ElectriFly Super Stearman ARF Following WWII, the biplane that had taught thousands of Allied pilots to fly was suddenly obsolete as a military trainer. Instead, the Super Stearman joined the ranks of Hollywood stars – after being built-up and refined by Joe Hughes, who wanted something better than the standard airshow Stearman for the movie industry. The ElectriFly Super Stearman ARF offers the original’s great looks and thrilling performance. In only a few hours, R/C pilots can be performing star-quality aerobatics!

  • Built for brushless power and air show quality aerobatics!
  • Spans 36″ – a perfect size for “grab ‘n go” flying and transportation ease.
  • Built-up balsa/ply airframe, factory-applied MonoKote® covering and painted fiberglass parts add to the beauty and easy ARF assembly.
  • Included to streamline assembly: a self-aligning fin and stabilizer; prehinged ailerons; formed and painted cabanes and struts; painted fiberglass wheel pants; and a factory installed replica radial engine.
  • Also features a keyed cowl with magnets for fast “align and lock” installation, and a magnetic hatch with painted pilot busts and windscreens installed.

SPECIFICATIONS
Wingspan: 36 in (915 mm)
Length: 29.5 in (750 mm)
Wing Area: 365 insup2; (23.5 dm²)
Weight: 2.25-2.75 lb (1020-1250 g)
Wing Loading: 14-17 oz/ftsup2; (43-52 g/dmsup2;)
Requires: Radio system with a minimum of 4-channels and 4 micro servos, 35-30-1250 outrunner brushless motor, 35A brushless ESC (min.), 11.1V 3S 2200mAh LiPo battery & 10×7 electric prop.

                                  Retail
GPMA1150 Super Stearman EP ARF   $199.99

Visit the Great Planes ElectriFly website at www.electrifly.com

Flyzone Select Scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 The Flyzone Select Scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 replicates the versatile and highly maneuverable Luftwaffe favorite. This WWII workhorse was adapted for every role imaginable, including fighter-bomber, interceptor and night fighter. This brushless 2.4GHz RTF or Rx-R version of the celebrated aircraft features AeroCell™ foam construction, operational flaps and retractable landing gear. Warbird enthusiasts will enjoy the Folke-Wulf Fw 190′s ease of assembly and historically accurate scale details. A 3-blade propeller and painted scale spinner add to the authenticity. And modelers can choose between the convenience of the RTF or the versatility of the Rx-R version!

  • Built-in “extras” include retractable, shock-absorbing landing gear and scale operational flaps
  • Equipped with a powerful brushless outrunner motor and ESC, plus 5 micro servos
  • Aerocell foam construction makes for a strong, lightweight airframe
  • A hatch in the top of the plane allows for easy battery access
  • The Ready-To-Fly (RTF) version comes complete with a Tactic™ 6-channel 2.4GHz radio, 11.1V 1800mAh LiPo battery, battery charger and 4 “AA” batteries
  • The Receiver-Ready (Rx-R™) model allows installation of the modelers choice of receiver and battery

SPECIFICATIONS
Wingspan: 44.5 in (1130 mm)
Length: 39 in (990 mm)
RTF Weight: 2.5 lb (1134 g)
Rx-R Weight: 2.25-2.5 lb (1020-1134 g)

                                               Retail
HCAA2538 Focke-Wulf 190 Brushless 2.4G RTF    $349.99
HCAA2539 Focke-Wulf 190 Brushless 2.4G Rx-R    249.99

Visit the Flyzone website at www.flyzoneplanes.com

Futaba SBE-1 S.Bus PWM AdapterWith the Futaba SBE-1 S.Bus PWM Adapter, almost any receiver becomes instantly compatible with S.Bus programmable servos, as well as the CGY750 3-axis gyro and other S.Bus compatible equipment. The SBE-1 S.Bus PWM Adapter converts input from up to 10 PWM channels into a single S.Bus output.

                                   Retail
FUTM4194 SBE-1 S.Bus PWM Adapter   $79.99

Visit the Futaba website at www.futaba-rc.com

Futaba R21065GF 2.4GHz 6-Channel Micro Receiver - The super small and lightweight R21065GF 2.4GHz 6-Channel Micro Receiver from Futaba gives the option of High Speed mode with digital servos and fail safe on all channels. It can handle high voltage ranges (4.8-7.4V) and is compatible with all Futaba FHSS/S-FHSS transmitters.*

*FHSS/S-FHSS is not compatible with FASST systems.

