Sanwa have introduced the all-new MT-44 4-channel 2.4GHz radio system. The follow-up model of the popular MT-4S offers a completely new case design with a large white back-lit display and an adjustable handle that can be popped out for transpiration and retracted for normal use. The telemetry transmitter offers a range of functions such as ambient temperature display, MicroSD card support for extended model memory, and it makes use of lightweight AAA 3-cell or 1S LiPo batteries for an ultra light weight. The MT-44 supports Sanwa’s SHR and SSR modulation and it is compatible with most FH4T and FH3 receivers. Other features include chargeability via an USB port and the radio system will become available including a range of receivers such as the RX-482, RX-481, RX-472 or RX-471. The MT-44 is set for a release in November.
Sanwa have announced the soon release of the Exzes ZZ Black Edition stick radio system. Building on the proven ZZ the limited Black Edition features the same piano lacquer design as the 40th Anniversary M12 and MT-4S radios and it comes with a RX-482 receiver.
German Sanwa distributors LRP have introduced the HVS-702 low-profile servo and RX-481WP receiver. Starting with the servo, the high-voltage compatible item offers up to 8.6kg-cm of torque at a speed of down to 0.07s, making it ideal for nitro and electric touring cars as well as 2WD and 4WD buggies. It features a metal geartrain, dual ball bearings and it is SHR mode compatible. Also new is the waterproof RX-481WP 2.4GHz 4-channel receiver. It features an internal antenna for improved durability and easier wiring, it is SSL and FH4/FH3 mode compatible and it weighs in at 10.7g. The receiver is compatible with transmitters including, but not limited to, the M12X, M12, M11X, MT-4S, MT-4 and MT-S.
During this week’s Shizuoka Hobby Show in Japan Sanwa have introduced the new Super Vortex Gen2 and Super Vortex Stock Type brushless speed controllers. Starting with the Super Vortex Gen2, the controller is the follow-up model of the Super Vortex Zero and features SSR and SSL compatibility, it can make use of the Code 10 feature for M12S and Exzes ZZ radios and it also sports improved telemetry functions. All that is housed in a new all-aluminium case and the controller is fully programmable using Sanwa’s optional programming box.
German Sanwa distributors LRP have introduced the new ERS-963 high-torque digital servo. With a torque of 20.3kg-cm at a standard 6.0V input the servo is ideal for all 1/8th scale applications such as buggies, truggies and monster trucks. It features an aluminium middle heatsink case, a coreless motor, strong metal gears and its IPX4 makes it ideal even for demanding racing conditions.
Sanwa have introduced their new Exzes ZZ 2.4GHz stick radio system. Offering the same transmitting technology and high response rate as the M12S, the radio also sports a number of new features compared to the previous Exzes Z such as telemetry mixing, vibration, a slow throttle function, LiFe battery compatibility, an earphone jack, enhanced race mode, enhanced timer functions and more. Included with the transmitter comes the RX-472 receiver and Sanwa has yet to announce a definite release date.
JConcepts’ popular Hazard short course wheel is now available in “steering wheel size” to outfit the Airtronics/Sanwa M12 and MT4 radios. The Hazard radio wheel is precision moulded like its siblings but sized appropriately for one of the most successful radio lines on the market. The inside of the wheel features the hex location and mount-up point from the stock assembly but also the location notches in just the right places. Between the inside and outside beads, tiny ribs help align the foam grip and help lock it into place. Holes are located on the bottom side for the standard access to the steering stops while a couple vent holes help the wheel look like the real thing. Included with the wheel is a pre-installed Dirt-Tech foam grip.
JConcepts have introduced the Dirt Racing Products Dirt Wheel yellow foam grip for many of today’s pistol grip transmitters. Specifically designed for the Sanwa/Airtronics M12, the Dirt Wheel steering grip has a convenient size which allows for use on multiple radios including Futaba, KO Propo and Spektrum. The outer diameter has a smaller size based on the actual diameter used by Brian “Dirt” Kinwald himself and this size gives drivers great control regardless of hand gripping size. Justified toward the outside section, revolved cuts identify the wheel as being unique but also provide an additional feel while orienting the grip in the opposite direction places the revolved cuts just under the finger tips. The foam grip comes in set of two pieces.