TruSpeed has created and is about to release a NEW Ergonomic Handle to house his NEW range of controllers, an adjustable "SS Digital", the "Club" Transistor/Mosfet hybrid and the Racers' choice, the "PWM" now up-rated to 1/24th BSCRA standard. Most of these will be explained and demonstrated at the upcoming Orpington Swap meet (on Sunday the 20th November - see topic) and any questions as to how to get the best out of them, answered in person.
The whole NEW controller range will have a single to two-finger trigger option as standard, which is readily changeable without even removing it and an optional trigger spring tension adjustment that once installed can be altered externally. Both are to be available separately as they can fit similar styled handles or retro fit existing TruSpeed kit. The new TruSpeed handle which takes standard M2 nuts and bolts will be presented as alternative to the other market offerings. All units are covered by a two year limited warranty which is very generous and highlights TruSpeeds' confidence in their products.
The Adjustable SS Digital controller is in final development while the current standard upgrade model is still available. The new version having the ability to adjust settings without the need to go into the software offers far greater flexibility, always worth having, so TruSpeed is working on this and it will hopefully be available early in 2012.
A transistor controller by its nature will get quite hot and can suffer from signal starvation (dirty/worn braids, track) sending the wrong messages to the unit causing power loss, poor or no braking. By the inclusion of Mosfet technology in the Club Hybrid (MT MK1) these problems are ironed out, giving a cooler, smoother, more predictable response. A new feature is "Launch Control" off the line variable punch at the release of a button.
The PWM controller although conceived for 1/32nd scale now has upgrades that satisfy the power demands of the 1/24th scale racer for top performance motors, allowing the controller to be offered as a very affordable alternative to the high prices usually associated with these types of controllers and negating the need to have two controllers in your box for different scales. Extra options here as well as those previously mentioned are a trigger throw adjustment at the brake end and a belt clip adapter for the control box which is under development; this will allow more convenience.
Of course it is very difficult to replicate the extreme and exacting conditions of differing types of club racing circuits. So at Orpington test bed equipment will be used to show the net results to demonstrate and explain how the back EMF and bespoke electrical circuitry affect and influence the cars to achieve varying braking and power feed scenarios.
If you ever wondered how all this elastictrickery comes together to make these gadgets work, all will be revealed at Orpington! And - Bonus; It is all British Designed, Built and Serviced.
Web Site : www.truspeed.co.uk