Novak introduce the new Activ8 V2 brushless speed controller and the HD8 sensored brushless motor for 1/8th scale electric buggy and truggy racing. Starting with the controller, it is of a pure sensor-based design to offer the maximum in drivability and power output. The case features internal shock protection using silicone cushioning to keep the internals from becoming damaged during hard landings, and a gasket seal keeps the elements away even on very dusty tracks. A full-coverage heatsink with direct contact to the Mosfets ensures maximum heat transfer and reliability which is further supported by a large fan unit with fan guard. To feed even the most power-hungry digital brushless servos the controller sports a high-current BEC system with programmable 6.0V to 7.2V output and up to 7A peak current. Software features like Novak’s own X-Drive for a smooth throttle feeling and NovaBrakes for a connected and controlled brake feeling round out the package. All software features are user customisable using the on-board programming feature or Novak’s new Pit Wizard Plus programming box.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Tenshock have a dedicated 2WD short course brushless short course motor available, the SC211. Being of a 4-pole design the sensored motor is housed in a CNC-machined aluminium case with heatsink ribbing and powerful sintered magnets. Sturdy, gold-plated solder tabs make for a reliable connection of the motor and speed controller. The motor weighs in at 166g, it is available in six different Kv ratings of 3300, 3500, 3800, 4400, 4800 and 5200 and included are 12 gauge wires, a sensor cable and a decal sheet.
Source: Tenshock [tenshock.com]
Friday, January 30, 2015
Scorpion have three new optional rotors for the RS-3420 line of electric brushless motors available. First up is the 12.0mm high speed rotor that is designed to improve the maximum RPM produced by the motor while being able to withstand extremely high temperatures. Also new is the 12.3mm all-purpose rotor that offers a good balance of RPM and torque for a linear throttle and brake feeling. Last but not least comes the 12.5mm high torque rotor for maximum power and increased brake and drag brake strength. All rotors are made from high-strength materials and they feature Scorpion’s patented screw-type rotor and cooling fan for lower running temperatures.
Source: Scorpion [scorpionsystem.com]
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
French company RC Concepts introduce a 540-class electric brushless motor and a 120A brushless speed controller, both aimed at 1/10th scale applications. Starting with the EC called motor, it is based around a T6 aluminium can with venting openings for a low overall weight and efficient cooling of the internals. The magnets are of a high-performance neodymium type and the motor offers dual sensor ports, a heatsink timing plate and heavy duty solder tabs. To comply with a wide range of applications the motor is available as 5.5T to 10.5T modified and as a 13.5T stock class variant.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
New from Viper R/C Solutions come the VST Black Edition sensored brushless motors. Available in a wide range of turns from 3.5T to 21.5T, the Black Edition motors offer a completely redesigned all-aluminium structure for 10 percent lighter weight and 15 to 20 percent more RPM and thus higher overall performance compared to the last generation VST motors. The design of the ROAR approved and IFMAR compliant motors incorporates a vented 6061-T6 alloy motor can, with a wide range of tuning rotors being available to fine-tune the performance.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Fantom Racing introduce the Tour Spec 10.5T IONv4 540-size electric brushless motor. Specially built for the new 10.5 Tour class that allows the internal resistance to be a minimum of 7.7 ohms the motor is available in Spec, Team and Works Edition versions while retaining all other specs from the original IONv4.
Source: Fantom [fantomracing.com]
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Muchmore introduce the Fleta ZX 3.5T 1:12 World Champion Spec brushless motor built to the same specifications as used by Marc Rheinard to win the 2014 IFMAR 1/12th scale World Championship title. Housed in a full aluminium can with large airflow holes the motor features a redesigned stator and 12.0mm rotor to make for higher RPM, a super-mild power curve and a low running temperature. The rear timing end plate sports a specially designed protector for the sensor wire and connector that saves all parts from harm.
Source: Muchmore [muchmoreracing.net]
Monday, December 22, 2014
SkyRC introduce a twin motor cooling fan kit for large scale brushless motors with a diameter of 55mm. The part made from heat-resistant material offers a heatsink design, it incorporates two pre-wired 40mm highspeed 7.4v fans and it easily mounts to the motor using two zip ties. The compact design allows to efficiently reduce the running temperature of a wide range of motors used in 1/5th scale models.
Thursday, December 4, 2014