Coming from Reedy is the 540-SL4 sensorless brushless motor for ready-to-run vehicles. Due to its 4-pole configuration, the motor offers high power, efficiency and reliability as it is needed for demanding RTR applications. The 3300kV rating provides plenty of speed with 2S LiPo batteries but installing a 3S LiPo battery makes for even higher speeds. At the same time does a high-strength rotor provide plenty of torque and resists overheating better than 2-pole alternatives. The motor comes pre-wired with flexible silicone wires that ease wire routing in tight spaces and work in conjunction with 3.5mm bullet connectors to reduce power-robbing resistance and heat. The package is rounded out by triple insulated windings, a hardened steel shaft, and oversized ball bearings.
Muchmore have introduced the Fleta M8.1 Black 180A brushless speed controller for 1/8th scale applications. The 6S LiPo-compatible ESC measures a compact 44.8x45x23.2mm and it is housed in a machined and black anodised aluminium case with Flow-Max design for maximised cooling. The triple power capacitor ensure high power output and a linear throttle feeling while the included ultra high RPM fan is protected by an aluminium guard. The controller comes with the new M8 V2.0 firmware that is adjustable using the optional Fleta Super High Response programming card. The speedo is usable with sensored and sensorless 2 to 6-pole motors and it will hit stores soon.
Trinity have introduced the new LiPo Factory 1S 7000mAh 90C LiPo battery pack. Made from high-performance 90C cells and coming in a protective hardcase with 5mm bullet-type connectors, the batteries target club and intermediate level racers that seek affordable yet performance driven products. The 1S pack offers standard “1/12th scale” dimensions and it is available now.
New from Hobbywing for their XeRun XR10 Pro ESC comes this optional top case. A direct replacement for the standard aluminium top case, this new version has a larger heatsink footprint, and so accepts a larger diameter fan than the standard version, as well as featuring taller fins for more surface area to improve cooling. In testing with their team drivers this optional item showed a significant drop in operating temperatures for the ESC which makes it ideal for tracks where the speedo would normally run hotter. Available in anodised black or orange.
Coming from Yokomo are the new Zero 2 series sport-level brushless motors. Featuring a newly designed and black anodised aluminium can the motors are available in a range of windings including 6.5T and 8.5T modified as well as 10.5T to 30.5T stock variants. The fully enclosed design without cooling openings result in a motor that requires very little maintenance even when operated in dusty conditions and the motors come pre-wired with bullet-type connectors, compatible with many entry and sport-level brushless speed controllers.
Yokomo have updated their line of high-performance brushless speed controllers and now introduce the BL4 series. The range includes the BL-Pro4, BL-RS4 and BL-SP4 with the BL-Pro4 being a top-of-the-foodchain ESC with an all-aluminium case, 1-cell LiPo booster, a new cooling fan and an aluminium cooling fan guard. A new firmware allows for better control over the boost, turbo delay and slope functions as well as the brake frequency. On top of this the controller sports all-black wiring for that cool factory look.
Coming from Japanese company Modify is the Electrical Grid power distributor. Measuring a compact 60x65x30mm the distributor features four 4mm tube-type outputs, two switches and two 5V/2A USB charge outputs to power up to six different devices from a single power source. Included with the box comes a suitable connection cable.
Coming from Arrowmax is the multi-nation travel adapter that allows to use AC devices in a range of countries. Offering Asian, UK, Europe and US plug pattern, the device also sport a USB port with a maximum of 2.1A output. Compact and lightweight the adapter is easy to store and transport and it comes with a handy pouch.