February 8, 2017

Scorpion Vanguard S2-50 Clubrace speed controller

Scorpion have introduced their new Vanguard S2-50 Clubrace speed controller. Aimed at spec class racing the compact ESC can be run with down to 13.5T motors, it features a 6V/3A BEC system, an aluminium heatsink, a 50A current rating as well as blinky mode and zero timing settings along an adjustable RPM limit mode to equal the performance when running different motors in RPM-limited spec racing classes. A V-Link cable for increased adjustably and a fan unit for racing in high ambient temperatures are available separately.

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February 2, 2017

Team Orion HMX 10 Modified brushless speed controller

Following a first teaser image Team Orion have now officially introduced the all-new HMX 10 Modified brushless speed controller. Designed from the ground up the all-new speedo makes use of the HMX technology that was developed by World Champions Team Orion and Nexus Systems, a company that provides high-performance electric motion and propulsion solutions for aerospace and industrial customers. The HMX technology describes the combination of the ESC hardware and an Android and iOS smartphone app that makes it possible to adjust the controller without bulky boxes or devices but only an optical cable (Android) or a Bluetooth dongle (iOS).

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January 20, 2017

ORCA tease new R32 competition speed controller

ORCA have released a first teaser image of their forthcoming R32 competition brushless speed controller. Follow-up model of the VX3, the speedo will feature new hardware in the form of a high-speed 32-bit processor, lower resistance MOSFETs and a redesigned circuit board for overall higher performance. In addition the controller, that is set for a release early this year, will come with a new firmware that offers a more user-friendly design, the ESC will have stronger brakes and will allow for simple firmware updates using a MircoSD card. More information and images become available in time for the release.

Source: ORCA [orcarc.com]

January 19, 2017

Yeah Racing Typhoon Signal 10 40mm fan

Yeah Racing have a new high-performance fan unit available, the Typhoon Signal 10 Master Competition. Named after the strongest hurricane level in the Saffir Simpson Scale the 40mm unit is high-voltage compatible, allowing to use it with up to 8.4V input, it is dual ball-raced, comes with highly heat-resistant black silicone wires and a Futaba-style connector.

Source: Yeah Racing [yeahracing.com]

January 17, 2017

Trinity purple flat sensor cables

Trinity have introduced two new flat-style sensor cables in a bright purple colour. Available as 105mm and 170mm variant the cables feature industry-standard connectors, making them compatible to all current controllers and motors, and they are made using super-flexible wires, allowing for neat and easy installation.

Source: Trinity [trinityrc.net]

January 13, 2017

Team Orion competition speed controller – Teaser

Team Orion have released a first teaser image of their forthcoming competition brushless speed controller. By the looks of things the speedo in question will be the follow-up model of the successful R10.1 Pro 1/10th ESC with a new, compact 1/8th controller being possible also. We bring you more information on the subject as soon as they surface.

Source: Team Orion [teamorion.com]

January 12, 2017

HPI Flux MLH-2200 BL motor & ELH-6S speed controller

HPI Racing have introduced the Flux MLH-2200 brushless motor and ELH-6S brushless speed controller for 1/8th scale vehicles. Starting with the motor, the 6S-compatible item utilises a machined aluminium case with eleven heat-radiating ribs to help with heat dissipation during demeaning on-track action. Rated at 2200kv the motor also features 10-gauge wires, massive 6.5mm gold-plated connectors and it is of a 4-pole design for high torque, quick acceleration and a stable power output. The sensorless 4274-class motor is usable in most 1/8th buggies and trucks and it is available soon.

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December 23, 2016

LRP FlowX competition brushless speed controller

LRP have officially announced their long-awaited new competition brushless speed controller, the FlowX. Follow-up model to the popular Flow, the all-new ESC (that we exclusively featured back in September) sports an all-aluminium case that comes in a new dark-blue anodising. The power wires are now of an all-black colour as are the flat receiver and switch wires all of which makes for a cool factory team appearance. Also new is the flat power capacitor board that makes for easier mounting. Inside the case the ESC houses new high-end FETs exclusively customised for LRP and a redesigned heavy duty power board with both features allowing for up to 220A constant current. Furthermore the controller features the new V4.1 firmware for easy on-board programming and a heavy-duty standard voltage 6V/6A BEC system. Included with the speedo comes an optional fan unit as well as two sets of alloy screws for standard as well as thicker heavy duty fans. The speed controller is set for a release at the beginning of January.

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