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Parrot Rolling Spider Horizon Hobby
While Parrot might not be well known among hardcore rc hobbyists, they certainly make some interesting products. For the surface crowd they are known for two machines, the Rolling Spider and the Jumping Sumo. Both are capable of insane stunts and are controlled via the Bluetooth connection on your mobile device.

The Spider and the Sumo are getting ready to hit the market and the folks over at Horizon Hobby let us know they will be stocking them. These are bound to be some of the hottest rc products released this fall, if you want one you should get on the pre-order list now.

The part number for the Jumping Sumo is #PTAPF724002 while it is street priced at $159. The part number for the Rolling Spider is #PTAPF723002 while it carries a street price of $99. Both are expected to start shipping to Horizon dealers in September. Get more details about all the Parrot products that Horizon carries Right Here.

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Traxxas TQi Wireless Link Model Bluetooth GPS
The folks over at Traxxas have a new version of the TQi that connects your car to your Apple device via Bluetooth. The radio, the TQi with Traxxas Link Module, comes stand alone so you can add it to any car you please, and it also now comes standard with several popular Traxxas cars and trucks.

So what’s the big deal here? After you download the Traxxas Link App to your Apple iPhone/iPad/iPod, the new TQi can connect wirelessly to your device, allowing you to do several things. You can change radio settings wirelessly from your phone, you can manage your custom settings for up to 30 different models, and you can also view real-time telemetry on your phone. Combined with the Traxxas GPS Speed Telemetry Module, you can even view real time speeds on your phone. Right now the Traxxas app is only available for Apple products, but the app for Android is said to be coming soon.

* 6507X: TQi 2.4GHz (4-Channel) with Traxxas Link Wireless Module & 5-channel Receiver, street price $175
* 6509X: TQi 2.4GHz (2-Channel) Traxxas Link Enabled Transmitter with 5-channel Receiver, street price $119
* 6530: TQi 2.4GHz (4-Channel) Traxxas Link Enabled Transmitter
* 6528: TQi 2.4GHz (2-Channel) Traxxas Link Enabled Transmitter
* 6511: Traxxas Link Wireless Module

For complete details hit up This Link over on the official Traxxas website.

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SKYRC Bluetooth battery charger
Want to control your battery charger from your cell phone? Take a look at the new 6×80+ Bluetooth Edition battery charger from SKYRC. If you are looking for the very latest and greatest in battery charging technology, this might be it. Some of its features and specifications include-

* APPS for Smart Phone (both iOS and Android)- This charger can be controlled and operated by smart phones.

* PC Control Software “Charge Master”- The free “Charge Master” software gives you unparalleled ability to operate the charger through the computer.

* Optimized Operating Software- This can help prevent overcharging which may lead to an explosion due to the user’s fault. It can disconnect the circuit automatically and alarm once detecting any malfunction. All the programs of this product were controlled through two way linkage and communication, to achieve the maximum safety and minimize the trouble.

* Internal Independent Lithium Battery Balancer- The charger employs an individual-cell-voltage balancer. It isn’t necessary to connect an external balancer for balance charging.

* Balancing Individual Cells Battery Discharging- During the process of discharging the SKYRC 6×80 Plus can monitor and balance each cell of the battery individually. Error message will be indicated and the process will be ended automatically if the voltage of any single one cell is abnormal.

* Fast Charge and Storage Modes for Lithium Batteries

* Cyclic Charging/Discharging- 1 to 5 cyclic and continuous process of charge>discharge or discharge > charge is operable for battery refreshing and balancing to stimulate the battery’s activity.

* Data Store/Load- The SKYRC charger can store up to 10 different charge/discharge profiles for your convenience. You can keep the data pertaining to program setting of the battery of continuous charging or discharging.

* Terminal Voltage Control(TVC)- The charger allows user to change the end voltage.

* Lipo Battery Meter- The user can check battery’s total voltage, the highest voltage, the lowest voltage and each cell’s voltage.

* Motor RPM Tester- Users connect the sensor motor and charger with sensor wire, set the pulse width and test the RPM of the motor.

* Servo Tester- Connect the servo and the charger with wire, change the pulse width value and check whether the servo works or not.

* Capacity Limit- The charging capacity is always calculated as the charging current multiplied by time. If the charging capacity exceeds the limit, the process will be terminated automatically when you set the maximum value.

* Temperature Threshold- The battery’s internal chemical reaction will cause the temperature of the battery to rise. If the temperature limit is reached, the process will be terminated. (temp gauge not included)

* AC Input:100-240V, DC Input:11-18V
* Charge Current Range:0.1-10A
* Discharge Current Range:0.1-5A
* Current Drain for Balancing Port:200mA/cell
* NiCd/NiMH Battery Cell Count:1-15cells
* LiPo/LiFe/Lilon Battery Cell Count:1-6cells
* Pb Battery Voltage:2-20V
* Net Weight:525g
* Dimension:135*112*60.9mm
* Part #SK-10003

No word on a price or an availability date on this one yet, but you can check out the official SKYRC Website to get more information.

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