We got our first look at the Ethos PQ Quadcopter at the Hobbytown Convention a few weeks ago, but now we have the official info. This micro (or pico) quadcopter will feature two types of flying offering a very stable flight, or super agile flight. It has a built in automatic flip by using a button on the controller, comes RTF with everything you need including the AA batteries.
Overall Length: 63.48mm
Height: 1” (26.5mm)
Main Rotor Diameter: 29mm
Weight with Battery: 12 Grams
Battery: 1s 3.7v 100mAh LiPo
Charger: 5v DC 120mA USB
Transmitter: 4 Channel 2.4GHz
On-Board Electronics: 3-in-1 control board
Available in both Blue and Red color options
The part number for the Ethos PQ is #AZSH1500, it has a street price of $49, and it should start hitting your local HobbyTown USA very soon. Hit up This Link for more information.
Check out the video of it in action below!
Ares Ethos PQ Gallery
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There are times when you just want to be different, to really stand out in the crowd. If you pick up a Renault Sport Mégane Trophy body from Matrixline RC, you are sure to do just that.
The Matrxiline Mégane Trophy body is formed from .9mm polycarbonate and was designed to fit most 1/10 touring cars. Along with the body it comes with light buckets, a decal sheet, over-spray film, and vacuum formed front/rear fascias.
The part number for the Mégane is #PC201405 and you can get a few more details by hitting up This Link over on the official Matrixline website.
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The crew over at RB Products have added 2 new LiPos to their battery line-up. The new RB Energy packs are both rated at 6400mAh with 100C discharge rates. Both come with protective hard cases, while the 2S pack uses 4mm bullet connectors and the 4S pack comes with a Deans style T-plug.
The part number for the 4S model is #0240020, the 2S model has a part number of #0240019, and you can get complete details at This Link over on the official RB website.
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Do you have a Losi Micro in need of some repair? Just want to save some cash on spare parts? Losi has announced a new 1/24 Micro Brushless SCT Parts Bundle to give you the hook up. The bundle contains a suspension arm set, pinion & spur set, dogbone set, spindles, carriers, hubs, and bumpers, all for one low price. Most of the parts fit the Losi Micro SCT, Rally, and Truggy, while the bumpers are specific to just the SCT.
The part number for the bundle is #LOSB0242PRTS, they are street priced at $29, and you can get complete details at This Link over on the Losi website.
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Want more protection for the front end of your Losi 22-4 buggy? If so the folks over at T-Bone Racing can hook you up. They have a nifty Skid Plate/Front Bumper made to take the worst you can throw at it. The TBR bumper is made from tough nylon, comes with their lifetime warranty, and is sure to save front end parts on your 22-4.
The part number for the bumper is #37042, it is priced at $15, and they are available right now. For full details check out This Link over on the official TBR website.
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One of the newest bodies announced by Killerbody RC is the Horri-Bull 1/10 crawler body. The Horri-Bull was designed to fit vehicles like the Axial Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and can help give your truck a unique look. The body is available in clear, painted/finished, or as a finished body with light buckets. Several different pre-painted colors are available from Killerbody, as are numerous scale accessories to make it look just the way you want it to.
The body pictured above has a part number of #48336 and they are available right now. To see more pictures and get more details just hit up This Link over on the Killerbody website.
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Killerbody RC Horri-Bull Gallery
Just 25 of the new Limited Edition BD7 ETS kits from Yokomo will be put out for sale. This model was made to celebrate its four wins at the European Touring Car series and comes with luxury packaging and special transporter bag. It also comes with a slew of high-zoot upgrades-
* Titanium main gear shaft
* Titanium turnbuckles
* Precision bearing set
* Aluminum servo mount, belt tension cams, & rear bones
* Graphite body mount support
* Hard coated pivot balls
* Double joint front universals
The part number is #MRTC-BD714ETS and you can get full information over on the Yokomo Europe website.
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Team Associated is giving you touring car fans the hook-up lately. Last week they announced their new GReddy Scion and now they have released details on their Apex Series Lexus RC F.
The Associated Lexus RC F uses a highly detailed body on the outside for good looks, while 4wd and a powerful brushless system are used under the hood to get the blood pumping. Its electronics are water-resistant so you can keep bashing regardless of the weather and a 2.4GHz radio system is included.
* Reedy 3300kV 540 motor
* Fully assembled RTR available in two different colors
* Detailed brake components and Lexus RC F 20 spoke wheels
* Includes Reedy 6 cell NiMH 3000mAh battery and charger
* All metal gear transmission
The part number for the Associated Lexus is #30115 and they are expected to start hitting hobby shops in September. Get complete details at This Link over on Associated’s website.
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Associated Lexus Gallery
A while back I posted the first details of the EncoreRC Invertix400 full-3D capable quadcopter developed by Bobby Watts. The following weeks my email blew up from readers looking for more, or hoping we’d get to fly one and show off video. After talking with Mr. Watts for a few weeks, he got us our own Invertix to build and test! The review is coming soon, but check out all of the unboxing pictures after the jump…
Wouldn’t it be cool to make adjustments to your esc from your smartphone? Sure it would! GForce has recently announced their Wi-Fi Link for just that purpose. The GForce Wi-Fi Link allows you to view and make changes to select models of GForce speed controllers from your Android or Apple device. That sounds a lot easier than counting lights or beeps to us. The part number is #G0034 and it is expected to have an August release date. Get more details At This Link over on the GForce website.
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The latest on-road weapon from ARC is the 2015 spec of their R10 Touring Car. Loaded with carbon fiber and designed to break lap records, the R10 2015 is a serious touring car.
The 2015 Spec received numerous upgrades over the previous model, some of the updates include-
* Long big bore shocks with longer springs
* 3.5mm carbon fiber shock towers
* 8.5mm steering plate
* Flex motor mount
* Improved top deck
* New upper bulkhead
The part number for the new R10 is #R100006 and you can get more details at This Link over on the official ARC RC website.
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ARC R10 '15 Gallery
File this under ‘Take My Money!’, the FreqEsKinz folks have announced they now have a bunch of sKinz for many of the Pro-Line Racing bodies!
Not everyone can paint, or knows someone that can make their body look cool, but most people can apply a large decal. The new sKinz are available for the Flo-Tek SVT Raptor,Flo-Tek EVO SC, 1981 Ford Bronco, Dodge Ram True Scale, Phantom Associated B5, Phantom Tekno EB48.2, Phantom Mugen MBX-7 and the Ford Super Duty F-250 Cab.
They are made from a durable vinyl, and are custom cut for each body.
Head over to the FreqEsKinz website, use the coupon code PRO4ME to get a 10% discount!
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Anyone have a favorite design? They have so many, not sure what one to pick!
While working on upgrading a friend’s Blade 350QX, he asked to get him that ‘new camera mount’ for his GoPro. A few days later, the Yuneec/Blade GB200 Camera Gimbal came in for me to install. Equipped with 2 brushless motors and mounts for the GoPro and CGo1 sport cameras, this gimbal is plug and play with the Blade 350QX and could even be used with other quadcopters after modification. The gimbal has a part number of BLH7910 and can be picked up for $200. Check out the unboxing pictures below!
GB200 Brushless Gimbal Unboxing