Graupner have introduced two new brushless speed controllers for 1/10th and 1/10th scale applications. Starting with the Genius Ultra, the 1/8th scale speedo offers a telemetry function to monitor parameters such as input voltage, current temperature, maximum temperate, maximum current, maximum and average speed on compatible HoTT transmitters such as the X-8N. It also sports an adjustable high-voltage BEC for 5V to 8V output and the controller is highly adjustable using an optional programming box or compatible HoTT transmitters.
Graupner introduce the GM-Racing Evo Action pre-glued touring car rubber tyres. The belted tyres will become available as Evo 32 shore variant with a blue indoor insert and as harder Evo 36 shore type with medium hardness inserts. The pre-mounts come on white disc rims and as sets of four tyres.
Graupner introduce three new GM Racing V-Maxx Sport 7.4V LiPo battery packs. Build from the latest generation 30C cells the batteries combine low weight and high performance. Available are 24mm height 2400mAh and 3000mAh oval diameter racing packs with JST connector and a 3000mAh 25mm high brick-type pack with 4mm bullet type connector tubes. The economically prices packs are ideal for basher and cost-oriented club racers alike.
2013 was looking to be a tough year for Graupner / GM-Racing after parent company Graupner GmbH & Co.KG went insolvent. From the ashes comes a new company Graupner/SJ GmbH which has been founded by SJ Incorporated. Having purchased some assets like the Graupner and GM-Racing brand names, well known and respected racer Ralf Helbing, who used to be the head of development, has now taken over control of Graupner’s business activities as its managing director. The first new GM/SJ products to hit the shelves will be the GM/SJ Race motor series as well as the new GM Genius Pro speedo which is currently being tested by team drivers and has already sparked a lot of interested amongst drivers and competitors. Expect those products very soon along with many more to come such as the X8-E high-level car radio with which it will be possible to change the speedo setup during a practice run without leaving the rostrum.
Schumacher have announced the release of the new GM Genius 75 ESC. This hotly anticipated speedo has already won the EFRA 1/12th Euro’s earlier in the year. Especially designed for smaller applications such as 1/12th pan cars, it is equally at home in Touring Cars with stock 9.5T motors and above (2S LiPo) 3.5T (1S LiPo).
Schumacher have announced the new 2010 spec GM Genius 120 & 90, the 2009 BRCA Modified TC Championship winning Speed Control as used by Chris Grainger, is now available. Featuring a cooler operating temperature by using a lightweight aluminium housing and special PCB design with extra-thick copper traces and optimized switching flanks. Highly efficient due to faster 16-bit processor and optimized software, it has telemetry functions, new brake and power programs, 10 user programmable modes and user updateable firmware.
Schumacher Racing are announcing that GM Racing have released two new Pro motors for 2010. The 10.5 and 13.5 turn motors both feature new improved cooling and performance with a shorter and lighter can. Now available and set to be BRCA legal, pending appearance on BRCA website, they have a sensored design, are fitted with a 12.3mm spec rotor and includes sensor leads for GM and other speed controls.
We recently told you about the new range of Brushless Pro motors from GM Racing, but to add to the range that was already announced, a 6T version is also now available. This is the motor the current British Champion Chris Grainger has been using recently with great success, winning the recent Aldershot BRCA National. The 6T delta winding is equivalent to a regular 3T, with the delta type winding giving greater efficiency and therefore run time over the normal Y type winding as per most current brushless motors. Pricing on this motor is also extremely competitive but does not reflect its awesome performance.