Muchmore have introduced their new Impact Linear FD2 series LCG LiPo battery pack. Made from high performance 110C cells the battery is only 22.3mm tall, meaning its use will lower the car’s centre of gravity compared to the class-standard 25.1mm packs. With a capacity of 6400mAh it is good for the use in modified and stock classes alike and the weight of only 271g also reduces the vehicle’s overall weight, allowing to put weight where it is needed.
Available soon from Hobbywing are the all-new Xerun 4268SD G2 and 4274SD G2 1/8th scale brushless motors. Designed especially for the use with the Xerun XR8 and XR8 Plus brushless controller, but also usable with the sensored speed controllers of other brands, the motors feature a built-in chip that allows the speedo to identify the motor in order to maximise the performance while allowing for smoother overall control. Also in combination with Hobbywing’s own controllers Turbo functions as known from the 1/10th scale boosted ESCs are possible in order to extract the maximum performance from the motor. The 4-pole motor is housed in a black anodised aluminium heatsink case with bi-directional timing adjustments, allowing to fine-tune the timing independent from the direction of rotation. Other features include an advanced, patented hall senor system for improved reliability, a 4-pole 8-magnet staggered pole low-cogging torque rotor as well as an O-ring sealed sensor port and gold-plated solder tabs. The 68mm long 4268SD G2 motor is available as 1600kv, 1900kv and 2600kv variant for off-road and on-road applications as well as longer 74mm version with 2250kv rating for off-road trucks.
Arrowmax have introduced their new line of low-profile LiPo battery packs. First up is the 7.4V 6000mAh pack made from high-performance 55C/110C cells. Just 22.5mm tall the pack makes for an overall lower centre of gravity compared to standard 25mm batteries which can lead to faster cornering and improved lap times. Targeting both Modified and Stock touring car racers the battery features 5mm gold-plated connector tubes and it is available now.
New from Muchmore comes the 40mm Turbo cooling fan. High-voltage compatible the unit is good the for the use with 6V to 8.4V input, allowing for a high airflow and effective cooling. Coming in an all-black design for a stealthy factory look the fan is ideal for motor cooling in hot ambient temperatures.
Coming from Fenix Racing are the DFV2 electric brushless motors. Building on the popular DFV the version 2 offers a redesigned can with additional cooling openings for a lower operation temperature and more consistent performance over a run. Also new are an updated stator with improved wiring and a new epoxy-balanced rotor with 5mm front bearing and improved magnetic strength. Available as 13.5T and 21.5T variant the motors are built to meet EFRA specifications with the company currently seeking homologation for the 21.5T motor to make sure it is legal to race at the forthcoming Euros.
Coming from HRC Racing is the TSW LiPo safety bag. The industry-standard bag allows to store up to two 2S packs and it is made from fire-resistant material to reduce harm created in case a LiPo battery goes boom during charging, discharging or storage. Safety bags line this are mandatory at many tracks with the HRC variant sporting red and white logos all over it for easy recognition.
Japanese company GForce have introduced their new Catapult R LiPo battery packs. The batteries are available in four different specifications including a 3300mAh and 4200mAh 60C and 5200mAh and 5800mAh 70C variants all of which utilise updated hardcases with through-type connectors. The packs also sport split-type stickers to allow for easy mounting using tape and they will become available by the end of May.
Coming from Xenon Racing are the NovaTested high-performance 1/12th scale LiPo battery packs. Available as 7.4V 3200mAh 110C and 3.7V 8000mAh 100C pack, the batteries are of a low-profile design and tested for performance with the voltage and capacity test results written down individually. While the 1S pack is intended especially for 1/12th scale racing the 2S pack is also good for the use in 1/10th 2WD buggies and other applications.