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Turnigy Brushless ESC 85A w/ 5A SBEC

Turnigy Brushless ESC 85A w/ 5A SBEC

Built with imported N-Channel mosFET's and an ultra fast Atmel MCU & heartbeat make this a high performance ESC with excellent sync capabilities. This ESC has a 5A SBEC for solid reliable servo power.
Programmable via an R/C controller.It allows you to program all functions to fit your specific needs, which makes it efficient and user friendly.
Extremely low internal resistance
Super smooth and accurate throttle linearity 
Over heat and over-load protection
Auto shut down when signal is lost or radio interference becomes severe for more than 2 seconds
Supports high RPM motors
Power arming protection (prevents the motor from accidentally running when switched ON)
New Advanced programming software
Programming features:
Brake setting (we recommend using brake for only folding props applications)
Battery type(LiPo or NiCd/NiMh) 
Low voltage cutoff setting 
Factory default setup restore 
Timing settings (to enhance ESC efficiency and smoothness) 
Soft acceleration start ups (for delicate gearbox and helicopter applications)
Governor mode(for helicopter applications) 
Motor rotation( clockwise\counterclockwise) 
Switching frequency 
Low voltage cutoff type (power reduction orirnmediate shutdown)
Factory default settings:
Brake:  off
Battery type Detect:  LiPo with Automatic Cell
Low voltage cutoff threshold:  Medium (3.0V/65%)
Timing setup:  Automatic
Soft Acceleration Start Up:  Medium
Governor mode :  OFF
Frequency :  8kHz
Low voltage cutoff type:  Reduce power

Cont. Current: 85A
Burst Current: 100A
Battery: 2-6 Cell Lipo / 5-18 Cell Ni-XX
SBEC: 5.5V/ 5A Output
Size: 52*34*20mm
Weight: 89g


Weight: 132g
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Price  $39.73

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Total of 174 discussions.
pdooley  55 points - 9/17/2015
soft start? no, gone. any setting i chose makes no difference, spools up like an airplane on my 500 heli, no good.
PEGORCA  3 points - 6/16/2015
Hello: Please someone who has this ESC to help me. It doesn't work. Thanks
 guitarPlaya 197 points
Hi! You have to calibrate the esc first. After you bind the rx. Place your throttle in the full up position and turn everything on as usual soon as you complete the first tones put the throttle back down to zero. If you don't have a programming card skip all the extras this will give you a basic regular esc setup
Haukanes  1 points - 5/19/2015
It says in the manual that the BEC has 5.5V /4A output. Not 5A.
Gerry  54 points - 5/1/2015
What are the settings (timing, PWM, start mode) for use with Dr. Mad Thrust 70mm edf fans?
pdooley  55 points - 3/7/2015
Brake function is backwards on the controller card. On is off, off is on.
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what a top esc, cant kill it, and im trying!!
Overall Rating
146 thumbs up!
Just receive mine to go in my HK-500 GT heli.
Very easy to setup using the prog card.
What impress me the most? the smoothest RPM curve I've ever seen with an ESC.
This one is a real winner! Thank you so much HK!

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91 thumbs up!
ZZZ.I received it today after 18 days of waiting(Croatia).It works just fine,tested it on 6s 4000mAh 20c Zippy.On 6s the SBEC gives me 5.63V.Start is even softer(can be programed other ways) than my other brand ESC.I will use it on a Hyperion Yak 54 40e with Turnigy 42-60 500kv and 4.0Ah6s 20c Zippy giveing me 912Watts 43A peak on 14*8prop.I am already flying the Yak with Hyp.80Amp.opto but since i bought a heavier bat.4.0Ah. this way I will lose the extra 60gr.on a batt. for servos.
The ESC is 81gr out of the box with out conectors and u dont get them with it.With them(mine) 91gr.The wires are all heavy duty to handle great load 5mm with isolation.The wires for the battery are 14cm long,for motor 6cm and for the receiver is extra long 41cm.And it has a switch for to arm it and is 15cm long.The dimensions actually are 65*34*19mm.The plate we see on pcture is out of aluminium of course,and belov it is fixed with a plastic case with 4 screws which are also visible.The plastic caseing below is semi transparent and has holes(brackets) for cooling.Inside are the condensers and the ESC is acctualy very light by itself,thats why I ordered 1 more.
It can be that it is at least half of weight without wires.My plan is to re solder all 5 of the heavy load wires with a smaller ones kill the plastic box and put him in a transparent heat shrink and use it for 25e size models on 3s.Will inform u how that ended.It will be at least 60gr or less after the operation.

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63 thumbs up!
Ce contrleur fonctionne parfaitement sur mon Angel S SebArt mont en 5 lments.
La courbe des gaz est souple, directe et bien proportionnelle. La programmation sans la carte est assez fastidieuse et demande de la patience et l' oreille musicale. Linterrupteur qui fonction pourtant trs bien, est pour moi plus un risque de coupure dalimentation du Bec en vol quun gage de scurit lors de la prparation. Pour cette raison je ne donne que 4 *

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Monty Burns
12 thumbs up!
Nice controller but FAR FAR too heavy for a 85A ESC. Removed the 12 AWG wires for some 16 AWG. Has a silly on/off switch that I wouldnt trust a $5 model to so remove it and solder the jumper on. Has a huge 30cm reciever wire which is overkill. The supplied case is far too heavy and the heatsink overkill. remove it and heatshrink it. Dont get suckered into getting the programming card as it doesnt work with this controller. 3 stars for weight

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12 thumbs up!
Ordered this for use in my HK500GT equipped with Turnigy Typhoon 500 engine and Turnigy 933 swash servos.
The super softstart is more like a jumpstart, as blades are violently twisted on startup. I had to turn the blades while starting. Beeing used to Align controllers this was a big disappointment.

This is unacceptable for a controller with governor and super soft startup option. Three stars - Fine for planes.

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