Coming from Hudy are two new clamping design throttle servo arms. They are cut from high-quality aluminium and are available in a standard or off-set design, the latter being necessary for some nitro vehicles. The ultra-durable design with dual M3 threads allows for secure throttle and brake linkage mounting and the arm’s clamping design ensures it stays in place even after the main mounting screw became loose. In addition the standard arm is also available with plain, non-threaded linkage mounting holes. The arms come black anodised and laser etched and they are available in 23T, 24T and 25T specification.
Coming from Arrowmax and made for Sanwa’s MT-44 radio is a 3.7V 3200mAh transmitter battery pack. The single cell LiPo battery measures 60x40x10mm and it comes pre-wired with a Sanwa-compatible connector. The battery is both light of weight yet offers massive capacity for long operation times.
Sanwa have released first proper images of their forthcoming M17 flagship radio system. Following a couple of images taken during last week’s Shizuoka Hobby Show a set of proper images of both the transmitter and the all-new RX-491 receiver have surfaced. The latter offers a very small footprint, telemetry functions, the new FH5 Sanwa Ultra Response mode and a standard wire antenna over the previous internal antenna design. As for the transmitter, the radio will be convertible easily for left hand users, it offers a swingable carrying handle, optional hook strap, Steering unit angle adjustment, a detachable throttle unit to adjust throttle spring tension as well as a colour LC display and a separate touch pad. Full information will become available in time for the release which is scheduled for July.
Coming from PowerStar is their new PM-3015W IPX8 standard waterproof buggy and crawler servo. The standard-sized item is 7.4V and 8.4V high-voltage compatible and it pulls up to 30kg-cm of torque at a speed of down to 0.10s. It features an all-aluminium case, an all-black receiver wire and comes including aluminium servo bushings and an aluminium clamping-style servo arm. The servo is usable for a range of applications including buggies, monster trucks, crawlers and even large scale models.
Coming from Arrowmax and made for Futaba transmitters such as the 7PX, 4PX, 4PK and 4PV is a 2400mAh 6.6V LiFe battery. The softcase pack measures 73x40x16mm and it has the perfect size for the above radios with the high capacity ensuring long operation times. The battery comes pre-wired with a a Futaba-compatible connector and a standard balancer plug for secure charging and balancing.
Coming from AMain Hobbies’ EcoPower brand are two new waterproof servos. The standard voltage WP110T (0.16s/20.1kg-cm) and WP120T (0.09s/28.8kg-cm) are an ideal upgrade for ready-to-run cars, trucks and rock crawlers and they feature metal gears, dual ball bearings and lightweight upper and lower cases with aluminium centre sections. The WP110T is powered by a cored DC motor while the high-voltage compatible WP120T utilises a coreless motor. EcoPower recommends the WP110T servo for all 1/10-scale applications, while the higher power WP120T would be best suited for heavy monster trucks, 1/8-scale vehicles and crawlers.
During this week’s Shizuoka Hobby Show Futaba are presenting several forthcoming new items such as the T7XC competition stick radio and the S-Bus compatible MC970CR brushless speed controller. As for the radio, Futaba’s new flagship stick transmitter is understood to offer similar features as the T7PX pistol-grip radio and it is usable with T-FHSS SR Super Response, T-FHSS, S-FHSS and FASST compatible receivers. A huge LC display dominates the front side of the transmitter that is customisable with a rear carbon fibre strap for easier handling. More information will become available in time for the release, however no official date is mentioned yet.
Beat1Racing from Japan have introduced their new 7.4V 2S LiPo receiver battery pack specially made for the Kyosho MP9 TKI4 and TKI3 buggies as well as the GT3 on-road car. The battery measures 51x35x29mm and it weighs in at 95g. The high-capacity 2500mAh cells make for long run times and the pack comes pre-soldered with a 100mm universal-type receiver lead and 40mm XH balancer wire.