13 January 2015 03:47 by Mike
The Reedy International Offroad Race of Champions is fast approaching. The event not only gathers many of the world’s best 1/10 offroad racers, it also gathers some of the newest prototypes and products on the market. Reedy team manager, Rick Hohwart, is among the racers preparing for the event by putting the finishing touches on their rides. Hohwart shared a pic of his Team Associated B5M buggy as it is nearly ready for the event. At first glance there doesn’t appear to be anything out of the norm, but upon closer examination it appears as though there is a little something new steering Hohwart’s buggy for this race…
15 December 2014 17:50 by Mike
ProTek R/C’s has released their all-new 160T Low Profile Digital “High Torque” Servo. This bad boy is ready to meet the demands of the serious 1/10 and 1/12-scale racer. Featuring a robust 274 oz-in of torque at a lighting quick .06 transit speed at 7.4V, the 160T’s small profile belies its power within. The metal drivetrain of the 160T glides on a full set of ball bearings and the entire unit is protected by an all-aluminum case. The gray-anodized case not only looks sharp and speaks to the servo’s quality but it also effectively dissipates heat. With over 17 pounds of torque it was essential to ship the 160T with a blue-anodized aluminum servo horn, and aluminum servo ear guides. The new servo is available now!
03 October 2014 11:26 by Phil
Play in a stream? Puddle jumping? Get muddy? Spin in the Snow?
No, us neither really, we prefer playing battleships in the bathtub, but for those who do enjoy the odd nautical-related pursuit, Xpert has a new line of waterproof servos which should suit you like a custom-made Savile Row.. uhm suit!
Designed to work with everything from a 1/10 crawler to a 1/5 monster these servos have been designed to function completely submerged in water.
Features include the waterproof case design, firmware to stop buzzing sounds, slow idle to neutral, lower operating temp, high amp and high temp protection features, hardened metal gears.
01 October 2014 16:15 by Mike
Now R/C cars and trucks can enjoy the many advantages of Futaba S.Bus2 servo technology (first seen in the aircraft world). Because they’re brushless, these servos last much longer than brushed servos, with much faster response times. They stand up to jolts and vibration better, offer smoother operation, and programmable capability allows drivers to fine-tune performance to meet specific applications.
24 July 2014 10:49 by Phil
VP Pro’s servo brand ‘Power Star’ have released three new types of digital brushless servos, (even though the image shows 4?!), count your lucky stars then!
They all feature plastic shell and are fitted with stainless steel and titanium gears throughout for strength, the three types are available in a choice of four rather ‘loud’ colours – EasyJet orange, naval blue, baby blue and TestaRossa red. No details on the speed/strength of the servos but here are a few part numbers; PL-2211, PL-1610, PL-1408.
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06 May 2014 00:07 by KevinR
Power Star introduce their latest low-profile digital servo, the PM-1207LV. The aluminium heat sink case houses a mixed stainless steel and titanium gear set and a powerful brushless motor which can achieve speeds of 0.085sec and 0.074sec at 4.8v and 6.0v respectively as well as torque of 10kg/cm and 12kg/cm.
01 May 2014 09:42 by KevinR
Thunder Innovation have announced the release of their new precision CNC adjustable steering servo horn which has been machined from a solid block of aluminium for increased rigidity and durability.
11 April 2014 00:45 by KevinR
Power Star have announced the release of their new lightweight digital servo which weighs in at only 25g. Featuring a coreless motor, superior metal gears and a durable nylon fibre case the PL-8509 can achieve speeds of 0.105sec and 0.095sec at 4.8v and 6.0v respectively as well as torque of 7.0kg/cm and 8.5kg/cm.
03 April 2014 12:20 by Phil
XRAY have released a new black anodized aluminium steering servo mount for their 1/10th Offroad buggy the XB4, according to the press release blurb, the new mount is stiffer, increases reliability. Made from highest grade machined swiss 7075 T6 alu, it can also be used for 2WD.
17 March 2014 07:54 by KevinR
TPRO branches out from buggy tyres with the release of their new Dagger aluminum steering servo savor arm suit for 23T, 24T and 25T racing servos.