SPECIFICATIONS
Size: 1.5 x .85 x .40 inches
Weight: 4g with case

                                                   Retail
FUTL7605 R2106GF 2.4GHz 6-Channel Micro Receiver   $39.99

Visit the Futaba website at www.futaba-rc.com

5th Annual Futaba / O.S.® Engine Nitro Challenge
St. Louis, Missouri
July 15-17

Once again, the St. Louis Dirt Burners crew did an awesome job at prepping a track that would be extremely fun, yet extremely challenging to the racers. With the heat index in the upper 120 degrees and track temps above 150 degrees, the battles were not only against the other racers, but the elements as well. This year, however, Mother Nature did give us a break with absolutely no rain in the forecast.

It was another great year for entries at just over 250, and the excitement of each main event was electrifying. With the Intermediates and Experts running for Futaba radios, O.S. Engines and Futaba servos, most of the races came down to the last lap. The Pro drivers were racing for cold, hard cash and had to do it based on scores from the double A main format.

Pro Dash for Cash

This year’s dash for cash was absolutely amazing with all six drivers actually leading a lap. When all of the dust settled, it was Futaba, O.S. and O’Donnell driver Josh Wheeler taking the $100.00, the $25.00 bonus for running a Futaba radio and O.S. engine, and the coveted pole position for the first A main.

Intermediate Arena Truck A Main

1st Brent Burns = Futaba 4PKS
2nd Robbie Seehafer = Futaba S9156 and S9157 Servo
3rd Bill Mason = Futaba S9157 Servo

Intermediate Buggy A Main

1st Chris Fugate = Futaba 4PKS
2nd Bill Mason = Futaba S9156 and S9157 Servo
3rd Richard Hess = Futaba S9157 Servo

Expert Arena Truck A Main

1st John Rodgers = O.S. 21XZ-B Engine
2nd Wes Lawrence (TQ) = Futaba S9156 and S9157 Servo
3rd Blake Everett = Futaba S9157 Servo

Expert Buggy A Main

1st Nigel Townsend = O.S. 21XZ-B Speed Engine
2nd Chris Marrant (TQ) = Futaba S9156 and S9157 Servo
3rd Jaun Hurtado = Futaba S9157 Servo

Pro Arena Truck A Main

1st Jason Branham = $400.00 (Futaba – O.S. Engines)
2nd Jimbo Kvidera = $250.00
3rd Sonny Ochoa = $100.00

Pro Buggy A Main

1st Ryan Lutz = $400.00
2nd Josh Wheeler = $250.00 (Futaba – O.S. Engines)
3rd Jason Branham = $100.00 (Futaba – O.S. Engines)

 

Futaba and O.S. would like to thank all the racers and the entire Dirt Burners crew for their hard work and support. We look forward to the 6th annual Futaba / O.S. Engine Nitro Challenge at Dirt Burners in 2012!

Flyzone Sensei EP Trainer Using only a few common household tools, new pilots can have the Flyzone Sensei EP Trainer flight-ready in just minutes. It offers all of the essentials that an inexperienced fliers needs to succeed. With its classic high-wing design, the Sensei gives the gentle kind of flight that builds confidence while the lightweight AeroCell™ airframe is easy to repair should there be a training mishap. The Sensei EP Trainer gives pilots a choice between the all-inclusive Ready-To-Fly model or the Receiver-Ready version which gives them the option of equipping it with their choice of radio and battery. Whichever version they choose, new pilots will have an easy-flying, traditional-looking EP trainer they will be proud to take to the flying field!

  • High-wing design provides ideal stability for learning to fly
  • Durable AeroCell foam construction assembles with a screwdriver and pliers – no glue required
  • Powerful brushless motor, 30A ESC and 5 micro servos are preinstalled
  • RTF version includes a Tactic™ 6-channel 2.4GHz radio and 11.1V 2100mAh LiPo battery charger and 4 “AA” batteries
  • Rx-R™ version offers the flexibility to install a preferred radio system and LiPo battery
  • “Drop Door” is operated from the radio to deploy a parachute or other creative payloads while in flight!

