Coming from LRP’s Antix brand are several high-voltage LiHV hardcase battery packs for a range of applications. All batteries utilise LRP’s Graphene cell technology known from the company’s competition line of batteries and their increased nominal voltage makes them ideal for outlaw racing classes or backyard bashing. The range includes a 2S 4200mAh shorty battery pack, a 2S 9000mAh and a 2S 5400mAh standard-size pack, a 2S 5400mAh round case stick pack, as well as a 2100mAh 1/8th scale battery. The range is rounded out by a low-profile 3S 4600mAh pack, a 3S 6400mAh battery and a 4S 6400mAh 1/8th scale brick pack. All are made using high-quality 45C cells and they are available now.
Following a first introduction LRP have now officially announced the new X22 540-class electric brushless motor. Based off of the long-running and very successful X20 platform the new motor will offer improved performance and efficiency thanks to its redesigned 7075-T6 aluminium motor can with additional cooling openings and a new Dark Shine Black anodising. With overall lower operation temperature the motor will run more powerful for longer which is further helped by the smaller 4x10x4mm ABEC-5 ball races, a precision-balanced sintered rotor as well as the new 14.5 degrees to 34.5 degrees timing range. Part of the package is also a water-proof PreciSensor system for precise power control with every sensored speed controller. The motor meet IFMAR, EFRA, ROAR, FEMCA, JMRCA, BRCA and DMC specifications and it is available in a full range of modified windings from 3.0T to 10.0T, as standard .5 and even .0 windings.
End of last week certain news sites have reported that German company LRP Electronic is facing financial difficulties. This had led to several rumours over the weekend regarding the current situation of the company and now forced LRP founder, Jürgen Lautenbach to clarify the situation. It is understood that LRP will try and continue with all business activities while also looking for a possible investor.
During the institution of the preliminary insolvency proceedings it is intended to continue the business activities of the LRP electronic GmbH in order to examine the possibilities of restructuring.
LRP have released first information on their forthcoming X22 electric brushless motors. Follow-up model of the successful X20 series, that has won three World Championships, multiple European and National as well as ETS and EOS titles, the motors will sport an updated, ultra-lightweight and precision machined 7075-T6 aluminium housing with maximised cut-outs and additional openings on the flat parts to further increase the cooling surface and lower the running temperatures due to improved airflow even at maximum loads. The most noticeable change has been made at the surface of the housing. The X22 comes with the “dark shine black” anodising with X22 engraving that will make it stand out in every chassis.
Coming from LRP is the all-new ZZ.21C Ceramic Square Stroke 3.5cc nitro off-road engine. Follow-up model of the popular ZZ.21C Ceramic Long Stroke, the engine is of a square stroke design for linear throttle feel yet high low end torque and exceptional mileage. The precision-balanced 14mm crankshaft sports a DLC coating for improved durability while a silicone insert optimises mixture flow. Other features include a rear ceramic bearings, a lightweight piston and rod for higher RPM and increased performance while specially shaped carburettor needles make for a smoother throttle response and longer run times. The package is rounded out by a new low-profile cooling head and a set of 6.0mm and 6.5mm venturi inserts.
LRP have introduced their new FlowX Stock Spec speed controller. Based off of the standard FlowX speedo the Stock Spec variant features the optimised V5.1 firmware to get the most out of today’s brushless stock motors. The Initial Drive Feel Compensation function for example adapts the throttle curve throughout the run to compensate motor fade and to ensure a constant throttle feeling till the end of a run. Also new is the BDX-S brake purpose designed for on-road and off-road stock racing classes. Other features include a blue anodised all-aluminium case, a black 175mm long receiver wire, a set of lightweight fan mount screws and all-black power wires.
LRP have introduced the WorksTeam 41mm aluminium fan mount. Suitable for most 1/8th scale brushless motors, the clamping design mount is machined from high-quality aluminium and it comes blue anodised and with engraved LRP logos. The lightweight yet durable design allows to mount two 40mm fan units in order to optimise motor cooling for improved overall performance and longer motor life.
Following the introduction of the FlowX TC Spec speed controller LRP now also released information on the FlowX Offroad. Built using the same all-new hardware, the Offroad spec controller comes with a longer receiver lead than the TC Spec for easier mounting in 4WD vehicles while also sporting the new v3.1 firmware with off-road specific features such as the BDX-O brake. New timing features ensure improved drivability in demanding track conditions and increased top speed when needed. The ESC comes including hardware to mount optional fan units, with a 200mm sensor wire and it supports LRP’s external programming device that is scheduled for a later date.