Capricorn have introduced their new 540-size brushless motors for 1/10th and 1/12th scale applications. Coming with a lightweight can that sports cooling ribs and large vent openings, the hand-built motors feature a balanced rotor and ceramic ball bearings for maximum efficiency and performance. The motor is available as 3.5T to 8.5T modified, 4.0T and 13.5T modified as well as 13.5T, 17.5T and 21.5T stock variant. As for the two 13.5T offerings, the modified motor is making use of a 12.3x5mm rotor while the stock variant comes with a 12.5×7.2mm rotor.
Reds Racing have introduced new high torque variants of their VX 540 13.5T and 21.5T brushless motors. Both offer increased low-RPM torque which can be beneficial especially in high-traction conditions while the top speed remains unchanged compared to the standard motors. The high torque variants, dedicated for blinky touring and formula racing, are also meant to run cooler and with a higher overall performance.
German company Ruddog have introduced their all-new RP690 1/8th scale sensored brushless motor. Developed in close cooperation with the company’s 1/8th scale racing team the motors offers high-class performance thanks to high-quality materials that greatly improve heat dissipation and overall performance. The motor is available as 1800KV, 2000KV and 2200KV variant for all driving styles and track conditions.
Muchmore have introduced the new 12.3x5x25.3mm D-magnet modified linear power rotor for the Fleta ZX range of brushless motors. Specially designed to give milder bottom end torque but improved mid-range power the rotor is ideal for touring cars but also all other applications where an easy driving feeling is helpful.
Coming soon from Trinity is the 24K Certified Plus stock racing brushless motor. Based on the standard 24K the Certified Plus went through specific checks to ensure maximum performance. First up the motor’s rotor asymmetry is being checked which is meant to be a crucial part in building a fast motor. Typically a rotor shows asymmetry values of 0 to 30 plus with Trinity’s Certified Plus motors not exceeding a 4. On top of this each motor comes with red-sealed ceramic bearings and pre-set timing specially dedicated for 2-cell off-road, 2-cell on-road touring or 1-cell 1/12th scale applications. The Certified Plus range of motors will include 13.5T and 17.5T variants, they come with dyno printouts and are available soon.
Available soon from Hobbywing are the all-new Xerun 4268SD G2 and 4274SD G2 1/8th scale brushless motors. Designed especially for the use with the Xerun XR8 and XR8 Plus brushless controller, but also usable with the sensored speed controllers of other brands, the motors feature a built-in chip that allows the speedo to identify the motor in order to maximise the performance while allowing for smoother overall control. Also in combination with Hobbywing’s own controllers Turbo functions as known from the 1/10th scale boosted ESCs are possible in order to extract the maximum performance from the motor. The 4-pole motor is housed in a black anodised aluminium heatsink case with bi-directional timing adjustments, allowing to fine-tune the timing independent from the direction of rotation. Other features include an advanced, patented hall senor system for improved reliability, a 4-pole 8-magnet staggered pole low-cogging torque rotor as well as an O-ring sealed sensor port and gold-plated solder tabs. The 68mm long 4268SD G2 motor is available as 1600kv, 1900kv and 2600kv variant for off-road and on-road applications as well as longer 74mm version with 2250kv rating for off-road trucks.
Coming from Fenix Racing are the DFV2 electric brushless motors. Building on the popular DFV the version 2 offers a redesigned can with additional cooling openings for a lower operation temperature and more consistent performance over a run. Also new are an updated stator with improved wiring and a new epoxy-balanced rotor with 5mm front bearing and improved magnetic strength. Available as 13.5T and 21.5T variant the motors are built to meet EFRA specifications with the company currently seeking homologation for the 21.5T motor to make sure it is legal to race at the forthcoming Euros.
Following the respective modified variants Team Corally have now introduced the Dynospeed 3.0 Spec racing brushless motors. They utilise a machined T6 aluminium can with airflow openings, high-purity copper windings, heavy-duty solder tabs and sintered neodymium magnets. An improved stator design makes for high efficiency and the motors also sport dual sensor ports, adjustable timing and they comply with IFMAR, EFRA, BRCA and ROAR rules. The Spec motors are available in the four stock specific variants of 10.5T, 13.5T, 17.5T and 21.5T.