February 24, 2019 3
Axial Yeti Jr. Can-Am Replica
Axial has teamed up with Can-Am to produce a realistic Maverick X3 rock racer in a 1/18th scale with a detailed Can-Am finish. This RC car comes with some great features and is ready to run out of the box. One of the big differences between this and previous Axial models is now that they're owned by Horizon Hobby some changes have been made to the electronic package. A Spektrum STX2 transmitter, receiver and a Spektrum servo are included as standard – it also uses a Dynamite 380
January 15, 2019 198
Many transmitters work on 2.4GHz protocols. What is it, and can I use any receiver with any transmitter?
The 2.4Ghz band was first introduced to Radio Control by the Spektrum brand with the now famous Spektrum DX7 Transmitter. It replaced ‘crystal’ technology which consisted of the 36, 40 and 27mhz systems that were on a given ‘channel’. There were many reasons for the change, however the most relevant is to allow more available frequencies, or “spots”, for people to operate their models on. The 2.4Ghz offers incredible reliability, the shorter wavelength also brings less signal penetrating power (less range), however, this can be combated with a higher RF (radio frequency) power output which is built into 2.4Ghx Transmitter systems. Longer wavelengths like the old 36, 40 and 27Mhz bands did offer that long wavelength and penetrating power for a relatively low radio-frequency power outputs but were
March 05, 2015 21
RC Radios - Which One To Choose?
Remote control radios - the essential tool for any model pilot. You are no doubt aware of that a great radio can lead to great performance. If you are just starting out and are about to buy your first RC radio, you are probably also aware that you are spoiled for choice! With so many different radios from different brands, choosing the best one for you can be difficult. That's why we wrote this blog post - to help you find the transmitter that is right for you. We will be discussing several different radios from Spektrum, Futaba and JR, before making some key recommendations.
March 03, 2014 9
A somewhat sombre mood is coming out of the Australian distributor for Graupner with the iconic Radio Control brand going through some further negative publicity after last years insolvency and subsequent transfer in ownership to Korean company SJ Propo. The extracts below are from a press release to Australian dealers:
"Effective 1st March 2014 OMP is no longer the exclusive Australian Agent for Graupner products. Continued Warranty and Service of Graupner products and associated technology will cease and transfer to a new distributor, should they eventually be announced. Effective immediately."
"It is with a sincere note of sadness that this day has come for one of the most iconic Radio Control brands. The OReillys have done business with Graupner since 1965 when my father, Leo, imported the first Graupner/Grundig radio in Australia. OMP has sold Graupner products since 1975 and was the exclusive distributor from 1990. Graupner/
February 16, 2014 3
For the professional model pilot, the news does not get better than this. Building upon the solid foundation set by the original DX18 transmitter, Spektrum will be upgrading this class-leading RC radio in 2014. The new Spektrum DX18 comes with everything you require for high level control, and then some.
For example, the new DX18 comes with programmable voice alerts. Originally introduced with the DX9 transmitter (and recently added to the
February 12, 2014 2
The original Spektrum DX6i RC radio has long been the popular choice among pilots and we are pleased to announce that this great transmitter is going to be upgraded. The new Spektrum DX6 has been launched and it offers many exciting features. The first one worth mentioning is customisable voice alerts. First introduced with the Spektrum DX9, these voice alerts are a groundbreaking feature for a 6-channel transmitter. The new DX6 radio will allow you to keep track of important functions without taking your eyes off your model. You can program these voice alerts to call out the flight mode you have chosen or report telemetry information on demand. If an alarm goes off while flying, you will not have to look at the transmitter
February 02, 2014 3
We have recently covered the new RC products released at the Nuremberg 2014 Toy Fair and we are pleased to add another product to this expanding list. The Graupner MZ-24 is a new 12-channel radio that comes with real time voice alerts. This is a great innovation from Graupner and is one of several exciting features on offer in this new transmitter.
The MZ-24 uses Graupner's 2.4GHz Hopping Telemetry Transmission (HoTT) frequency, combined with unique telemetry technology that allows for bi-directional data transmission. With the optional sensor and sensor board from Graupner, you will be able to get real time information
January 14, 2014 3
XBus dedicated Infinity receiver RG031BX
JR PROPO just released the new RG031BX receiver with the following features:
- With DMSS, cross modulation is restricted. The high sensitivity receiver is not easily affected by inter-modulation interference
- The telemetry system is capable of feeding back information such as receiver battery voltage.
- Due to the use of coaxial antenna and remote antenna, secure and precise communication is assured
- It is possible to confirm the receiver operation via the LED's
- A dedicated receiver only for XBus application
- The XBus system will allow infinite combinations and channel configurations...who wants 28-channels?
January 13, 2014 11
JR 28X Radio
We are pleased to announce that samples of this new transmitter will be on display at the Monarto Jet Action event from May 30-31 and the LSF Glider Tournament from June 6 to June 9 at Jerilderie, New South Wales.
January 09, 2014 8
If you are ready to move up to a more powerful RC car or boat, you are going to need a great radio to go with this model. Hence the reason why we wrote this blog post to review and compare some of the best radios for intermediate-level models in order to help you find the one that is best for you.
What to Look For In Your First Surface RC Radio
When buying your first surface radio, there are two things we suggest you take into account in order to make the best purchase. Firstly, make sure that the radio you are looking at is compatible with the car or boat you want to drive. Different models use different receivers, so it is important to check what frequency the radio and receiver use (for example, DSM or DSMR). Secondly, think about the number of channels your transmitter will require. Generally speaking, 2 channels should