BBB Featherweight Brushed ESC v2

(2 customer reviews)


New v2 of our feather ESC in a slimmer & lighter form factor, pre-programmed with center braking! 
This ESC is designed to easily run one 775 or two 550 style drill motors or one scooter motor (for axes etc) at up to 6S with 100A peak, it’s a great value featherweight drive ESC. We’ve tested these ESCs a bunch in two and four wheel drive configurations including in Couch Potato XL at BBB’s May 2021 BEVs event and with Hamish the Highland Coo’s 350W scooter motor hammer at RoboNerd / Labman 2021!

  • Up to 6S lipo – we recommend 3-5S for our 18V drill motors
  • Only 52g in weight & 13mm at max thickness for easily fitting in tight spaces!
  • Can drive two 550 drill motors per ESC – two of these ESCs are well suited for 2 or 4 wheel drive.
  • Center braking  for improved driving experience
  • Built in 5V 3A BEC

v1 Fusion 360 CAD file from Jeremy, thanks!
Do not use two BECs at a time
–  if using two ESCs cut the red servo connector wire on one of them.
LED & Wiring Instructions below.

17 in stock

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62x36x11mm (main board)
80x36x13mm (including caps)


52g including wires

Input Voltage

3-6S lipo (10.5-26V)

Motor Output

100A peak

Center Braking

Built in. Motors stopped by zero signal.
Switch must be set to middle to enable.


5V 3A BEC built in

LED indicator light:
Solid = Powered on. Receiver ready.
Intermittent Flash = Powered on. Throttle isn’t centred.
Continuous Flash = Powered on. No receiver signal.

Solder the two black wires (labelled M1&M2) to the tabs of your drive motor(s).
Solder the red wire (labelled +) to your positive line and adjacent black wire (labelled -) to your negative line.
Connect the servo connector to your receiver – note only use one BEC, so cut red wire on servo connector of one ESC if using two, or cut both and use an external BEC (recommended)

Switch: (only on v1 ESC, not the new v2s!)
(after changing switch position power cycle ESC to enable) 
Left = No braking
Middle = Centre braking (our preferred setup for driving featherweights)
Right = RC Car style braking (not recommended)

Typical Wiring Diagram for Beetles / Feathers

Image made by Team DSC.

2 reviews for BBB Featherweight Brushed ESC v2

  1. Jack (verified owner)

    Ran three of these in my new bev feather, mucha lucha. Two running the drive (18v drills) and one running the big ole scootie that powers my flipper all at 5S.

    All three of them run perfectly and were as close to plug and go as you get. Easy to use and so far very reliable. Do recommend

  2. Rhys

    Used 3 on Kyrkja (4wd), 2 fev motors ran easily on a single ESC. Used one on a scootie motor. Entire robot was destroyed, all ESCs survived. Magic.

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