Modelsport UK RC Forum and News
Kyosho iReceiver RC system0 comments - Yesterday, 04:27 PM
Kyosho Germany introduce the iReceiver wireless LAN radio control system. It allows to steer many RC vehicles, planes and boats with your iOS or Android based smartphone, tablet or PDA. Simply change the existing receiver with the Kyosho iReceiver and off you go. Up to 6-channel control is possible while free apps for various R/C models such as cars, boats, airplanes, helicopters and tracked vehicles help with setup. In addition, a micro-camera unit is also available to fit onto your model to capture the action to view on your smartphone in real time. This creates the feeling that you are actually riding inside your model. While looking at your screen, you can drive your model into the next room to check what’s happening! The data can even be recorded and saved on your smartphone. A variety of setting features are available including slowing the speed down for easier control.
- Receiver allows control through smartphone, tablet or PDA using Wi-Fi.
- Install 6ch iReceiver instead of a standard R/C receiver.
- Use the optional camera unit to watch the action on your smartphone while controlling the model.
- Transmits video data to be recorded on your smartphone.
- Separate control types for each category (app under development)
- All, independent left/right control volume adjustment (EPA) and dual rate
- Max speed adjustment (100/70/50/30% 4-stage)
- Channel mixing
- Confirms stick (lever) position with vibration
- Lap time measurement
- Timer function
- Individual reverse switch for each channel
- 40 model memory bank
- Digital trim
- Sub trim
- Still image capture
- Setting menu for individual functions
MIP Wraith & SCX10 centre CVD kits0 comments - Yesterday, 04:24 PM
New from MIP come updated Spline centre CVD kit for the Axial Wraith and SCX10 off-road vehicles. The kits feature an updated design that adapts to Axial's running changes to the crawler chassis. The MIP kits will no longer feature the double set screw design to clamp onto the through hole but now incorporate a pin set screw for attachment. Along with that improvement MIP have also changed the drive hubs so that there is no longer any interference when it comes to making contact with the stock spur gear cover. The kits come as specific Wraith and SCX10 variants including hardware and a set of grease and thread lock.
#11116 MIP Spline CVD™ Center Drive Kit, Axial Wraith
#13360 MIP Spline CVD™ Center Drive Kit, Axial SCX10 Vehicles w/12.3" Wheelbase
3Racing Sakura FF2014 FWD touring car0 comments - Yesterday, 04:19 PM
3Racing introduce the limited edition FF2014 front wheel drive touring car. The completely redesigned kit only shares a minimum of parts with its predecessor and features a new chassis design for optimised flex, a new quick release system for the differential, new high-graphite suspension parts all round, front and rear carbon fibre shock towers with new suspension geometry as well as a new dual bellcrank steering system. The kit comes fully ball raced, allows for four different battery positions and includes ball cups made from a new, stronger material. Also part of the package are several option parts such as Factory Racing Team shocks and gear differential, 1-piece 7075 servo mount, front and rear anti-roll bars, pink-colour aluminium screws, hardened 7075 alloy idler gears and aluminium arm mounts. Shipping of the kit, that won the FWD class at the recent Japan round of the Asia Onroad Championship in the hands of JJ Wang, will start on the 23rd of December.
– Complete redesign sharing very few parts with the previous Sakura FF
– Quick release diff system
– All new high graphite content suspension components
– New rear shock tower with added shock angles
– 7075 aluminium all round
– New gear box gears
– New dual steering crank
– New chassis design for optimal flex
– Battery positioning stopper allows for 4 different positions
– Newly developed ball cup composite material that’s more secured, smoother and stronger
– 3mm front and 3.5mm rear graphite shock towers
– Fully ball-raced
Option parts included
– SSK driveshafts
– Factory Racing Team gear differential
– Factory Racing Team aluminium shock bodies
– One piece 7075 aluminium servo mount
– Front and rear anti-roll bars
– Pink anodized 7075 aluminium machined cut screws
– 7075 aluminium hardened idler gears
– 30/40mm motor cooling fan mount
– 7075 aluminium A arm pivot pin mounts
Tamiya Alfa Romeo Jagermeister 155 V6 on TT02 Platform2 comments - Dec 05 2013 07:02 PM
Tamiya have just announced a new version of the popular and affordable TT02 - The Alfa Romeo Jagermeister 155 V6. The kit comes with the Jagermeister livery just like the Alfa Romeo 155 V6 ran in during the 1994 German touring car season.
