Hobbywing have introduced the new XeRun XR10 Justock brushless speed controller and Justock 3650 sensored brushless motor. Starting with the controller, the device was especially designed with zero timing/boost racing in mind. Featuring an aluminium upper case with built-in heatsink and making use of internal heat-conductive copper plates the controller stays cool even in high ambient temperatures and in demanding racing conditions. The small footprint allows the controller to be used in a range of classes including touring cars, 1/12th and formula cars and the single-button setup helps to fine-tune the software settings. As usual the controller’s firmware can be updated using the Hobbywing USB Link software and the LCD Program box.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Castle Creation soon have the new Mamba Micro X brushless speed controller available. The waterproof speedo is suitable for 2WD or 4WD vehicles such as the Mini-LST, Half-Eight, Mini-Quake and Spyder vehicles. The controller received a heavy-duty BEC to handle today’s high-draw digital servos and also features a programmable auxiliary wire that allows the user to make “on-the-go” adjustments to several settings, such as torque control and max throttle, directly from a compatible transmitter. This allows to fine-tune the performance of the Micro X to meet changing driving conditions. New to the Micro X is the ability to run sensored brushless motors with the purchase of an optional sensor harness. The Micro X is cable of running on 2S up to 3S LiPo power with a highly-efficient heat sink design to keep the controller running cool, even when pushing it hard in mud, sand and other heavy power applications. The ESC is available as controller only or as controller plus motor combo.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Team Orion have introduced their all-new dDrive 2-in-1 brushless power unit for 1/10th scale on-road and off-road vehicles. The revolutionary system combines a highly efficient and very powerful 4-pole brushless motor and a brushless controller in one simple to use package. Coming from the mind of Oscar Jansen the unit is used in place for the usual motor and is very easy to setup while the integrated system uses only a minimal amount of wires for improved reliability and less hassle especially for beginners. The integrated controller offers three different drive modes, user-adjustable performance settings, overheat protection and low-voltage cut-off while the 4-pole motor is housed in an aluminium heatsink can. The 58mm long unit is splash-proof, it comes pre-wired with a T-type connector and it is available as 2700kv and 3000kv variant.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Castle Creations have announced their new Mamba Monster X brushless speed controller for 1/8th scale buggies and trucks, 1/10th scale monster trucks and generally all vehicles of up to 6.8kg of weight. The 2S to 6S controller is usable with sensored and sensorless motors and it features an adjustable high-voltage BEC system capable of delivering 5.5V to 8.0V output and an additional auxiliary wire that allows to adjust parameters such as torque control and maximum throttle using the auxiliary channel on compatible transmitters. Data logging and Futaba T4PX-compatible telemetry features round out the package. The waterproof ESC with a footprint of 53x49mm weighs in at 111g and it will become available separately or as combo package including the Castle Creations 1515 2200kv or 1512 2650kv brushless motor.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Reedy have introduced their new SC550 Brushed RTR ESC. Water-resistance means maximum reliability and compact footprint allows for easy installation in most 1:10 vehicles. Drivers can opt for forward/brake/reverse or forward/brake only operation as well as LiPo or NiMH modes, depending on the type of battery being used. World-class reliability, user-friendliness and an economical price make the SC550 an excellent alternative to costlier and more complicated brushless systems.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Coming soon from Hobbywing is the Xerun XR8 Plus brushless speed controller for 1/8th scale applications. The 6S LiPo-compatible ESC offers a highly efficient heat dissipation system, a 15A BEC system with selectable 6V or 7.2V output and an advanced electronic switch with improved durability compared to standard mechanical switches. The controller is usable with sensorless brushless motors as well as Hobbywing’s forthcoming new 1/8th sensored motor which can be run in a so called full-sensored mode. More information and the specifications will become available in time for the release.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Italian company Reds Racing have announced the soon release of their long-awaited TX120 brushless competition speed controller. Designed with modified and stock racing as well as on-road and off-road classes in mind the speedo will feature advanced tuning options, an ultra low-profile billet aluminium case, an add-on 30mm fan unit and more. Full details and more images will become available shortly.
Source: Reds Racing [redsracing.it]
Friday, June 19, 2015
LRP have introduced the updated iX8 V2 brushless speed controller for 1/8th scale applications. The second generation of this competition speedo features new hardware components and the v2.6 Team firmware. Overall the controller will stay cooler during the run for more consistent performance and improved brake control which is further helped by the new BR2 brake setting. For a faster take off the ESC’s software also comes with new and more aggressive Initial Drive settings. The package is rounded out by a full set of accessories including a fan unit and pre-soldered power wires.
Thursday, June 11, 2015