Following a first teaser image KO Propo have now revealed all details of the forthcoming EX-RR 2.4GHz 4-channel radio system. Building on the intermediate-level EX-2 the transmitter features a redesigned throttle unit to improve vehicle control by offering a new, shorter trigger design that still maintains a comfortable feel. The new compact appearance results in faster and more precise throttle and brake control. On top of this the spring tension is widely adjustable to adapt the stiffness to personal preferences.
KO Propo have released a first teaser image of their forthcoming EX-RR 2.4GHz radio system. The radio seems to be based off of the intermediate-level EX-2 with whom it obviously shares its case but the lowered steering extension and aluminium steering wheel clearly target the high-end market. It is no secret that many Japanese KO Propo team drivers have chosen the EX-2 over the high-class EX-1 in the past few month so it looks as if KO Propo soon have a new top-of-the-foodchain radio available to complement their ageing EX-1 KIY.
Spektrum have introduced the SRS2100 DSMR built-in antenna micro race receiver. Designed to eliminate the usual wire antenna and to offer a less cluttered electronic layout the receiver features an internal antenna that additionally improved the RF performance of the overall package. The receiver delivers a 5.5ms frame rate when coupled with Spektrum’s DSM2 or DSMR transmitters, it is of a 3-channel design and it offers extra protection of a waterproof Reliakote conformal coating that seals its electronics from the elements and other corrosives like nitro methane or motor spray. Measuring 17.6×25.5x25mm the high-voltage compatible receiver weighs in at 5.5g and it is available soon.
Power HD have introduced their new EP-XYT single bracket low-profile servo. Coming with a single mounting lug the touring car specific servo makes for a cleaner electronics layout as it does away with the need to run standard servo mounts as three different inner mounting adapters allow to directly attach the servo to the chassis. The adapters are available for the Xray T4, Tamiya TRF419X and the Yokomo BD7. The high-voltage compatible servo offers up to 12kg-cm of torque at a speed of down to 0.07s and it features dual ball bearings, a coreless motor and a mixed titanium and aluminium geartrain.
Vigor have introduced new fine-tune bulkhead spacers for the Yokomo BD7-2016 car as well as high-grip steering wheel pads. Staring with the spacer set, already introduced in 1.0mm and 1.5mm specification the new 0.5mm and 0.8mm set allows for finer steps of bulkhead and motor mount raising. Using the spacers improves chassis flex and roll, meaning greater traction depending on the track conditions. As for the high-grip steering wheel pads, the rings are made of a special soft plastic that is available in eight colours and that is very easy to clean despite the bright colours.
German Sanwa distributors LRP have introduced the HVS-702 low-profile servo and RX-481WP receiver. Starting with the servo, the high-voltage compatible item offers up to 8.6kg-cm of torque at a speed of down to 0.07s, making it ideal for nitro and electric touring cars as well as 2WD and 4WD buggies. It features a metal geartrain, dual ball bearings and it is SHR mode compatible. Also new is the waterproof RX-481WP 2.4GHz 4-channel receiver. It features an internal antenna for improved durability and easier wiring, it is SSL and FH4/FH3 mode compatible and it weighs in at 10.7g. The receiver is compatible with transmitters including, but not limited to, the M12X, M12, M11X, MT-4S, MT-4 and MT-S.
Trinity have introduced the Motolyser DC 1S booster for all 1S LiPo battery classes. Super small and of a low weight the voltage booster allows to run 1S LiPo-powered 1/12th and 1/10th scale cars without the need for an additional, and heavy, receiver battery pack. The booster features an on/off switch that is mounted right on the PCB for improved durability and reliability and it was used by TQ Marc Rheinard and new IFMAR World Champion, Naoto Matsukura, among others, during this week’s Electric On-road World Championships.
New from PowerHD comes the crawler-specific DW25LV servo. It features an all-aluminium case, durable titanium and steel gears, a powerful coreless motor and it pulls up to 25kg-cm of torque at a speed of 0.11s. The standard voltage servo is also fully waterproof to make for rear go-everywhere capabilities and it comes black anodised and with white laser-etched graphics.