Available now from Futaba are three new high voltage compatible S.Bus2 brushless servos for electric and nitro applications. The BLS371SV (0.10s), BLS471SV (0.07s) and BLS571SV (0.08s) all offer brushless motors, dual bearings, metal gears and they are water sealed making them ideal for on-road and off-road racing alike. While the standard size BLS371SV features a heatsink middle case to dissipate heat better the BLS571SV is a low-profile servo for electric touring car and 2WD buggy applications. All three are compatible with Futaba’s S.Bus and S.Bus2 system and programmable through the 4PX transmitter for channels, normal/reverse, dead band, speed, travel and more.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
During last weekend’s All Japan Hobby Show KO Propo displayed what appears to be a new intermediate level radio. The EX2 offers a EX-1-ish pistol grip but a simplified steering wheel unit that makes for a less-bulky appearance. By the look of things the EX2 will be usable as a basic 2-channel transmitter without a display or as bolstered-up version with an optional display unit. We do not have any information about features or specifications but we keep you up to date as soon as more details surface.
Image: YS Toda [twitter.com]
Monday, September 29, 2014
From T-Works for Futaba’s new top-of-the-foodchain 4PX radio come several anodised aluminium screw kits to personalise the transmitter. The fasteners are made from 7075-T6 aluminium and they come in red, orange and “Tamyia” blue colour to match your chassis’ colour code or optional transmitter wraps.
Source: T-Work’s Racing [rc-tworks.com]
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Vampire Racing’s popular Lithium-Ferrite receiver battery packs are now available in a 2014 edition. Coming in industry standard “straight” or “hump” pack dimensions the 2S packs with a voltage of 6.6V allow the direct use with standard voltage receivers and servos without the need for a voltage regulator as 7.4V LiPo packs do. The straight pack makes use of 1600mAh cells while the hump pack comes built from high capacity 1900mAh cells. Both packs are pre-wired with XH balancer connectors and a JR/Futaba compatible universal plug.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
LRP have new receiver and 1/18th micro battery packs available. Starting with the receiver packs, the XTEC 2/3A NiMH batteries are available in straight or hump configuration and with your choice of JR/universal or BEC compatible plugs. The 5-cell packs are built using high capacity 1600mAh cells and are usable for on-road and off-road applications alike.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Graupner introduce the X-8N 2.4GHz 4-channel pistol grip radio system. Offering a frame rate of 1.5ms, optimised frequency hopping and bi-directional transmitting between transmitter and receiver the radio is both ultra fast while offering maximum transmitting security at the same time. The transmitter features a 128×64 pixel display, intuitive menu control and the ability to convert the radio for right and left hand pilots alike. The telemetry system can be deactivated for competition use and included with the radio comes a 2000mAh NiMH battery pack, a suitable charger, a GR-8 Race receiver and an update wire.
Source: Graupner [graupner.de]
Thursday, August 28, 2014
New from Power Star is their latest digital servo, the PL-2806. It features a plastic case, stainless steel / titanium gears and core motor with speeds of 0.10sec and 0.06sec at 4.8v and 6.0v respectively as well as torque at 1.95kg/cm and 2.8kg/cm. Only 23 x 12.3 x 25.7mm it is available in four colors red, blue, light blue and orange.
Source: Power Star [powerstar-racing.com]
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Xpert will release new Lee Martin edition versions of their SN-4401, SN3401 and SI-3401 servos. Featuring the same internals the British driver worked with Xpert to design them to look as sleek as possible with all black case, black wires and a small Lee Martin signature. The RX plug even has a small marking to ensure that you cannot plug it in backwards. Available soon.
Source: LMR [l-m-racing.co.uk]
Monday, August 11, 2014