First seen at the Shizuoka Hobby Show earlier this year, Futaba now officially announce the release of the T4PV 2.4GHz telemetry radio system. Featuring T-FHSS protocol the 4PV provides live telemetry data of the vehicle’s temperature, RPM, receiver and external voltage levels. Audible alerts via audio jack allow to focus on driving while staying in the know. With adjustable throttle position, throttle tension, steering tension and 5-optional accessories the 4PV also offers customisable ergonomics. The transmitter is compatible with two T-FHSS receivers and six S-FHSS receivers and is updateable via the CIU-2 and CIU-3 interface ensuring your 4PV keeps up to date with Futaba’s latest technological innovations. Included from stock is the R304SB T-FHSS telemetry receiver.
Xtreme Racing have introduced a carbon fibre handle for the Spektrum DX6R transmitter. Machined from high-quality carbon fibre the part is designed to replace the standard plastic part and it will work with either left or right hand setups.
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.
Coming from T-Works and made for the Futaba 4PV and 3PV transmitters is a carbon fibre carrying handle. Constructed from lightweight sheet material the handle comes including mounting hardware in the form of countersunk washers and gold-plated screws with the handle being usable on both the 4PV and 3PV transmitter in order to make for easier and more convenient carrying.
Coming from Xtreme Racing and made for Spektrum’s DX6R transmitter is a carbon fibre and aluminium drop down. Designed to replace the standard plastic part, Xtreme’s drop down is constructed from high-quality carbon fibre and black anodised aluminium. The tough design makes for improved stability and durability while also adding a technical touch to the transmitter. Included with the set come miscellaneous fasteners.
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.
Following a first teaser image KO Propo have now revealed all details of the forthcoming EX-RR 2.4GHz 4-channel radio system. Building on the intermediate-level EX-2 the transmitter features a redesigned throttle unit to improve vehicle control by offering a new, shorter trigger design that still maintains a comfortable feel. The new compact appearance results in faster and more precise throttle and brake control. On top of this the spring tension is widely adjustable to adapt the stiffness to personal preferences.
KO Propo have released a first teaser image of their forthcoming EX-RR 2.4GHz radio system. The radio seems to be based off of the intermediate-level EX-2 with whom it obviously shares its case but the lowered steering extension and aluminium steering wheel clearly target the high-end market. It is no secret that many Japanese KO Propo team drivers have chosen the EX-2 over the high-class EX-1 in the past few month so it looks as if KO Propo soon have a new top-of-the-foodchain radio available to complement their ageing EX-1 KIY.