Japanese brand Trion have introduced their new V2 series 540-size sensored electric brushless motor. The power plant is of a new design that revolves around a high-airflow can with huge cooling openings around the front section while machined openings in the stator area further increase the airflow in this area. This leads to a much cooler motor towards the end of a run and thus reduced fading and more stable performance. An updated stator further adds to the overall performance with increased torque and reduced heat build-up. The motor is rounded out by a new rotor and available from now on in a 5.0T touring and a 6.5T off-road variant with additional 4.5T to 8.5T variants coming later in July.
Round 3 of the Portuguese central division regionals was held at the Ortigosa track recently. Hot weather with ambient temperatures of about 40 degree Celsius made for challenging racing conditions and in the main final it was Helder Barros (TLR/Picco) who would prevail as he took the win from Ricardo Simao (Mugen/O.S.) in 2nd and Pedro Gomes (Xray/FX9 in 3rd.
Coming from PR Racing and made for the S401-LW buggy is a new sway bar set. It includes four colour-coded 1.3mm to 1.6mm anti-roll bar wires as well as mounting hardware to make it a direct fit on the buggy and to ensure swift and easy chassis roll adjustment.
With this week’s ROAR 1/8th Gas Off-road National Championships at Stateline Raceway in Fremont, Indiana underway, Pro-Line have introduced a new 1/8th off-road tyre. The yet unnamed tread looks like a mishmash of the popular Blockade and Hole Shot tyres but it has different length blocks added in the centre as well as a connected outer section on one side, making it directional. The tyre is also available as truggy version at the nationals but no information about a release date has been given yet.
Coming from Team Corally are the new Molan SS 3.0 modified brushless motors. Their specially designed can offers optimised airflow for improved cooling and thus less power fading towards the end of a run while also ensuring a very low weight. The motors come with static and dynamic balanced rotors for extra performance, heavy duty solder tabs, dual sensor ports and they are available in 3.5T to 10.5T variants.
Coming from Team Associated and made for the B6 series of 2WD buggies are slim front wheels. Designed for all popular carpet and astro turf front tyres the wheels features the same offset as AE’s popular #9691 and #9690 2WD front rims, only with an optimised profile. The wheels are textured on the gluing surface for secure tyre mounting and have a smooth polished face for a factory team look. They are lightweight, yet stiff to reduce wheel deflection under hard cornering and they come in pairs in yellow or white colour.
The recent round 1 of the Slovenian Off-road Nationals saw Dejan Cigler (HB Racing) taking the win in the 1/8th E-Buggy main final. Xray’s Peter Cej would come in 2nd while Andraz Strefe (Agama) rounded out the podium. The Mugen duo of Nejc Orazem and Eric Klanjscek would complete the top 5 result.
Hitec have expanded their range of premium-class D-series servos with three new high speed and high torque variants. The D930SW (0.07s/13.0kg-cm), D954SW (0.12s/29kg-cm) and D955TW (0.12s/20kg-cm) are powered by a 32-bit microcontroller unit with a 12-bit analog to digital converter for rapid, high resolution response. Coreless metal brush motors, long-life potentiometers as well as dual ball bearings make for high durability while nylon reinforced plastic upper and lower cases in combination with aluminium heatsink middle sections make for low weights as well as exceptional dust and splash water resistance. All servos are widely programmable, they are high-voltage compatible and the SW types feature precision-cut steel gears while the TW variant comes with a lightweight yet durable titanium gear train.