February 9, 2007

Futaba release 3PM with 2.4GHz FASST System

Futaba 3PM 2.4GHz Fasst System

Following on the back of the release of the Airtronics mid level 2.4GHz radio, comes Futabas mid level 2.4GHz radio, the 3PM. Expected to be released in mid March, this new radio uses the companies FASST (Futaba Advanced Spread Spectrum Technology) technology, and this has been built into the transmitter, doing away with the need for a separate module.

The 2.4GHz modulation is wired directly into the transmitter circuitry so there’s no separate module to plug in. On-road and touring drivers will appreciate the unbeatable combination of precision and convenience that the FASST 2.4GHz system offers. More great “driver-friendly” features of the 2.4GHz FASST system include:
– Constant shifting within frequencies – no more signal conflicts or waiting for a frequency to open up.
– “Auto-Detect” instantly determines whether HRS or PPM mode is active in the transmitter.
– Fail Safe for both the transmitter (in case of interference) and the receiver (in the event of low voltage).

Source: RCCA [radiocontrolzone.com]

February 4, 2007

Airtronics release 2.4GHz MX-3

Airtronics MX-3FHSS 2.4GHz

Airtronics/Sanwa have shown their first 2.4GHz radio at the Nürnberg toy fair this week and RCCA managed to get the lowdown on it. The new system uses the mid level MX-3FHSS radio which still retains the same features but has been installed with the new technology and than had the aerial removed leaving only this rather cool looking sharks fin antenna. Airtronics have been pretty slow adopting this new technology and news of this announcement would surely mean that 2.4GHz modules for their M11 and Exzes Plus radios should be expected in the very near future.

Source: RCCA [radiocontrolzone.com]

January 6, 2007

Speed Mind Carbon finish transmitter bag

Speed Mind Carbon finish transmitter bags

More products from Speed Mind, this time it is this carbon cloth effect transmitter carry bag. Available to suit most of the main brands of transmitter this case sports a foam insert that is cut out to hold the transmitter snuggly in place and protects it from bumps and bangs and there is also enough space for crystals and a spare receiver etc. The best thing about this bag though is the carbon effect finish on the outside, it looks really cool. The case comes with both a handle and a shoulder strap too.

UPDATE: It turns out that this product is actually quite old, but if you hadnt seen it before its new :)

Source: Powers International [powers-international.com]

December 28, 2006

RCID Custom Radio skins

RCID Radio skins

Upgrade RC, through their sub brand RCID, have added two more skins to their range of custom radio decals. Available now for both the Nomadio React and Spektrum DX3.0 these skins not only look good and are the perfect custom job to make you stand out from the crowd but not only that, they are also customizable too with colour selections and the option of adding your name and other details.

Source: Buggy-Sport [buggy-sport.info]

November 1, 2006

Blue Groove Pro Grips

Blue Groove Pro Grip

We feel we must give these ‘Pro Grips’ a special mention for being one of the uglier accessories to pimp your transmitter with this season. Made by Blue Groove RC Concepts out of North Carolina they are available in 4 colours and turn your normally slick, in this case M11, steering wheel into something more resembling Bob the Builders tractor wheel. Regardless of how they look i’m sure they work, and will allow even the sweatiest of racer the control they need to move over and go another lap down.

BGC have also released 5 rather nice solid billet steering wheels for your transmitter, perfect for those racers who feel the need to customize everything they bring to the track.

Source: Blue Groove RC Concepts [bluegrooveconcepts.com] via RCCA [radiocontrolzone.com] 

October 17, 2006

Servo, Receiver and ESC; All-in-one

RC Addiction

Masaaki Hirosaka, father of multiple World Champion Masami and top RC mechanic, has this sweet product shown in the picture above listed on his website. The item in question is made by KO, one of Masami’s long time sponsors, and is a servo, receiver and speed controller all in one tiny package. This is perfect for the Xray M18, HPI RS4 micro as well as the Nanda NRX-18 shown in the picture. Fitting is that this product comes out of Japan, the home of miniaturisation. Available soon according to the site.

Source: Hirosaka.jp [hirosaka.jp]