We get many requests to recommend the best mini quad ESC, so we created these “Top 5 Best” lists to feature some of the best products based on community feedback, polls and reviews. In this article, we feature five of the top ESC’s that you should consider for your next build!
In this article we will explain what an ESC is, and the factors that affect your choices. We will look into some of the fundamental factors that beginners should consider when buying ESC’s for a mini quad or racing drone.
DYS has finally released their very first BLHeli_32 ESC. If you are still running their good old trusted XM30A this could be a very good upgrade for the BLHeli_32 goodness.
Let’s check out the new Betaflight BLHeli_32 ESC – BetaBees! This Betaflight branded BLHeli_32 ESC is a collaboration between FPVModel, Betaflight, Airbot and BLHeli.
Proshot is a new ESC protocol “concept” created by a RCGroup user “Ub3r”, that encodes DShot with PWM pulses. In theory there might be some benefits in using Proshot over DShot, but whether it makes a noticeable difference and overweight the downside, that’s another question.
For quadcopters there are several ESC protocols and firmware available, which could get confusing for beginners. In this summary we will explain the difference, a little bit of history and links to articles for more technical detail.
Do you notice the start-up beeps the motor/ESC makes when you plug in the LiPo battery? It beeps even when there is no buzzer (piezo beeper) connected, and we can turn that feature into a lost model alarm.
Check out the latest Quadrant BLHeli_32 ESC from X-Racer. Many thanks to FPVModel for giving us this opportunity to test these ESC’s.
What is DShot1200? DShot1200 is an ESC protocol similar to DShot 600, but twice as fast with lower delay. There are some benefits in using DShot1200, and special hardware is required to run it.
New R30A BLHeli_S ESC arrived from Sunnysky, so let’s take a quick look at the features, build quality and spec.