Speed controller is a device that regulates the amount of power that goes to the electric motor.
The electronic speed controller also known as ESC interprets signals from the receiver and works to provide variation in motor speed and direction and may act as a braking mechanism. There are electronic speed controls for brushed and brushless motors.
If your RC is not equipped with an electronic speed controller and you want to add one, the general considerations are:
* Brushed or Brushless depending on your motor.
* Current rating that is higher than what your motor can pull (to avoid overheating).
* Voltage rating that is at least equal to or higher than the voltage of your battery.
* Low Voltage Cutoff is a feature on some electronic speed controllers that prevents damage to your battery pack by shutting down the ESC if the battery voltage drops too low.
here is a picture of a brushless ESC electric speed control
The red blue and black wires connect to your brushless motor, the red and black wires with the Deans connector on the tip connect to your battery, and the connector terminal wire plugs into your receiver.
Top rated Brushless Motors for your RC Plane, RC Heli, RC Car and RC Boat
These Brushless motors below are considered as the top end motors when it comes to the world of electric motors for your RC hobby. As with quality comes price, these motors below start from $70 and go up to hundreds of dollars. What makes these motors top quality can be from quality craftsmanship, powerful and quality magnets, quality stators, wires and such that can withstand a great amount of heat.
|Axi Brushless Motors
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||MEGA Brushless Motors
|Himax Brushless Motors
||Medusa Brushless Motors
||Neu Brushless Motors
|NOVAK Brushless Motors
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||Hyperion Brushless Motor
|Vortex Brushless Motors
Mid Rated and affordable Brushless Motors
These motors below are considered average and to my experience, they perform great considering a low price tag. If you are just getting into electric RC hobby, these brushless motors below are perfect to get you up and going.
|Turnigy Brushless Motors
||Hacker Brushless Motors
||Wicked Brushless Motors
|e-flite Brushless Motors
||EMAX Brushless Motors