Modelix Racing from Spain have introduced their all-new Ultimate Racing MZ8 Pro brushless motor and MX8 Race brushless speed controller. Starting with the motor, the 690-size unit features a CNC-machined 3-piece 7075 aluminium case with integrated heatsink and it is of a 6-pole design for power and drivability. Strong neodymium magnets ensure high torque and an optimised stator design, dual high-quality ball bearings and pre-soldered quick-change heavy duty connectors make for high reliability. The motor is available in 1900kV and 2100kV variants and it includes pre-soldered wires.
Yokomo have introduced their new BL-RS4D brushless speed controller and Zero 2 Drift Spec brushless motor for 1/10th drift cars. The controller features a laser-etched case and a default software setting developed by Yokomo team driver Takahiro that had proven to be the best basic setup for most conditions. The controller comes with a black receiver wire and and pre-soldered connectors. The controller is available separately or as combo pack with the new 10.5T or 13.5T Zero 2 Drift Spec brushless motor.
Muchmore have introduced aluminium screw sets for their range of Fleta ZX V2 brushless motors. Including three long fasteners for the case and three short countersunk screws for the timing cap, the sets not only are about 65 percent lighter, thanks to being non-magnetic they also increase the overall RPM and performance of the motor compared to the standard steel screws. The sets are available in orange, red or gun metal anodising.
Reedy have introduced their new 550-SL4 sensorless brushless motor for 1/10th scale 4WD RTR vehicles. Due to its sensorless 4-pole configuration, the motor operates powerfully, efficiently, and reliably in a variety of vehicles and applications. The 3500kV rating provides plenty of speed with 2S LiPo batteries but installing a 3S LiPo battery for even greater speeds is also possible. A high-strength rotor provides plenty of torque and resists overheating better than 2-pole alternatives. The motor comes pre-wired with flexible silicone wires and 3.5mm bullet connectors to reduce power-robbing resistance and heat. Triple insulated windings, a hardened 5mm steel shaft, and oversized ball bearings that enhance reliability round out the package.
Available now in a 21.5T fixed-timing variant is Reedy’s Sonic competition brushless motor. Commonly used in GT and Formula classes, and emerging as the entry-level option for the Touring Car class, the motor is designed for performance and value as it features a CNC-machined lightweight can, sturdy solder tabs, dual precision ball bearings, a high-strength rotor and fixed 45 degree timing. ROAR approval is pending and the motor is available now.
Coming from Team Powers and made for their line of 540-class modified brushless motors is a new 12.0×5.0x24.0mm sintered rotor. It is a direct replacement for the stock rotor and will make for smoother acceleration in modified motors which can be helpful on fast tracks or lower grip surfaces.
Coming from Maclan Racing is the new MRR Team Edition V2 brushless motor. The newly-developed power plant was designed with the latest stock racing rules in mind and it features an all-new design stator, sensor unit, motor case, and realigned rotor and sensor position for maximum performance. The motor will become available in 13.5T, 17.5T and 21.5T variants, it weighs in at a lightweight 150g, is 100-percent hand-built and will hit stores in late September.
Fantom have introduced their FR-1 v3 Pro Spec brushless motors. Coming in a new, red-anodised aluminium can the motor utilises a redesigned stator that is made from premium-grade Kawasaki steel while maximum diameter allowed pure copper wire makes for the lowest resistance possible which results in more power and RPM and great fade resistance. The can is heavily machined to maximise heat dissipation and CNC-machined Billet T6 aluminium end plates ensure precision bearing alignment. The motor is rounded out by a newly designed rotor, gold-plated thick copper solder lugs and high-RPM precision bearings. The FR-1 v3 is available as v3R RPM and v3T torque variant to suit different needs and it comes in 10.5T, 13.5T, 17.5T, 17.5T Tour Spec, 21.5T and 25.5T winding options. All of them, except for the 17.5T Tour, are additionally available as Team Works or Team Works Plus motors including ABEC7 hybrid ceramic bearings and more.