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    Default New Seaking ESC from HobbyWing


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    Nice. Only 6S is a bummer though.

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    I saw this last night. Wonder how big it is in person. For sale yet? Might have to get one.
    32" carbon rivercat single 4s 102mph, 27” mini Rivercat 92mph, kbb34 91mph, jessej micro cat(too fast) was

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    Model Seaking Pro 160A
    Cont. AMP 160A Peak AMP 1050A
    BEC Output 6V/7.2V Switchable, Continuous AMP of 4A (Switch-mode BEC)
    LiPo Cells 2-6S LiPo
    Weight 127g
    Diameter of Water Cooling Tube (mm) Inner:Ф3.0 Outer:Ф5.5
    Size L*W*H (With the outstreched water cooling tube) 108.5x51.5x14.4mm

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    'Turbo function'. Whatever that is?
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    looks nice, but the turbo function sounds kinda scary..

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    turbo plugs into channel 3 on your rx and
    you can change the motor timing on the run.

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    Over 4 ounces lighter than a 180 esc. This is great for European boat racing.
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    Why do they always make their ESC's with only 1 of watercooling...

    Makes me wonder how this would be any better than the 220 SF's, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ray schrauwen View Post
    Over 4 ounces lighter than a 180 esc. This is great for European boat racing.
    If you look at the website pictures for this you will see it is mainly marketed towards the European market where weight and size are much more critical than in Western Rc boating.
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    Why on earth would size/weight matter that much in EU racing?

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    Naviga classes are based upon battery weight, so when building a boat we make it as light as possible to give maximum speed and runtime


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    I don't see it for sale yet. I was gonna buy one. One can never have too many escs.
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    KBB list them as in stock

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    www.zerotechusa.com has them as well call them

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    Has anyone tested these yet? I wouldn't mind to see whats what inside... Anyone want to post some pics of the insides?

    Do you guys know if it has Auto Timing ?

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    ^^ I second this has anyone had their hands on one of these yet? My buddy is debating one. From what I understand the turbo timing function is just a set timing value that activates when the esc see's a "turbo acceleration" I dont believe it has auto timing but I could be wrong

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    Does anyone know if Seaking160 Pro has auto timing ?

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    On the car side of things its called boost.. It doesnt advance timing on motor but on speedo and it makes a huge difference

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    Not sure why they would even bother with such a feature when they could go with Auto Timing like everyone else.

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    Maybe for those who want the timing boosted to a set value that they choose?

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    I also dislike the one water cooling.......not for my set ups.
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    Well, you can always artic silver epoxy a few extra copper lines to the body -- for extra cooling... I wouldn't say it's an issue.

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    I agree but I only run outriggers so compactness is important ..I did a good mod to this esc in the Hobbywing session with great results.
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    I wish Seaking make a 240a or higher for us SAW guys running 2200kv motors on 6S.

    I have no problem with the SSS 4074 2200kv with a 180a, but would prefer a larger 4082 can at the same kv. I have to go with Swordfish if I want to do that.

    However, I haven't noticed any issues with a single cooling line. My HPR at 2200kv on 6S doing SAW runs will come in with ESC temps in the 125F range on the heatsinks, about 115 at the base.

    I use my hand pump water sprayer and squirt some fresh water into the cooling lines and the temps drop almost to ambient within 5 seconds. The single line seems to be quite efficient.

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    We are lucky to have reliable budget esc's like the 180A's....have used them since the V1 with sucess even with motors with high kv's on 6S/7S. Gill
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    Yup, I agree. I couldn't do what I do without them. The Turnigy 180a V3 is the bargain of the century. $85, comes with 7 outboard capacitors (instead of 2 on the Seaking) and 1 year warranty (instead of 90 days with Hobbywing).

    I was able to fully outfit my HPR with 2 motors (SSS 4074 2200kv) and 2 ESC (Turnigy 180a) for $370 shipped! A reliable 85 - 90 mph 45" boat with this configuration.

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    SD Eracer: $650+ hull with $370 in bottom of the barrel china electronics (SSS, ...) ? :P I fail to see the logic in that.

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    I paid $200 for the hull, it was TheShaddix old HPR 115 hull he had used and abused over the years.

    He highly reinforced the hull with layers upon layers of carbon reinforcement. However, the sponsons are no longer perfect, and the left tip was sheared off and glued back on after a run-in with a concrete pylon.

    I wasn't going to spend $$$ for top tier equipment on this particular hull. I essentially spent what I would for a TFL hull and equipment, and now have a boat that could run with just about anything at my local pond.

    As for the SSS motors, I originally would throw those away that came on my TFL builds. But the ones Steve sells have been an almost revelation for our boating group. They have allowed many of us to go faster, while being cool and reliable using the 180a ESCs. Typically, for the speed and KV we run, Swordfish ESCs would have been required, even using Leopard or TP motors.

    My boats are running faster and cooler with these SSS motors, especially the 4074 2200kv and the 4082 2000kv models on 6S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmitry100 View Post
    SD Eracer: $650+ hull with $370 in bottom of the barrel china electronics (SSS, ...) ? :P I fail to see the logic in that.

    I fail to see the logic in buying top dollar components if you can buy a lot cheaper and come out with a result your happy with.
    32" carbon rivercat single 4s 102mph, 27” mini Rivercat 92mph, kbb34 91mph, jessej micro cat(too fast) was

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