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Turnigy TrackStar 150A 1/8th Scale Brushless Car ESC

The Turnigy TrackStar 1/8th scale 150amp car ESC is the latest addition to Hobby Kings Car ESC range.

Using a Fast Silicon Labs MCU and high quality On-Semiconductor MOSFETs the TrackStar 150A ESC sets a new standard in high quality yet affordable car ESCs. With Intelligent MCU logic the TrackStar series ESCs allow extremely precise start up control and positioning feed back from the motor. This translates in to very smooth start up and acceleration.

The Turnigy TrackStar 150A ESC also boasts a host of programing options not usually found in a 1/8th scale ESC at this price and can be programmed with ease via the Turnigy TrackStar programing card (sold separately) The Turnigy TrackStar 150A ESC also included 3 x 10AWG Motor wires and 2 x 10AWG power input wires.

Specification:
Cont. Current: 150A
Burst Current: 250A
Car Size: 1/8th
Battery: 2-6 Cell Lipo
S-BEC: 5.7V / 3A Output
Motor Type: Sensorless Brushless
Size: 48.8 x 57.8 x 35.8mm
Weight: 88g
Battery Plug: Required
On/Off Switch: Yes
Reverse: Yes
Thermal Overload Protection: Yes
Battery Terminals: 10AWG size
Motor Terminals: 10AWG size

Programming Options (Via Optional programming card)
Voltage Cut off
Drag Brake
Brake Strength
Punch Control
Reverse type
Motor Timing

Then, compare that to the SkyRC Toro 8!

SkyRC Toro 8 1/8 Brushless ESC | Hobbyking Turnigy TrackStar 150A

SkyRC Toro 8 1/8 Brushless ESC | Hobbyking Turnigy TrackStar 150A

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