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Speed Passion Silver Arrow 1/8th Scale V2 Brushless Electronic Speed Control

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This is the Speed Passion Silver Arrow 1/8th Scale V2 Brushless Electronic Speed Control. All new and redesigned from the ground up, the Silver Arrow II 1/8 ESC can handle the punishment and harsh conditions of any 8th scale on road or off road application.

The compact low profile design with no external capacitor is a breeze to fit your buggy or truggy, and the integrated hard anodized heatsink keeps the Silver Arrow II cool under the toughest racing conditions. Additionally, the Silver Arrow II can operate any sensored or sensorless motor with the smoothest feel you'll ever experience in brushless 8th racing.

NOTE: The Speed Passion LCD ESC Programming Box (SPALCD01) is required to make firmware updates, as well as adjust Boost.

ESC Features:

  • Compatible with all sensorless and a wide range of sensored brushless motors.
  • Excellent start up with linear acceleration.
  • Seamlessly change to sensorless working mode when the sensor cable is broken.
  • 3 Running Modes (Forward, Forward/Reverse, Rock Crawler)
  • 4 steps of maximum reverse force adjustment.
  • Proportional ABS brake function with 5 steps of maximum brake force adjustment, 8 steps of drag brake force adjustment and 4 steps of initial brake force adjustment.
  • AMTS-Advanced Multi Function Timing System gives you 8 selectable timing modes making it suitable for several brands of brushless motor.
  • DRRS-Digital Racing Response System allows you to select from 9 different throttle profiles, from smooth to aggressive.
  • Low voltage cut off, signal loss and thermal protection built in.
  • Built in switch mode BEC.
  • Compatible with traditional mechanical disc brake systems
  • Deans style battery connectors installed.
  • Water and Dust resistant.
ESC Specifications:
Burst Current: 380A
Resistance: 0.0006ohm
Battery: 14.8V max (6-12 cell NiMH/2-4S LiPo)
BEC Output: 5.75V/3A
Motor Type:  Sensorless and sensored brushless motors
Footprint (LxWxH): 45x58x30mm
Weight: 105g without wires

This product was added to our catalog on August 18, 2010.

It's a little on the large side, because of the big heat sink. But it never runs hot and delivers consistent power. My SAII has outlasted two motors, whereas my fellow racers who run the RX8 have had to replace it twice per year. So they ultimately spend nearly 4 times more than me.
Phillip Wozniak
Awesome ESC's but motors are not that good. Installed a 2200 kv speed passion motor in my nexx8 and one upside down crash and the can bolts came off. Esc is fine and still stay cool and can run in either senser or sensorless motors. great buy IMO.
Verified Owner
I'm currently running three of these. One on my VE8, one in a 8ight b and t 2.0 conversions. All three run perfect and run cool. They are also super smooth escs in sensored or unsensored modes. I give it 5 stars.
Erric Irvin
Verified Owner
This speed control is awesome and its very durable. I will buy another I love it!
charles day
Its big but you wont have a problem fitting it on anything I dont think. I have a mugen eco and losi 8ight and I dont have any problems. Plenty of room. This esc is great for the money. I use it for racing and couldnt be happier.. Amazing substitute for the rx8 esc. This esc has actually outlasted two rx8's.
I have been pleasantly surprised with this ESC. Not only is the performance better than I expected, but it's also durable. My oldest one is from September 2011 and still going strong. I cannot make that same statement about another popular ESC that I USED to rely on. The only weak spot on the Speed Passion is the fan, but really that can be said for nearly all ESC's for 8th scale. The mounting for the sensor wire is on the side of the case, so you need to be extra careful how you position the ESC in your car. You want to make sure it's not in place where it can be crushed. You might also consider positioning it in way were you have easy access to the sensor port, in case the wire comes out. It happened to me a few times. The are no controls on the ESC itself, so you will need their programming box or a PC. As for most ESC's, you can get more in depth tuning on the PC, but the programming box is more than adequate for most cases. The tuning software is very good and they give you very good help for it. Performance wise, this thing rocks. Very smooth on the track with no hiccups. I have not had any BEC issues whatsoever. However, I don't run HV servos so I don't know how well they work with it. (HV servos are seriously overrated anyway, so I'm not losing any sleep over it). One important thing I need to point out, this is not a 2S lipo ESC. It will not work with your typical 2S Short Course setup. I tried it, as others have, and it doesn't work very well. Other than that, there is no reason at all to avoid this speed control.
Jimmy Bennett
Verified Owner
This a great Reliable Esc, Ive had one thats about 2 years old with no issues! It does have a bigger foot print compared to MMM or Rx8 so space in some cars may be tight. A great price for a very good esc. I recommend getting the tuning box aswell so you can dial everything in very easily and hassle free track side.
Daniele Tarsi
ESC veramente valido. Il mio è installato su Inferno mp777 in coppia con HW 4168 sensorless.Erogazione fluida e progressiva. Ho sostituito la ventola di raffreddamento dopo circa 70 scariche. Grande affidabilità.
Steve Tice
Verified Owner
works real nice!will buy one more for my truggy.AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA++++++++++++++++++++++

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