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.
Following the introduction of the FlowX TC Spec speed controller LRP now also released information on the FlowX Offroad. Built using the same all-new hardware, the Offroad spec controller comes with a longer receiver lead than the TC Spec for easier mounting in 4WD vehicles while also sporting the new v3.1 firmware with off-road specific features such as the BDX-O brake. New timing features ensure improved drivability in demanding track conditions and increased top speed when needed. The ESC comes including hardware to mount optional fan units, with a 200mm sensor wire and it supports LRP’s external programming device that is scheduled for a later date.
Scorpion have introduced their new Vanguard S2-50 Clubrace speed controller. Aimed at spec class racing the compact ESC can be run with down to 13.5T motors, it features a 6V/3A BEC system, an aluminium heatsink, a 50A current rating as well as blinky mode and zero timing settings along an adjustable RPM limit mode to equal the performance when running different motors in RPM-limited spec racing classes. A V-Link cable for increased adjustably and a fan unit for racing in high ambient temperatures are available separately.
Following a first teaser image Team Orion have now officially introduced the all-new HMX 10 Modified brushless speed controller. Designed from the ground up the all-new speedo makes use of the HMX technology that was developed by World Champions Team Orion and Nexus Systems, a company that provides high-performance electric motion and propulsion solutions for aerospace and industrial customers. The HMX technology describes the combination of the ESC hardware and an Android and iOS smartphone app that makes it possible to adjust the controller without bulky boxes or devices but only an optical cable (Android) or a Bluetooth dongle (iOS).
ORCA have released a first teaser image of their forthcoming R32 competition brushless speed controller. Follow-up model of the VX3, the speedo will feature new hardware in the form of a high-speed 32-bit processor, lower resistance MOSFETs and a redesigned circuit board for overall higher performance. In addition the controller, that is set for a release early this year, will come with a new firmware that offers a more user-friendly design, the ESC will have stronger brakes and will allow for simple firmware updates using a MircoSD card. More information and images become available in time for the release.
Yeah Racing have a new high-performance fan unit available, the Typhoon Signal 10 Master Competition. Named after the strongest hurricane level in the Saffir Simpson Scale the 40mm unit is high-voltage compatible, allowing to use it with up to 8.4V input, it is dual ball-raced, comes with highly heat-resistant black silicone wires and a Futaba-style connector.