Coming soon from nVision, previously known especially for their range of high-performance nitro engines and LiPo batteries, are the R540 competition electric brushless motors. Designed by motor guru Oscar Jansen the new R line motors offer a machined, orange anodised aluminium can with alloy front and rear endbells. Excessive machining of the can and endbells reduce the overall weight while improving cooling efficiency at the same time. Pre-shaped heavy-duty solder tabs make for easy and reliable wiring even when using large diameter wire. The sensored motors target the serious racer who is looking for a reasonably priced competition motor with the R540 being available as 4.5T to 8.5T Modified and 10.5T to 21.5T Stock racing variant.
NVision is the latest brand to introduce a square-type 2S LiPo battery pack. Build from high performance cells that are capable of 100C burst rates, the pack is ideal for all high-power applications. The special design mimics the dimensions of a side-by-side saddle pack battery but the single case does away with the need to use a jumper wire for charging and during use. The hardcase pack is equipped with a single 2mm connector tube for the balancer harness and dual 4mm tubes for the power wires and it is available now.
Available soon from nVision are four new high-performance LiPo hardcase battery packs. Coming as 7.4V 7200mAh standard type, 4500mAh shorty, 5800mAh saddle and 3.7V 7200mAh 1/12th scale pack, the rechargeable power sources are made using the latest 100C cells making them ideal for all power-hungry applications. All packs feature 4mm connector tubes while the standard-size 2S packs comes with dual tubes for a lower resistance and improved power load when needed.
German nVision distributors Hype introduce the Factory Pro 2S 8000mAh LiPo battery pack. Coming in a protective hardcase the standard-size pack features dual 4mm connector tubes for lower resistance and it is build from the latest high performance 90C cells making it ideal for demanding applications such as electric touring cars, 4WD SC trucks and 1/8th off-road buggies.
New from nVision come two LiPo battery packs in the form of a 3S 3200mAh pack and a 2500mAh receiver battery. Starting with the 3200mAh 11.1V 3S pack, the power source comes in a protective hardcase and is build from 45C high-performance cells. It comes pre-wired with a Deans-style connector and is ideal for 1/10th Traxxas trucks, many off-road vehicles and also run 1/8th buggies on 6S configuration. The second new battery is a 2500mAh receiver pack in 2S2P configuration. Sporting dimensions of 53x30x30mm the pack weights 100g and comes pre-wired with a JR-compatible universal connector.
Another busy day, we are just fresh back from the nVision official launch here at the fair in Nuremberg. The event was attended by the President of producer LM Filippo Abrami, new team driver Yannick Aigoin, LM technical manager Gino Voghera, CRF development manager Adrien Bertin and CRF’s own Philippe Neidhart. With the engines now on sale, the nVision brand positions itself as the future of engines, hence the name’s play on words, leading the way through the use of the patented CRF technology.
Having written about the new nVision engines yesterday, a chance encounter with Adrien Bertin and Yannick Aigoin resulted in pictures of the newly developed and quite radical crankshaft. As you can see from the photos, the fuel enters the crankshaft as normal but is sent into the combustion chamber through the 4 holes on the crankshaft end plate. The ensures that the fuel is thrown directly up into the liner more efficiently, instead of being splashed off the back plate. We were also told that the NVB521R race spec is the only engine of the two to be announced to feature this new crankshaft.
While not represented in their own booth directly, nVision, the engine brand that has signed up some major drivers including Yannick Aigoin, Martin Bayer, Daniel Vega, Mike Truhe & Matt Castellano, have some presence here at the toy fair through their new distributor Kyosho Germany. We will have to wait until Saturday to get an official release and full internal shots of the engine line but we did talk to Adrien Bertin, the man charged with developing the CRF based engine, and we are now looking forward to seeing what the new brand can offer. In the meantime you will have to make do with these engine and crankshaft images, some or you may already have seen.