The kit is expected to cost around $220 (£140) and is set to be released early next year.
Source : Big Squid
Free Sub-Forum for clubs and organisations!0 comments - Dec 05 2013 06:40 PM
Run a club or bash group? You can now have your own sub-forum for your members to discuss upcoming events, past events, share photos/videos and other general banter! You can see some of these sub-forums in action here.
If you wish to setup your own sub-forum, please send me a PM (Private Message) with some more information about your club, where you are located and estimate amount of members and we can get you setup.
For established club sub-forums, I can now provide moderator status to club owners to manage and edit topics within your section. Please send me a PM for more information.
RC4WD Mickey Thompson 2.2 Baja Claw TTC Radial Scale Tires0 comments - Dec 03 2013 07:50 PM
New from RC4WD are officially licensed 2.2? Mickey Thompson Baja Claw TTC tires for that scaler or crawler of yours. Not only do they look like the real deal, but they are made from super soft rubber to give loads of traction.
* Inner Ribbing for greater sidewall support
* Weight- 5.04oz each
* Inner diameter- 2.2?
* Outer diameter- 5.84?
* X2 SS Compound, super soft & sticky
The part number is #Z-T0112, the street price is $29 a pair
New LRP Vector K7 Brushless Motor0 comments - Dec 03 2013 07:46 PM
LRP has announced the release of their new Vector K7 motor which offers World Champion technology to hobby drivers at a pocket money price. Due to the LRP PreciSensor system, the motor features smoother response characteristics as well as over sized ball bearings, dis-mountable aluminium motor housing, innovative HDS technology and of course the high-power sintered magnet.
Hudy releases new lightweight profiTOOLS1 comments - Dec 03 2013 07:43 PMHudy has just announced their new profiTOOLS. HUDY profiTOOLS are based on highly-successful HUDY Professional Tools used by R/C factory teams and world champions. Each tool has a special, CAD-designed tip made of world-renowned HUDY Spring Steel to very precisely fit the corresponding fastener, allowing unmatched torque and long life. The profiTOOLS feature new lightweight, comfortable, molded hollow handles with machined hubs that are designed to allow easy tip exchange.
Protoform Mazda6 GX body shell1 comments - Dec 03 2013 07:41 PM
Protoform introduce the Mazda6 GX 190mm touring car body shell. The follow-up body of the highly successful Mazda6 and Mazdaspeed6 is designed to do away with the need to mount the body in a forward position as it was practiced by many racers. The new design, modelled after the original Mazda SKYACTIV-D GX Class Race Car, promised the same steering feeling as the iconic Protoform LTC-R but with the nailed rear end the Mazdaspeed6 is known for. The Mazda6 GX is build to meet the Global Body Spec rules, complies with the specs of most of the important national and international federations and comes including rear wing, decal sheet, wing mounting hardware and a ticket to climb on the highest step of the podium.
Team Durango DEX410v4 4WD buggy kit2 comments - Dec 03 2013 07:37 PM
Team Durango announce the soon release of the DEX410v4 4WD buggy kit. The next evolution step of the IFMAR World Championship winning buggy incorporates a good amount of new parts and features such as new harder material differential cases for added strenght, universal-design centre driveshafts for improved drivetrain efficiency, and a new 2-way slipper clutch for added traction. Other new parts that will find their way into the kit are refinded lower A-arms with captured hinge pins and added wheelbase settings, 19 degree aluminium caster blocks as well as low-stiction O-rings, updated pistons and Dimec-X ball cups for increased vertical articulation and added strength. The buggy is topped off by a new design cab forward body shell and it will become available by late December.