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KO Propo EX-1 KIY Options
The KO Propo EX-1 KIY is pretty trick right out of the box, but now KO has announced some new items to uber-it-out even more.

First up is a new 3D Drop Down Wheel Extension Unit. The new drop down is lighter than the previous version and helps reduce the distance between the trigger and the wheel. It has a part number of #10549.

A new Base Battery Stand is also available from KO Propo. The stylish new base makes it easy to mount a Lithium battery to the KIY for a change in weight balance and for longer runtimes. The part number is #10546.

To fit in the base is a new 2S 1550mAh Li-Fe battery. Using a Li-Fe pack in your transmitter is definitely the way to go, expect longer times between charging and a better weight distribution. To charge the pack KO has also announced a new battery charger. It is a fast charger with up to a 2 amp charge rate and features easy one button operation. The part number for the Li-Fe pack is #73018 and the part number for the charger is #51201.

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KO Propo  EX-5FH Transmitter
The folks over at KO Propo have announced their latest radio system, the EX-5FH. The EX-5FH features their DDS Direct Digital System which helps make it one of the fastest radios on the market. The new radio is also set up to be used with KO receivers that have an internal gyro (like the KR-212FHG). The EX-5FH allows gyro adjustments from the transmitter while driving and makes it one of the latest radio systems to incorporate electronic stability control.

The EX-5FH is shipping now and the unit that includes the transmitter, gyro receiver, and a servo has a part number of #10602. Expect a street price of under $200 and for more details hit up This Link on the official KO Propo website.

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KO Propo RSx2 Servos
The crew over at KO Propo have announced their new line of RSx2 servos. These high precision servos have aluminum cases, metal gears, and have a re-worked servo amplifier for a more linear feel. The new KO Propo servos include-

* RSx2 Response H.C. (hard case) #30106
* Speed servo w/ aluminum upper case
* Speed- 0.06 @ 7.4V, 0.07s @ 6.0V
* Torque- 17.6kg-cm @ 7.4V, 14.5kg-cm @ 6.0V
* Size- 41 x 37.5 x 20mm

* RSx2 Power H.C. (hard case) #30107
* Torque servo w/ aluminum upper case
* Speed- 0.11s @ 7.4V, 0.13s @ 6.0V
* Torque- 31.6kg-cm @ 7.4V, 26.3kg-cm @ 6.0V
* Size- 41 x 37.5 x 20mm

* RSx2 Response #30108 speed servo
* Speed- 0.06s @ 7.4V, 0.07s @ 6.0V
* Torque- 17.6kg-cm @ 7.4V, 14.5kg-cm @ 6.0V
• Size- 41 x 37.5 x 20mm

* RSx2 Power #30109 torque servo.
* Speed: 0.11s @ 7.4V, 0.13s @ 6.0V
* Torque- 31.6kg-cm @ 7.4V, 26.3kg-cm @ 6.0V
* Size- 41 x 37.5 x 20mm

Want more KO Propo news? If so, check out This Link on BigSquidRC.

Ko Propo RSx one10 Response
KO Propo has a new low profile servo for those tight installs, the RSx one10 30105. The RSx one10 is a speedy servo, boasting a transit time of .07 at 7.4 volts, and has 124oz-in of torque. Some of its other features include-

* Aluminum + 1 plastic gear
* Dual bearings
* Coreless Motor
* Aluminum heat sink case
* Hardened Gear Pins
* Gold Plated Servo Lead Connector

The part number is #30105 and it is priced at $149. Hit up This Link for more information.

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THE KO Propo EX-1 KIY V3 Concept 2.4 GHz FHSS Radio System Review

ko propo ex-1 kiy v3 review

If you are a serious hobbyist, whether it be basher or racer, the most important piece of equipment you can buy is a good transmitter. A good transmitter can be the difference between a perfectly connected feel to your rig, or feeling like someone else is actually driving your truck. KO Propo’s top of the line radio is the EX-1 KIY Version 3. Today we’ll be taking a closer look to see if the KIY is the best radio you can buy, or if its not even worth your time. Hit the “Read More” button and let’s get this party started…


Cubby Top SportsmanHey now all you rc freaks, it’s Monday morning and time for yet another funk-a-deluxe edition of THE Cub Report.

F1 is still in their summer break. “Sigh”. Maybe everyone in the world needs a month off during peak season to just hang out, rest, and relax. Hummm, that’s a great idea… sounds like I better schedule a meeting with Brian for this week….

