The ZTW 'Mantis' Series ESC's have a tremendous feature set and outstanding build quality which represent superb value for money for the discerning modeller. Renowned for their legendary bullet proof reliability these are true' fit and forget' units.
This is an OPTO Unit and therefore has no on board BEC so is for use where you supply your servos and receiver with a seperate power source.
Being a HV (High Voltage) unit this can handle input voltages up to 12 cell lipos!
ZTW are one of the most respected ESC and model electronic companies in the world and are the manufacturers of many popular and much higher priced brands.
If you want something with more than basic features that you can fine tune to your own requirements, built from quality components which when handled correctly will give you years of service and pleasure then look no further than a 'Mantis' ESC!
These ESC's are suitable for both fixed wing and helicopters, and can be programmed from the transmitter or optional Mantis programming card available at the bottom this page.
||90A (100A burst)
||6 to 12 Li-Po, or 18 to 38 Ni-MH/Ni-Cd
|BEC (Battery Elimination Circuit)
||None - OPTO
||48mm x 80mm x 21mm
Brake Setting 4 types: OFF, SOFT, MIDDLE and Hard.
Battery Type Selection: LiPo, NiMh or NiCad
Low Voltage Cutoff Threshold configurable for all battery types - for LiPO (Low) 2.8v, (Medium) 3.0v, (High) 3.2v
Timing Setups: Automatic (7-30º) - ESC will automatically detect the best motor timing, Low (7-22º) setting for most 2 pole motors, High (22-30º) Setting for most 6 or more pole motors.
Governor Mode (Helicopters only) - please read the instruction manual for a detailed description of this feature
Motor rotation - motor can be programmed for forward or reverse rotation - a great timesaver, no more swapping wires!
Start up strength: 3 types, low, medium and high
Low Voltage Cutoff Types: 1) Reduce power 2) Immediately cut power when the voltage reaches its lowest preset power
Super smooth and accurate throttle linearity
Safety thermal overload protection
Easy restoration of factory settings.
As supplied the default settings on the Mantis ESC are:
Brake Type: Brake Off
Battery Type: LiPo with Automatic Cell detective
Cut Off Voltage Threshold: 3.0V/60%
Motor Timing: Auto
Governor Mode: RPM OFF
Motor Rotation: Forward
Start Up Strength: 30%
Low Voltage Cut Off Type: Reduce Power
ESC battery & motor wires are supplied bare ended for you to fit your own connectors.
To download a PDF of the instruction book please click here