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Old 07-24-2013, 02:54 PM   #16
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Not another HW don't worry!

We did display an ESC at Nuremberg. It was actually placed in the booth to determine who actually pays attention to what is being displayed rather than to show the ESC. It was not picked up by many visitors or media.

I have been using a prototype since early this year. I ran it in all the on-road races plus at the Reedy Race and Worlds warm up in my off road cars. Other off-road guys have tested it as well.

There are some hardware changes being made now but the programming has been pretty much been set and includes some nice features relating to the brake adjustment. We know that ESC feel is critical so that has been the main focus of the ESC development. Speed is important but if the power delivery is poor or the brakes suck an ESC is worthless.

FYI what has seen is looks completely different than the final product.
Hey Rick,

can you give an idea of the footprint of the ESC? Looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with.

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Any word on a new distributor for LRP in the US?
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LRP will expand its presence in North America by establishing LRP America, Inc. in Southern California. LRP America will provide marketing, service, and race support for a broadened product range in North America. LRP America will begin serving North America on September 1, 2013.
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LRP will expand its presence in North America by establishing LRP America, Inc. in Southern California. LRP America will provide marketing, service, and race support for a broadened product range in North America. LRP America will begin serving North America on September 1, 2013.
Ah, I failed to RTFA, thanks.
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LRP America will be start on September 1th.

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Thanks for the update Rick! Best of luck with the new lineup!! See you at Vegas.

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Hey Rick,

can you give an idea of the footprint of the ESC? Looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with.

Steve
I can't give exact dimensions as it is not 100% finalized, but the format will be like the LRP and Orion where the power/motor/sensor wires are opposite what would be considered the "front" of the ESC where there will be a push button on/off switch.
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I can't give exact dimensions as it is not 100% finalized, but the format will be like the LRP and Orion where the power/motor/sensor wires are opposite what would be considered the "front" of the ESC where there will be a push button on/off switch.
Made in the USA ?
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Nothing is 100% Made in U.S.A now a days if it is expect to pay arm and leg lol....
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Here is a pic of what was at Nuremberg.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:13 AM   #24
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Not USA or China.

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Here is a pic of what was at Nuremberg.
Never saw that pic. Where is it from?
That was our platform that we used to test the software. As mentioned, the production model shares nothing (other than the all black RX wire) with this sample.
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Rick,
Are you guys working on a 1s esc as well?
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Never saw that pic. Where is it from?
That was our platform that we used to test the software. As mentioned, the production model shares nothing (other than the all black RX wire).
It's from "Radio Controlled Racer" Apirl 2013 issue. A british mag I read on my Ipad.
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Not USA or China.
Well that leaves Taiwan, Korea, or Singapore.

What's the pricing going to be like? Premium like LRP was or more reasonable like Hobbywing?
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Or Japan! I would love me some re-badged Keyence!

I always bug our Keyence rep for a speedo when he comes out to sell us the latest and greatest $50k+ measurement machine....

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Old 07-25-2013, 11:04 AM   #29
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Sorry to hijack this thread. I will wonder what is the relationship between AE and Yokomo now. Yokomo has competing cars in all classes (ie... onroad 1/12, off road 2WD & off road 4WD) as compared in the past.
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:23 AM   #30
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Most Japanese companies use China, Taiwan, Korea or Singapore to make small low margin electronics. The cost of labor in Japan is as high there as it is here in North America. Considering Thunder Tiger is from Taiwan my bet is on there.
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