Capricorn have introduced the new Tesla TS108LP Black Edition high-voltage low-profile servo. Usable with standard 6V but also high-voltage 7.4V input, the servo utilises a coreless motor, a full metal gear train and an all-black lead. It measures 39.8×20.2×28.7mm, weighs in at 55g and is able of pulling up to 14.5kg-cm of torque at a speed of down to 0.07s at 7.4V input.
Sanwa’s intermediate-level MT-S transmitter is soon also available as limited edition Piano Black variant. The radio will feature the same glossy black finish as the respective M12S and MT-4 variants, making it Sanwa’s third transmitter to receive the luxury treatment. In terms of features and specifications the MT-S Piano Black edition will be the same as the standard MT-S and so it allows for a range of telemetry functions, and offers SSR and SSL compatibly. The transmitter will become available by end of February.
Capricorn have introduced several new aluminium servo arms. Machined from high-quality aluminium and being a direct fit on all Capricorn cars the servo arms are available in single and dual arm specifications and for Sanwa/KO and Futaba/Savöx servos with the EP on-road variant featuring a 4mm offset which leads to a perfectly straight steering link on the TE-03 touring car. The arms come anodised in a light gun metal colour and they feature laser-etched markings for easy identification.
Futaba have introduced a special line of “O.S. Speed Tuned”-branded servos for 1/8th and 1/10th scale applications to celebrate the two company’s long-running collaboration. First up is the Speed T1 BLS571SV (0.08s/11kg-cm) low profile servo for 1/10th touring car and off-road classes. It offers hardened gears, ceramic ball bearings and aluminium top and middle sections. Next up is the Speed R1 BLS371SV (0.10s/19kg-cm), a standard-size servo for 1/8th on-road applications featuring hybrid gears, ceramic bearings and an aluminium upper case and middle section. Last but not least is the Speed B1 S9373SV (0.06s/24.6kg-cm), an all-alloy case servo for buggy racing, again with hybrid gears and ceramic bearings. All servos are high-voltage compatible and they come in a special red and black anodised design and with dark-toned servo leads.
Spektrum have introduced the new DX5R 5-channel DSMR radio system. The transmitter’s ergonomics are inspired by the DX6R and it allows to adjust the trigger and steering tension, trigger position, wheel drop down setting and also grip sizes. With the help of optional parts also the steering wheel angle and steering wheel diameter are customisable to suit the driver’s needs. The DX5R makes use of Spektrum’s intuitive SimpleScroll programming interface for quick and easy adjustments, it offers up to five drive modes per mode, programming for AVC compatible receivers, programmable mixes, ABS and 4-wheel steering as well as dual rate and expo settings. Built-in telemetry makes monitoring the car’s vital signs easy while the 5.5 millisecond fame rate ensures fast and consistent car control. The radio comes including the SR6000T telemetry receiver and it will hit stores soon.
HRC Distribution have introduced the HRC Racing 68124HVBL high-voltage digital brushless servo. Designed for 1/8th on-road and off-road classes the servo offers sturdy metal gears, a powerful brushless motor, dual ball bearings and it is high-voltage compatible, allowing to use it with 2S LiPo receiver battery packs. The standard-size servo pulls up to 24kg-cm of torque at a speed of down to 0.09s and it features a red anodised middle heatsink section.
Nemo Racing have introduced the Beta BE1 HV ultra torque digital race servo. It is of an all-aluminium design with the upper and lower case as well as the heatsink middle section being machined of the black anodised metal for high rigidity and good heat dissipation. The gears are a sturdy all-metal affair and the servo will feature a removable shielded lead. At 7.4V input the BE1 offers 0.08s of transit time and a torque of up to 28kg-cm and it will hit stores very soon.
Japanese company KO Propo have introduced the RSx3 line of standard size high-performance servos. The range includes the RSx3 Response HC (0.06s/17.6kg-cm) and RSx3 Power HC (0.11x/31.6kg-cm) with aluminium upper cases as well as the RSx3 Response (0.06s/17.6kg-cm) and RSx3 Power (0.11s/31.6kg-cm) with composite upper cases. All four feature aluminium middle sections with laser-etched graphics, they are high-voltage compatible, allowing to use them with up to 7.4V input, they are equipped with hard-anodised aluminium gears, coreless motors, gold-plated connectors and black servo leads. On top of this the RSx3 line makes use of KO Propo’s new Highspeed Communication System HCS, in combination wit HCS-compatible receivers, for a more linear steering feeling and they are programmable using the company’s ICS Servo Manager software in order to fine-tune the servo’s behaviour for different classes or track conditions.