I tried to post this reply in the original thread, but it always appeared truncated 🤔
Not the first time this has happened!
So here goes here: my comments ref ESCs and Hobbywing Quicrun etc.
Viel Spaß dabei und so weiter und so fort!
"They also do brushless motors and all sorts of other esc’s including I believe some dedicated marine ones."
Quite correct Jeremy 👍 The Seaking series.
BUT: they seem to me to be rather expensive, technically (Amps and power) vastly overrated for most RC usage. Seem to be aimed more at the Offshore Power Boat or, as you infer, 'insane' racers.
For my purposes, scale ships and boats, I find the Quicrun Car/Buggy/Truck series more than adequate and a fraction of the Seaking series prices.
One (or two 🙄) words of warning about the Quicrun series, actually intended for cars and trucks;
Brushed ESCs of the 1060 series: DON'T make the mistake I made of buying a Quicrun1065 for use in a boat. I did, without looking at the small print too closely (was carried away by my enthusiasm for the 860 and the 16BL30🙄), then discovered that it runs Forward/Brake/Reverse ONLY. I.e. you can't switch off the the Brake function like you can with the 1060 and the brushless ESCs. 🤔 Best you can do is reduce the Brake effect to zero, but can't delete it.
Not disastrical but highly irritating coz it means you have to double twitch the throttle stick to go from ahead to astern!😠
ALWAYS buy the appropriate Programming card to go with the Quicrun series motors you want to use.
Dead easy to use, no confusing bleeps and toots counting, and shows exactly what you have set your ESC to do on the card display.
Yes you can find much cheaper ESCs on offer in the almighty Web, some allegedly for