SPECIFICATIONS
Wingspan: 58 in (1475 mm)
Wing Area: 566 in² (36.5 dm²)
RTF Weight: 3.2 lb (1450 g)
Rx-R Weight: 3.25-3.5 lb. (1470-1590 g)
Length: 48 in (1220 mm)

                                   Retail
HCAA2535 Sensei EP Trainer RTF    $349.99
HCAA2536 Sensei EP Trainer Rx-R    219.99

Visit the Flyzone website at www.flyzoneplanes.com

Futaba 18MZ 18-Channel 2.4GHz Computer Radio SystemThe 18MZ is so revolutionary that it has the potential to change the way 2.4GHz systems are designed! The potential offered by an 18-channel Futaba system is probably more than enough to make long-time fliers want to buy one. However, the 18MZ also offers the latest and best chapter in Futaba’s 2.4GHz developments: new FASSTest technology. While some information on the 18MZ and FASSTest is provided below, please be advised: it doesn’t tell the full story on either topic. Quite the contrary: what you see are the highlights – what we believe to be the most meaningful, interesting (and solid) facts available. There’s much more to come on both in the future. Stay tuned!

About FASSTest Technology

  • It’s simultaneously the most advanced technology available and fully backwards-compatible with Futaba FASST™, FHSS and S-FHSS systems.
  • It’s bi-directional. In other words, capable of supporting telemetry functions. (No details available at this time.)

About the 18MZ System

  • It’s the first true 18-channel Futaba radio system ever. It comes with an R7000SB receiver, as well as transmitter and receiver batteries.
  • The R7008SB is a high-voltage design that lets you use as many – or as few – channels as you want.
    • You can operate on up to 8 channels using the 8 standard PWM inputs. Servo options are wide open, ranging from simple analog to S.Bus and new S.Bus2 servos.
    • You have access to up to 18 channels (16 proportional + 2 digital) through the 18MZ’s two S.Bus2 ports. That means simpler, more foolproof setup and full support for S.Bus and S.Bus2 servos
  • It features a SD Card slot. Slide in a card, and you have ample (and adjustable) capacity for updates, model memory and more.
  • It includes versatile “internal memory”. It’s not just for model/setup data: it can also be used for sound and picture files. That’s especially nice, since the 18MZ has…
  • A 0.3M megapixel camera is built in. No need for a digital camera or even a flip phone. Just point the 18MZ, click and you have a foolproof picture ID of your model in seconds.
  • It includes a 6″ touch screen with 640×240 resolution. Big, brilliant and backlit for easy viewing anywhere, it provides sparkling clarity on remarkably little power. Gentle finger pressure is all that’s needed for fast, easy navigation and programming.
  • You can download software updates online. This is a standard feature for Futaba computer systems, and easily one of the most popular customer “perks.” It’s a fast and easy way to keep your system “current” – and it’s FREE!
  • A 7.4V, 3500mAh LiPo transmitter battery is standard equipment.
  • It features a built-in U.S.B. Port. You can use it to connect a memory stick or connect it to a keyboard or mouse or use it to download telemetry data to your PC or laptop for storage and reference.
  • It includes a Serial Interface, too. Futaba already offers a stand-alone serial interface (the CIU-2) for programming the travel, endpoint and other functions of S.Bus and S.Bus2 servos. This built-in (and the free download) lets you do the same with the 18MZ.
  • Stick angle adjusts quickly and easily. First introduced on the14MZ, this feature has proven so popular that it was included on the 18MZ, as well. It’s more than a comfort/convenience feature; it allows you to customize your control setup for greater ease and precision.

As great as this all may seem right now, you need to remember something: the best is yet to come. Even with all we’ve told you, it’s just the tip of the iceberg where the 18MZ is concerned. Once the show is over, we’ll have time to sit down and explore all of the 18MZ’s full potential. And when we do, you can expect to see updates on Facebook and the full list of features (and the full story) on 18MZ product page. Please note: This new release preview is intended to provide the very latest news about Futaba products but that early information is subject to change.

Visit the Futaba website at www.futaba-rc.com

ElectriFly Mr. Mulligan EP ARF ElectriFly® introduces the Mr. Mulligan EP ARF! Known as the Howard DGA-6 at the factory, everyone else recognized the original aircraft as simply, Mr. Mulligan. A combination of internal bracing and external “smoothing” made it a pioneer in modern aerodynamic design. During the mid-30′s, Mr. Mulligan earned the dual distinctions of being the only plane ever designed solely to win the Bendix Trophy – and the only one ever to win the Bendix as well as the Thompson Trophy in the same year!

ElectriFly has recreated the all-time racing great in detail as an all-electric, impressive 52″ sport scale flyer. Painted fiberglass wheel pants, landing gear, struts and cowl help reproduce the clean, simple silhouette in fast assembly time. Hidden screws inside the cowl ensure firm attachment and unblemished scale looks. Molded-in cowl blisters and a replica “stand-in” for the original’s Pratt & Whitney Wasp radial contribute to authentic detail and outstanding good looks. Working flaps allow short take-offs and slow approaches and may be installed fixed or functional. Power up your Mr. Mulligan and score your own trophy!

