Muchmore have introduced the latest incarnation of their Fleta M8 brushless speed controller for 1/8th scale vehicles. The M8.2 features a machined aluminium case with Flow-Max technology for maximised cooling efficiency. The finely ripped heatsink is incorporated into the case for added cooling performance and an additional ultra high RPM cooling fan with aluminium guard further increases heat dissipation when using powerful motors or when running in high ambient temperatures. The M8.2 makes use of Muchmore’s RSS reversible switch system whose optional power switch allows to use the controller with power switch or, with the ESC being always on, switch-less. Also coming with the controller is a triple power capacitor that was designed to assist the latest LiPo technology and deliver a linear throttle feeling.
Coming from Maclan Racing is the new MMax Pico 100A stock racing brushless speed controller. Looking similar to the MMax Pro the Pico is in fact a completely newly designed full aluminium case structure with 13AWG pre-soldered cables and redesigned power capacitor module. The new design reduces weight by 35 percent and sits 3mm lower in height compared to the MMax Pro. The controller adapts the same Microchip PIC32 platform as its big brother for exceptional performance and the ESC also has a redesigned power management control board that enhances durability and power output for extreme stock racing. The package is rounded out by the new B1.0 firmware that provides the best possible throttle and brake control. The speedo will hit stores about mid-September.
Tekin have introduced their new RS Pro Black Edition brushless speed controller and Spec-R motors. Starting with the ESC, the RS Pro Black Edition was developed with ultra low internal resistance in mind to boost the performance of 1S and 2S-powered stock motors. This was achieved by utilising both hardware and software advances in combination with the Ultra Low Resistance ULR circuit design and ULR flex wires. The controller measures 24.5x33x17.25mm, it weighs in at 35g and it has no motor limit, however Tekin recommends their RSX controller for all modified applications as these setups tend to run at higher temperatures and so the billet housing and fan shroud on the RSX will provide more sufficient cooling.
Coming from Castle Creations are two new Racing Editions controller and motor combos for 1/8th E-buggies. Both make use of the Mamba X sensored speed controller that features Castle Creations’s latest firmware for smooth yet powerful throttle and brake control, data logging capacities including motor and speedo temperature and it features a strong 5.25V-8.0V 8A BEC system. A waterproof aluminium housing makes for go-everywhere capabilities and it measures a compact 54.4×35.2×30.0mm while weighing in at 101g. Included in the set are either the ROAR Mod approved 1512-1800kv or ROAR Mod pending 1515-2200kv brushless 4-pole/12-slot motors.
Coming from LRP is the all-new USB Bridge V3 that allows to change firmware versions on the FlowX speed controller. The device comes including an USB cable, 200mm sensor wire as well as a manual and along with the V3 version of the USB Bridge, LRP also have the updated v2.2 firmware tool available for download to support the FlowX series speed controller. In addition to the FlowX the USB interface also supports the original Flow speedo as well as the iX8 and Spin controllers.
Coming from GForce is the TS50A Rev Control brushless speed controller. It offers a compact size of 35.3×32.4×19.7mm, a 6V/2A BEC system and it is usable with down to 8.5T motor in on-road classes and down to 11.5T motors for 1/10th buggy applications. Unique to the Rev Control is an RPM limiter that can be set to values between 10,000 and 20,000 RPM in 500 RPM increments using the optional Progbox device. The controller is rounded out by an aluminium heatsink case as well as a dust-protected electronic power switch.
RC Concept have introduced their all-new SC10R 1/10th brushless speed controller. Featuring the self-developed WTI technology the speedo brings together innovative programming and hardware with the new algorithms and a fast 32-bit processor, making for perfect power and brake control and ensuring the driver always feels perfectly connected to the car. On top of this help Japanese-made high-power FETs to efficiently use the power of today’s high-performance LiPo and LiHV batteries. The water and dust protected ESC is easily programmable using RC Concept’s EC Box or PC software and it has already proven its capabilities by coming in 3rd at this week’s EFRA 2WD European Championship in the hands of Reno Savoya.
Team Powers have introduced the new Radon Pro V3 brushless speed controller. The all-new ESC is substantially smaller and about ten percent lighter than the Pro V2 controller, it features a 6V/7.4V BEC system and a 180A rating. Softer 12AWG wires, a new internal on/off switch, a black receiver lead and the ability to use 25mm or 30mm cooling fans round out the hardware package. On the software side of things the speedo features 1kHZ to 16kHz throttle and brake frequency selection, it sports an RPM lock function to vary the overall powerband of the motor and a more linear boost and turbo function makes for improved drivability.