Airtronics newest entry level radio that is great for any basher, the MX-V. These value 2.4ghz radios always catch my attention because at times, you get some serious bang for the buck without the cost of the higher end units. Compatibility is always important within a line (receivers that work with all the FHSS surface radios within the family) so sometimes you get the core of a really high end radio system at a great price.
Hitec’s new servos! 221 oz. in .07 inches with titanium gears and dual bearings. Yes please! If you need more power, you can have 485 oz. in 0.14 sec. They also have their new X2-400 Two Port Charger on display.
Sunshine Systems, whom we first met back at IHobby 2011, are lighting up the place with their selection of RC ready LED light systems. New to the product line is a new connector thing that allows you to daisy chain together multiple strings of light systems. Go back to our IHobby archives and check out the review we did of these lights to see how they standup. Spoiler: we liked ‘em. Then check out the Sunshine Systems web site for more info.
Kraken RC is showing off their recently announced X2 chassis for the HPI Baja 5 line of vehicles. If it looks like a molded chassis, that’s because it is. In fact, it’s the first ever molded chassis for HPI’s 1/5 scale vehicles. It’s made from a specially formulated polymer created by DuPont, and Kraken claims it has great hardness, rigidity, abrasion resistance and thermostability, making for one durable molded chassis. But more importantly, Kraken says this chassis is made specifically for the basher crowd. That would be us. The X2 Chassis is also covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Check out the Kraken RC web site for more details.
Strike Models is in attendance this year, showing off their line of naval combat boats. And when I say combat, I mean it. These boats feature functioning turrets to engage enemy vessels on the high seas. Strike Models sells many, many different kits based on full size ships from the WWI and WWII eras. For more info about these ships, hit up the Strike Models web site. And for general info about RC naval combat, check out google.
Brian sent this pic telling me there’s a celebrity in it. I searched and searched. I think I found who he was talking about. Click after the break to see.
Team Associated has a big booth again this year, showing their whole product line. And no, there is no RC5T 1/5 scale gasser in attendance here. The newest product they’re showing is the recently announced SC10GT. Which I would love to have, I don’t care what Cubby says, and that’s a lot coming from me, cause I dislike nitro almost as much as the Cubster.
Sometimes it’s the small things that get us the most excited. As if their new performance transmission for the Slash and Stampede wasn’t big enough news, Pro-Line is also showing, for the first time, these new clipless body mounts. Rather than using a traditional body clip to hold the body on the post, these new mounts have a twist on cap. Advantages of this you ask? Well, how about no more tiny body clips stabbing you under the finger nail as you try to push them out. Or maybe you won’t have to worry about a clip tearing through your body on a hard landing. Those are two I came up with, I’m sure there are others.
These haven’t been officially announced yet, so we don’t have many details, but they are apparently required for the new Ford Focus body that Pro-Line has coming.
Here are some more booth babe pics for you all to ogle. More after the break.
Kershaw Designs showing off product as well. I’ve always thought the chassis designs were pretty cool. I wonder how that brushless system closest to us looks against some of the other large scale solutions?
RCX isn’t just a bunch of booths with static displays of new products. There’s a ton of dynamic demonstrations going on all over the show. This is the drift track where some of the best RC drifters are putting on a great show. Better yet even, there’s a Try-Me section so all you noobs can give drifting a run.
Pro-Line Racing announces a new bolt on transmission replacement for the 2wd Slash and Stampede. Vented disk racing style slipper clutch, 3mm thick aluminum motor mount with cooling fins, 20% less rotational mass, sealed and tunable differential, and more! I know it is targeted for racing but an upgraded transmissions for my bashers that tend to run hot at times? I’m looking forward to it!
Strange things happen as trade shows and expos. People will be dressed up in all kinds of strange costumes to attract attention to whatever product they’re hocking. But the good, old stand-by is the attractive, young, spokes-model. And there’s quite a few of them at RCX 2012. Gens Ace and the HobbyPartz crew have gone all in on this idea with an army of young ladies carrying around the biggest LiPos ever. More booth babe pics to come.
RCX 2012 - Gens Ace wants your attention gallery