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.
Coming soon is Hobbywing’s all-new XR10 Pro brushless speed controller for 1/10th scale applications. Developed in co-operation with Hobbywing North America the ESC was on show during last weekend’s Reedy Race of Champions and it was designed with both modified and stock racing in mind. It features a redesigned all-alloy can, a new processor and it is meant to be better in all aspects as it offers an even wider adjustment range, better and more adjustable brakes, and improved throttle response for both modified and stock racing. New to the XR10 Pro are also special modified racing throttle profiles. The XR10 Pro will become available this Spring.
Reds Racing have released a first official teaser image of their long awaited 1/8th brushless speed controller. Designed using state of the art micro components, the TXX Pro features advanced tuning options, an ultra low-profile billet aluminium case, a 30mm cooling fan and it will offer ultra-smooth and precise throttle and braking control. More information will become available soon.