Boynton Beach, FL – The Boca Bearing Company has recently expanded inventory to include Electric Motor Quality (EMQ) bearings and Ceramic Coated Insulated High Voltage bearings. The electric motor and electric power generation industries are constantly seeking increased efficiency and longer up-times. This electrical equipment is often relied upon for mission critical situations and can be very costly to repair.
The elements that result in bearing noise are surface finish, ball grade, ring roundness, cage design, cage quality and absolute manufacturing repeatability. Electric Motor Quality (EMQ) bearings have extremely low noise levels so they can be used in electric motors or other noise critical applications. EMQ bearings are available in 3 different noise levels ZV2 (low noise), ZV3 (very low noise) and ZV4 (extra low noise.) Typically EMQ bearings are supplied in chrome steel 52100 with standard or C3 radial play and they can handle heavy radial loads with moderate axial loads.
Electrical pitting often occurs in bearings used in electrical equipment, such as motors and power generators, as a result of current leakage. Our new line of WWI KEKAO-T ceramic insulated bearings and ceramic hybrid bearings are ideally suited to prevent the micro-welding associated with high voltage bearing applications. The ceramic coating material creates a barrier against any stray currents passing through the bearing. Ceramic insulated, high voltage bearings can be used in industrial motors and generators, wind turbine generators, high-voltage motors, variable frequency motors, traction motors, engraving machines, high speed trains etc.
This past weekend was the 6TH round of the JBRL series which was held at Controlled Chaos Raceway in Palmdale, California. As usual, the level of competition was high with yet another challenging layout that resulted in some very exciting racing with TONS of traction with the added sugar to the track surface. The total entry count reached over 180 entries.
In the PRO 4 class TLR David Jenson took the victory with his Orion powered Team Losi Racing TEN SCTE 2.0 with Pro-Line X2 Surburbs and orange seal ceramic BOCA Bearings. David also took second in 4wd Mod buggy, 2wd Mod Buggy and in 1:8 scale.
2015 NC SCT Challenge Series – Final Report
The 2015 North Carolina SCT Challenge Series wrapped up August 8th at MXRC Raceway in Siler City, NC. The 8th and final race featured a lot of tight battles as several positions were separated by a single point. The competition was intense as everyone was scrambling to secure as many points as possible in the series finale.
In the 4wd SCT Division, I had already secured a 2nd place finish so I was able to use the race as an opportunity to test out my new Tekno SCT410.3 truck and work out some kinks. The truck was handling great and I was in 2nd place until an issue with my ESC tripped me up in the first of double A-mains. It was an ironic but fitting end, since I pulled out my TLR SCTE 2.0 to finish the series. The TLR truck was responsible for the majority of points I collected during the series so it was only fitting that I crossed the finish line for the last time with my SCTE 2.0.
I also competed in the 2wd SCT and E-Buggy divisions; in both divisions I needed a strong finish because at the beginning of the day I was on the outside looking in at a podium finish. I had solid races but it wasn’t until all the points were tallied up that I knew I had secured a spot on the podium. In the 2wd SCT, I finished the series 5th overall with my Pro-Line Pro-2 SC truck after jumping 3 spots in the final race and winning a tie-breaker for that final podium position. I also narrowly squeezed onto the podium in the E-Buggy division with another 5th overall finish.
I was extremely happy to reach the podium in all three of the divisions I entered; the NC SCT Series featured several different challenges as I traveled to tracks throughout North and South Carolina that I had never raced at before. Due to the amount of travel involved, I rarely got to practice on the tracks before the start of the race so I was constantly learning and adjusting on the fly. It was my first time participating in the NC SCT Challenge Series and I am definitely happy with the results which were only possible through all the support from Pro-Line Racing, Bullit R/C Hobby Shop – Raleigh, NC, Boca Bearings, Xpert Servos, and Maclan (formerly Viper). I would also like to thank Sire Screen Printing for providing me with t-shirts and helping me race in style. I am already looking forward to the 2016 series and using the experience I gained over the past 5 months at future events and races.
