February 9, 2011

Mamba Max Pro SCT edition

Castle Creations have teamed with Hobbico to bring the Mamba Max Pro SCT ESC and Neu-Castle 1415-2400kv motor combo to customers who want to take the next step in speed and reliability beyond their stock brushless setup. These new 550 type motors are almost 100% more powerful than most stock brushless setups and are four pole, with higher quality components designed for improved torque and it just bolts right in with the ESC wires ready to connect to the motor. The Mamba Max Pro SCT is built for speed, but it’s also a torque monster, able to dig out of tall grass, sand, most any conditions you can throw at it.

Source: Castle Creations [castlecreations.com]

January 26, 2011

LRP Vector X-12L Short Course 550 motor

LRP’s revolutionary Vector X-12 brushless motors have set new benchmarks in electric motor performance and now the same level of performance and technology is available for 4×4 Short Course class racing. 4WD Short Course drivers can now take advantage of the World Championship-winning XTEC X-12 technology. With the all new Vector X-12L Short Course 550 motors, developed for 4WD Short Course racing, even more performance is available at your disposal.

View more details here

September 20, 2010

Novak Havoc 3S is now Traxxas compatible

Novak have announced that you can get the Havoc 3S Brushless/Brush ESC with Traxxas plugs. The Havoc 3S/Ballistic 8.5T Brushless System with Traxxas plug is also being introduced, and is part of the long line of TRA systems Novak offers. These products are equipped with a Traxxas compatible battery connector, able to handle high-current and ready for an easy installation. In other words, no soldering. To further simplify installation they include gold-plated bullet motor plugs, which eliminate tricky wiring and allow the system to be removed easily from the vehicle again without soldering.

Source: Novak [teamnovak.com]

September 19, 2010

Castle Creations 1/10 Sidewinder SCT System

New from Castle Creations is this 1/10 Sidewinder SCT System. Featuring a ROAR SCT legal 3600kV Castle 1410 Y brushless motor with four magnets on the rotor giving a 20% increase in torque over most other motors in this class with only two magnets, perfect for 2WD & 4WD 1/10 scale short course trucks. The Sidewinder SCT electronic speed control features proportional brake, reverse with lockout and programmable low voltage cutoff with with Auto LiPo Detect set as default. Motor and ESC are wired together-no connectors needed.

View the full specs here

June 10, 2010

Speed Passion ESC & motor SC combos

Speed Passion have released 4 speedo and motor combos specifically tailored for short course racing. The first combo is the Cirtix Short Course Master combo that utilizes their 3600kv custom Short Course brushless motor giving a perfect balance of improved speed over the stock power system, but not so over the top that handling is compromised by excessive power. The setup and options of the Cirtix Short Course Master ESC is as easy as it gets with one button setup and pocket programming card. This combo is also available with a more powerful 2100kv 17.5T Ultra Sportsman motor. Next up for 4×4 short course trucks is the Cirtix RR ESC and 4000kv motor combo. The Cirtix RR features easy settings changes, a robust alloy heat sink & integrated case and the smooth power of a racing sensored ESC. Finally for 1/8th 4×4 SC trucks is the Cirtix R8 Short Course ESC combo that includes the Silver Arrow 5.5T motor. The ESC features sensored or sensorless operation, 4 cell LiPo capability and an awesome new fit-anywhere footprint. From the super tough all alloy heatsink case to the smoothest most responsive throttle feel you’ll ever experience, it is made to put the hammer down in the rough 8th scale environment.

View the other combos here

June 3, 2010

Tekin Redline SC4X Sensored motor series

Available mid July from Tekin, the Redline SC4X Sensored Motor series is Tekin’s latest contribution to high performance competition oriented components. Designed for the Pro4 Short Course class it can be used with any 1:10th scale 4wd Short Course chassis. The longer can and rotor provide more torque and lower temperatures keeping you ahead of the competition. Engineered for power and efficiency, Redline SC4X motors offer a superior and reliable platform for your 4wd Short Course needs. Available in 4.5 and 5.5 turns it is compatible with any sensored/sensorless ESC and features CNC machined aluminium heatsink can, ABEC 5 oversized bearings and a neodymium sintered magnet.

Source: Tekin [teamtekin.com]

May 5, 2010

Novak Havoc Pro SC Brushless ESC

To power their already popular Ballistic 550 Brushless Motors, Novak is releasing the all new Havoc Pro SC Brushless ESC. This is their first speed control specifically designed to meet the rigors of short course racing. In fact, it includes everything any short course enthusiast could ever want in a speed control, boasting electronic timing, on-board programming with 14 adjustable parameters, a brand new braking system, and it comes factory wired to the most powerful short course motor available. On top of that, Novak is releasing a Havoc Pro SC/Ballistic 550 Short Course System – 4.5T and a Havoc Pro SC/Ballistic 550 Short Course System – 4.5T TRA, which is specially designed to fit easily into Traxxas Slash 4X4 without soldering.

Source: Novak [teamnovak.com]

May 5, 2010

Team Orion Experience 2 Pro & Vortex 10 motor

The Team Orion Experience 2 Pro is a sensorless brushless speed control for high torque applications delivering maximum acceleration and runtime. Similar to the version announced 2 days ago it too features automatic setup, plug & play technology, but doesn’t come with the Traxxas mount and is equipped with a Deans high power connector. This forward/brake/reverse ESC is made for 6-7 NiMH/NiCd cells and is LiPo/LiFe ready (2-3s) and it delivers 70A continuous and 360A peak current. The new 550 sized Vortex 10 motor is a 2800KV high torque motor designed for the use in off-road applications such as 1/10 scale buggies or short course trucks. It features a robust gun-metal casing, integrated cooling fins, multiple mounting holes and can be used with 6-7cells NiMH/NiCd or 2-3S LiPo/LiFe batteries.

Source: Team Orion [teamorion.com]