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New Pricing for the Viper RC Air Series Speed Controls

Viper RC has been producing some quality ESC’s with their Air Series of speed controllers for a while now, but this new pricing has seriously caught our attention. Air 10 2S-3S Linear 10A 12A $9.99 Air 25 2S-3S Linear 25A 30A $11.99 Air 40 2S-6S Switching 40A 50A $18.99 Air 60 2S-6S Switching 60A 75A $32.99 Air 80 2S-6S Switching 80A 95A $39.99 Air 120 [...]


Orion Vortex R8 Pro X

Orion Vortex R8 Pro X Brushless ESC

If you have a big application (8th scale buggy/truggy, monster truck), you need a big speed controller. Team Orion has just announced their new brushless ESC for 8th scale applications, the Vortex R8 Pro X. The R8 Pro X comes with a new aluminum case and fan to help keep it running cool, while new and improved software makes it [...]


GForce ESC Wi-Fi Link

GForce ESC Wi-Fi Link

Wouldn’t it be cool to make adjustments to your esc from your smartphone? Sure it would! GForce has recently announced their Wi-Fi Link for just that purpose. The GForce Wi-Fi Link allows you to view and make changes to select models of GForce speed controllers from your Android or Apple device. That sounds a lot easier than counting lights or [...]


Axial AE-5 Waterproof ESC

Axial AE-5 Waterproof ESC with Drag Brake

Axial’s AE-5 ESC is affordable and loaded with features for the crawling/scaler crowd. To make it easier to program while out on the trail, the AE-5 uses jumpers instead of a traditional programming button. These jumpers are used to change settings for battery type and drag brake. The AE-5 is also waterproof, something that is a must for all those [...]


Tekin Hotwire app

Team Tekin Hotwire App for Android Devices

Ever wish there was an easier way to dial in your speed controller while out bashing? Now there is with Tekin’s Hotwire Android App. The Hotwire App makes it easy to use your Android phone (or tablet) to make adjustments to your Tekin Gen 2 speed controller out in the field. * Android OS 3.1 to 4.1.2 * Works on Tekin Rx8 [...]



Introducing Novak's New Impact Racing Brushless ESC with X-D…

Novak Electronics is introducing the smallest, most complete and feature-packed brushless ESC to date. The Impact Racing Brushless ESC with X-Drive is 1.15” x 0.95” square, 0.75 oz., and feature 1s-2s lipo and 4-6 nimh compatibility.  It is a sensor-based brushless ESC.  It comes prewired with Novak Super Flex  14-guage wires.  The part I like “These power wires don’t just [...]


viper rc vtx1

Viper RC VTX1 Sensored Brushless ESC

Viper RC has just announced their latest ESC. The new VTX1 Sensored Brushless ESC has an all aluminum case to help disperse heat without a fan, comes with eight pre-loaded profiles that are all customizable and is designed for 1/12 and 1/10 on-road applications. It’s set up so you don’t need to run a separate receiver pack, which is nice [...]


DuraTrax Element Brushless System

DuraTrax Element Sport budget brushless combo

DuraTrax is jumping into the brushless biz after testing the waters with their first ESC, the DE10.  Now they are introducing a new budget brushless combo in the Element Sport.  The Element combo is intended for those with RTR 1/10 scale buggies, stadium trucks, and short course trucks.  The combo includes the Element Sport ESC, which has been developed by [...]


Kershaw Cleaning Out the Closet Sale

Kershaw Designs Spring Cleaning

Kershaw Designs has collected too much stuff over the last couple years and they’re tired of tripping over it every time they walk in the door.  Well their frustration is your gain, they’ve taken a ton of that stuff and started putting it up on eBay to get rid of it as quickly as possible.  Right now, at this very [...]


Viper RC VTX 10 and 10R Info

We met some of the guys from Viper RC back at iHobby, and again at RCX. We just got a little PR from them about their new VTX 10/10R electronic speed control. Built for 1/10th and 1/12 scale vehicles, the VTX 10 is a sensored system, has a dynamic drag brake and timing boost, SBEC for up to 7.0V, battery [...]


Novak’s new 4S system for 1/8 scale buggy & truggy

Novak is showing off their new Kinetic 4S 1/8 scale brushless esc and Ballistic motor combo. It’s current feature set includes timing advance in addition to all the features of the other Kinetic line, minus boost mode. While nothing is set in stone yet, Novak is testing various combinations of motors in the 1800 – 3000 kV range. Unfortunately they have [...]


Novak Short Course 4x4 Combo for Traxxas

Novak loves your Traxxas Slash 4×4

Novak wants you to dump the Velineon system from your Slash 4×4.  Why would they want you to do that?  Because they have a replacement for it.  They’ve taken their sportsman class, inexpensive GTB 2 ESC, paired it with their Ballistic 550 motor and have called it GTB 2 / Ballistic 550 Traxxas 4WD BL Combo.  Among all the usual [...]


Novak GTB 2 Brushless combo

Novak GTB 2 now available in C-C-C-COMBOs!

Novak’s popular sportsman class ESC, the GTB 2 Sportsman, is now available in combos with their Ballistic brushless motors.  The GTB 2 has all kinds of great features, but it more notable for what it’s missing, namely timing adjustments and a pc data port, making it ideal for spec class racing.  Some of the things it does include are drag [...]


Axial AE-2 ESC

Axial introducing new ESC

Axial has partnered up with Castle Creations to develop a new ESC for the budget minded rock crawlers in the crowd.  The AE-2 is a fairly simple and straight-forward ESC that comes from the factory programmed with drag brake and zero delay forward/reverse.  In addition, it is also programmable with Castle’s CastleLink programmer, has a preprogrammed cutoff for 2s LiPos, [...]



Castle Creations Sidewinder SCT Review Posted!

We just posted over in the RC Reviews section our review of the Castle Creations Sidewinder SCT Combo! A lot of people have been waiting on this latest ESC/Motor Combo, and it’s time to put it to the test! Click the pic or head over and check it out here!