THE Hitec Lynx 4S Transmitter Review
It’s been a long time since Hitec put out a high-end surface radio, that is why a whole lot of people in the rc world were stoked at the announcement of the new Lynx 4S. The Lynx 4S was touted to be the best surface radio Hitec has ever produced and comes with features like telemetry, a drop down wheel, and the ability to be set-up left or right handed. Is the Lynx 4S truly a high-end radio or does it fall short? Hit the “Read More” to find out…
The latest high-end surface stick radio from Futaba, the T4GRS, has been teased since May but looks to finally be on its way to the market. Some of the highlights of the T4GRS include telemetry, ball bearings on the sticks, and a backlit 128×64 LCD screen is used to make it easy to read. The 4 channel Futaba T4GRS has 40 model memories, it can transmit in FHSS, S-FHSS and T-FHSS, and has an ultra fast 2.9ms response time.
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Futaba T4GRS Gallery
Hitec surprised the rc world back in May with the announcement of a new surface transmitter. Later in July we were able to lay out diff grease stained fingers on their new Lynx 4S at the HobbyTown USA National Convention. Within the next few weeks you should be seeing them hit your local hobby shop.
The Lynx 4S is a high-end radio loaded with features. Most notably, it comes with a super fast 4ms response time and bi-directional telemetry. Also of note is its 4096 resolution, 30 model memory, backlit graphic LCD screen, and its headphone jack for listening to music and warning sounds.
The Lynx 4S is available three different ways. You can get the transmitter plus an Axion 4 channel receiver (#16201) for a street price of $279, or the transmitter plus an Axion 2 channel HHR receiver (#16200) for $284, or the transmitter with a Proton 4 channel receiver (#16202) for $329. You can hit up This Link to get more details over on Hitec’s website.
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Hitec Lynx 4S Gallery
Ready to move up to a 6 channel radio? If so, Tactic has an affordable new unit getting ready to hit the market. The TTX610 is one of the latest radios from Tactic and comes with all the basic features you need to utilize 6 channels on your aircraft. You can flip a single switch to change dual rates while a two & three position switch make it easy to activate auxiliary functions. A 2.4GHz SLT protocol is used for glitch free performance, while bearings are used on the gimbals for ultra smooth movement.
The 610 has a part number of #TACJ2610, a street price of $99, and they are expected to hit hobby shops in December. Here Is A Link to more information over on the official Tactic website.
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We posted a few days ago about the HPI Bullet MT getting a waterproof upgrade, now the Bullet ST has received the same treatment. With the newly updated HPI Bullet ST you can splash those mud holes without worrying about frying electronics. The Bullet ST received a new waterproof receiver, waterproof servos, and a waterproof battery box to make sure your bashing doesn’t end if the going gets wet.
The part number is #107008, they are street priced at $349, and they are available right now. Click Right Here to get full details over on the official HPI website.
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Waterproof HPI Bullet ST Flux Gallery
All you hardcore Sanwa guys should be interested to know there is Limited Edition 40th Anniversary M12 transmitter headed to the market. The 40th Anniversary M12 comes with a special black piano lacquer finish to give it a unique high-end look and each unit has its serial number engraved into a special plate. It also comes with an aluminum steering wheel and drop down plate, and is shipped with 3 receivers. Some of its other highlights include-
* Data logger
* Can connect to PC to store or load model data
* Comes with three different handle inserts
* 128×256 LCD screen
* Ability to update software via USB
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THE VRX Racing XR4 Rally Car Review
Who is VRX Racing? They are an Asian company that makes affordable basher type vehicles, that’s who. They were recently picked up here in the states by IMEX RC so we received an XR4 Brushless RTR Rally Car for testing. Is a VRX worth considering? Could it stand up to the BSRC Bash Crew? Did we turn it into a pile of rubble? Hit the “Read More” button to find out…
You remember HPI’s Bullet MT don’t you? Now it has been updated with waterproofing to make it even more basher friendly. With the latest edition of the Bullet MT you no longer have to avoid big mud holes, now you can jump right in. The Bullet also features a 4wd drivetrain, a brushless Flux power system, 2.4GHz radio gear, and 8 shocks to soak up big landings.
The new Bullet Flux comes with a street price of $345 and has a part number of #107010. These are available right now and you can hit up This Link for full details over on the official HPI website.
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THE Tower Hobbies Cutback SCT Review
The Dallas Cowboys are “America’s Football Team”, just like Tower Hobbies could be considered “America’s Hobby Shop”. While Tower is certainly known more for being a mail order Goliath than being a truck manufacturer, they do have a new 4wd Short Course Truck on the market called the Cutback. How does it handle? Is it fast? Can you slam it around without breaking it? Hit that “Read More” button to find out…
Futaba has long been known to make some of the best transmitters that money can buy. Their latest top-of-the-line transmitter, the 4PX, comes with copious amounts of features, faster speed, a high-zoot screen and telemetry. Is the Futaba 4PX the best radio on the market? Click the “Read more” to find out…
By now you’ve certainly heard about the new 4PX flagship radio from Futaba. With high-end performance and endless features, it truly is top-of-the-line.
We recently unboxed our review unit and took a bunch of pictures while doing so. To see exactly what comes inside the box check out the two galleries below. While doing the unboxing we have already noticed a few things. The box is shorter than previous versions, the 4PX doesn’t come with any batteries like previous high-end Futabas, and it has the ability to make sound.
Our full review is still a couple of weeks away, until then you can hit up This Link to get full details on the 4PX over on the official Futaba website. You can get one on pre-order at This Link
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Futaba 4PX Unboxing 1
Futaba 4PX Unboxing 2
With scale realism being of the utmost importance now days, AquaCraft’s new Atlantic II Tugboat brings it in force. The closer you look at the pictures the more amazed you are with its fine scale detailing.
The Atlantic II is powered by a 550 size electric motor and comes with a 30 amp ESC. When run on recommended batteries (3S 2200mAh), you can expect runtimes of up to an hour. A 2.4GHz Tactic radio system means glitch free performance and a nifty looking display stand is included so it looks as good at home as it does on the water.
Requires- LiPo battery & charger, six AA batteries
The part number is #AQUB5725, its street price is $329, and these are available right now. For more information on everything AquaCraft, hit up their Official Website.
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Aquacraft Atlantic II Gallery
Tower Hobbies has a new RTR short course truck called the Cutback. The Cutback is aimed right at the bashing market with waterproof electronics, an affordable price point, and durable construction. Some of the highlights of the Cutback include-
* 1/10 scale 4-wheel drive
* 3mm aluminum chassis
* Waterproof electronics
* High torque digital metal gear servo
* 80 amp brushless ESC
* 4 pole 3600kV brushless motor
* 2.4GHz radio system w/ fail-safe
* Big-bore shocks with threaded bodies
* Uses 3 sealed diffs
* Comes equipped with bearings
* Uses 12mm wheel hexes
* Pre-painted and trimmed body
* Height- 7.7″
* Width- 11.2″
* Length- 20.9″
The part number is #TOWC0500, it has a street price of just $299, and they should start shipping mid October. For more details or to place an order hit up This Link over on the official Tower Hobbies website.
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