  • Captures the iconic original with realistic details like a replica radial, working flaps, cockpit windshield that doubles as a hidden battery hatch and painted fiberglass parts.
  • Sized for transportation ease as well as easy handling in a breeze. Wings and elevators are pre-hinged for faster, easier assembly. A steerable tailwheel adds ground handling to match in-air control.
  • Pre-built airframe, fiberglass components and factory applied MonoKote® film add to the assembly speed and superb good looks.
  • Designed with brushless power in mind, Mr. Mulligan performs sport aerobatics and scale cruising with the recommended power system.

SPECIFICATIONS
Wingspan: 52.5 in (1335 mm)
Wing Area: 441 in² (28.4 dm²)
Weight: 4.5-4.76 lb (2040-2150 g)
Wing Loading: 24-25 oz/ft² (73-76 g/dm²)
Length: 41.5 in (1055 mm)
Requires: radio with a minimum of 4-channels and 4 micro servos, 42-50-800kV outrunner brushless motor, 45A brushless ESC (min.), 14.8V (4S) 3350mAh LiPo battery & 12×8 electric propeller.

                                Retail
GPMA1485 Mr. Mulligan EP ARF   $249.99

Visit the Great Planes ElectriFly website at www.electrifly.com

Thunder Tiger 1/8 EB-4 G3 4WD Brushless RTR BuggyStart with the impressive pedigree of the EB-4 S3 – add a power-packed brushless motor and ESC – and you have the Thunder Tiger 1/8 EB-4 G3 4WD Brushless RTR Buggy! And is it ever tough! A high-torque, metal gear steering servo stands up to all-out 1/8 scale off-roading to keep you in control while still retaining the durability it’s known for. Many suspension parts are made of machined or anodized aluminum to keep you out of the shop and on the track to the winner’s circle!

  • The G3′s suspension is based on the ROAR National Champion EB-4 S3 and is compatible with most EB-4 S3 series parts
  • The 2000kV brushless motor and 80A brushless ESC reduce friction for super-fast speeds and tremendous torque
  • The included Cougar PS3i 3-channel 2.4GHz radio lets drivers race with confidence and no interference concerns
  • Hardened steel diff rings make gear stripping virtually impossible. A full set of bearings ensures smooth power transfer
  • Other race-winning features include aluminum oil-filled shocks, a high-torque metal gear steering servo and Deans® Super plugs

SPECIFICATIONS
Length: 19.3 in (490 mm)
Wheelbase: 12.6/13 in (320/330 mm)
Width: 12 in (305 mm)
Weight: 7 lb (3160 g)
Requires: Battery and Charger

                                                       Retail
TTRD7000 1/8 EB-4 G3 4WD Brushless Buggy RTR-Yellow   $699.99
TTRD7001 1/8 EB-4 G3 4WD Brushless Buggy RTR-Blue      699.99

Visit the Thunder Tiger America website at www.ttamerica.com

Thunder Tiger 1/8 EB-4 S2 Pro 4WD Nitro Buggy RTRThe Thunder Tiger 1/8 EB-4 S2 Pro 4WD Nitro Buggy RTR is the complete package in nitro excitement! 100% assembled and equipped with top-of-the-line parts, the EB-4 S2 Pro version is ready to take winning technology to new heights! This awesome off-roader is loaded – from the Pro-21BX-R nitro engine to the race-proven suspension and fiberglass, reinforced composite parts. Even the stylin’ body is pre-painted with decals – sweet, complete and ready to win!

  • The Thunder Tiger Pro-21BX-R engine cranks out enormous power!
  • A high-torque metal gear steering servo delivers confident handling on the straightaways and in the turns.
  • A 3-channel Cougar PS3 2.4GHz radio puts you in control with security and precision.
  • Race-legal 125 cc fuel tank with a flip top for quick refueling.
  • This big, bold buggy is designed to dominate 1/8 scale competition!

SPECIFICATIONS
Wheelbase: adjustable from 12.4-12.6 in (315-320 mm)
Front Track Width: adjustable from 11.6-12 in (295-305 mm)
Rear Track Width: 11.8 in (300 mm)
Weight: 6.8 lb (3100 g)

                                                     Retail
TTRD2771 1/8 EB-4 S2 Pro 4WD Nitro Buggy RTR-Red    $499.99
TTRD2772 1/8 EB-4 S2 Pro 4WD Nitro Buggy RTR-Blue    499.99

Visit the Thunder Tiger America website at www.ttamerica.com