Originally I wanted to get a 20A ESC, but I did a quick static thrust test this morning using the heavier-duty electronics on my Teksumo, and I was getting an average of ~10A with the Emax CF2822 1200Kv motor. Armed with this knowledge, I had two options at the LHS, a Hitec 20A ESC or the Castle Creations Talon 15.
I've been quite curious about Castle Creations products, and the ESC weighed only 7-ish grams, and has a 50% buffer for the current draw, so decided to go ahead with it.
Testing the static thrust on the CF2822 with the following props give me the following results:
- 7x3.8SFW / 9.91A / 570g ~ 59g/A
- 7x5E / 9.05A / 480g ~ 53g/A
- 8x3.8SF / 12.3A / 690g ~ 56g/A
- 8x4E / 10.6A / 590g ~ 55g/A