Novak have released some additions to their range of HV High Voltage brushless motors, with the introduction of these 5mm shaft versions. These 550-size sensored brushless motors are available in four motor winds 4.5, 5.5, 6.5 and 7.5, and include a Sintered rotor with a rugged 5mm output shaft. The HV Series is ideal for monster trucks, converted electric 1/8-scale vehicles and vehicles requiring massive power output. Additionally, the motors are sensor-based, so they always know the position of the rotor, which provides excellent starting torque and continuous synchronization for smooth, controlled low-speed driveability and consistent brakes. The HV-Series of motors also features a shielded sensor cable with sheathed sensor wires and a completely rebuildable design.
Team Trinity have announced the first details about their truggy specific motor, a .24 that places it right in between a .21 and a .28. Featuring a square stroke, this configuration was chosen to give an optimum blend of torque and speed, instead of having to choose for one of the 2. Still in development, more information will be available in the future.
Similar to their standard offerings, Team Losi have announced the upcoming release of these lightweight versions of their current truggy dished wheel. Suitable for the 8ight-T, these Super strong and lightweight wheels make the car more agile and responsive on the track. Sold in a pack of 4, they are available in both yellow and white.
Losi have released their Nitrotec Spray Cleaner, which they claim is the quickest and safest method for cleaning any nitro RC car or truck. The specialized formula quickly loosens and removes unwanted dirt, grease and debris, evaporates quickly leaving no harmful residue and is safe on most plastics including Lexan. Used by top team racers to clean fuel residue, dust, dirt, grease and any unwanted contamination from all static and moving parts, Nitrotec features a handy pistol type spray nozzle that allows you to concentrate the cleaning blast precisely where you need it, thus preventing waste and saving money. The concentrated, pressurized spray easily cleans ball bearings, silicone oil from shocks and differentials and grime from almost any part used on an RC car.
Seen in the pits at this weekend’s Worlds Warm-up race in Thailand, is Atsushi Hara testing what looks like the new Team Orion Vortex motor in his Hot Bodies Cyclone. The former World Champion left the Swiss company at the end of 2006 to join Team Checkpoint, but the US company appears to have done little in the way of development in recent times and this appears to have left the Japanese driver looking for alternatives. Also spotted on Hara’s workbench are some Team Orion cells, and this new combination seems to be working as he is currently fastest after today’s controlled practice although we dont know if he will run with this motor in qualifying.
Caster Racing have released some teaser shots of their Fusion EX-1, the first purpose designed electric powered 1/8th scale buggy. Expected to be released in June, the buggy can take most modern battery packs and suitable speed controllers and BL motors on the market. Featuring an optimised, centralised layout, the batteries are mounted close to the center line, on either side of the center shaft for better balance and during testing the car performed very well. The pictures above and below show the prototype and according to Neo Buggy, there is a EP Truggy in the works.
The Warm up event for this years Touring car World Championships in November is being run at in Thailand this week under mixed weather conditions. Following 2 rounds of controlled practice today, it was Hot Bodies racer, and former World Champion, Atsushi Hara from Japan that was setting the pace. Sitting 4 seconds clear at the top, Hara set his quickest time in the first of the 2 sessions and now sits nearly 4 seconds clear of Kyosho Factory driver Shin Adachi (pictured), who is currently in 2nd. The 3rd and 4th position are held by Tamiya team drivers Viktor Wilck and Marc Rheinard, while rounding out the top 5 is Masami Hirosaka, driving a Yokomo.
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Team Orion have announced the upcoming release of their Vortex Race Brushless motor, the result of 24 months of work by Oscar Jansen to create the ultimate brushless motor. The Vortex Race motors are the company’s top of the line BL competition motors and as such are designed to be powerful and highly efficient. Brushless technology increases power output and efficiency to push vehicles to faster speeds with increased run times and with no brushes, springs, or commutators to maintain, drivers can spend more time improving their driving skills and car set-ups rather than performing motor rebuilds. Its versatile design allows it to be used with today’s leading sensored and sensorless brushless ESCs. Available in 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, 10.5 and 13.5, they will hit the shops worldwide in the next 10 days.