HobbyStar 160A 1/10 Competition Sensored ESC With Turbo/Boost

SKU: 360-10-081

Availability: Out of stock




The all-new HobbyStar 160A 1/10 Competition ESC has the same buttery smooth operation HobbyStar competition ESC's are known for, with all-new internal components and a 160A rating for the most powerful 1/10 race setups. Also features a new adjustable BEC with either 6V or 7.4V output at 5A (versus 3A on previous versions). Sporting an eye-popping list of available adjustments and the same footprint of a standard 120A ESC, the HobbyStar 160A ESC sets a new standard for 1/10 competition-level speed controls. 


Features selectable 3rd channel adjustment.  Via program settings, you can assign a knob or switch on your radio to adjust 1 of 14 available settings on the fly.


ESC comes with power and motor leads already soldered on, and an updated triple capacitor bank.  


NOTE:  This ESC is NOT for drag race use with 6.5T and lower turn motors.




 Available Adjustments:

  • Running Mode: Forward/brake, forward/Reverse/brake and forward/reverse
  • Cutoff Voltage: Auto or by voltage
  • ESC Overheat Protection Setting: By temperature
  • Motor Rotation: Normal/reverse
  • Race Mode and Stock Mode: Provide targeted base-profiles for both 4.5T-9.5T motors and 10.5T and above
  • Dead Band: By percentage
  • BEC Output: 6V/7.4V @5A
  • Throttle IP limiter: To control initial power hit based on track conditions
  • Throttle Rate: Controls overall throttle power for varying track conditions
  • Drive Frequency: To fine-tune the throttle feeling from smooth to aggressive
  • RPM Lock: Allows locking in a specific RPM for drifting applications
  • Throttle Curve: Linear or custom
  • Initial Brake: By percentage
  • Drag Brake: By percentage
  • Brake Force: By percentage
  • I-Brake Response: Controls the initial brake power response to the motor for varying track conditions
  • Brake Rate: Controls overall brake power for varying track conditions
  • Brake Frequency: To fine-tune the brake feeling from smooth to aggressive
  • Brake Curve: Linear or custom
  • Boost Timing: By degrees
  • Boost Trigger Level: 1-50
  • Boost Trigger Rate: To set the speed of boost timing application
  • Turbo Timing: By degrees
  • Turbo Actuation: Method
  • Turbo Delay: By time
  • Turbo Start RPM: RPM
  • Turbo On-Rate: 1-10
  • Turbo Off-Rate: Instant-10


Programming: Must use the 160A & 220A LCD Program Card or Starlink USB link and PC application to program ESC.



  • Continuous Current: 160A
  • Burst Current: 1200A
  • Resistance: 0.0003ohm
  • Suitable Car: 1/10, 1/12
  • Motor Type: Brushless sensored or sensorless 2-pole 
  • Motor Limit: 5.5T (2S), 7.5T (3S)
  • Cell Count: 2-3S LiPo, 5-10S NiCd/NiMh
  • BEC Output: 6V/7.4V @5A
  • Dimensions (without fan): 36.4x38.1x31mm
  • Weight: 50g (without fan/wires)


NOTE: This ESC is best suited for 1/10 2WD buggies, SCT's and 1/10 4WD buggies with 540 2-pole motors.  NOT for use on 4WD SCT's or with 4-pole motors.


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Can I use my Hobbywing program card on this?
No, it will only accept Hobbystar firmware.
RCJuice answered on June 8, 2020
is there a wifi program and module that will work with this?
This ESC is not wifi compatible.
RCJuice answered on June 19, 2020
Is this esc discontinued
No, it has not been discontinued. It is out of stock currently, but our new inventory is in production and should be shipping soon.
RCJuice answered on August 31, 2020
Can this be used in stock class sprec racing. Blinky mode as they call it.
Yes, there is a stock (blinky) mode for this ESC.
RCJuice answered on October 25, 2021
Does it have a zero timing/blinky mode for stock class?
Yes, this ESC has a blinky mode profile for stock racing.
RCJuice answered on May 10, 2021

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