Carisma have released first images and information on their all-new V70R sensored micro brushless speed controller and motor. Purpose-designed for 1/14th to 1/16th scale mini and micro buggies the speed controller is of very compact dimensions with the sensored design allowing for exceptional low-speed throttle smoothness and thus car control without sacrificing performance when it is needed. The software supports blinky and turbo timing options, meaning the speedo is usable in stock and open class racing and the throttle and brake settings can be fine-tuned to the driver’s liking. Depending on the gearing the controller can be used with up to 3S LiPo battery packs and it fully support Carima’s new Racing Mini sensored brushless motors that are available in a milder 4600kv variant and also as high-power 5350kv motor. The motors measure 24×43.6mm and they utilise a 3mm shaft. In addition a programming box is available separately for easy adjustment of the controller. The new motors already prove their performance by taking the top 3 spots at the recent MicroX race with the controller obtaining P2 and P3 overall in the hand of Craig Harris and Keith Robertson.
Following Ronald Volker’s World Championship victory in China, LRP revealed to Red RC that Ronald was using the all new FlowX speed controller in his Yokomo as well as giving us the opportunity to photograph the new speedo which is set for release later this year. A driver who has shown great loyalty to the German brand even during some tough product development periods, the new speedo is very much a joint effort between LRP and Volker. Working with electronics engineer Aleš Dobnikar, Volker made a point of thanking LRP for their “hard work” praising them on the “progress they have made” recently. Although they have won many World titles, LRP boss Jürgen Lautenbach, who was in Beijing, said “this one is special”. Technically the new FlowX is the evolution of the highly popular Flow WorksTeam speed controller with whom the prototype, ran by Ronald, shares its case but the full production version will sport an all-new case whose prototype you can see in our images. When it comes to the technical specifications and software features LRP remain very tight-lipped for now, just stating that the new ESC “pushes the boundaries of speed control technology in every aspect”. The new FlowX speedo is due for release later this year when the full technical details will also be made available.
Coming soon from Muchmore is the Fleta Pro V2 brushless speed controller. The upgraded ESC features the all-new Flow-Max2 aluminium heatsink case that now only improves heat dissipation but it also allows to route the receiver and switch wires on the left or right hand side of the case, depending on the preferred layout. Additionally the on/off switch is now of a plug-able design, allowing to use it or to leave it away – the latter leaves the controller permanently switched on. The option of dropping the switch makes for an overall cleaner wiring while also eliminating a possible error source. Also new with the V2 is the ability to use a fan extension wire to power an additional motor fan without soldering it to the battery terminals and on top of this the speedo now supports HV servos by offering a powerful 6V/7.4V 8A BEC system.
Coming from Wild Turbo Fan is the version 2 BTA speed controller fan mount. Offering a revised fan angle and new carbon fibre guides the mount now channels the cooling air better towards the controller’s heat sink and the motor. The mount fits both 25mm and 30mm ESC mounting patterns and the whole assembly weighs in at only 2.7g without fan.
Scorpion have introduced their new Vanguard S3-80 Turbo Stock brushless speed controller. Building on the S3-140 Modify and S3-80 Super Stock ESCs the new Turbo Stock was especially developed for demanding Stock class racing with 8.5T to 25.5T motors and it offers a wide range of timing and turbo adjustments to make it usable for competitive boosted class racing. The controller is built using military-spec components, it utilises an aluminium heatsink case and features a 6V/3A BEC system, multiple protection features and it is usable with both sensored and sensorless motors. The V-Link cable for easy setup using a PC and a high-speed cooling fan are available optionally.
Trinity have introduced the Motolyser DC 1S booster for all 1S LiPo battery classes. Super small and of a low weight the voltage booster allows to run 1S LiPo-powered 1/12th and 1/10th scale cars without the need for an additional, and heavy, receiver battery pack. The booster features an on/off switch that is mounted right on the PCB for improved durability and reliability and it was used by TQ Marc Rheinard and new IFMAR World Champion, Naoto Matsukura, among others, during this week’s Electric On-road World Championships.
Japanese company Pro-Spec have introduced their new brushless speed controller, developed in cooperation with ORCA. Currently still in prototype stages, also sporting the original ORCA case, the internals are redesigned to offer a smoother power band without sacrificing punch when needed. Also the brake software was renewed, again to smooth out the reactions on brake input but like the throttle characteristics the brake output can be sharpened when conditions call for it. The final ESC may come with an updated case design and we bring you more information on the project once they become available.
Coming from Team Powers are two heavy duty power capacitor boards for 1S and 2S applications. Designed to improve initial motor punch and reduce motor fading over the course of a run, the capacitor boards are ideal for Stock and 1/12th scale racing. The 2S board utilises three capacitors while the 1S unit is of a smaller two-cap design with both featuring sturdy and easy-to-mount aluminium cases and heavy duty solder tabs. Both boards are made for the use in place for the speed controller’s stock capacitors and they are available soon.