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RCX 2012 – Airtronics

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 [...]


Futaba R204GF-E S-FHSS Receiver

Futaba's R204GF-E is their latest attempt at a surface micro…

The new R204GF-E is Futaba‘s best attempt yet at creating a micro sized receiver.  While still not the smallest receiver out there, this one is certainly a valiant attempt at shrinking the footprint on their rather large (comparatively) receivers.  The R204GF-E is a 4 channel, 2.4 GHz receiver made to pair with Futaba’s sport line of radios that operate using [...]


Hitec 7235 and 7245 Servos

Hitec’s new, speedy servos

Hitec does one thing really well, release a lot of new servos.  Here’s their latest, the HS-7235MH and HS-7245MH.  Both of these are high voltage, coreless mini servos suitable for smaller scale cars and trucks as well as light planes and helis.  At 6 volts the 7235 is rated at 50 oz-in with a transit speed of 0.09 second and [...]


Futaba 3PRKA entry level radio

Futaba 3PRKA entry level radio

Surprisingly there’s still some companies out there that haven’t realized the importance of 2.4 GHz radios yet, and they’re still including 27 MHz gear with their RTRs.  Or maybe you’re one of the more intelligent fellows that decided to buy a kit rather than a RTR and now you need a radio to go along with it.  For both situations [...]


Futaba 18MZ

Futaba 18MZ has aspires to big things.

This is some news from the flyboy side, but it’s just too impressive to pass up.  Futaba has announced a new 18-channel, computer controlled, 2.4 GHz transmitter, the 18MZ.  It’s packed full of high-end features like a touch screen LCD for changing all the settings.  You’ll also find a SD card slot for storing multiple model settings and future firmware [...]


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Radiopost TS401 emerging from shadows

Radiopost has been teasing their TS401 radio for a little while now in the print rags and other places.  Now they’ve sent out the official PR on it.  The TS401 is a 4 channel, 2.4 GHz radio built on a proprietary chipset.  One of it’s cooler features is a large, full color screen that swivels down for storage.  It also [...]


Spektrum DX3C (1)

Spektrum DXC3 entry level computer radio

Spektrum has another new radio for entry level enthusiasts.  The DXC3 is a 3 channel, 2.4 GHz radio built on Spektrum’s DSM2 tech.  Among the features of the DXC3 include 20 model memory, assignable switches, programmable channel mixing, four-way steering mixing, and all the various other things you should expect in a modern radio like trims, servo reversing, and exponentials.  [...]


Hobby People Radio Giveaway

Hobby People 25 Radio Giveaway

It’s not a patented Big Squid RC giveaway (another one coming soon, keep your eye on the front page), but it’s still an awesome giveaway.  Traditional and online retailer Hobby People is giving away 25 radios over the next couple months.  All you have to do is subscribe to their newsletter and, as along as you’re a resident of the [...]


HPI Racing TF-20U Radio

HPI TF-20U budget 2.4 GHz radio

Budget radios are everywhere these days and HPI is not one to be left out of the fun.  Their TF-20U radio, which has been the 2.4 GHz pack-in radio for many of their RTRs, is now available separately.  Being a budget radio it’s not big on features, having only 2 channels, a steering dual rate switch, throttle and steering trims, [...]


Futaba 3PRKA

New entry level radio from Futaba

The Futaba mothership is showing off a new entry level radio.  Now I don’t read Japanese, but from various other sources I was able to cobble together that the new 3PRKA will be a 3 channel, 2.4 GHz radio with some minor features such as trims and servo reversing, possibly more.  It’s going to be targeted at RTR owners that [...]


Axial AX-2 Radio System

Axial budget 2.4 GHz radio – AX-2

Axial really wants the budget bashers to open up their wallets today.  Their new, low-cost, 2.4, 2-channel radio is about as bare bones as you can get.  The AX-2 features throttle and steering trims, plus servo reversing.  And… a wheel for steering… and a trigger for throttle control… oh and there’s an on/off switch too! Ok, so it doesn’t really have [...]


airtronics mt4 telemetry radio (2)

Airtronics MT-4 – 2.4Ghz, 4-channel, telemetry

Airtronics has been spending some time cooking up something new.  The MT-4 is their new mid-range radio with all kinds of high-end features.  It starts with a new, light weight pistol grip design that features adjustable steering movement, trigger, and a selection of grips.  But more important is what’s packed inside.  The onboard computer features a fast navigation system to [...]


Core RC has a new budget radio

Are you a lover of 2-stick radios?  Do pistol grips just not push your buttons?  Have you been waiting around for a budget 2.4 GHz radio in the form-factor you prefer?  Wait no more, Core RC is here with their new CODE Sport 2.4 GHz FHSS radio.  This low-cost, 2-stick wonder is about as bare-bones as you can get in [...]


Futaba 4PL Unboxing Pictures

Since iHobby Expo we have been talking about the new Futaba 4PL. One reason we kept talking about it around the office was that we were working on the Transmitter Shootout and the 4PKS and 3PL were really doing well in our testing. The 4PL seems like it is a step in [...]


hitec waterproof servos

Hitec Waterproof Servos

Hitec quite possibly wins the best product demonstration of the IHobby Expo.  Their new(ish) waterproof servos, the HS-5646WP and HS-5086WP, were operating during the entire run of the show completely submerged.  The HS-5646WP is capable of nearly 100 oz/in of torque at a speed of .26 sec/60°, while the HS-5086WP is able to do about 40 oz/in at .18 sec/60º.  [...]