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.
Japanese company GForce have introduced several transmitter bags with tailor-made inserts for a range of intermediate and high-end transmitters. The bags offer a carbon fibre look, orange welting, an adjustable shoulder strap and a stitched GForce logo while the inner foam takes the transmitter, receiver and transmitter batteries. The bag is available for the KO Propo EX1 KIY, Sanwa M12 and MT4, as well as the Futaba 4PLS.
New from JConcepts comes the Dirt-Tech steering wheel foam grip. The durable, gray coloured material made famous as tyre inserts has now reached the all important steering wheel for radios. Specifically designed for the Sanwa/Airtronics M12, the Dirt-Tech steering grip has a convenient size which allows for use on multiple radios including Futaba, KO and Spektrum. The outer diameter has a neutral size which gives drivers great control regardless of hand gripping size. Justified toward the outside section, revolved cuts identify the wheel as being Dirt-Tech but also provide an additional feel. Orientate the grip in the opposite direction to place the revolved cuts just under the finger tips.
Sanwa soon have two new 2.4GHz receivers available that are of a new build-in antenna design. Doing away with the hassle associated with antenna routing or having the precious wire ripped off of the case during a run the RX-481 standard and RX-482 S.S.L. receiver are of a pretty unique design with a slightly smaller footprint than a RX-472 but a taller case that includes the build-in antenna. Both receivers will be compatible with the Sanwa M12, MT4S, MT-4 and Exzes-Z and they should be available soon. We bring you more information on the full specifications and features as soon as they become available.