LingYi esc, also called ‘‘janky mother fucker’’ from it’s janky unpredictable start. Now take whatever I say with a grain of salt as there have been no official releases from manufacturer, just info people managed to gather from using these. There are multiple versions of this esc running arround. Gen 1 is very slow and barely crawls while also loosing FOC position near top end. Gen 2 is quite powerfull (20A batt afaik) and has the janky start (Remote had 1hz refresh rate, that was part of the reason of it’s unpredicatbility). Gen 3 I haven’t tried yet (meepo has a version of it) but it’s promised to be twice as powerfull with smoother start and remote with LCD. Looks wise all of them are pretty much identical, some are potted in silicon others have huge 3-4mm heatsink in bottom. They are eater very reliable or very unreliable. Depends on weather you got the lucky OK unit. Remote is reliable however esc may freeze up if you do a bail from it and you will have to manually restart.
I had this remote for gen1-gen2 but there are different ones aswell for this generation. Gen 3 has lcd.
It’s pretty generic and Ive managed to bind Gen 1 remote to Gen 2 with no compatibility issues. If you can get one for cheap used, get it.
Is it worth investing in new esc? IDK, really depends on how deep are your pockets. IMO If you can get remote for 10bucks, do it and drive the board into the dirt so you understand what you want from eboard and weather this hobby is for you. Then buy new vesc based/generic esc based on data you gathered, VESC based esc’s have steep learning curve, for this one you just plug it in and it works.
Yep, believe it or not you could also the breaking force with 4 levels. No idea who would use anything else other than max. Also lot of false advertising going on with this esc and any board that included.
I’m amazed nobody has tried reverse engineer this thing or the remote. The hoverboard enthusiasts reversed their esc’s in past. Maybe the terrible board design is stopping them, who knows.