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RC Glossary


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MSC - Mechanical Speed Control --

Your grandma's ESC. An MSC is a speed controller that uses a servo to move a conductive arm across resistors to transfer power from the battery to the motor. Highly inefficient and heavy, an MSC would look archaic in today's rides (and make you think something was terribly wrong with your EXPO settings). But, back in the day it was neato-keen. As much time was spent cleaning and greasing an MSC as most people spend rebuilding shocks today. Still, try to find a clean MSC on E-Bay, and you're likely to spend twice what you would for a modern ESC (go figure).
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