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Horizon Hobby News

Horizon Hobby clear up some details following the acquisition of Pro-Line

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There has clearly been a ton of interest and opinions on the Horizon and Pro-Line news earlier this week. Horizon Hobby have pulled together some of the recurring questions and provided answers to set the record straight.

Will Pro-Line continue to be made in the USA?

Answer: Absolutely. Pro-Line’s USA manufacturing is a real advantage in quality control and shortening the development cycle. Horizon plans to expand this capability and make more product in the USA.

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Horizon Hobby buy Pro-Line Racing

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Horizon Hobby have announced the acquisition of Pro-Line Racing, the leading innovator in the RC performance and customization accessory market.

“Pro-Line Racing is one of the strongest RC brands in the world, with over 38 years of providing innovative products,” Chris Dickerson, Horizon’s President, said. “Horizon has a longstanding partnership with Pro-Line. Throughout our relationship, we’ve always admired Pro-Line’s commitment to expanding the customer experience through innovative product design.” Dickerson continued, “Beyond the product, we’ve always admired the Pro-Line team’s passion and feel they share the same values as Horizon. We are very confident this will be a strong cultural fit.”

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Spektrum Smart S1100 AC charger & S6245 high performance digital servo

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Horizon Hobby have added to the Spectrum range the new S6245 high performance digital servo as well as the new Smart S1100 AC charger. The S6245 takes the race winning S6240 servo and upgrades it with a sleek, all aluminum, black anodized finish. The low profile design allows for space saving installation, making it the perfect servo for 1/10th racing buggies and trucks, bashers looking to upgrade their RTR vehicle, or for crawlers that need that extra speed and torque to push through demanding terrain.

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SpektrumTM Smart LiPo race batteries earn ROAR approval

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The SpektrumTM team at Horizon Hobby have announced that the Spektrum Smart 100C LiPo Race Batteries have been ROAR-approved. Now that they’re certified as meeting ROAR quality and construction standards, these Smart LiPo packs will immediately be accepted for use at ROAR- sanctioned events.

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Losi Tenacity TT Pro 4WD SCT Brushless RTR

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Horizon Hobby have introduced the new Losi Tenacity TT Pro 4WD SCT Brushless RTR. The Tenacity TT Pro includes a full metric hardware package and aluminum features the competition sells as option parts. This Short Course Truck features all the technological advances drivers demand including the Spektrum Smart 130A Brushless ESC and Spektrum Firma 4-Pole 3150KV 550 motor allowing you to hit 50+ MPH with a 3 cell LiPo battery. Of course, the ESC is waterproof, completely programmable and comes pre-wired with a high-current IC5 connector. Drivers stay in control with a DX2E Active transmitter, a Spektrum AVC receiver with steering priority, and an officially licensed Brenthel race inspired scale trophy truck body along with officially licensed Method Wheels with Falken Wildpeak MT tires and an officially licensed Falken tires race inspired scale trophy truck body along with officially licensed Method Wheels with Falken Wildpeak MT tires that can drive through any condition.

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Spektrum DX5 Rugged DSMR transmitter orange

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Horizon Hobby have introduced the new Spektrum DX5 Rugged DSMR transmitter now available in orange. The Spektrum DX5 Rugged 5-channel surface transmitter redefines radio control with a level of durability to match the tough conditions off-roaders, bashers and boaters encounter constantly. Horizon Hobby started with a chassis based on the Spektrum ergonomic design found on the popular DX5C and competition favorite DX5 Pro. From there, they integrated cordless power tool feature ideas for the die-hard punishment those products endure.

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Horizon Hobby announces passing of Joseph Ambrose

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It is with deep sadness we announce the unexpected passing of chief executive officer Joe Ambrose. Joe died in Champaign on January 4, 2019, at the age of 61. Longtime Horizon board member and Chairman of First Busey Corporation, Greg Lykins said, “With Joe’s passing, we have lost an amazing human being and visionary leader. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Joe have lost a dear friend and inspiring mentor.”

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Dynamite Passport P2 AC Plus AC/DC multi-charger

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Horizon Hobby have introduced the new Dynamite Passport P2 AC Plus 2 port AC/DC multi-charger. With dual 100W output capability, the Passport P2 can charge Li-Po batteries in half the time it takes lower wattage/amperage chargers. In addition, you get the full gamut of charging features, including the ability to charge virtually all battery types and intuitive LCD display.

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