I just want to share my experience with the Retro esc from Maker X.
I’m not gonna lie, it’s a very good esc. But, I may need to let those who are a bit inexperienced in making connectors and changing pin connectors. I do recommend having a bit of knowledge when working with this esc.
So for my build, it is a 10s10p battery running semi AT hub motors. The hub motors has a 5 pin hall sensor, while the Maker X retro has 6.
The company does give you a bag of connectors for you to make your own. Note these things:
There is no servo connector. You have to make your own with a 3 pin red/white/black ph2.0 connector given in the bag. This also uses 4mm bullet connectors and does bring 6 male bullet connectors in the bag, with one xt60 connector.
If your hall sensor is only 4-5 pins, you might need to learn how to remove the 5 ph2.0 pins and replace the one that came in a bag given. The white wire is a thermo sensor, so if your hub motor doesn’t have one, you can remove it.
This is a dual ESC. And note that updating this firmware from vesc tool doesn’t really do much. It still stays the same firmware (for me that is).
So if you enjoy learning how to create your own connectors, then this esc is worth it. More info on
More details later on. So far so good.