The 2013 motocross season is officially over even though there is one race left. RV2 and ET17 wrapped up their respective titles on Saturday, now the moto crowd has to look forward to MXDN and the Monster Cup. Villopodium proved he is indeed the new “fastest man on the planet”, Dungey proved that he’s the second fastest, Tomac proved he has the speed and determination to win a championship, and K-Roc proved that it’s harder to win here in the states than some of the euros seem to think it is.

On to BigSquidRC news….

We are a couple weeks away from the biggest contest we’ve ever done, heck, it just might be the biggest contest/giveaway ever held in rc. We are going to give away about $8,000 dollars worth of a cool new basher product in one month. Yes, roughly 8 grand worth. We’ll have more info on this one very soon, but this contest is not huge, its epic.

We’ve got a few cool reviews coming up this week with the Durango DEX408T truggy and KO Propo EX-1 KIY V3 topping the list. The Durango sure is a beast, but can it bash, or are you better off with a dedicated MT? The KO KIY V3 costs an arm and a leg, does it come close to matching a Futaba 4PK Super R? Find out this week with our in depth, ridiculously-time-consuming-to-do reviews right here on the Squid.

We are going B I G at the iHobby Expo this year. More trick cars, more jumps, more demos, more freebies, and more crazy hot booth babes. Seriously, our booth alone will make your trip worthwhile. Pencil it in now, October 3rd-6th at the Schaumburg Convention Center in the Chi-Town metro.

This is seriously a huge tease, and I wish I could be more specific, but I simply can’t. We are about 1-2 weeks away from dropping the biggest exclusive we’ve ever had, and perhaps one of the biggest new products that the “basher” world has seen in years.

Ummmm…. now on to some editorial….

Well, I don’t have much this week. I’m as full of it as just about anyone, but this week I’m just all written out. I do admire those people that write a daily or weekly column and knock it out of the park every time, but I’m the type of person that if I just don’t have something good on tap, I’ll admit it. About the only thought provoking convo I had last week was this…

I was talking to a guy that organizes bashes in his area. He had been talking to a local park about getting some land to dedicate to rc. He told me about asking for enough space to build a “bashing area” and a “race track”. I replied to him “Why in the world are you asking for space for a track?” and he told me it was because he needed one. I asked why he “needed” a track when all him and his people do was bash. He then told me it was because that’s what the local racers guy had told him to do. It seems the basher guy had actually listened to the bunk the racers guys were feeding him.

Over the years I’ve seen it happen dozens of times. A new track will open that is geared to the noobs and the gnar-core racer types will roll in for a few weekends, tell the bash track that everything they are doing is wrong, the people will listen to them and make all sorts of changes, then none of the hardcore guys ever come back and they’ve run off all their Regular Joes. In the case of the local bash promoter I mentioned above, he gets a good solid turnout to his bash events which are held in parking lot, I would hate to see him listen to the hardcore racer bullcrap and ruin the turnout he is getting now.

The moral of this story is- you (local bashers and/or promoters) don’t “have to have” a track to have fun with rc cars. You don’t have to have a timing system to have a fun track. You don’t have to change your local track/bash spot to try and win approval of the “hardcore crowd”. The very small number of local hardcore racers have plenty of places to run at, the huge number of local bashers on the other hand have virtually nowhere to meet up with other hobbyists and run.

I’m telling you, there is a big need for organized local bash spots, places made just for the plethora of noob Traxxas owners. Places for people who just picked up a new hobby grade truck and want to get a feel for the hobby on a controlled course with other hobbyists. A prepped spot that noobs can go hit some ramps and have some experience hobbyists around to help them when issues pop up. Running in the grass in your backyard is fun for a little while, so is running in the cul-de-sac out front, however, it doesn’t take long until a driver wants to run with others that share their love for the hobby on more interesting terrain. These places do not exist because it has been fed down the throats of everyone opening up a new place that it “has to be a track done Exactly This Way with timing system”, when that is simply not the case.

That’s it for this week, support your local hobby shops and bash spots (if you have one or can even find one) when ya can.

YOUR Cub Reporter

KO Propo LED Servos
Looking for that last bit of bling to really set your car off? Want to have something trick on your truck that your buddy doesn’t? Need a new servo anyways?

KO Propo have announced two new servo’s with built in LED lights. Three different colors are available, Blue, Red and Yellow. The two different types of servos that you can get the LED’s on are the speed type, PDS-2531 or a torque type, PDS-2532. The speed type servo has a transit speed of .13 and 9.5 kg-cm of torque at 6 volts. The torque type has a transit of .16 and 10.8 kg-cm of torque. Both have a street price of $70.

