Cleaner Wiring.

Attention to detail is what makes a clean setup.  It’s not hard, it just takes time.  I decided to dump the Tekin nightmare I had with the receiver pack and upgrade to the LRP SXX which is good for blinky 12th scale racing.  This setup allows me to also move my transponder towards the center and allow a better side to side weight bias for my setup.

First, look at this thing.  At first I was a little put back from this rainbow connection of a contraption; what is up with needing multicolor wires with brushless motors?  Really?  This ESC is also meant for much bigger applications apparently, so first thing to do was to get rid of that nasty giant wire.

That has got to go!

Next step, crack this thing open and remove that ridiculous switch. A switch?  Really?  This is a race car, it doesn’t need a switch, plus a switch gets in the way. This is cleaner, and you don’t have to worry about a switch failing or getting flipped during a race.

The one negative of this ESC is the giant capacitor. One of the hardest things to mount cleanly is a cap, with this setup the wiring will be hidden by the battery and the cap will mount flush on the chassis and be protected from damage and the weight of it will be kept low which will improve handling.

Finished installation, wires tucked under the shock brace, bullets, all black wire. Very clean and easy installation, it just takes a little time. Total time required to finish: the running time of Anchorman, and approx. 1.5 beers.


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