UK Nosram distributors Schumacher have introduced the new HD StockSpec brushless speed control. The HD Stock Spec comes pre-installed with the all-new v5.1 software. This software is adapted to the new hardware and new vital features have been added to make it best possible for today’s need in Stock racing. Initial Drive Feel Compensation (IDFC) has been developed especially with Stock racing in mind to maximise the comfort of initial drive feel over the whole race. Activating IDFC will provide initial drive increments depending on the temperature of the motor. This innovative feature will help to match the same power feeling on throttle over the whole race. Users can either select no compensation or adjust more IDFC to match the desired feeling on throttle after the motor gets hotter and battery weaker. Newly developed Stock parameters for the timing allow to unleash the full power potential in all boosted classes. The new BDX-S break rounds off the package for Stock drivers. Four different brake types including BDX-S are now included, enabling maximum braking power with increased response for pin-point accuracy when entering tight corners. By the time of release, Nosram continues to use its well-known system for trackside adjustments with push buttons, with no need to use a separate programming unit. The Nosram HD speed control series however is designed to support external programming device which is planned to be offered later on.
LRP have introduced their new FlowX Stock Spec speed controller. Based off of the standard FlowX speedo the Stock Spec variant features the optimised V5.1 firmware to get the most out of today’s brushless stock motors. The Initial Drive Feel Compensation function for example adapts the throttle curve throughout the run to compensate motor fade and to ensure a constant throttle feeling till the end of a run. Also new is the BDX-S brake purpose designed for on-road and off-road stock racing classes. Other features include a blue anodised all-aluminium case, a black 175mm long receiver wire, a set of lightweight fan mount screws and all-black power wires.
Coming from Italian company 7075.it is a brass lower case for the Hobbywing XR10 Stock Spec speed controller. The part adds about 20 gram of weight to the speedo by simply swapping the original lower case with the optional brass part, helping to gain weight without using additional brass or lead weights in an already crowded touring car chassis.
Team Powers have released first information on their forthcoming M-Radon sensored brushless speed controller and sensored MBX brushless motor. Aimed towards the use in 1/27th mini-size cars, 1/10th motorcycles and other applications, the speed controller makes use of hardware and software ideas taken over from the Radon V2 1/10th speed controller to create a powerful yet widely adjustable ESC that allows for adjustable drive and brake frequencies, power band control and even data recording functions. The controller is adjustable using a simple LED programming card or an optional PC interface and it is usable with 2S LiPo packs and up to 10,000kv brushless motors. As for the motor, the MBX is of a sensored design for improved low-RPM start up without cogging issues, it measures 16x27mm and is available in a 7200kv or 8400kv variant.
Available now from French brand Rusti Design are two carbon fibre ESC fan guards. Cut from 1mm high-quality carbon fibre and thus in most cases usable with the original fan mount hardware, the guards not only look good but they can also prevent damage to the fan’s blades by shielding them from larger debris or the speedo’s wires. The guards are available for 25mm or 30mm fans.
Tekin’s proven RX8 1/8th brushless speed controller has received the Gen3 treatment, featuring a programmable high voltage BEC, data logging capabilities, timing profiles, voltage cutoffs for LiPos, HotWire 3.0 Bluetooth connectivity and more. Utilizing Tekin’s D2 Dual Drive Mode Technology, the RX8 runs both Sensored and Sensorless motor drives seamlessly while the small footprint makes install on any chassis easy with the option of mounting with included hardware for extra security. The controller is usable in a variety of classes including 1/8th off-road and on-road, 1/10th 4WD SCT and even rock crawling. New to the Gen3 are HD Gold-plates solder posts, adjustable torque control, adjustable throttle and brake frequencies, as well as the 6V/7.4V 8A heavy duty BEC system.
Japanese Nosram distributors Active Hobby Products have first information on the all-new Nosram HD competition brushless speed controller available. The controller is housed in a black-coated all-aluminium case, it features heavy duty internals and is good for up to 200A constant current. Like its sibling, the LRP FlowX, the speedo comes as TC Spec variant with a short receiver wire and v4.1 firmware for improved overall performance while the Offroad specific controller utilises a long receiver wire and the v3.1 firmware with advanced timing features and four brake modes. Both controllers sport all-black wires for a stealthy factory look, they can be equipped with optional fan units and they will become available by April.
Japanese company Acuvance has introduced the new Xarvis brushless speed controller for 1/10th scale applications. The speedo is housed in a machined all-aluminium case and it features an integrated on/off switch, a separate receiver wire for convenient replacement and an integrated low-profile high-flow heatsink that can be equipped with an optional fan unit. A dedicated port for an optional programming unit and Bluetooth dongle makes programming of the ESC, that offers a blinky mode as well as several turbo and timing as well as Rev-limiting functions, easy. The controller is available in the three colours of black, red and purple.