Hitec have expanded their range of premium-class D-series servos with three new high speed and high torque variants. The D930SW (0.07s/13.0kg-cm), D954SW (0.12s/29kg-cm) and D955TW (0.12s/20kg-cm) are powered by a 32-bit microcontroller unit with a 12-bit analog to digital converter for rapid, high resolution response. Coreless metal brush motors, long-life potentiometers as well as dual ball bearings make for high durability while nylon reinforced plastic upper and lower cases in combination with aluminium heatsink middle sections make for low weights as well as exceptional dust and splash water resistance. All servos are widely programmable, they are high-voltage compatible and the SW types feature precision-cut steel gears while the TW variant comes with a lightweight yet durable titanium gear train.
Reedy have released these HV Digital metal gear servos which are a quality upgrade for RTR vehicles with speed and torque ratings that improve driving precision by giving drivers a better feel for their vehicle. These servos are also a great option for entry level racers who want to enter the hobby economically while they learn to drive and tune their race car. High voltage compatibility means that increased ESC BEC output voltage can be used without fear of damaging sensitive internal components. Precision metal gears, dual ball bearings and a water-resistant outer case further improve reliability and value.
Arrowmax have introduced their new 2800mAh LiPo hump-style receiver battery. Measuring 57x31x31mm the pack fits all nitro vehicles that accept hump-type battery packs and its high capacity makes for long operation times even when using power-hungry digital servos. The battery comes pre-assembled with a Futaba-style receiver plug and it is usable with all high-voltage compatible servos and receivers.
Futaba have revealed more details of the forthcoming 7PX 2.4GHz telemetry radio system. Featuring the super-fast T-FHSS SR Super Response protocol the radio is expected to be even faster than the current 4PX transmitter while sporting a 4.3″ LCD touch screen, the new R334SBS diversity receiver as well as additional channels that feature reversing, end point adjustments, sub-trim, assignable brake mixing and ABS. The radio is expected to hit stores this summer.
Futaba’s Hideo Kitazawa has released a couple of detail images of the forthcoming 7PX 2.4GHz radio system. On show during this week’s Shizuoka Hobby Show the 7PX is understood to be the company’s new top of the foodchain radio system, sporting a large 4.3 inch touch display, the new T-FHSS Super Response transmitting system and also a new 2-antenna receiver. The full specifications and features have yet to surface and we keep you updated on the progress.
On show during this week’s Shizuoka Hobby Show is Sanwa’s forthcoming M12S-RS 2.4GHz radio system. Based off of the popular M12S the M12S-RS will offer slightly reduced specifications to make the radio more budget-friendly without hampering overall performance. It is understood that the radio’s case will be of a slightly different finish although shape and ergonomics remain the same. The transmitter also comes with a soft steering wheel spring, the display colour is available in white only and the headphone jack and vibration alert are missing on the RS model. The set also comes without battery, charger and accessories known from the M12S but with the drop down steering wheel extension installed. In terms of firmware the RS relies on the M12S’ specifications, meaning SSR and SSL support as well as telemetry features remain with the sport variant. More information will become available in time for the release.
KO Propo have introduced new sets based on the EX-RR competition radio system. First up is the EX-RR BT set including the EX-RR Master unit, EXP-104S LCD expansion, soft spring throttle trigger system, the Expert grip 2 and a large, carbon decal wrapped battery stand. The set also includes a KR-415FHD standard length antenna receiver, a 1550mAh LiFe transmitter battery and the BX-31LF USB charger. The same set is also available with a short antenna KR-415FHD receiver with both sets also coming with the HCS/Norm switch.
TQ Wire have introduced the 2S trans/rec charge cable, an adapter that allows to charge 2S LiXX transmitter and receiver batteries through their balancer port. Fitting XH balancer plug equipped LiPo, LiIon and LiFe batteries, the adapter attaches to the battery’s balancer port while on the input side any 2S balancer charge harness with 5mm and 2mm bullet-type connectors can be used.