Muchmore have introduced the Impact 1800mAh 6.6V LiFe battery pack for transmitter and receiver applications. The flat-type pack measures 85x27x18mm and fits most 1/8th and 1/10th nitro vehicles that utilise flat-type receiver batteries and it is also usable with transmitters that accept 6V input. The battery is made from robust 1800mAh cells, it comes pre-wired with a JR-style universal plug and a XH balance connector and is it usable with standard voltage compatible receivers and servos.
Coming from Hitec are three new D9 series 32-bit metal case servos. The D941TW (0.07s/16.5kg-cm), D946TW (0.10s/23.0kg-cm) and D951TW (0.14s/35.0kg-cm) all feature 32-bit micro controller units and 12-bit analog to digital converters to maximises the servos’ performance for optimised response and feel. The wide voltage compatible standard-size units can be powered by 4.8V to 7.4V input, they feature highly durable titanium gears, full-metal servo cases and they are fully programmable to fine-tune functions such as end point adjustments, direction, fail save, dead band, speed (slower), soft start rate, and overload protection.
BK Servo, known for their helicopter servos, are making a step into RC car racing by introducing the DS-S-HT ultra high torque servo. Offering a whooping 40.8kg-cm of torque at 8.4V input and a speed of down to 0.10s, the servo is ideal for demanding 1/8th off-road classes. It also features a machined all-alloy case with heatsink middle section, steel gears, and a coreless motor. The servo is set for a release in mid-March.
UK KO Propo distributors Schumacher have introduced the new RSx3 1/12th scale servos. Available in three different variants they replace the RSx 12 and utilise a high-power core-less motor for reliability as well as hardened aluminium gears for durability. The RSx3-12 line servos all pull up to 7.5kg-cm of torque at a speed of 0.13s, they are HCS compatible, feature black receiver leads, gold-plated connectors and hard gear shafts with the three different version only differing by the pre-set firmware. The RSx3-12 comes set with a universal program ideal for 1/12th, GT and Formula racing while the RSx3-12 World Spec Version is programmed with the 2014 IFMAR Worlds winning mode which is slightly milder. Last but not least comes the GT12-specific RSx3-12 GT Version servo set to GT500, World GT and Formula rubber racing specifications.
Coming from Futaba is the CPS-1 Channel Power Switch for use with +3-channel transmitters. The compact unit allows to control lights on any model such as lightbars on crawlers, underfloor lighting on show cars and more. The switch is usable with every switch-actuated channel and measures only 16x22x7.6mm while weighing in at 5.9g.
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.