German Hitec distributors Multiplex have introduced the HBS-9381TH full metal case servo. High voltage compatible and coming with ultra-durable titanium gears the servo pulls a constant 34kg-cm of torque regardless of the input voltage while at 7.4V input it offers down to 0.14s of transit time. The standard size servo features a powerful brushless motor, dual ball bearings, a full aluminium case and it is usable for a wide range of applications.
PowerStar have introduced their new PM-2211 high-torque servo. It utilises a heatsink-design all-aluminium case, an all-metal geartrain as well as a powerful and efficient brushless motor. At 7.4V input the standard-size servo pulls up to 22kg-cm of torque at a speed of down to 0.11s with the servo being able to use up to 8.4V input for even greater performance. Included come a suitable aluminium servo arm and four aluminium servo mount bushings.
Highest RC have released two new high-performance low-profile servos for 1/10th scale applications. First up is the BLP650 (0.06s/12.2kg-cm), the updated version of the popular DLP650. The servo is equipped with a high-performance brushless motor and an all-aluminium case with the bottom case now also being made of alloy. Also new is the BLP680, the dual mounting lugs variant of the BLP650 with the 680 having the lower servo mounting points removed for a snug fitment in the Yokomo BD8 touring car. Both servos are high-voltage compatible and they are available now.
Coming from ARC and made in collaboration with Savöx is the Super Response Servo tailor-made for the ARC R11 series touring car. The Super High Response technology provides quick steering response when used with modern transmitters while the incorporated servo mount makes installation easy in addition to saving 10g compared to the original servo mount. A short 50mm all-black receiver lead cleans up the wiring job for a full factory look. Equipped with a brushless motor the servo is able to pull up to 9.0kg-cm of torque at a transit time of down to 0.07s/60°.
UK Sanwa distributors Schumacher have introduced the new programmable PGS-XB and XR servos. The standard size bruhsless servos complement the recently introduced PGS-LH servo with the PGS-XB (0.11s/21.1kg-cm) being the high-torque variant while the PGS-XR (0.09s/17.3kg-cm) is the high-speed offering. Both feature full aluminium heatsink cases, strengthened full-metal gears, SSR and SHR Mode compatibility as well as telemetry functions. Using the optional PGS Setting Gear program card further parameters are accessible such as Boost, Dead Band, Torque and Feeling adjustments.
Modelix Racing have introduced the new Ultimate Racing 7.4V 2500mAh Lithium-Polymer receiver battery packs. Available in hump and straight pack configurations and coming pre-soldered with universal JR-type connectors the batteries will provide lots of runtime even with power hungry high-voltage servos and the straight pack also fits a range of transmitters.
Made for Kyosho’s 2.4GHz Mini-Z vehicles is the Syncro EX-6R transmitter. It utilises the innovative MHS (Mini-Z Hybrid Spread) 2.4GHz system that combines both Frequency Hopping (FH-SS) and Direct Sequence (DS-SS) spread spectrum, making it the fastest multifunctional transmitter in Mini-Z history. While the improved interference resistance and stability of the MHS 2.4GHz system represents a significant evolution from the ASF 2.4GHz and FHS 2.4GHz systems, the greatest benefits are due to the high-speed processing and communication that creates greater linear control, enabling the machine to be manoeuvred exactly as intended along optimal racing lines. In addition, the EX-6R features a newly designed throttle with revised length, shape, operating angle and sensor for greater direct feel as well as a new softer steering spring for greater sensitivity to enhance driving performance.
KO Propo have released a teaser image of their forthcoming RSx3-12 H.C servo for 1/12th scale pan cars. Sporting a heavily machined aluminium upper case the servo will be very strong and durable while the extensive milling will keep the overall weight down. No information on specifications and features is available yet but we bring you more updates as soon as they surface.