Like many people here in esk8 i have been waiting for vescs to come back in stock for a long time. I researched multiple alternatives, but most ESCs were either more espensive than the vesc or not in stock. However, in the HV section of hobbyking website I saw a little esc with 60A continuous rating (the vesc is 50A continuous) for $37 and I thought I’d give it a try.
The Multistar 60A ESC is sold as a helicopter ESC but mine came with the BLheli Multirotor firmware installed, which is great because multirotors can have bidirectionality, meaning forward neutral and reverse. I also bought the multistar programmer. I downloaded the blheli suite and proceeded to configure the esc. I made sure to have bidirectionality on and lowered the motor initial power to the lowest setting and turned off dampened light. I soldered some 5mm connectors and a 90xt to test. Bear in mind this is an OPTO esc so there is no bec and you will need a power source for the reciever.