Coming from Motiv is their new Long Use 2400mAh transmitter or receiver LiPo battery pack. Of a straight-type design the battery measures 83x30x16.5mm and it weighs in at 80g. The high capacity cells used to built the pacl ensure runtimes of over an hour in nitro vehicles and multiple hours in transmitters. The 7.4V LiPo pack comes pre-soldered with an industry-standard balancer and universal power connector.
Muchmore have introduced belt-type tyre warmer elements for the CTXW and CTXW Pro tyre warmer main units. The size-adjustable elements allow to heat both 1/10th on-road and off-road tyres for improved tyre performance from the get go. The warmers use hock and look straps for steep-less adjustment and they come as pairs.
KO Propo have introduced their new VFS-FR2 Pro brushed motor speed controller. The compact device measures 32.6x20x9.4mm and it weighs in at 25.3g. Rated at 120A constant current and 1200A peak current the ESC is good even for low-turn modified motors and it is usable with 6.6V to 8.4V input. The controller comes with all-black wires, pre-installed with the Ultimate Booster 2, and including a 35V capacitor. With its adjustable drive frequency the overall throttle response can be adapted to a range of conditions, from low to high grip surfaces and it is adjustable using KO Propo’s VFS-FR Manager software.
Muchmore have introduced the latest incarnation of their Fleta M8 brushless speed controller for 1/8th scale vehicles. The M8.2 features a machined aluminium case with Flow-Max technology for maximised cooling efficiency. The finely ripped heatsink is incorporated into the case for added cooling performance and an additional ultra high RPM cooling fan with aluminium guard further increases heat dissipation when using powerful motors or when running in high ambient temperatures. The M8.2 makes use of Muchmore’s RSS reversible switch system whose optional power switch allows to use the controller with power switch or, with the ESC being always on, switch-less. Also coming with the controller is a triple power capacitor that was designed to assist the latest LiPo technology and deliver a linear throttle feeling.
Coming from HRC Distribution is the new HRC Racing 14.8V 4S 5800mAh LiPo battery pack. Build from high-quality 65C/110C cells the hardcase battery was designed for 1/8th off-road vehicles and it comes pre-soldered with a genuine Deans T-plug connector. The pack measures 140x46x48mm and weighs in at 480g making it usable for a wide range of buggies, truggies and monster trucks.
Vampire Racing have introduced their new 2S TX/RX Charging Adapter XH/5mm that allows to charge 2S LiPo transmitter and receiver battery packs through the their balancer port. Designed for the use with standard 5mm charge and balance wires the adapter utilises 5mm tube-type connectors for the power wires, a 2mm tube-type connector for the male balancer plug as well as an XH balancer connector for the battery side. The adapter does away with the need to use additional JR or Futaba style charge wires and balance boards, greatly reducing the amount of wires to carry and cleaning up the pit area. The adapter comes pre-wired, covered in protective shrink wrap and it is available now.
Muchmore have introduced aluminium screw sets for their range of Fleta ZX V2 brushless motors. Including three long fasteners for the case and three short countersunk screws for the timing cap, the sets not only are about 65 percent lighter, thanks to being non-magnetic they also increase the overall RPM and performance of the motor compared to the standard steel screws. The sets are available in orange, red or gun metal anodising.
RC Concept have announce these new Omega HV LiPo batteries which have a higher nominal voltage (3.8V vs 3.7V) and can be charged up to 4.35V/Cell. The higher voltage allows for more performance and more capacity for the same battery size, they are the next step of LiPo battery technology. With the HV LiPo batteries, the discharge curve is flatter, meaning the cells maintain higher voltage throughout the discharge cycle, without significant drop off. Available in stick pack HV 8000Mah 120C and shorty pack HV 4800Mah 120C versions.