THE Helion Dominus 10SCv2 4×4 Short Course Truck Review
The original Helion Dominus was an affordable and solid bash machine. Recently the Helion crew announced its successor, the Dominus 10SCv2. The version 2 comes with a much more powerful Reaktor brushless system, along with many other changes. Is the 10SCv2 that much better than the original? How does it stack up against the very stiff competition in its class? And more importantly, is it worth your hard earned cash? Hit the “Read More” button to find out…
The new Futaba 10J is packed with features for you flying enthusiasts. It is the first “J” series radio to come with telemetry and it lets you download new software to keep it up to date. The 10J also has voice synthesis that lets you hear the telemetry as you fly, plus special programming for multi-rotor aircraft.
The part number for the airplane version is FUTK9200, the part number for the helicopter version is FUTK9201, and they both have a street price of $349. Both versions are expected to ship later this month and you can get more information at This Link on Futaba’s website.
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The latest surface radio from Tactic is the TTX300. The TTX300 is intended to be an affordable upgrade for your RTR and uses SLT secure link technology to create an unbreakable link between the receiver and transmitter.
* Two button third channel control
* Comes with lightweight 3 channel receiver
* Steering rate adjustment dial
* Steering and throttle reverse and trims
* Frequencies- 2.403 – 2.480GHz
* Modulation- FHSS spread spectrum SLT
* Input Power- Four “AA” alkaline, NiCd, or NiMH cells
The part number for the TTX300 is #TACJ0300, it has a street price of $49, and they are expected to hit hobby shops early this Summer. Hit up This Link for more information.
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Want an affordable way to check out Horizon’s AVC Active Vehicle Control technology in your car? Well here it is, Spektrum’s new DX4C with SRS4210 receiver. To experience AVC all you have to do is remove your stock transmitter and receiver, then install the new Spektrum gear, pretty simple. To read more about what AVC technology can do for your car or truck, just Click Here.
* Frequency-agile DSMR 2.4GHz
* Comes with waterproof SRS4210 AVC receiver
* Allows independent adjustment of AVC for steering and throttle
* LCD screen
* 4 channels
* 20-model transmitter memory
The part number for the transmitter and receiver combo is #SPM4210 and it has a street price of $139. Click Here for more information over on the official Spektrum website.
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THE Thunder Tiger ST4 G3 Review
Just under a year ago we reviewed the Thunder Tiger ST4 G3 Truggy. We found it to be much like its monster truck cousin, the MT4, a big beastly bash machine. For 2014 Thunder Tiger has released a new version of the ST4, they didn’t change much, just the transmitter, but today we’ll be taking another look at the ST4. Is it still one of the Kings of the Hill at the bash spot? Does it live up to the G3 tradition of toughness? If you show up with one will you pwn your buddies? Click the “Read More” to check out our review…
The crew over at RC4WD is bumping up the scale realism factor once again with their new Warn Industries collaboration. Now you can have an uber fully licensed Warn Winch for your 10th scale truck from RC4WD.
There are 3 items in the new Warn Winch line-up- a winch, a wired controller, and a Warn style wireless controller. That it gonna be pretty cool to roll your truck back over, Recon G6 style, via a scale looking Warn remote control.
The new 9.5cti Warn Winch from RC4WD features-
* Steel components
* A cast aluminum case
* Synthetic rope
* Spring loaded Warn hook
* Works on up to 3S Lipo
* Part #Z-S1079
* Street price $35
The Warn wired controller features-
* Works on up to 3S Lipo
* Requires 3 position third channel
* Compact size
* Part #Z-S1089
* Street price $29
The Warn wireless controller features-
* 2.4GHz remote w/ 10 foot range
* Works on up to 3S Lipo
* Compact size
* Part #Z-S1092
* Street price $45
All three units should be available in late December and you can get more information by hitting up This Link over on the official RC4WD website.
