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04-20-2011 04:52 AM  7 years agoPost 21
dodgeguy44

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Progressive RC carries EC5's.

More money than HK but also better quality and fit. Plus faster shipping for less cost.

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04-20-2011 10:05 PM  7 years agoPost 22
Gernejr

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That's exactly same ones as EBBuddy stocks but EPBuddy works out cheaper buying 4 pack.

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04-20-2011 10:27 PM  7 years agoPost 23
rexxigpilot

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Progressive RC carries EC5's.

More money than HK but also better quality and fit. Plus faster shipping for less cost.
I 100% disagree with that. The EC5 connector Dave uses have a split male bullet piece. The "petals" can break easily and they don't make as tight a connection as the HK EC5's. Worse yet, you can't drive them back out of the plastic part with a 5mm hex driver if you need to change it, or accidentally installed it in the wrong side of the plastic housing (done that once or twice). The HK EC5's work the best IMO.

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04-20-2011 10:34 PM  7 years agoPost 24
MikeM

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The EC5 connector Dave uses have a split male bullet piece. The "petals" can break easily and they don't make as tight a connection as the HK EC5's. Worse yet, you can't drive them back out of the plastic part with a 5mm hex driver if you need to change it, or accidentally installed it in the wrong side of the plastic housing (done that once or twice). The HK EC5's work the best IMO.
I agree. I also didn't like the EC5s from ProgressiveRC at all. Had trouble getting them to work and go together. HK EC5s worked much easier & better for me.

I didn't like those split "petals" I found that they snagged while trying to connect the EC5 - causing even more sparking on my 12s. I couldn't use them.

Not dissing Dave at Progressive at all though. He's great and has been very helpful to me, I've bought batts and PSUs and iCharger from him. But honestly Dave I don't like those EC5s.

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04-21-2011 05:48 PM  7 years agoPost 25
dodgeguy44

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I haven't had a problem with the EC5's Progressive sells. The metal is thicker and the fit is great. Easy to fit together and take apart. The thicker metal also stands up better to the "spark" when plugging them in.

I also have had very poor shipping service from HK. I don't care to wait for a month for an order.

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04-23-2011 05:46 PM  7 years agoPost 26
ProgressiveRC

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Thanks for the feedback guys - we'll do some more testing here on the variety of EC5 bullets/housings available. We found the lowest resistance and much better cycle life on the "petal" type male bullets, but we'll collect some samples and do some additional testing. If there's room for improvement we'll make it!

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David

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04-23-2011 10:23 PM  7 years agoPost 27
Dr.Ben

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That's all anyone could ask.

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04-24-2011 09:08 PM  7 years agoPost 28
Gernejr

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ProgresiveRC David, I did one small modification to the female bullet . I used a Chaffing bit on the female bullet ,this cut 45* entrance on the inside of the hole. This helped the male pedal bullet install easier with less chance of catching on pedal. It's now looks like the opposite of the end of the male bullet.
I prefer the pedal style cause if the bullet every feels loose you open the pedals end little and is good as new,also can be cleaned easy too.

Just idea to look at. Thanks

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04-28-2011 03:18 AM  7 years agoPost 29
Skyhigh3d

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Whats the best way to get the bullets into the plastic housing with the progressiverc ec5's? i am having the hardest time getting them to snap into the plastic housing after i solder the wires into the bullets.. do i need to heat these up?

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04-28-2011 03:28 AM  7 years agoPost 30
l4rg0

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While the bullets are still warm from soldering, put them in from the back of the housing using a small, flat head screwdriver. A little pressure, and they snap right into place.

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04-28-2011 04:28 AM  7 years agoPost 31
Gernejr

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I use a small regular screw driver . Normaly pop in pertty easy.

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04-28-2011 05:15 AM  7 years agoPost 32
Skyhigh3d

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Are u guys using the EC5's from progressive rc or Eflite/Losi HK?

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04-28-2011 06:26 AM  7 years agoPost 33
l4rg0

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Using HK here, but they all should assemble the same. Having the bullets warm (just cool enough to touch) seems to make it easier.

Edit- having the other end firmly on a non conductive surface is also key to getting them together easily

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