Muchmore have introduced their new Fleta ZX8 low cogging torque 1/8th scale electric brushless motor. It features an all-aluminium heatsink design case with Flow-Max technology for lower operation temperatures as well as high RPM super low-friction ball bearings for increased performance and improved efficiency. Other features include adjustable timing in a 0 to 10 degrees range, dual sensor access ports for convenient wiring as well as a 4-pole, 8-magnet staggered pole rotor for smooth throttle control. The motor measures 69mm x 42.5mm and it comes in a 1900kV variant.
Reds Racing have introduced their new VX2 540-size brushless motor line. With a new low internal resistance design the motor offers improved performance and efficiency while the new high airflow can enhances cooling efficiency by 20 percent compared to the 1st generation motor. The new high power stator does away with a separate insulator which reduces weight and improves cooling while pure copper wires and low resistance collector rings guarantee a maximum in power and RPM. The motor complies with IFMAR, ROAR, BRCA and JMRCA rules and it is available in 5.5T to 8.5T modified as well as 10.5T, 13.5T, 17.5T, 21.5T and 25.5T stock windings.
Muchmore have introduced their new Fleta ZX V2 Specter brushless outlaw stock motor. It builds on the proven ZX V2 setup but features a special short stack stator for reduced internal resistance and a sintered rotor with the combination of both being good for up to 35 percent more power output compared to traditional stock motors while delivering a maximum in terms of RPM and torque. In addition the 12.3×5.0×24.2Z MR-FZR27TiZ rotor with titanium shaft makes for a lower rotation mass, resulting in razor-sharp throttle response. Other features include Grade 5 ball bearings, an aluminium endplate for improved heat dissipation as well as silver-plated solder tabs. The motor does not comply with ROAR and EFRA rules and is available in 13.5T, 17.5T and 21.5T windings.
Coming from Power Star is the new PS-540 brushed crawler motor series. Designed exclusively for rock crawlers and trail trucks, the motor features high-torque magnets for strength, heat resistance and perfect throttle feel while hard brushes ensure a long life of the brushes and commutator. Other features include dual ball bearings, end bell heatsinks, gold-plated solder tabs, and adjustable timing. The motor is available in 27T, 35T and 45T specification.
Coming from Reedy are the new S-Plus competition spec class electric brushless motors. The heart of the S-Plus is a thin leg stator that allows shorter wire lengths, resulting in great reduction in resistance. The thin-leg stator also reduces the motor’s weight, as handling and chassis turning flexibility improves. Machined parts such as the can, timing cap, back plate, and sensor assembly have been placed on a diet. An entire section of the front plate has been removed to reduce weight with an added benefit of allowing the user to re-position it to lower CG depending on which type of car it is being installed in. A savings of nearly 30g has been achieved. Additionally, the motor’s length has been reduced by more than 2mm, which aids left/right balance and moves mass towards the centre of the chassis. An all-new high-strength, balanced rotor is more powerful that its predecessor. Because the rotor is interchangeable with those in 540-M3 spec motors, a wide range of tuning options are already available. Precision stainless steel ball bearings have been fitted to accommodate high RPM loads with exceptional efficiency and reliability. Three versions, 21.5, 17.5, and 13.5, are available with more versions to follow.
Trinity have introduced their limited edition Monster Max Killer Orange end plate kit as a direct replacement for the Monster Max or the Monster Horsepower motor. The set is limited to 100 pieces and includes a sensor side end plate, pinion side end plate with bearing as well as the sensor board cover plate. The parts are only available as set and not separately.
Coming from Reedy are two new Sonic-series 1/8th scale competition electric brushless motors in the form of the 866 and 877. The Sonic 866, available in two kV versions, is designed for 1/8th eBuggies while its slightly longer brother, the Sonic 877, is intended for 1/8th eTruggy duty. However, motors are interchangeable between chassis types to create a wide range of performance options suitable for a wide variety of track conditions. All versions feature a precision machined case with an integrated heat sink to lower operating temperatures. This results in less fade over the course of a race, longer run times, and increased motor life. Sensored operation results in a smooth and controllable power band, while a powerful 4-pole rotor is supported by precision ball bearings for maximum power output and reliability.
SMC have introduced the somewhat radical Low Rider 540-size modified brushless motor. Designed to offer maximum drivability with a linear power delivery and still tons of top end, the motor also features a minimised the outer diameter, shedding the useless can and shrinking the length as much as the rules allow to. The small package drops the weight more than 17 percent from SMC’s Totemic Modified platform. And by utilising the new diameter, the mounting holes are offset to lower the motor in the motor mount. This leads to a light motor slung way down in your chassis.