Yuki Model from Germany have new hardcase LiPo battery packs available in three different configurations. All are built using 5200mAh 45C cells and they come as 7.4V, 11.1V and 14.8V variant, pre-wired with T-plug connectors and JST XH balancer ports. The red colour hardcases measure 137.5mm in length and 46mm in width with the 2S pack being 25mm high, the 3S battery measures a height of 35mm and the 4S pack is 45mm tall.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
German company Absima introduce the Thrust BL 1/10th brushless speed controller and motor combo set for the use with RTR or entry to intermediate level kits. Starting with the speed controller, the 45A rated ESC is housed in a compact plastic case and it features a large heatsink and an integrated fan unit to reduce the temperature during operation. The 2S-compatible controller offers 8 degree fixed timing, a 6V/2A BEC system and automatic battery detection for NiMH and LiPo packs. The controller comes pre-wired with a T-plug connector and includes a 4-pole 3421kv brushless motor with aluminium heatsink can and pre-wired gold-plated bullet-type connectors.
Friday, February 27, 2015
ProTek’s all-new 2S-6S 4-battery parallel charger board will enable to charge up to four batteries simultaneously, while balancing the individual cells of each pack. The board is encased in an impact-resistant custom-molded plastic shell and is compatible with LiPo, LiIon and LiFe batteries. The DC input and battery port are protected with replaceable fuses, and each cell and balance wire is protected with self-resetting poly fuses. The board uses standard T-style connectors and JST-XH balance connectors for the batteries and it should only be used when the charging batteries are of the same cell count, similar age and similar discharge rates.
Monday, February 23, 2015
New from Muchmore comes a LiPo safety bag with built-in heating system to maintain a certain battery temperature while charging in cold ambient temperatures. Keeping the inside at a constant 30 degree Celsius the bag helps to raise the battery’s performance which can be helpful especially when racing stock classes. The heating system works in a voltage range of 7.4V to 13.8V and it is housed in a proper, fire-resistant safety bag. While a safety bag for charging and discharging duties is mandatory at many tracks you may need to check if the track’s or race series’ rules allow the battery heating devices.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Modelix Racing introduces the Ultimate Electro range of LiPo battery packs. Available in several configurations including a 2S 6500mAh 60C standard size battery, a 6000mAh 60C saddle and a 4600mAh 60C shorty pack there are also a lightweight 4200mAh 45C battery and two 14.8V 5200mAh/60C and 3300mAh/25C packs available. The range is rounded out by two 11.1V batteries made from 2200mAh 60C or 35C cells. The 2S and 4S packs feature protective hardcases while the 3S batteries are made using shrink-wrapped semi-hardcases.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
UK Intellect distributors Schumacher introduces the 2015 Spec LiPo battery packs for competition and club racing use. Starting with the competition packs, new is the Super High Voltage SHV range that is meant to offer improved performance and safety and the batteries are available as standard-size 2S 6000mAh and 7800mAh variant, as 6000mAh saddle pack, 5000mAh shorty, 5600mAh square and 7000mAh 1S 1/12th scale pack. All are made using 100C cells. Also new is a 3500mAh 100C low-profile shorty and a 6000mAh 100C 14.8V Monster pack for 1/8th buggies and trucks. Made for club level racing are two economically priced 40C batteries, a 5400mAh standard size pack and a 4000mAh 40C shorty.
Monday, February 16, 2015
Team Orion’s Vortex R8.1 Pro brushless speed controller is a purpose-built 1/8th scale ESC for heavy duty competition use. Based on the World Championship winning R10 Pro the R8.1 offers an aluminium heatsink case, dual sensor ports and an advanced and highly programmable software to fine-tune the throttle and brake settings to your liking. The 4S-compatible controller also sports an adjustable 6V to 7.2V BEC system to allow the direct use with high-voltage compatible servos and a specially designed fan guard helps to protect the highly stressed fan unit.
Friday, February 13, 2015
New from Speed Passion come the V4.0 Stock electric brushless motors. Designed to meet EFRA, BRCA and ROAR specifications the motors build on the V4.0 Modified series in terms of can design but they offer improved cooling vents for better heat dissipation and lowered running temperatures. Taken over from Modified motors is also the new end bell design that incorporates a plug-in system using bullet-type connectors over the standard solder tab design used by other companies. The motors come in a range of windings including 10.5T, 13.5T, 17.5T, 21.5T and 25.5T variants.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015