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.
LRP have announced the signing of Spanish up and coming driver, Dani Batlle. Brother of record national and former IFMAR World Champion, Robert Batlle, Dani will use LRP electronics in his upcoming 1/8th nitro and electric campaign and he has the following to say about the deal:
I am really happy about the collaboration with LRP. I think LRP is one of the best brands in RC with high-quality products and exceptional service and that’s why I have chosen to run for Blue is Better. I hope I can celebrate many victories with them both in nitro and electric racing.
LRP have announced the signing of Spain’s Juan Carlos Canas to their factory team. The EFRA 1/8th Buggy European B Champion will use LPR brushless motors, speed controllers, batteries, chargers and accessories for his 1/8th E-Buggy and nitro campaign and he has the following to say about the deal:
I want to thank LRP for this chance. I am very happy and exited and all products work perfectly together while the technical support is incredible. LRP is extremely helpful in every manner and I can really concentrate on my driving. I will give everything this season to achieve the best results possible. I am really grateful and I am looking forward to a very successful time together.
LRP have announced the signing of Alexandre Duchet to their factory team trough to 2019. The 2016 EFRA Touring Stock vice European Champion and 2016 French 1/8th E-Buggy National Champion will run the full line of LRP products in his 1/10th scale campaign that will see appearances at national and international touring car and off-road races. The former ETS Stock class A-main winner had the following to say:
I am very happy about the collaboration with LRP. It is a great chance for me and I have chosen LRP products because of their high quality and they give me a very good feeling. I am sure I can improve my racing and results even more and I thank the whole LRP team for their support and the trust in me.
LRP’s ZR.28 Spec.4 Pullstart nitro off-road engine is the company’s latest off-road big bore power plant. The 4.57cc engine features several improvements and refinements such as the CoolDownMax engine cooling head for optimised heat dissipation even in heavy duty bashing applications, it comes with the XTEC PowerCarb 3 15S-2 carburettor for easier and more reliable mixture adjustments and the 5+1 port engine is brought to life using a heavy duty pullstart assembly. On top of this the .28 engine offers increased torque and improved response, making it ideal for light buggies and heavy trucks alike.
Coming from Antix by LRP is the MT-1 1/12th scale 2WD monster truck. The 320mm long vehicle is equipped with a sturdy 2WD drivetrain, long-travel suspension, full ball bearings and heavy-duty steel driveshafts. Included are also grippy all-terrain tyres, a pre-decorated bodyshell and a 2.4GHz radio system. The package is rounded out by a LiPo battery pack and a suitable quick charger.
LRP have revamped their Competition Car Line range of high-performance LiPo batteries for 2017, adding several 7.6V LiHV packs. The P5-HV technology Graphene cells will offer improved durability when charged to the standard 4.2V per cell but they are good for the use with up to 4.35V charge end voltage, allowing to use them in outlaw racing classes. The new cell technology makes for improved average voltage, lower heat built-up and an increased voltage level towards the end of a run. The range starts with four standard length 2S packs, the 8000mAh TC Stock Spec (25.1mm height/332g), the 6400mAh TC LCG Stock Spec (22.5mm/274g), the 5500mAh TC Ultra LCG (20.0mm/230g) and the 5600mAh TC LCG (22.5mm/268g.
LRP have announced the addition of Japan’s Akio Sobue to their factory team. The former JRMCA Electric Touring Car Champion and multiple IFMAR Worlds A-main finisher already used LRP electronics in parts of his 2016 campaign but he will be now getting the full factory treatment while running LRP’s new FlowX speed controller, Vector X20 motors and Competition Car Line battery packs while also using LRP chargers and accessories. Akio says:
The LRP system offers exceptional performance over the whole RPM range, that’s why I like the products. It also allows me to fully concentrate on the race and my driving, to focus on my strategy and I have never to worry about power or reliability – that’s perfect. I already learned that LRP is a great partner and I hope we can share many victories together.