Castle Creations has just announced a new 20mm brushless motor for your mini car or truck. For more torque Castle uses a 4 pole design and it is available in three different kv’s- 4100, 5300 and 8200. The 4100 and 5300 are rated for use up to 3S Lipo, while the 8200 is rated for 2S. The MSRP is $50 and HERE is the link that takes you to more information on Castle’s webpage. Click on THIS LINK for more Castle news on BigSquidRC.
Just found this ad for Castle’s final stab at World ESC Domination! After years and years of all of us hardcore basher types whining about not getting their Castle ESC wet, it seems like they are finally starting to get the hint. All the info we have so far is what’s in the Ad… Looks like there will be a new Mamba Monster 2 and a Sidewinder 3 coming soon!
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Kershaw Designs now has an updated version of their popular universal HPI Savage motor mount. For you guys that are converting your nitro Savages to electric this updated motor mount makes the switch a breeze. The updates to the Kershaw universal mount include a stiffer lower plate and more reinforcements for better pinion/spur mesh. Street price is only $25, and they are available right now. THIS is the link you want for more information.
Have you read the BigSquidRC Kershaw brushless system review? Check it out right HERE.
The bearings inside our brushless motors are subject to untold abuse. They are exposed not only to dirt and water, but also to high temperatures and incredible rpm’s. Fantom Racing has some premium bearing oil to help prolong bearing life. Fantom Go Go Juice utilizes a special blend of lubricants to keep drag down and corrosion protection up. Cost is under $6 for a half ounce bottle and you can get complete information HERE.
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Kickstart My Heart! Aquacraft has just announced their new Motley Crew Brushless FE Catamaran. This thing is sure to attract all the Girls Girls Girls with its fiberglass hull, water-cooled 6-pole 1800kv brushess motor, 60A brushless ESC, and Tactic 2.4GHz radio system. This boat has Looks That Kill with the official graphics from Ron & Scott Roman’s world champion offshore racer. This boat is sure to make you feel like Dr. Feelgood while driving on the Wild Side when it is avaliable this May for a street price of $349.99.
Check out Aquacraft for more information. And yes, I realize this boat isn’t actually licensed after the band. However, I was able to work five song references in there Not bad, if I dare say so myself.
Welcome to day four of DuraTrax Evader DT week here at the Squid. Today I’m taking out the stock electronics and dropping in some mad power and control. The stock Sprint 2 ESC, a fine system for beginners, gets the boot in favor of a Castle Creations Sidewinder ESC. The Photon 2 brushed motor is taken out and put aside in favor of a Castle 4600kv motor. The Tactic 27Mhz radio is shown the door and replaced with a Futaba R603FF 2.4GHz FASST 3-channel receiver that is compatible with the Futaba 4PK uber transmitter. Just wait until you see what this combo does for the Evader DT, my initial testing regimen puts the overall speed rating at just above STUPID FAST. That’s scientific people. But you’ll have to wait for another video to actually see it in action. For now, let’s get on with the show.
If you haven’t already done so go read our review of the Evader DT. As a quick recap, on day one I installed a full set of DuraTrax’s hard anodized shocks, day two saw me installing a few chassis mods with some aluminum parts and the graphite chassis, and on day three I put a full set of ball bearings in the truck and an aluminum idler gear in the transmission. To follow this feature week just bookmark this link. For a full list of optional accessories that are available for the DuraTrax Evader DT be sure to check out the DuraTrax web site.
Novak has just released their new Kinetic Racing Brushed/Brushless ESC and it’s available as a system with one of their 10 Ballistic Brushless motors (from 3.T to 21.5T).
This new ESC offers a ton of options, easily programmed using Novak’s NovaLink PC Interface, including Dynamic Motor Timing and digital current control. The Ballistic Brushless motors boast an easy to adjust timing assembly along with interchangeable wound stator construction.
Visit Novak‘s site for all the details.
Dynamite has burst onto the brushless scene with a complete set of motors and ESC’s for 1/18 and 1/10 vehicles. The 1/18 motors range from 7000kv up to a whopping 9700kv, and the 1/10 scale motors come in a 3300kv wind (perfect for all you short course truck fans) though 6800kv. ESC’s and motors are available seperately, and an external programming card is available and works with either system.
Click here to view individual specs and prices
It looks like Kyosho wants in on the 1/8 electric scene and they are going to enter with guns and brushless motors ablaze. The Inferno VE Readyset is outfitted with Team Orion’s Vortex brushless system and the chassis has been redesigned from the ground up to be a RTR brushless beast. Not to mention, props go to Kyosho for including a body that actually looks good!!
Look for the Inferno VE Readyset to be available in October.
News from Futaba is that they have a few new products coming soon. The first is the MC950CR – Brushless ESC. It has an aluminum case and heat sink with removable fan, large solder posts, and is fully adjustable through your transmitter!
Next up are the Futaba Brushless Servo’s! The have been proven to outlast brushed servo’s 5 to 1, deliver 30% faster response time, and they have 16 different types that cover just about every aspect of RC! Flying to Driving!
HPI has come out with a super charged brushless motor for their Savage Flux truck. Get more RPM and more top speed with the Flux Tork 2650. The Flux Tork 2650 features massive machined cooling fins to help keep it cool when you’re driving all-out. With a 5mm motor shaft it can fit the upcoming optional pinion gears so you can get even more top speed for those insane runs, or gear it down a bit for increased acceleration on the track.