BadAss Renegade V2 Series Brushless ESC, 85A
BadAss Renegade V2 85-Amp 3 to 8-cell Speed Controller
When BadAss Motors were designed, it was obvious that a top-notch speed controller would be needed to complete the power system package. To this end, Innov8tive Designs partnered with ZTW, a company well known for producing high-quality products, to manufacture the BadAss Speed Controllers. These Speed Controllers are made to our exact specifications to work flawlessly with BadAss Brushless motors and most other popular brands of brushless RC motors. Built from the highest quality components, and using the latest manufacturing processes, these speed controllers are designed to give years of reliable, trouble-free performance.
The New BadAss Renegade Series V2 Speed Controllers are the Premium line designed to offer exceptional performance in your electric powered model. These new ESC's feature a 32-bit Microprocessor and have multiple programming options available including the new On-The-Fly Thrust Reversing feature. They include a gray anodized finned heatsink for maximum heat dissipation with a molded plastic bottom and end caps. These ESC’s are set to be used right out of the package in most applications, but they can also be easily programmed with the optional BadAss Renegade Series 2 LCD Programmer, which is available separately. The New V2 series Renegade ESCs come with battery and motor connectors pre-installed. The smallest 65-Amp model has an XT60 battery connector and a set of 3.5mm Female Bullet connectors for the motor. The rest of the line-up, including the 85-Amp, 105-Amp and 125-Amp models have an XT90 battery connector and 4mm Female Bullet connectors for the motor.
All the Renegade Series ESC’S come with built-in Switching type BEC circuits to power your model’s receiver and servos. The output voltage of the BEC can be selected by the user with the BadAss Renegade Series 2 Programmer. The BEC circuit in the 65, 85, 105 and 125 amp models provide up to 8 amps of current, and can be set to 6.0, 7.4 or 8.4 volts.
The firmware included in the Renegade V2 Series ESC’s also allows for operation of high-speed motors. Conventional brushless motors that use a 12-slot stator with 14 magnets can be safely run at speeds in excess of 42,000 RPM without missing a beat! Also included is thermal protection for the ESC. If the internal temperature of the ESC exceeds 110C (230F) the ESC will automatically reduce power to the motor to prevent the ESC from being damaged by heat. Another great feature is the Anti-Flyaway protection. If the throttle command signal goes away for more than 2 seconds, the ESC will shut down power to the motor and start sending a series of beep tones to the motor. This acts as a homing beacon, allowing you to more easily find a downed aircraft.
The BadAss Renegade Series ESC’s offer a full set of programming options as shown below. These are easily set using the optional LED Program card. For each parameter, the factory default setting is shown in bold text.
- SMR (Software Motor Reversal) - Off, On
- Brake Type – Off, Soft, Medium or Hard
- Motor Timing – Auto, 5 Deg., 10 Deg., 15 Deg., 20 Deg., 25 Deg. Or 30 Deg.
- Motor Rotation Direction – Normal or Reverse
- Synchronous Rectification - On, Off
- Cutoff Voltage Level – 2.8v (50%), 3.0v(60%), 3.2v(65%) or No Cutoff
- Battery Cell Count (6S ESC's) - AUTO, 2-cells, 3-cells, 4-cells, 6-cells
- Battery Cell Count (8S ESC's) - AUTO, 3-cells, 4-cells, 6-cells, 8-cells
- Low Voltage Cutoff Level - Off, 2.3V, 2.5V, 3.0V, 3.2V, 3.4V, 3.6V
- Low Voltage Cutoff Type – Reduce Power or Motor Shutdown
- SBEC Voltage Output – 6.0V, 7.4V, 8.4V @ 8A
- Motor Acceleration - Normal, Soft
- Motor Start-up Power – Low, Medium, High
For those of you that do not mind the tedious and mind-numbing process of performing throttle stick programming, all the programming options and settings are available using that method. However, we highly recommend purchasing optional BadAss LCD Program Box since you probably have better things to do with your time.
|BadAss Renegade V2 Series 85A ESC Specifications
|Max Continuous Current||85A|
|Weight (With Connectors)||121.6 grams (4.29 oz)|
|Dimensions||87.6mm x 38.0mm x 24.5mm (3.45 x 1.50 x 0.96 inches)|
|Battery Lead Size||12 AWG|
|Motor Lead Size||12 AWG|
|Battery Lead Length||101mm (4.00 in)|
|Motor Lead Length||99mm (3.90 in)|
|Battery Lead Connector||XT90|
|Motor Lead Connectors||34mm Female Bullet|
|Control Lead Length||406mm (16 Inches)|
|Number of LiPo Cells||3 to 8 Cells|
|Number of LiFe Cells||3 to 10 Cells|
|BEC Type and Rating||Switching BEC, 6v, 7.4v, 8.4v @ 8A|