January 9, 2017

T-Works MT44 aluminium switch button

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.

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January 4, 2017

Team C MT44 transmitter bag

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.

Source: Team C Racing [teamcracing.net]

December 21, 2016

3DRC Sanwa M12 3-D-printed steering wheel

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.

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December 8, 2016

Sanwa SRG-LS Black low-profile brushless servo

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.

Source: Schumacher [racing-cars.com]

October 14, 2016

Sanwa MT-44 2.4GHz 4-channel radio system

Sanwa MT-44 2.4GHz 4-channel radio system

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.

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September 1, 2016

Sanwa HVS-702 servo & RX-481WP receiver

Sanwa HVS-702 servo & RX-481WP 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.

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May 12, 2016

Sanwa Super Vortex Gen2 & Stock Type speedos

Sanwa Super Vortex Gen2 & Stock Type speedos

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.

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