Team Powers have released first information on their forthcoming M-Radon sensored brushless speed controller and sensored MBX brushless motor. Aimed towards the use in 1/27th mini-size cars, 1/10th motorcycles and other applications, the speed controller makes use of hardware and software ideas taken over from the Radon V2 1/10th speed controller to create a powerful yet widely adjustable ESC that allows for adjustable drive and brake frequencies, power band control and even data recording functions. The controller is adjustable using a simple LED programming card or an optional PC interface and it is usable with 2S LiPo packs and up to 10,000kv brushless motors. As for the motor, the MBX is of a sensored design for improved low-RPM start up without cogging issues, it measures 16x27mm and is available in a 7200kv or 8400kv variant.
Castle Creations have introduced their new 1406 short can sensored brushless crawler motors. Designed with scalers, trail trucks and Ultra 4 racing in mind, the new “slate” colour motors offer high peak power and exceptional low-RPM startup control. Combined with any of Castle Creation’s X series speed controllers these motors will enable drivers to fine tune and set the controllability of their ride to the maximum, or even use the aux wire to toggle between drag brake settings for example. The 4-pole motors come pre-wired and in the four windings options of 1900kv, 2280kv, 2850kv and 3800kv.
HRC Racing have introduced their new line of 540-size brushed motors for hobby applications. The dual ball-raced and fully rebuildable motors are available in four different windings, including “modified” 13T, “stock” 17T and 19T as well as 60T crawler variants. The motors come pre-wired and they will hit stores in May.
LRP have introduced the WorksTeam 41mm aluminium fan mount. Suitable for most 1/8th scale brushless motors, the clamping design mount is machined from high-quality aluminium and it comes blue anodised and with engraved LRP logos. The lightweight yet durable design allows to mount two 40mm fan units in order to optimise motor cooling for improved overall performance and longer motor life.
Yokomo have introduced the new Racing Performer M3 series of electric 540-class competition brushless motors. Of an all-new design the motor features a redesigned stator, magnet and rotor for an optimised balance between RPM and torque with Yokomo’s top drivers Naoki Akiyama and Christopher Krapp being responsible for the fine-tuning of the overall package. The M3 series is available in 3.5T to 8.5T modified and 13.5T, 17.5T and 21.5T stock windings from April on.
Scorpion’s RS-3420 21.5T ETS electric brushless motor builds on the proven RS-3420 series modified and stock motors for exceptional performance and drivability. It features a 12.5mm rotor with patented screw-type surface for maximum torque and low running temperatures while a built-in cooling fan further reduces internal heat built-up. The can’s heatsink design offers up to 200 percent more cooling surface compared to plain can motors while a special design allows to maximise the copper fill of the windings. The motor, that is the hand-out motor for the Formula class of the Euro Touring Series, comes with special ETS markings for easy identification and it is available now.
Coming from Factory RC is the ROAR motor tech plate. This go/no go tech plate allows for quick inspection of any ROAR-approved motor for physical dimension requirements. The plate is machined from 2.25mm carbon look plate to the maximum tolerances allowed by ROAR. This allows the individual inspecting motors for legality to use a non magnetic tool to inspect the rotor and can for dimensions to assure legal racing. The rotor can be inspected using the length and diameter slot which also inspects for the 7.00mm internal OD shaft. There is also a pass through hole for the rotor body as well. Notches help to inspect the can diameter and length, as well as the 14.5mm “plug” go/no go gauge for the can/stack. This leaves only the stack length for inspection with a pair of digital callipers to finalise inspection which is easy to do since the stack is not magnetic. All measurements are clearly marked and the plate has so far been successfully used at various races.
Coming from Reedy is the Sonic 540-M3 25.5T ROAR spec brushless motor. Built to meet ROAR’s unique guidelines for 25.5 turn motors used in Formula and VTA racing classes, the motor’s resistance measures at the minimum legal value and it shares the same features list as the rest of the 540-M3 line. The M3 series utilises CNC-machined 3-piece cans, aluminium end caps, low-resistance, silver-plated solder tabs, optimised air cooling and dual precision ball bearings.