Fantom FR-8 Pro 1/8 Competition Sensored Brushless ESC

Fantom FR-8 Pro 1/8 Competition Sensored Brushless ESC
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The Fantom FR-8 Pro 1/8 Competition Sensored Brushless ESC was developed by people who live, breath, eat and sleep R/C racing, with a goal to provide an edge over their competition. Countless hours have gone into R&D, to bring you a professional racing ESC, second to none in performance and value! The heart of the FR-8 PRO is the high-performance 32-bit CPU and proprietary firmware, providing you with buttery smooth throttle response, unmatched power delivery, and all the adjustable parameters you expect from a competition level ESC!

Features:
  • All R&D Done in the USA
  • 1:8 Scale / 3-6 Cell / 220 Amp
  • Specifically designed for the highest level of spec and mod racing
  • 10awg, Ultra Low Resistance Wire
  • CNC Machined Aluminum Case w/ Integrated Heat Sink
  • 32-bit high-performance CPU
  • Ultra-Low Resistance FET Board
  • 3 Integrated Max Power Capacitors
  • Heavy-Duty Solder Posts
  • Precision Throttle & Brake Frequency Adjustment
  • 34mm Fan w/ Aluminum Fan Cover
  • Ultra Precision Throttle, Brake, and Punch Control
  • Firmware Updateable with Fantom LCD Program Card
  • Programmable with LCD Program Card (sold separately)
  • ROAR Approval Pending

PROGRAMMABLE PARAMETERS:

  • GENERAL:
    • RUNNING MODE – Forward/Brake, Forward/Brake/Reverse, Forward/Reverse
    • LOW VOLTAGE CUTOFF – Disable, Auto, custom 3.0v to 11.1v (0.1v increments)
    • ESC OVER-HEAT PROTECTION – Disable, 3 steps
    • MOTOR ROTATION – Normal, Reverse
    • DEADBAND – 12 steps
    • BEC OUTPUT – 6v, 7.4v
  • THROTTLE:
    • INITIAL POWER LIMITER – 30 steps
    • THROTTLE RATE – 30 steps
    • DRIVE FREQUENCY – 1K, 2K, 4K, 8K, 16K
    • RPM LOCK – 1% to 100% (1% increments)
    • THROTTLE CURVE – Linear, Custom
  • BRAKE:
    • INITIAL BRAKE – 1% to 20% (1% increments)
    • DRAG BRAKE – 0% to 100% (1% increments)
    • BRAKE FORCE – 0% to 100% (12.5% increments)
    • INITIAL BRAKE RESPONSE – 20 steps
    • BRAKE RATE – 20 steps
    • BRAKE FREQUENCY – 1K, 2K, 4K, 8K, 16K
    • BRAKE CURVE – Linear, Custom
  • BOOST:
    • BOOST TIMING – 0° to 64° (1° increment)
    • BOOST TRIGGER LEVEL – 50 steps
    • BOOST TRIGGER RATE – 10 steps
  • TURBO:
    • TURBO TIMING – 0° to 64° (1° increment)
    • START RPM – 8,000 RPM to 50,000 RPM (1000 RPM increments)
    • TURBO DELAY – Instant, 0.05 seconds to 1 second (.05 second increments)
    • ACTIVATION METHOD – Full Throttle, RPM, Full Throttle + RPM
    • TURBO ON RATE – 10 steps
    • TURBO OFF RATE – Instant, 10 steps
  • DATA:
    • MINIMUM BATTERY VOLTAGE
    • MAX ESC TEMP
    • MAX MOTOR RPM
Specifications:
Continuous Current: 220 Amps
Battery Input: 3-6 cell LiPo
BEC Output: Linear 6V or 7.4V Adjustable / 8 Amps
Dimensions without fan: (L) 55mm x (W) 40mm x (H) 34mm
Weight without wiring and fan: 160 grams
Sensored: Yes
Sensorless: Compatible but not optimal
Motor Limit: 4S LiPo/ 12cell NiMH: 3000KV for 4274 size, 6S LiPo/ 18cell NiMH: 2400KV for 4274 size
Recommended Applications: 1/8 Scale Off Road/On Road, Suitable for Highest Level of Competition Racing

Includes:
  • FR-8 PRO ESC
  • 34mm Fan
  • Machined Aluminum Fan Cover
  • (2) 165mm Input Wires – 10awg, Ultra-Low Resistance Wire (pre-soldered on ESC)
  • (3) 165mm Output Wires – 10awg, Ultra-Low Resistance Wire (pre-soldered on ESC)
  • (3) Integrated Max Power Capacitors
  • Shrink Tube w/ Fantom logo
Sunday, May 10 2020 (10 months ago)
Fantom FR-8 Pro 1/8 Competition Sensored Brushless ESC
It's a average esc in my opinion. Let me start off by saying it has a very small footprint and all wires are 10awg which I liked. Programming was simple with the correct programming card and it has a nice list of options the user can adjust. Now for the bad, first the internal bec is not very good, yes it does 7.4 volts but doesn't seem to supply enough amps for any above average servo. Throw any fans and timing at the motor and you just get brown outs left and right. External bec fixed the issue but for a few bucks more better off getting tekin, HW, or castle. The fan also stopped working after about the third time out. There fans have a special connector that goes to the esc so I actually ended up using a fan I had lying around and connecting to receiver. I have this esc in a tekno et48.3. I had this esc for about 3 months and run the truggy at least every other day. It's not a bad esc but I feel there are much better choices for around the same price.