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.
Ruddog Distribution have introduced their all-new RP1206 low-profile servo for 1/10th scale applications. Designed for demanding racing conditions the servo features a black anodised heavy-duty all-aluminium case, sturdy metal gears and a powerful coreless motor. Dual ball bearings and laser-etched logos round out the package. The high voltage compatible servo offers up to 12kg-cm of torque at a speed of down to 0.06s and it is available in two variants with a short 80mm or long 180mm all-black wire, allowing for neat wiring jobs in touring cars and off-road vehicles alike.
During this weeks Shizuoka Hobby Show in Japan KO Propo have introduced the new EX-2 Expert Set 2.4GHz radio system. The intermediate-level radio comes with the KR-413 FH high-end receiver, drop down steering wheel and the expert grip with an additional thumb dial wheel and 2-way switch. It is also understood that the master unit supports a faster response rate. More information will become available in time for the release.
Hot on the heels of Futaba’s all-new T3PV will be the T4PV 4-channel telemetry radio system. On show during this week’s Shizuoka Hobby Show in Japan, the transmitter sports a design comparable to the top-of-the-foodchain T4PX but with a more vertical screen and overall simpler appearance. So far nothing is known about the features but we keep you up to date as soon as more information surfaces.
KO Propo’s popular RSx one10 range of servos soon gets an addition in the form of the RSx one10 Type S. The high-voltage compatible servo, on show during this week’s Shizuoka Hobby Show, measures 41×25.5x21mm and it weighs in at 51g. It features a coreless motor and will pull up to 8.2kg-cm at a speed of down to 0.08s/60°. More information will become available in time for the release.
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.