Products used during the series –
Pro-Line Racing – Pro-2 SC Truck, Tires (Blockades, Calibers, Electrons, Suppressors, Stunners and Lockdowns), Bodies (EVO, Flo-tek and Phantom), Rims (F-11)Boca Bearings – Green Seal BearingsViper – ESCs (VTX8, VTX10R ‘BE’) and Motors (VST 7.5 ‘BE’, VF8 1900kv)Expert Servos – SI-4431 and SI-4531
The Binghamton Aeros held their 30th Annual Giant Scale Fun Fly was held on August 8th and 9th, at the scenic and historic Chenango Bridge Airport in Chenango Bridge, NY. The weather was outstanding for both days.We welcomed 76 registered pilots from all over the Eastern U.S. and Canada. The pilots flew 262 planes ranging from WWI bi-planes to turbine jets, some as large as 50% scale. The local spectators were treated to group flights of bi-planes from WWI, and heavy metal fighters from WWII. Some of the aerobatic pilots wowed the crowd with some amazing “smoke on” stunts. The vendors were kept busy both days. The event was in support of a local charity, the Southern Tier Veterans Support Group.We had 31 generous sponsors who provided some great prizes for the pilots’ raffle. Prizes from the team at Boca Bearings brought smiles to the faces of the winning pilots.The event was covered by the local newspaper and two TV stations. Here are links to the coverage. http://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/local/2015/08/09/model-airplanes-fun-fly/31389637/http://www.wbng.com/news/local/RC-planes-take-flight-to-help-veterans–321177521.htmlhttp://www.wicz.com/news2005/viewarticle.asp?a=39586 Photos:https://www.flickr.com/photos/119571988@N08/albums/72157657055251219
Thank You for your support in making this one of the “Must Attend” events. We are already beginning preparations for our 31st Annual Giant Scale Fun Fly. We hope to continue our relationship with you again next year.Thanks,Tony JensenPresident, Binghamton Aeros
Thank you so much for your sponsorship of the 2015 Hot August Showdown, hosted by the Kootenai RC Racers in Libby, MT. The donations and support provided helped make this event our best-attended Hot August Showdown. We had approximately 20 drivers in this year’s series, with solid showing in the 1/10th scale, 2WD Short Course Truck class and an increase in our 1/10th scale, 4WD Short Course Truck class. Given the momentum the club has had over the past year, we are expanding into 1/10th scale, 2WD buggy class next season!
The goal of last year’s racing and fundraising was to procure a timing system for our track, Snowshoe Speedway. We quickly met that goal, and was able to get a system in place to take over timing duties from tired members who were tracking things via paper and pen. The addition of the system was immediately noticed in our ability to move through quals and mains and the drivers are now able to focus on racing and not having to worry about if someone miscounted. This year’s goal for racing and fundraising is to get a new drivers’ stand built and funds in place for track rework. Your donations and support directly made a positive impact on our abilities to accomplish both, as we are starting to get designs in place for our drivers’ stand and materials gathered for Spring 2016 track rework.
This year’s Hot August Showdown wasn’t without its share of issues to overcome. The weather here in northwestern Montana has been very hot and very dry. The start of the series had drivers competing in temps between 90F and 100F. As the series progressed, the weather – while still a factor – took a back seat to the risk of fires. We took extra caution around the track to ensure that we wouldn’t spark off a fire. The week between Race 4 and the Finals, the area surrounding Libby broke out into fire. One fire directly threatened our track and many area homes, so as the time for the Finals approached, we were waiting to see if the track area would have to be evacuated. Thankfully, on the day of the finals, the clouds and rain rolled in and we were able to race! Drivers who were normally set up for dry/dusty conditions were now facing a slick, muddy track! All-in-all, it made for some fantastic racing, great memories, and helped us build up our club.
Finishers for our 1/10th scale, 2WD Short Course Truck class were:
1st: Jerad Fuhlendorf2nd: Steve Scheer3rd: Ken Peterson4th: Byron Sanderson5th: Troy Douthit6th: Russell ClarkHard Luck: Ken PetersonMost Improved Driver: Russell Clark
Finishers for our 1/10th scale, 4WD Short Course Truck class were:
1st: Byron Sanderson2nd: Jason Clark3rd: Troy Douthit
Attached is a thank you poster for the event, as well, you can find updated photos and information on the Hot August Showdown race series as well as our club on our Facebook page:
We have several GB of photos and videos to process through still, so photos and videos of the Hot August Showdown will be coming soon to our Facebook page.
I look forward to working with you next year for our 2016 Hot August Showdown event.