LRP have introduced the new B3-STX Deluxe 3-channel 2.4GHz radio system. Based off of the popular B3-STX the Deluxe variant makes use of the same case but it features a reinforced steering wheel segment to do away with reliability issues. Another new feature is the transmitter battery configuration that now uses 4-cell battery packs over the former 8-cell types, greatly reducing the overall weight. Other features include a back-lit display, 15-model memory, fail save as well as end-point adjustment beside other adjustments. Included comes a 4-channel B4-RX-Pro receiver.
KO Propo have announced the soon release of the RSx One10 Type-S low-profile servo. The high-voltage compatible servo offers a speed of down to 0.08s, a torque of up to 8.2kg-cm and it sports a coreless motor, dual ball bearings, middle heatsink case and mixed metal and composite gears, while having a lower price tag compared to the remainder of the RSx One10 servo range. The servo is adjustable using KO Propo’s ICS Servo Manager and it is ideal for 1/10th touring and buggy applications.
Reedy have introduced two new high-voltage digital low-profile servos. Developed with both touring cars and 1/10th buggy racing in mind, the RS0806 LP (0.06s/8.3kg-cm) and RT1408 LP (0.08s/14.3kg-cm) offer precision metal gears, powerful motors and aluminium middle cases for fade-free performance. High-voltage compatibility means that increased ESC BEC output voltage can be used without fear of damaging sensitive internal components. Both servos also offer a stealthy black appearance with black receiver leads and they make use of standard 25T spline servo arms.
Coming soon from KO Propo is the Servo Model Selector, a device that allows to store up to five different model pre-set memories in compatible servos. The model selector is usable with RSx, RSx2 and BSx2 servos and it requires the use of KO Propo’s ICS Servo Manager software for an initial setup of the values with the actual pre-sets being easily accessible by just using the Servo Model Selector.
Muchmore have introduced two new 7.4V LiPo receiver battery packs. First up is the flat-type variant that measures 85x29x19mm. It weighs in at 90g and is made using high-capacity 2500mAh cells. It comes pre-wired with a 90mm 20AWG silicone wire with JR-style connector and XH balancer plug. Also new is the 2000mAh hump pack, measuring 54.5×31.5x32mm and weighing in at 91.5g. It comes with a 85mm receiver wire. Both packs are housed in shrink-wrapped soft cases for protection.
Coming soon from KO Propo is the Esprit 4 ASF 2.4GHz radio system for the use with Kyosho’s ASF Mini-Z cars. Based off of the standard Esprit 4 the ASF variant features a specific transmitting technology needed to couple the radio with Kyosho’s ASF Mini-Z cars. The radio is highly adaptable to the driver’s needs and so the angle of both the throttle and steering stick can be adjusted, the transmitter offers digital trims, 6-button and jog dial menu operation, a back-lit display and it weighs in at only around 630g. As for the software features the radio offers class-standard steering trim, sub trim, speed, curve and travel as well as throttle high point, sub trim, speed, and curve functions along quick setup for the most needed items, a timer and stopwatch as well as LCD backlight and contrast settings. The radio will become available in June.
Ruddog have introduced their new aluminium clamping servo arms. Made from aircraft-grade 7075-T6 aluminium the arms are of a clamping design meaning they will stay in place even when the actual servo arm screw is coming loose, while their high rigidity will make for improved steering precision compared to standard composite arms. The arms are available in a 10.8mm and standard offset variant, they sport 16mm and 20mm ball stud mounting positions, and are usable with all 25T spline servos while coming in the three different colours of red, blue and black.
Yeah Racing have introduced their new Hackslider gyro unit tailor-made for drift cars. Housed in an aluminium heatsink case the gyro is usable with both standard and digital servos and it allows for easy setting changes using +3 channel transmitters or the on-board gain/sensitivity adjustment feature. Measuring 25.6×24.5x10mm and weighing in at 13.5g the compact unit is easy to install and it is available in pink, gun metal or black colour.