Coming soon from German O.S. Engines distributor Graupner is the O.S. Speed B2103 S Special Edition engine. The .21 off-road power plant comes with a standard cooling head for improved heat dissipation, allowing to safely run the engine with a leaner carburettor setting which in turn further improves mileage. In addition and when run in higher ambient temperatures, the engine is easier to adjust and offers a more reliable performance.
Coming from Graupner are three new HGM series high voltage servos. The HGM SST +T BB MG (0.05s/22kg-cm) is a speed servo for 1/10th and 1/8th scale vehicles while the HGM SLP +T BB MG (0.045s/12kg-cm) is a high performance low-profile offering for 1/10th touring cars and off-road buggies. Also coming is the HGM SOR +T BB MG (0.06s/25.5kg-cm) for 1/10th and 1/8th applications that require a high torque. All three feature metal gears, telemetry functions, brushless motors, they are usable with 4.8V to 8.4V input, and are compatible with Sanwa’s High and Super Response modes.
German up and coming youngsters Burak and Berkan Kilic have signed a deal to run Graupner electronics in the 2016 season. The two will rely on Graupner’s new HOTT radio system, Graupner chargers as well as speed controllers and motors while Berkan will also utilise O.S. Speed nitro engines to power his Agama cars.
Graupner have announced the signing of newly crowned German 1/8th Nitro Buggy National Champion Marvin Fritschler. Marvin will use the Graupner/SOAR 998 buggies and a package of products from the Graupner portfolio such as the Colt HoTT radio, O.S. engines and Titan fuel. Marvin’s first major outing for his new sponsors will be the forthcoming 1/8th E-Buggy Nationals in Bistensee.
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.
2013 was looking to be a tough year for Graupner / GM-Racing after parent company Graupner GmbH & Co.KG went insolvent. From the ashes comes a new company Graupner/SJ GmbH which has been founded by SJ Incorporated. Having purchased some assets like the Graupner and GM-Racing brand names, well known and respected racer Ralf Helbing, who used to be the head of development, has now taken over control of Graupner’s business activities as its managing director. The first new GM/SJ products to hit the shelves will be the GM/SJ Race motor series as well as the new GM Genius Pro speedo which is currently being tested by team drivers and has already sparked a lot of interested amongst drivers and competitors. Expect those products very soon along with many more to come such as the X8-E high-level car radio with which it will be possible to change the speedo setup during a practice run without leaving the rostrum.
New from GM/Graupner are these High-Voltage brushless servos or HBS for short, which combine the performance of brushless technology with all the advantages of the high-voltage servo. In addition to the unparalleled acceleration, greater efficiency and no wear of carbon brushes, these servos can be supplied with an operating voltage up to 8.4V. Direct connection of 2-cell LiPo battery packs is now possible with no problem, in addition, these servos also provide top performance at an operating voltage of just 6V. Precision manufacturing and assembly and top component quality provide the servo drive system with uncompromising power and speed. Available in 3 different versions, best suited for 4wd off road, 2wd off road and on road touring car.