Some time ago we reported about Scorpion Power System, long known for their high-performance aircraft brushless motors, entering the car market. After extensive testing with the help of internationally experienced drivers like Meen V. and Charlee P. the motors are now ready to hit the market. We have no detailed information about the specifications and features but looking at the image Scorpion dealer/distributor Spec-R released, the motors build on a 3-piece can with a heatsink middle part with large ventilation openings who also act as windows to check the winding markings. The front and rear endplates sport huge milled out sections, again to help with airflow. Also visible are heavy duty solder tabs. For now the motors will become available as 4.5T to 8.5T “Modified” and 10.5T and 13.5T “Stock” variant.
Source: Spec-R [spec-r.com]
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Coming this July is Novak’s new 4PHD 4-pole electric brushless motor for 4WD short course trucks. The motor is developed specifically for the high power demands and extreme running conditions seen by today’s popular 4WD short course racing and extreme bashing. Measuring 35.9×66.5mm, the sensored motor packs the punch of larger 550-size, 2-pole motors, and offers drivers the instantaneous throttle response achieved by 4-pole motors. The 4PHD is available in a 4600 kV rating, has an ultra-duty Neodymium rotor that is Kevlar-wrapped and rides on high-RPM ABEC 5 ball bearings. The 4PHD will become available separately or as combo including Novak’s recently updated Crusher speed controller.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Speed Passion introduce their latest competition electric brushless motor called the V4.0. Based on the experience gained with the V1.0 to V3.0 series, that won multiple titles including World and European Championships, the 4.0 features a completely new design with an updated can, newly designed front and rear endbells as well as severely other refinements. Different from its predecessors the new motor makes use of bullet-type connectors for the speedo wires whereas the previous versions had the bullet-type connectors mounted into the endbell. The design allows for the use of connectors or direct soldering of the wires for even more efficiency. The motor also offers a new endbell timing system and we understand that it will come in “modified” winding options first.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Hirosaka Racing Products introduce a new line of brushless stock motors. They are based around a black anodised can with huge venting holes, they offer adjustable timing and heavy-duty solder tabs. The motors will become available all popular “stock” windings from 10.5T up to 21.5T and are usable for on-road and off-road applications alike.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Novak introduce a new budget brushless motor and speed controller combo for 4×4 short course trucks. Included is the proven 6.5T 3400kv Ballistic 550 brushless motor and the newly updated Crusher brushless speed controller. The ESC offers 2S to 4S operating range, a 5A BEC system, complete on-board programming, a sealed case, auto-detect LiPo cutoff, and ESC thermal protection. The sensored system is ideal for bashers, club racers and speed fanatics alike.
Source: Novak [teamnovak.com]
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Muchmore Racing have two new rotors for the Fleta ZX Modified brushless motors available. First up is the super mild 12.0x5x25.3mm rotor that offers a mild power curve, ideal for 2WD and low-traction applications. The rotor comes with a grey marking ring and laser-etched size markings. The second new rotor is the larger diameter 12.8x5x25.3mm high power band offering. It comes with a blue marking ring and is ideal for all applications that require a high-torque motor such as 4WD buggies and touring cars.
Source: Muchmore [muchmoreracing.net]
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
German Hobbywing distributors Hype introduce the Quicrun series of “sports” brushless motors and speed controllers. The controllers are developed to work with sensorless and sensored motors and are LiPo and NiMH battery compatible. There is also a waterproof line of controllers available and a port for an optional programming card makes adjusting the speedos to your likings easy. Available are a 30A 1/16th scale ESC, two 60A 1/10th controllers with and without sensor port, as well as a 150A 1/8th variant. As for the motors, Hobbywing comes with a 3800kv sensorless 1/10th scale and 2000kv sensorless 1/8th scale offering beside four 1760kv to 3450kv sensored 540-size motors.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Following yesterday’s announcement of the 2-pole S-Pro2 brushless short course motor SkyRC now also introduce a 4-pole variant. Built around a T6 billet aluminium heatsink can the motor is of a 4-pole/12-slot design and features neodymium magnets, a sensored design, high RPM oversized bearings and high-purity copper windings. The motor is compatible with sensored and sensorless motors alike, it measures 38×63.5mm and comes in five kv variants from 4300kv down to 1850kv.
Source: SkyRC [skyrc.com]
Wednesday, April 16, 2014