Muchmore have introduced the Fleta M8.1 Black 180A brushless speed controller for 1/8th scale applications. The 6S LiPo-compatible ESC measures a compact 44.8x45x23.2mm and it is housed in a machined and black anodised aluminium case with Flow-Max design for maximised cooling. The triple power capacitor ensure high power output and a linear throttle feeling while the included ultra high RPM fan is protected by an aluminium guard. The controller comes with the new M8 V2.0 firmware that is adjustable using the optional Fleta Super High Response programming card. The speedo is usable with sensored and sensorless 2 to 6-pole motors and it will hit stores soon.
New from Hobbywing for their XeRun XR10 Pro ESC comes this optional top case. A direct replacement for the standard aluminium top case, this new version has a larger heatsink footprint, and so accepts a larger diameter fan than the standard version, as well as featuring taller fins for more surface area to improve cooling. In testing with their team drivers this optional item showed a significant drop in operating temperatures for the ESC which makes it ideal for tracks where the speedo would normally run hotter. Available in anodised black or orange.
Yokomo have updated their line of high-performance brushless speed controllers and now introduce the BL4 series. The range includes the BL-Pro4, BL-RS4 and BL-SP4 with the BL-Pro4 being a top-of-the-foodchain ESC with an all-aluminium case, 1-cell LiPo booster, a new cooling fan and an aluminium cooling fan guard. A new firmware allows for better control over the boost, turbo delay and slope functions as well as the brake frequency. On top of this the controller sports all-black wiring for that cool factory look.
Coming from Tekin is the new RX4 rock racing and rock crawling brushless electronic speed controller. The waterproof speedo offers features such as a high-voltage BEC, widely adjustable brake settings, data logging and it can also drive brushed motors. The HotWire PC interface allows for advanced programming and updating and gold-plated solder posts make for easy wire replacing. The controller measures 40.6×50.8×35.5mm, it weighs in at 75.5g and it is usable with 2S to 4S LiPo batteries.
Hobbywing have introduced the QuicRun WP Crawler Brushed electronic speed controller for 1/10th and 1/8th scale crawlers. The compact unit features adjustable PWM frequency and advanced DEO/freewheeling technology for a very linear throttle and driving feel. Fine-tuneable settings such as drag brake and brake force allow for improved vehicle control with a total of 15 different parameters being user-adjustable. On top of this the controller is waterproof for go-everywhere capabilities and it sports a powerful 6V/7.4V BEC system. It comes pre-wired with an XT60 input connector and is adjustable using the incorporated set button or the included LED programming box.
Following first teaser images and brief information, Hobbywing have now officially revealed the XeRun XR10 Stock Spec brushless speed controller. Housed in a black anodised aluminium case with incorporated heatsink the purpose-designed stock class controller is of smaller dimensions than the popular XR10 Pro 160A controller. With a footprint of 31.5×25.6mm and a weight of 28g without wires the speedo makes it easier to place it in crowded environments. Despite the smaller size the controller boasts with a lot of features such as a high-voltage 7.4V BEC system, an 80A rating and it sports a patent pending dual switch design with the internal electronic switch is backed by an additional one that attaches to the rear part of the case, making for easier handling when the car’s body is already installed or when the internal switch is hard to reach. On the software side of things the XR10 Stock Spec is packed with a special firmware that includes pre-configured stock racing profiles for on-road and off-road, it features adjustable throttle and brake PWM frequency settings and the ESC is adjustable using Hobbywing’s WiFi Express module and a mobile device and also using Hobbywing’s LCD programming box.
Coming from R1 Wurks is the new Digital 2 brushless speed controller. Rated at 200A constant current, the controller is usable with modified motors down to 3.0T but a blinky mode for zero timing spec racing makes it usable for non-boosted classes also. Several boost and turbo functions add to the extensive software features that include power delivery and brake strength settings. The unit also features the A.C.L.C. Advanced Component Level Cooling system, this design allows individual Mosfets to transfer heat directly to the upper heatsink. The power switch-less safety first system forces the user to disconnect the battery when its time to power off the controller, minimising the chances of leaving a live battery from draining. The controller is housed in a black anodised case with a specially designed heatsink and it is adjustable using a digital programming box.
Hobbywing have introduced their new XeRun XR8 SCT brushless speed controller for 1/10th scale short course and monster trucks as well as 1/8th scale buggies and on-road cars. At 54.1×37.2×36.1mm the controller is of a more compact design and about 36.5g lighter than the XR8 Plus for easier positioning even in crowded environments. The controller features a built-in high-voltage BEC system with adjustable 6V to 7.4V output to securely power even power hungry high-torque and high-speed servos and it is usable with up to 4S LiPo battery packs. A special firmware makes for ultra-smooth throttle response and off-throttle coasting and the ESC is widely programmable using Hobbywing’s LCD programming box or WiFi module. The speedo is rounded out by a rubber-protected electronic switch.