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1. Are you pleased with the performance of the Monster Pro ESC?

I am very pleased, super smooth esc

2. If you have the RC-Monster heatsink, was it difficult to install? Pictures?

I run radio shack copper heatsinks. With my setup I really don't need them though, the esc stays below 85f

3. How would you characterize programming difficulty?

very easy!

4. Have you had any experience running 5S with the Monster Pro? Any problems?

No problems with 4s or 5s. Also it stays cool with an hour of constant running.

5. Are there any alternatives that are better than the Monster Pro? Why?

IMO, it is the best esc available right now. With the Tekin R1MT and CC MMM coming out the Quark might take a back seat, but then again, they have the Plasma coming out too...

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I would love to run a 1:1 electric with the same power ratio as our 1/8th's... :p
Yea, but whatever money you would have blown on gas would have been spent on new tires every week lmao...


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Despite being my first Bl controller, and despite it having a capacitor blow out on me, I still LOVE it. The power, and the smoothness of it is addictive! :027:

I don't know why anyone would think programming it is hard, it's super easy!

The ppl at S&T are very kind and they have by far the best service for any controller you can buy. Service is everything!

If you are going to get it, the new thing that is starting to arise is going to be soldering a couple extra capacitors on the input power leads of the Quark, S&T recommend them as preventative.


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05.07.2007, 11:13 PM

what are copper heatsinks and how are they compared to the one mike sells.
   
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what are copper heatsinks and how are they compared to the one mike sells.
I use THESE. They work well with my aplication, they might not for everyone though...

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Despite being my first Bl controller, and despite it having a capacitor blow out on me, I still LOVE it. The power, and the smoothness of it is addictive! :027:

I don't know why anyone would think programming it is hard, it's super easy!

The ppl at S&T are very kind and they have by far the best service for any controller you can buy. Service is everything!

If you are going to get it, the new thing that is starting to arise is going to be soldering a couple extra capacitors on the input power leads of the Quark, S&T recommend them as preventative.
Thanks. You are not the first to say that S&T has good customer service. This goes along ways with me and is a BIG DEAL.
   
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05.08.2007, 01:04 AM

1. Are you pleased with the performance of the Monster Pro ESC?
Very much so. Smooth as silk running and no cogging even at very low speeds.

2. If you have the RC-Monster heatsink, was it difficult to install? Pictures?
Heatsinks installed were customized for each install (2 Quarks).

3. How would you charatcerize programming difficulty?
Read the manual and you will have no trouble.

4. Have you had any experience running 5S with the Monster Pro? Any problems?
Highest cells count so far has been with 14 cells and 4s.

5. Are there any alternatives that are better than the Monster Pro? Why?
Define "better". IMO, the best controller out right now. Some controllers have better programmability (MM), some handle higher voltage (MGM, BK Warriors), some handle higher current (MGM, Warrior), but the Quark has my vote for all-around best ESC. There are a couple of "issues" like heating up (add heatsinks), very shaky 6s capability, and no reverse brake.
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1. Are you pleased with the performance of the Monster Pro ESC?
Very much so. Smooth as silk running and no cogging even at very low speeds.

2. If you have the RC-Monster heatsink, was it difficult to install? Pictures?
Heatsinks installed were customized for each install (2 Quarks).

3. How would you charatcerize programming difficulty?
Read the manual and you will have no trouble.

4. Have you had any experience running 5S with the Monster Pro? Any problems?
Highest cells count so far has been with 14 cells and 4s.

5. Are there any alternatives that are better than the Monster Pro? Why?
Define "better". IMO, the best controller out right now. Some controllers have better programmability (MM), some handle higher voltage (MGM, BK Warriors), some handle higher current (MGM, Warrior), but the Quark has my vote for all-around best ESC. There are a couple of "issues" like heating up (add heatsinks), very shaky 6s capability, and no reverse brake.
Thanks. Good info to have. I ordered a Quark 125 from Mike and it shipped today.
   
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05.08.2007, 08:57 AM

plus it looks the coolest out of the speed controls (125).
   
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plus it looks the coolest out of the speed controls (125).
word. The first time I saw it I was like uuhhh, uuhhh..... uuhhhhh. :018:


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05.08.2007, 04:26 PM

I love my Quark, it's smooth. What helped me with programming is having one person read as you program. Or, read it several tiems prior to programming. I ran 5s and 4s, it was nice to run on either. I have a customized heat sink for mine, but you can get some good pics off another thread around here some where.


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05.09.2007, 08:30 PM

Yeah, the smoothness of the Quark is just oh so "JUICY". That is the best way I can describe it.

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Got my Quark 125!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Got my Quark 125!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 05.09.2007, 10:06 PM

Well, I just received it in the mail today! I can't wait to install it.
   
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Here it is......

Thanks Mike....your efforts to ship quickly are very much appreciated.

I ordered on Sunday and received on Wednesday...
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Nice :027:


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