SMC have introduced their new Race Formula RF-160 ESC for both modified and stock racing with the stock racing ‘blinky’ mode meeting ROAR specs and will be submitted to ROAR for approval soon. The ESC features high quality and powerful FETS, an all-aluminium case for maximum cooling, built in switch, user updatable firmware and can be programmed with the program box or a computer program. In addition to the new RF-160 ESC SMC also have a full range of silicone wire and flexible sensor cables of various lengths to support the ESC.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The Vortex R8 Pro X is Team Orion’s latest “no limit” 1/8th scale brushless speed controller. Building on the proven R8 Pro the speedo features improved internals for lower internal resistance and a new housing with an aluminium lower case. In sum the updates allow for up to 220A constant current and 6S-compatibility even with fast 1/8-size motors. Other features include adjustable 6V-7.2V BEC voltage to make the most out of today’s high-voltage servos, a new fan protection system improves durability and a proven firmware makes adapting the ESC to various motor types easy. The controller is programmable using Team Orion’s optional programming box and compatible with sensored and sensorless motors.
Source: Team Orion [teamorion.com]
Friday, August 1, 2014
After more than half a year of development and testing, Hobbywing announce the latest firmware release for their flagship Xerun V3.1 car series controller. The new “V3.2_140627_Beta” firmware offers improved bottom end feel with lower motor temperatures. Development has also focused on improving the brake operation when running super fast boosted programs. Brake linearity is retained whilst still providing exceptional brake power. World Champion team drivers Atsushi Hara and Andy Moore have both helped developing the new firmware, and highlight the improved feel throughout the throttle and brake profiles. The latest firmware version is available for download here.
Source: Hobbywing [hobbywing.com]
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Made for the use with GForce’s TS120A, TS90A and 1S120A speed controllers is the the Japanese manufacturer’s new Wi-Fi Link module. The device allows to adjust the speed controller’s software parameters using an iOS or Android-based mobile device. Plugged into the programming port of the ESC and mated with your mobile device the module is used in place of the standard programming box for a more convenient adjustment of the various throttle, boost and brake parameters.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Available now from German company Hacker is their latest 1/8th brushless speed controller, the Tensoric8.2. Designed for the use with 2S to 6S LiXX cells, the speedo builds on the experience gained with the Tensoric8 and it features a completely redesigned and more powerful PCB power control board, a newly designed heatsink and a switched high voltage BEC system that allows to choose between 6V or 7.4V output for the use with standard or high-voltage compatible servos. All that is housed in a new fibre-reinforced case with lower aluminium heatsink. Mounting holes in the lower case make it possible to mount the speedo to the chassis or radio tray, doing away with the need to use double-sided tape which results in improved reliability. From stock the ESC comes with a software profile optimised for Hacker Skalar8 brushless motors but with the use of the optional Progbox V1 or V2 the controller can also be adapted to any other brushless motor while allowing to fine-tune the countless software parameters as well.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Italian company EZPower introduce their new brushless speed controller called Mr. Kong II. The sensorless ESC has a 150A rating and is 2S to 6S LiPo compatible, making it ideal for 1/8th on-road, off-road and monster truck models alike. The controller comes pre-wired with Traxxas high-current connectors and features adjustable drag brakes, throttle/brake curves, motor timing and punch setting as well as reverse motor rotation and thermal protection. All software features can be set using a one-touch button or an optional program card.
Source: EZPower [ezpower.it]
Friday, May 30, 2014
Available soon from GForce is the TS 50A Type-C sensored brushless speed controller. The “non-boost” club-level speedo measures 35.3×32.4×19.7mm, and is made for the use with 2S LiPo batteries. A burst current of 300A allows to use down to 8.5T motors in on-road and 11.5T motors in off-road applications while the GForce’s optional Progbox helps to fine-tune the throttle and brake settings when needed. The speed controller come pre-wired with Tamiya-compatible battery and motor plugs and sports a dust-protected on/off switch for added security.
Friday, May 16, 2014
Seen for the first time at this year’s Nuremberg International Toyfair Team Orion’s latest competition 1/10th scale speed controller is about to hit the market. The Vortext R10.1 is the follow-up model of the successful R10 and features a new case design with a new-shape heatsink, a slightly redesigned black-colour case, a rubber cap to close the empty sensor port when needed and also all-black receiver and switch wires. Inside the 2S-compatible R10.1 sports new hardware for a lower internal resistance and increased current load capacities. The firmware also received an update for added punch in “boosted” stock classes while offering improved overall drivability to make for even smoother throttle response. We understand that the controller becomes available very soon.
Source: Team Orion [teamorion.com]
Wednesday, May 14, 2014