Another SMT-10 new owner question about ESC and motor


New Member
Hi all,

I recently purchased an SMT-10 Max-D for bashing. Was looking at the Holmes Hobbies TrailMaster BLE Pro ESC and Puller Pro BL 540 Standard motor but they're a little pricey to get my hands on here in New Zealand.

Looking at a Hobbywing EZRUN MAX10 SCT ESC but not sure what motor. Any suggestions and is this a good ESC?

I'm looking at other upgrades to support this as well, starting with a Hot Racing transmission.


New Member
This looks like a good deal on Amazon. Will probably push the button

HobbyWing 38010201 Max10 Sct Esc Combo with 3660SL 4000kV Brushless Motor RC Hobby Product


Well-Known Member
I personally think the Hot Racing trans is overpriced, I would get metal gears for the stock trans, and a metal transmission mount as I've been hearing the stock trans mount is soft, and the torque can pull the trans screws thru the mount.

The hobbywing ESC is good - 80-120amp will be fine. 4000kv will be pretty quick on 2s..