According to Kershaw Designs, the group at Leopard Hobbies has been the secret manufacturer behind a lot of the big names in brushless systems. Now they are taking all of that experience and putting it into their own line of motors. Leopard Hobbies has a large range of brushless motors for all kinds of applications from up to 1/5 scale electrics. Most of the motors are available in multiple Kv ratings so finding a match for your needs shouldn’t be too hard. Check out the Kershaw Designs web site for more info about these motors.
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More power is always better, bigger motors are always better, strong motor mounts to keep those bigger and more powerful motors are always better. Kershaw Designs has a new motor mount for the Traxxas Revo and Summit that will let you securely bolt on those bigger and more powerful motors. The Kershaw Designs XXL motor mounts will let you mount Kershaw’s own monstrous XXL motors and various large Castle Creations motors such as the 1518 1Y, 1520 1Y, and 1717. The mounts raise the motor height slightly to clear the rear shock tower. These mounts are available directly from Kershaw for $29.00. Check out the Kershaw Designs web site for more info and ordering.
Are you one of those guys that always has more chargers on your pit table than everybody else? (*cough*) Wouldn’t life be simpler if you could just pack along one charger that would charge multiple batteries? I think so. Lucky for us sane people Kershaw Designs is now selling a charger that does just that. The Thunder T6 Multi four output balance charger can, as it’s name implies, charge up to four different batteries at the same time. It’ll charge and balance 1 – 6S LiPos without breaking a sweat and up to 15 cell NiMHs. This monster of a charger does require a 20 amp power source at a minimum, it probably wouldn’t hurt to have more.
The Thunder T6 is available now for a very reasonable price of $149.99. Check out the Kershaw Designs web site for more info.
Kershaw Designs has a new motor for 1/5 scale electric conversions. The Revolver XXL is a 1315Kv brushless motor that is built to run with up to 40v of power. And they also dropped some hints that we should be expecting a 10S capable ESC to go with it! The motor is available now for a price of $159.99.
Go on over to the Kershaw Designs site for info and ordering.
Kershaw Designs‘ got some more stuff for you to peep at today. A lot of it is for you HPI Savage and Savage Flux fans.
First up is KD’s redesigned Velcro battery trays. They’ve been revised to accept battery packs up to 51mm wide now and they’ve been made tougher too. You can get them in a flush mount version or a version made specifically for all the Savages, including the Flux. These fancy ones will run you $29.99. Kershaw’s also got a new simple Velcro tray that is available for only $7.99.
In bigger news KD is also bringing the Savage 5T conversion chassis to the Flux. It’s a simple chassis plate swap that will let you mount a HPI Baja 5T body on your Savage Flux, effectively giving you a brushless electric 5T. The chassis is made of 3.2mm aluminum and it will stretch your Fluxes wheelbase out to 22.1″. The conversion also includes extra long center dog bones so that your motor can actually drive the wheels. Otherwise it’d be kind of useless. Look for the Savage 5T conversion chassis in a few weeks and expect to pay $149.99.
Lastly the KD boys have a revised version of their Savage Direct Drive brushless gearbox for all those Savage nitro to brushless convserions out there. There’s a whole lot of minor updates in this new unit, including longer motor mount slots that allow you to use a larger range of pinion gears, toughened up black spacers, stronger gears, and it’s been given a cosmetic makeover as well providing cleaner lines. Version 2 will be out in about three weeks and you’ll need $99.99 in your bank account to complete the transaction.
Hit up Kershaw Designs’ web site for all this and more.
Kershaw Designs wants everybody to know that they got a LiPo pack for a pretty reasonable price. It’s a 2S, 35C pack with 5000 mAh capacity. It’s also wrapped in a hardcase for safety. So how reasonable is the price? How about $55. Reasonable enough? That’s up to you to decide, but you might want to check it out if you’re in the market for a new LiPo pack.
If you’re shopping for a battery, you might also be shopping for a charger too. Well Kershaw’s got ya covered there also. Checck out their AC/DC powered 5 amp charger. It’ll fill up all the standard packs that we use; 1S – 6S LiPos & LiFes, up to 15 cell NiMHs & NiCds. The charger can be set from .1 amp up to 5 amps in .1 amp increments and it’ll also discharge at .1 amp up to 1 amp. And just for kicks it’s also a balancer. They’ve packed a lot of features into the charger for only $69.99.
For more info on these new products be sure to hit up Kershaw Designs’ web site.
For anyone with a E-Savage looking to add a little bling, Kershaw Designs has their E-Savage Flame Chassis on their site for only $29! Come in silver, purple, or gunmetal, and is a direct replacement for the stock chassis.
Check out the all new Kershaw Designs Website for details. Make sure to tell them Big Squid RC sent ya!
I just got an email from our buddy Dan over at Kershaw Designs about some special stuff going down at the upcoming strong>NO LIMIT R/C event! Since No LIMIT RC is going to be hosting some large scale events, Kershaw Designs will be there with thei electric 1/6 and 1/5 scale RC vehicles! They have a buggy and monster truck they will be showing off. Also, it looks like the top prize in the Freestyle event will be a 1/5 scale custom KD vehicle! WOW! It looks like I will be missing the NO LIMIT event this year, so if you see Dan there, please tell him hi for me!
Word from Kershaw Designs is that they are ready for the release of the Traxxas Summit with motor conversion kits, hop-ups, and all sorts of stuff. They have a web page already started for your orders.
Coming in mid November are these HPI E-Savage Wheel Axels/Dogbone sets from Kershaw Designs . The dogbone set is a much stronger setup then the stock axles. If you are a basher, your probably looking for a similar set. The kit comes with front or rear axles, dogbones, differential output cups, wheel axle cups, bearings and centering o-rings. Sounds like a good deal for under $50!
The folks over at Kershaw Designs have sent word that they have been listening to the RC industry and are now offering universal battery trays to help with those 1/8th scale buggy and rc monster truck conversions. The trays can hold flat 6 and 7 cell NiMh and LiPo Packs. If you are looking to do a conversion, you may want to check them out.