The crew over at Fantom Racing have released information on their new 545 sized brushless motors for 4wd short course trucks. A 545 is longer than a normal 540, but shorter than the more commonly used 550s, giving it perfect power while allowing it to fit in more vehicles. The 545s are available in three different kV (3200, 4000, 4850) and use a standard 540 mounting hole pattern. A 4 pole rare Earth magnet is used with a 12 pole stator for smooth power.
* Length- 57.44mm
* Diameter- 35.8mm
* Weight- 214 grams
* 5mm output shaft
* Adjustable timing and rebuildable
* Comes with 180mm long sensor cable
The Fantom 545s are available right now for a street price of $129, hit up This Link for complete information.
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The folks over at LRP have announced some new brushless motors for their Vector K7 line-up. You can now get 6.5, 8.5, and 10.5 turns in the Vector K7 line which is known for offering top of the line performance at a reasonable price. The Vector K7 540 line was also designed for good durability and the ability to work in a wide variety of applications.
* Can be used on sensored or non-sensored speed controllers
* Aluminium motor housing for better cooling
* Oversized bearings
* High-power sintered magnet
* PreciSensor System for smoother response
The part number for the 6.5 turn is #50431, for the 8.5 turn it is #50441, and #50451 is the number for the 10.5 turn. To get more information hit up This Link.
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.
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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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Dynamite has announced that they will be releasing updated versions of their affordable sensored and sensorless Fuze brushless combos. The updated ESC’s are all 3S lipo capable, and several motor winds will be available.
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.
Wow, what a great system! We got our hands on the new Team Tekin RS Pro / Redline Brushless system, and it hauls! If you are in the market for a new system, you are going to want to head over to the RC Reviews section or click here to read the full Team Tekin RS Pro Redline Brushless Review!
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.
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.
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.