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Core RC Pace 60R Speed Control
Core RC has a new speed controller aimed at the 1S LiPO pan car crowd. The Pace 60R ESC can be run on sensored or sensorless motors and features multiple programming options.

* Zero timing Blinky mode
* 2S maximum cell count
* 6.5 turn motor limit
* Adjustable LVC
* Reverse can be locked out for racing
* Easy to set up

The part number for the Pace 60R is #CR199 and you can get more information at This Link over on Schumacher’s website.

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Speed Passion Reventon Pro 1.1 EX
The latest brushless ESC from Speed Passion is the Revention Pro 1.1 EX. You can run either sensored or sensorless motors with the 1.1 EX, and it now features a smaller footprint for those tight installs. Continuous current is stated to be 140 amps and it has a maximum cell count of 2S LiPo.

The part number is #SP000150, the street price is $125, and they are available right now. Hit up This Link for complete information.

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Novak Brushless ESC
The “top-of-the-line” Pulse V2 Pro from Novak has received updates to both hardware and firmware to be more adjustable and to increase performance. The Novak crew has designed the Pulse V2 Pro to be robust, able to handle the heaviest of loads while on track. It has a part number of #1756, a street price of $209, and should start hitting hobby shops in mid March. Hit This Link for complete information.

The Novak GTB 3 has been redesigned as well. A host of hardware changes, including on-board power capacitors, help make the spec racing GTB 3 more powerful and efficient than before. The GTB 3 has a part number of #1747, a street price of $129, and will also start hitting dealers in mid March. For more information simply click This Link on the official Novak website.

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Castle Creations 8th ESC 2200 motor combo
The crew over at Castle Creations have a new 1/8th scale waterproof esc and motor combo. The new speed controller is called the Sidewinder 8th and the combo comes with a 1515 2200kV brushless motor. The BEC on the Sidewinder 8th is fixed at 5.5 volts and the ESC has a maximum cell count of 6S LiPo.

The part number is 010-0139-00 and they should have a street price of just under $200. Hit up This Link for more information over on the Castle Creations website.

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RPM ESC Cage Traxxas VXL-3S
Ever broken off the mounting tabs on your Traxxas VXL-3S speed controller? Yes, we have too. Thankfully the folks over at RPM RC are good at solving such problems. RPM has created a new ESC Cage to make sure you esc stays firmly in place, even if you have an older one with the tabs broken off already. Made from engineering grade nylons right here in the USA, the RPM ESC cage can withstand even the toughest of bashing sessions.

The cage comes in two different colors, blue, part number #70605, and black, part number #70602. Street price is $9 and they have a release date of February 13th. Click Here for more information over on the RPM website.

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Team Orion R8.1 Pro ESC
Team Orion has a new ESC for all you hardcore 8th scale drivers out there. Their Vortex R8.1 Pro was made just for 8th scale applications and even comes with a machined aluminum case. Some of its other specifications and features include-

* Works with sensored and sensorless motors
* Includes reverse and crawler mode
* Comes with Deans connector
* Comes with cooling fan
* BEC output of 6 or 7.2V
* Rated for 180amps continuous
* Maximum cell count- 4S Lipo

The Team Orion Vortex R8.1 Pro has a part number of #ORI65125. For more Orion news check out This Link on BigSquidRC.

Dromida Brushless Speed Kit
Dromida now makes it easy to add a brushless power system to your SC4.18, MT4.18, or BX4.18. Their new brushless power kit has much more power than the stock brushed unit, and comes with everything you need to make the switch. The Dromida brushless power kit includes-

* BE18 25 amp brushless ESC
* 20mm 5300kV brushless motor
* RX18 receiver
* All necessary hardware and accessories
* Comes with 2 different pinion options (12 and 13)

The part number is #DIDC1150, it has a street price of $99, and you can expect them to hit hobby shops any day now. For more information hit up This Link.

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HPI Racing Flux EMH-3S Brushless ESC
The latest speed controller from HPI Racing is their Flux EMH-3S. The EMH-3S is made for 10th scale applications and is rated for 80 amps. This non-sensored ESC can handle up to 3S Lipo batteries and has a motor limit of 6000 kV on 2S, and 4000 kV on 3S.

The part number for the HPI Flux EMH-3S is #112851, it has a street price of $89, and you should expect to see them start hitting hobby shops in late February. For more information hit up This Link.

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TrakPower MS Connect
For all you TrakPower ESC owners, they have announced a new programming adapter called MS Connect. The MS Connect Adapter makes it easy to tap into all of your ESCs tuning options from your computer.

* Plugs into your computers USB port
* Allows you to load firmware updates to your TrakPower ESC
* Allows you to set current limits and drag brake parameters
* Allows throttle curve and turbo timing adjustments
* Four screens- settings, throttle, timing & brakes

The part number for the MS Connect is #TKPM0050, it has a street price of $25, and you should be able to lay your hands on them in late January. For more information hit up This Link.

