During this week’s Shizuoka Hobby Show in Japan Sanwa have introduced the new Super Vortex Gen2 and Super Vortex Stock Type brushless speed controllers. Starting with the Super Vortex Gen2, the controller is the follow-up model of the Super Vortex Zero and features SSR and SSL compatibility, it can make use of the Code 10 feature for M12S and Exzes ZZ radios and it also sports improved telemetry functions. All that is housed in a new all-aluminium case and the controller is fully programmable using Sanwa’s optional programming box.
Hobbywing have introduced their new WiFi Express module for the use with the Xerun and Ezrun range of brushless speed controllers. Used in lieu of the LCD Programming Box the device allows for easy setting changes of the controller’s software using an iOS or Android-based mobile device while also giving access to the data logging feature of the XR10 Pro speed controller. On top of this the module makes for easy firmware updates to stay up-to-date with the latest releases. The device is powered by the controller’s build-in fan port, it measures 25.7×25.7×8.8mm and weighs in at only 11g.
Reedy have introduced the Blackbox 1000Z+ Competition ESC, a simple-to-use, economical and powerful ESC that features timing options for Modified class racers as well as zero-timing blinky mode for Spec class racers. Excellent throttle and brake feel, a wide range of adjustability and robust hardware make the Blackbox 1000Z+ suitable for a variety of racing applications.
Hobbywing’s long awaited XR10 Pro brushless speed controller is finally available to the public. The follow-up model of the successful Xerun V3.1 features an aluminium case and an efficient hear dissipating system for maximum cooling even in high ambient temperatures and in demanding racing conditions. Taken over from the V3.1 is the build-in on/off switch that keeps external wires to a minimum while offering a maximum of protection thanks to being completely waterproof, dustproof and shock resistant. Another feature is the switch mode BEC that allows to select standard 6V or high-voltage 7.4V output while delivering up to 4A of current for power-hungry servos. On the software side of things the XR10 Pro offers 10 pre-set programmes for 1/10th and 1/12th classes as well as on-road and off-road racing. Adjustable throttle and brake PWM frequencies allow for precise and accurate throttle and brake control for both modified and stock racing and on top of this Hobbywing’s top-of-the-foodchain 1/10th speedo also supports wireless programming, updating and data reading with the help of an optional WiFi module. For those who prefer a more standard programming, the controller utilises a separate programming and fan port as seen on the previous V3.1. The controller is available in a range of colours including black, orange and red to match with the car’s colour tone and it is available from now on.
Coming soon from GForce is a 10.5T motor and 90A speed controller combo package for drift cars. The set includes the sensored Raijin 10.5T drift motor and the TS90A speed controller with the motor featuring large venting openings, a 3-piece aluminium motor can and an internal fan to lower the running temperatures. The included TS90A controller is highly adjustable, it sports turbo functions, a large heatsink and it is adjustable using GForce’s own Progbox programming device. The package will become available this month.
Team Associated have introduced the Reedy SC1000-DB sensorless brushless speed controller. Splash-proof for maximum durability, its robust design installs in most 1/8th buggies, truggies, and monster trucks and it comes pre-wired for two batteries and features individual low voltage cut-off circuits for protection from over-discharge and improved safety. On the motor side of things the speedo comes factory-wired with 4mm gold-plated connectors.
Coming soon from Muchmore is the Fleta M8 sensored brushless speed controller for 1/8th scale vehicles. Housed in a machined aluminium case with incorporated Flow-Max heat sink the speedo is usable with up to 6S LiPo batteries, it can handle 2 to 6-pole sensored and sensorless motors and sports an adjustable high-voltage BEC system with up to 7.2V/6A output. An ultra high RPM fan with fan guard keeps the running temperatures low and the controller is highly adjustable using Muchmore’s Super High Response program card.
Vigor RC have introduced a new fan protector and heat sink for the fans of electronic speed controllers. CNC-machined from 7075 aluminium and coming black anodised and with machined silver details the add-on protectors are meant to increase the airflow pressure while adding cooling surface, which can lead to an eight to ten percent lower ESC temperature. The protector is available for 25mm and 30mm fans.