The Tekin RX8 Gen2 brings new features and next level performance to the popular RX8 series speed controls. Designed using today’s state of the art micro components, the Gen2 delivers advanced tuning options for the hardcore racer. When it comes to 1/8th scale racing, this ESC has what racers demand, reliability, precise control and unmatched power handling capability. Packed with new features, it delivers a programmable high-voltage BEC, an EZ Access Port for HotWire communication and Datalogging capabilities in a small sized package.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
2013 was looking to be a tough year for Graupner / GM-Racing after parent company Graupner GmbH & Co.KG went insolvent. From the ashes comes a new company Graupner/SJ GmbH which has been founded by SJ Incorporated. Having purchased some assets like the Graupner and GM-Racing brand names, well known and respected racer Ralf Helbing, who used to be the head of development, has now taken over control of Graupner’s business activities as its managing director. The first new GM/SJ products to hit the shelves will be the GM/SJ Race motor series as well as the new GM Genius Pro speedo which is currently being tested by team drivers and has already sparked a lot of interested amongst drivers and competitors. Expect those products very soon along with many more to come such as the X8-E high-level car radio with which it will be possible to change the speedo setup during a practice run without leaving the rostrum.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Hobbywing have introduced their new Xerun V3.1 1S speed controller. The dedicated 1/12th scale offering is based around the conventional V3.1 but features a BEC system with voltage booster that creates a regulated 6V/3A BEC output for the steering servo from the 1S 3.7V drive battery. This feature does away with the need to use a separate receiver battery pack. Coming in a full CNC-machined aluminium case with built-in on/off switch the controller not only does away with the need for an external receiver battery pack but also sports build-in capacitors for a tidy wiring. The 120A rated speedo is useable with motors down to 3.0T, measures 37.5x31x21.8mm, weights 37.8g and is as highly adjustable as all Xerun V3 controllers.
Source: Area52 [area52.cc]
Saturday, March 30, 2013
The RS Gen2 brushless speed control from Tekin is the next generation in intelligent operating motor drive technology. Continuing the proven award-winning legacy of the RS family, the Gen2 is fitted with today’s state of the art components. Packed with new features, the RS GEN2 delivers a programmable high-voltage BEC, an EZ Access Port for HotWire communication and Datalogging capabilities in a small sized package. Rated for 8.5 turn motors and higher, this is the perfect ESC for both experienced and new racers.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Vampire Racing is currently working on the SR8 Plus brushless speed controller for 1/8th electric vehicles. The purpose-designed speed controller will feature a CNC-machined aluminium case, latest generation MOSFET technology for a true 180A continuous rating and an improved PTS 2 power timing system for optimised drivability. A prototype of the SR8 Plus will be on show at next week’s Nuremberg Toy Fair.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
New from Hobbywing come the updated Xerun 120A V3.1 and 90A V2.1 controllers. Starting with the 120A variant, the updated version of the V3 now features an aluminium lower case for better heat dissipation, an updated heatsink design for better airflow and cooling as well as silicone-sealed sensor and fan connectors for dust protection. The V3.1 also comes with updated firmware that sports different neutral range and turbo timing settings. Also new is the Xerun 90A V2.1, the follow-up model of the 60A controller. The controller comes with a different hardware for higher performance, a 5.5T motor limit and 360A burst current rating. Both ESCs are available from February.
Friday, January 18, 2013
The Dynamite Fuze 70A ESC is the newest addition to the Fuze ESC lineup. The ESC is waterproof, completely programmable and comes pre-wired with a high-current EC3 connector. The 70A design makes the ESC extremely robust and will handle the extreme power demands from today’s brushless motors. The ESC will work with most sensorless brushless motors and is 3S LiPo and NiMH compatible. The ESC was designed specifically to work with most on- and off-road 1/10-scale applications.
Source: Dynamite [dynamiterc.com]
Friday, January 11, 2013
Castle Creations have introduced their new Mamba Monster 2 and Sidewinder 3 ESCs. The Monster 2 is just as mean as his older brother but is now waterproof meaning you can power your 1/8th buggy or truck through just about any conditions. It is intended for on-road, buggies, truggies and monster trucks running up to 6S LiPo and tipping the scales at up to 15lbs. The innovative new case allows for fan changes, if necessary and solder posts now permit users to change battery wire length and direction as needed. The Sidewinder ESC, the 1/10th scale sport brushless ESC, is also now waterproof. The Sidewinder 3 is a great fit for 1/10th off-road, on-road, and rock crawlers running up to 3S LiPo. It sports updated circuitry for faster response time and improved reliability. As always, the Sidewinder 3 offers industry-leading software functions and USB programming capability via Castle Link USB adapter.
Sunday, December 23, 2012