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tekin rsx speed controller
The latest from our friends over at Tekin is their RSX Professional Sensored ESC. The RSX will be replacing the older RS Pro and is designed to be one of the best 10th scale speed controllers that money can buy. On 2S Lipo the RSX is rated down to a 2.5T motor, while on 3S it is rated to 8.5T. The RSX is rated for 180 amps and has a selectable BEC output voltage of 6-7.4 volts.

The part number for the Tekin RSX is #TT1158 and it has a street price of $229. Hit up This Link for more information over on the official Tekin website.

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Muchmore Fleta 4.0 Brushless ESC
The crew over at Muchmore Racing has a new high-end ESC that features thirteen different programming parameters and three downloadable firmware versions. For power, their new Fleta 4.0 is stated to do 140 amps continuous and handle down to 3.5 turn motors. Some of its other features and specifications include-

* Comes with LCD programming card
* Utilizes a double cooling system- machined heat sink and 30mm fan
* Has on-board temp and voltage monitoring
* Uses Dynamic sensor technology
* Rated for 4-8 cell NiMH or 2S Lipo
* 6 volt, 3 amp BEC
* Dimensions: 35 x 35 x 19 mm

The part number for the Muchmore FLETA 4.0 is #MMRM1001 and it has a street price of $199.

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Hi guys,
Were can I buy the e-maxx sway bar kit???


Cubby- Yo hey Jason, what’s up and congrats, you’ve just won “Letter of the Month” entitling you to a brand new and crazy Über BigSquidRC t-shirt. Even in your size! Hit Brian up with an email containing your snail mail to be the coolest dude at your LBS (local bash spot). Ok, so you want to know where you can buy the Blue Groove Sway Bar Kit for Traxxas E-Maxx/T-Maxx. You do realize that post is like a half decade old right? I have no idea where to get a sway bar kit for the Maxx series trucks, and I’m far too lazy to Google it, that’s just how I roll. However I must say, putting a sway bar kit on a Maxx is sorta like monster truck tires on a touring car, what’s the frick’n point?
Let your Maxx be who it is, a big ole’ monster truck. Putting on a sway bar kit would only reduce how it handles hardcore off-roading. If you are putting on sway bars simply to keep from traction rolling, there are other ways to accomplish that goal. Lower ride height, firmer suspension, and different tires head the list. Peace and love, peace and love.

Subject: Some questions only a Big Squid could answer!!!

I know you are tied into the market from a different perspective than some the “racing orientated” types of publications. So if I can, can I pick your brains a little?

What I am looking to do is gather some information. Why? Is my big question. Why are people choosing this motor? Why are people choosing that speed control?

From the non-racing – basher perspective – what are you guys, your followers, and friends looking for? What helps you determine what speed control and motor you put in your car/truck? Simple questions with complicated answers.

Any insight you guys are willing to share, would be beneficial. Hey, after reading the Cub Report, I would like to throw my name into ring. Maybe we can do something together in the near future. Thanks for your time guys. Appreciate anything you can share.

Cubby- This is an email from an industry friend of ours. You might think, why in the world would an industry type be asking advice from BigSquid? I am asking myself the same thing. LOL. But seriously, there are a lot of racer types out there that haven’t done any bashing at all. I was pretty much in that boat from the 80′s until around 2000. So… to boil down your email- what factors determine which motor/speedo combo goes into a bashers truck?
Yes, as stated in your email, that’s a simple question with a complicated answer. IMO the answers are-
1. Price, plain and simple. When bashing we see a lot of “Happy Flower” Asian brushless systems that are used simply because they fit into the drivers price point. Those types of owners typically want a higher end system but the cash just wasn’t there for them at the time.
2. Power. 17.5′s are for cherry pickers and kitty cats, bashers want (read- demand) blow-the-tires-off-the-rims power. Just say’n…
3. Durability. There is no tone that goes off at the 5 minute mark while bashing. In fact, it’s a walk of shame for the first person who has to pick up his truck because it’s out of juice. With modern high capacity packs run-times in the 20 minute range are quite common. Add in the fact that bashers routinely gear for 40+ mph and well, bashing is a whole lot harder on a motor/speedo combo than racing ever could be. There are other factors of course, but that’s the “big three”.

That’s certainly enough for this week, what are you doing reading this thing anyways? Get outside and enjoy some fireworks and trigger time you guys. Oh ya, you can send your rc questions to Cubby at Get cool stuff if your letter hits the bigtime.
YOUR Cub Reporter

dynamite fuze 70a

Looks like the folks from Dynamite are keeping us bashers in mind with the new Dynamite Fuze 70A Brushless Waterproof ESC. It’s designed to fit more 1/10th scale vehicles, is Lipo (up to 3s) and NiMH compatable, and is programmable via the Dynamite Fuze programming card. Part number is DYN4850 on the ESC and DYN3745 on the programming card.
Street price is about $90.

We have plenty more Dynamite news here on BigSquidRC, take a look HERE.