Hobbyking SS Series ESC Overview

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Hobbyking SS Series ESC Overview

Hobbyking SS Series is Electronic Speed Controllers series which has some limited capabilities in terms of programming directly from your transmitter. They are produced from cheap electronics details which means affordable prices.

Регулятор хода HobbyKing SS Series ESC 18-20A

I use Hobbyking SS Series 18-20A Electronic Speed Controller on my scratch built depron model Cessna-150.

Following are specs of this ESC from HobbyKing:

  • Weight: 19 gram
  • Size: 45x25x4 mm
  • Supported Batteries: 2-3S (automatic choice)
  • Max Current: 18 A
  • Burst: 20 A
  • BEC: 2 A

This ESC can be programmed with programming cards Turnigy, Thunderpower, HobbyWing

ESC needs connectors to plug it to the motor and battery. Most of the batteries  for 18-20 A are usually equipped with JST connectors, so you need to order

JST Female 2 pin connector set

To connect motor I am using

2mm Gold Connectors 10 pairs

Позолоченные разъемы 2mm Gold connector

One of the issue noticed with this ESC was that is can't work with 2S batteries well. When I connected it to the motor, the rpm was dropping fast with fully charged battery. First thought was that something is wrong with battery. But appeared this is due to fact it produced from cheap electronics which requires high Amp to operate. So I switched to 3S battery and it performs great now.

I am using this ESC with my scratch built RC trainer airplane Cessna-150. Weight of my model is 350 g and it flies great with 3S battery. I am using 

Battery Turnigy nano-tech 850mah 3S 25~40C Lipo Pack



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