On show during this week’s Shizuoka Hobby Show is Sanwa’s forthcoming M12S-RS 2.4GHz radio system. Based off of the popular M12S the M12S-RS will offer slightly reduced specifications to make the radio more budget-friendly without hampering overall performance. It is understood that the radio’s case will be of a slightly different finish although shape and ergonomics remain the same. The transmitter also comes with a soft steering wheel spring, the display colour is available in white only and the headphone jack and vibration alert are missing on the RS model. The set also comes without battery, charger and accessories known from the M12S but with the drop down steering wheel extension installed. In terms of firmware the RS relies on the M12S’ specifications, meaning SSR and SSL support as well as telemetry features remain with the sport variant. More information will become available in time for the release.
Sanwa have released first information on their forthcoming PGS-LH SSL programmable telemetry low-profile servo. The high-voltage compatible device will pull up to 15.6kg-cm of torque at speeds of down to 0.09s and it utilises a brushless motor and all-aluminium case. It is understood that the servo will sport telemetry features to monitor parameters such as the inner temperature, current and voltage using telemetry compatible Sanwa transmitters. On top of this the servo supports SSR and SHR features. No word on a release date yet but we keep you posted.
Sanwa’s intermediate-level MT-S transmitter is soon also available as limited edition Piano Black variant. The radio will feature the same glossy black finish as the respective M12S and MT-4 variants, making it Sanwa’s third transmitter to receive the luxury treatment. In terms of features and specifications the MT-S Piano Black edition will be the same as the standard MT-S and so it allows for a range of telemetry functions, and offers SSR and SSL compatibly. The transmitter will become available by end of February.
T-Works have introduced an aluminium switch button for the Sanwa and Airtronics MT44 radio. Designed to replace the standard plastic dial button of Sanwa’s latest intermediate-level transmitter, the button is machined from aluminium and it comes anodised in a range of colours including black, blue, orange and red. Machined silver edges make for improved looks and the buttons come including suitable mounting hardware.
Team C Racing have introduced a dedicated transmitter bag for Sanwa’s new MT44 radio system. The reinforced bag is made of tough materials, it features double zippers, a carrying handle and a shoulder strap for easy handling as well as pre-cut foam internals to securely hold the MT44 during transportation and storage.
3DRC have introduced a 3-D-printed steering wheel for the Sanwa M12 and M11 transmitters. Coming in a lightweight multi-spoke design the steering wheel is a direct replacement, designed to work without adapters and utilising the standard foam ring. Made from flexible yet strong material the steering wheel will withstand all rigours of racing and it is available now through 3DRC’s Shapeways store.
Schumacher Racing, Sanwa distributor in the UK, have introduced the SRG-LS Black low-profile brushless servo. The SSR and High Response mode compatible digital servo features a full metal gear train, double ball bearings, 2-cell HV-compatibility and it comes with a black-colour aluminium middle heatsink. At 7.4V input the SRG-LS pulls up to 12.8kg-cm at a speed of down to 0.08s, making it ideal for 1/10th touring and 2WD buggy applications.
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.