Novak have introduced the new NX4 540-size 4-pole sensored brushless motor. Made for the use in 1/10th scale on-road and off-road vehicles the 3900kv motor offers a lot of bottom end torque thanks to its 4-pole design, making it ideal for heavy vehicles such as 2WD and 4WD trucks. The heatsink can lowers the operation temperature while ABEC 5 bearings and a Kevlar-wrapped rotor make for maximum performance and reliability. Rubber gaskets and a closed motor design help keeping dust and dirt away from the delicate internals. The motor comes pre-wired with 13AWG wire and gold-plated 4mm bullet-type connectors and it will become available soon.
Available soon from Novak is the intermediate-level Hammer 1/10th scale brushless speed controller. The sensored ESC is good for the use with 2S to 3S LiPo battery packs and down to 8.5T motors, making it ideal for a range of on-road and off-road applications. The controller is factory-defaulted to LiPo mode with reverse turned on and drivers can customise the firmware to suit their driving style, including throttle curve, brake power and many other parameters. The firmware also includes thermal overload protection, low-voltage protection, and motor lock-up protection for added reliability. Additionally, on-board diagnostics are standard in the firmware including a motor sensor checking test, error sensing, and on-board temperature diagnostics. Designed with a silicone gasket sealed case, the Hammer is protected from the elements such as water, dirt, and other debris and it comes pre-wired from the factory with gold-plated bullet connectors for easy installation.
Muchmore have introduced the Fleta ZX8 line of 1/8th competition brushless motors. The motor is based on a machined aluminium motor case with a large number of heatsink ribbings and Flow-Max venting hole technology for maximised cooling. The rotor runs in super low-friction ball bearings that offer both high efficiency and exceptional protection against dust and dirt and on top of this the ZX8 is of a dual sensor port design with adjustable timing. The motor is available in a 2050kv and a 1900kv variant and it includes a super flexible sensor wire.
Speedzone have introduced their new Elite Series brushless motor to compliment the Peerless Series. With a more linear feel, this latest offering allows a user to have every available motor option to suit track conditions and racing environments. A variety of turns are available and each motor is built to the highest quality and tolerance. Motors are bench tested to ensure sensor, stator and the ball bearings are all functioning to a strict quality control. Symmetrical vent openings in conjunction with the case and stator structure reduces motor temperature and maximises efficiency during an operating cycle. It also allows for easy stator measurement without disassembly. The Spec motors are produced with a short stator and HT rotor while the Modified motors come with a standard size stator.
Trinity have announced the addition of a dedicated VTA motor to their ReVtech 24K line up. The motor will be based off the new ROAR VTA specifications which are ROAR’s first attempt to recognise this popular spec racing class and it should become available in early March.
SMC have introduced the Totemic 2-pole 540-size sensored brushless motor. The motor’s power band has been tuned to provide a very classic brushless feel with a smooth bottom end, hearty mid range and a brutal top end. Available in 9.5T to 5.5T variants, the 9.5T, 8.5T and 7.5T motors are equipped with 12.3mm diameter rotors, which testing proved to be the best suited for 2WD applications. The 6.5T and 5.5T motors are equipped with 12.5mm diameter rotors for 4WD applications where a harder hitting bottom end can be useful. The motor design has the stator wind only displayed on the stator through the side windows, allowing the stators to be changed and easily keep track of the motor wind.
Scorpion have introduced the RS-3420 electric brushless motor in 3.5T configuration. The super-fast modified motor is best used in 1/10th Touring Car and 1/12th scale applications and it is equipped with a 12.5mm rotor for maximum torque, braking power and performance. Optional 12.0mm high-speed and 12.3mm all-round rotors can be purchased to fine-tune the motor to different track conditions. As with all RS-3420 series motors the 3.5T variant features a screw-type rotor surfaces for improved cooling, a built-in cooling fan as well as a built-in temperature sensor.
Maclan Racing have announced the forthcoming release of their MR4 series motors. The sensored MR4 was specifically design for 4WD SCT racing and it will come with two KV options for different track conditions. Each features a custom stator for the respective KV option to deliver a much higher performance value. The 3500KV was designed for smaller indoor tracks that has more technical turns and excels when that quick burst of power is neeed. The high torque design of the 3500KV MR4 will provide the power to clear all types of jumps without hesitation. The 4150KV was designed for all around conditions. The higher KV and specially designed stator provides super smooth throttle feel and high top speeds.