Want more information on the new LED servos from KO? Simply click THIS LINK. To see other new products from KO hit THIS LINK right here on BigSquidRC.

KO Propo EX-1 KIY Version 3
The latest version of the KO Propo EX-1 KIY has just been announced, the Version 3.0. The third version of the KIY comes with the Version 2 software update as well as a new grip and better trigger-to-grip ergonomics. For more information on everything KO Propo HERE is the link to the KO America website.

We have more KO Propo news RIGHT HERE on BigSquidRC.

KO Propo Hardcase for EX-1 KIY
When you buy a high-end transmitter the last thing you want is for it to get damaged. For all you EX-1 KIY users KO Propo has just announced an uber new transmitter hard-case. Now you’ll be able to travel with your KIY and never have to worry about it getting broken or scratched up. Some of the features include-

* Pre-cut foam for all current EX-1 KIY pieces (except left handed grip unit)
* Watertight
* Airtight
* Dustproof
* Holds up to 400lbs
* Auto-Purge valve
* UV Resistant
* MIL-PERF 28800
* Built-in Padlock Holes
* Lifetime Warranty on case
* Dimensions- 14.90” x 12.13” x 6.88”
* 1.4 Pound Density foam inside
* Part #88810

To check out more information on the new KIY hard-case hit up the official KO Propo Website.

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KO Propo EX-1 KIY Version 2
KO Propo has just announced their EX-1 KIY Version 2 for all you high-end transmitter users. A number of upgrades have been incorporated and it now features a 5% faster response time. Some of its features and specifications include-

* Version 2 is a software improvement for response and linear feeling.
* Conventional response increased 5%.
* Transition from moving the steering back/forth quickly and small movements have been improved.
* Motion feeling has been enhanced. Improvement for human interface for a more natural feeling but still maintaining a faster feeling.
* Version 2 Master Units (FHSS & ASF) are compatible with current Grip and Steering Units.
* External plastic case is the same as previous version, just software and PC board has been changed.
* Current customers with Version 1 will be able to send in their Master Units for a PC board change to the Version 2 at a later date once the boards are available.
* Master Unit EX-1 FHSS Ver.2 plus KR-411FH receiver, Part #10520
* Master Unit EX-1 ASF Ver.2 for Mini-Z only, Part #10522
* EX-1 KIY 2.4GHz FHSS Set Ver.2 Tx/Rx, Part #80519
* EX-1 KIY ASF Set Ver.2 for Mini-Z only, Part #80521

Hit up the official KO Propo Website for more details, and hit up THIS link for more KO news right here on BigSquidRC.

Robitronic Axial Helion Ko Propo booth Toy fair 2013
Robitronic had a large booth at Nuremberg filled with some of the hottest products in rc. Robitronic is a distributor for Axial, Helion, and KO Propo in Europe, thus they had all kinds of rc goodness in their booth. Check out the pictures below to get a feel for what it was like at the Toy Fair in the Robitronic booth.

To find out more information on Robitronic here’s the LINK, to view Axial’s latest products click HERE, and to see what Helion is up to HERE is the link. To see all our coverage of the Nuremberg Toy Fair just click on THIS link.

Swarovski Crystal Tipped Screws From Hiro Seiko
Our editor here, Brian, is all about the bling-bling. In fact, he’s attracted to a bling’ed out rc car like a moth to a porch light. If you know the feeling and want to rocket your rc bling factor to an all new level the guys over at Hiro Seiko now have Swarovski Crystal tipped screws for use in transmitters. You can buy individual screws, or a complete set for maximum bling factor on your Futaba or KO Propo.

Pricing is right around $6 per screw and they are available right now. They might be hard to get here in the states, but that hasn’t stopped you guys before. :) Hit up the official Hiro Seiko Website for even more transmitter bling parts.

TFIG, whatever you do, do Not click on THIS mystery link.

PN Racing 4D Trigger for KO Propo EX-10 Helios
This is one of the trickest items that I’ve seen in a long time, the new 4D adjustable trigger from PN Racing for the KO Propo EX-10 Helios. The new trigger from PN Racing is ultra adjustable, allowing the driver to set the trigger perfectly for maximum comfort and function. These uber triggers are made out of aluminum and you can get them in silver, blue and orange. Street price is $50 and they are available for purchase right now. Click HERE for more information.

Have you read our BigSquidRC 2.4GHz transmitter shootout? You can check it out right HERE.