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RC4WD Warn Winch Gallery
THE ECX Ruckus 1/18 4WD RTR Monster Truck Review
We were big fans of the 10th scale ECX Ruckus. It was tough, it drove well, and we had a blast thrashing it like we stole it. Today we are putting its little brother, the 1/18th ECX Ruckus Monster Truck, through its paces. Hit the “Read More” button to find out if it has enough power to be fun, to find out how well it handles, and see if it is worth your hard earned cash…
There are a bunch of different quads on the market, one of the newest is the H4 Gravit from LRP. The LRP H4 is slightly larger than your average micro quad, and with its built in gyro, should be exceptionally easy to fly. Some of its other key features and specifications include-
* 360° automatic looping by hitting a button
* 6-axis gyro for stability
* Fully assembled and ready to fly
* Safety guards around rotors
* Comes with training mode for new pilots
* 4-Channel 2.4GHz radio system w/ backlit display
* Multiple LED lights
* Rotor diameter- 130mm
* Weight- 125g
* Overall diameter- 400mm
* Video camera available separately
The part number for the LRP quad is #220701 and you can get more information at This Link. We have not heard if LRP America is going to be distributing the H4 here in the states, but for our European readers it is available right now.
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LRP H4 Gravit Quad Gallery
THE Racers Edge Pro4 Enduro 4wd RTR SCT Review
Racers Edge has typically been known for their accessories, but they’ve got a line-up of value priced off road machines too. Today we’ll be taking an in depth look at their Pro4 Enduro 4wd brushless short course truck. It is just a race machine? Can you bash hard with it? Does its included brushless system have enough power to be fun? Click the “Read More” to find out…
It seems that everything is going to touch screens, now they’ve even made their way to transmitters. The new Graupner X-8E not only has a 320 x 240 touch sensitive LCD screen, but has 4 channel output and telemetry. You can even use a micro-SD memory card to store the telemetry data. Some of its other features and specifications include-
* Touch screen
* Voice output via headphone
* Bluetooth external module
* Wheel can be mounted on left or right
* 2.4GHz operation
* Various timers
* Modes for crawling, track, or boats with 2 motors
* Anti-lock braking
The Graupner X-8E is priced at $350, although we could get no information on when, or even if, it will hit American shores.
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The latest new product from Helion is the Lagos Sport RTR Boat. The Lagos was designed to be versatile and affordable, a good combination for a first time boat buyer. It also comes with a “self-righting” feature that allows you to flip the boat right side up from your transmitter. Some of its other features include-
* Comes with display stand
* 370 sized brushed motor
* 2-in-1 receiver/esc combo
* 2S 700mAh Lipo
* Comes with everything in the box, including AA batteries for transmitter
* Overall length: 14″
* Available in two colors- red or blue
The part number for the Lagos is #HLNB0001, it has a street price of $59, and you can get more information at This Link. All Helion products are available from your local HobbyTown USA dealer or directly from HelionRC.com
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THE Vaterra Swift Justice 2012 CHP Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 from Horizon Hobby Review
While Vaterra might be relatively new to the marketplace, they are certainly making a splash with their extremely scale looking rc cars. Their latest on-road machine, the 2012 CHP Camaro ZL1 is heavy on scale detailing at a moderate price point. Does the chassis drive well? Is the included brushed motor fast enough to have fun? Can you jump it off a roof and have it survive? Those questions and more will be answered by the end of our review. Click the famous “Read More” button to get the party started…
Do you have an install that requires an extra small receiver? If so the people at Spektrum have just announced their smallest receiver yet, the SR2000. The SR2000 is extra small to squeeze in those tight spots and it boasts high performance. Some of its features and specifications include-
* Ultra fast 5.5ms frame rate
* Built in antenna tube holder
* DSMR frequency-agile surface protocol
* Comes with Reliakote coating that protects against water, motor spray and fuel.
* Width: 1.0″
* Length: 0.7″
* Height: 0.5″
The part number for the SR2000 is #SPMSR2000, it has a street price of $99, and they should start hitting hobby shops in November. Hit up This Link for more information.
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