HorizonHobby.com's On the Horizon 5/17/12





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Published on May 18, 2012

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On this week's show...
0 - 6:23
At the recent Toledo Weak Signals Show JR and Horizon Hobby announced that a new lineup of aircraft radios would be coming to the USA. The XG6, XG8 and XG11 all offer incredible features and a new frequency protocol. We visited with JR's John Diniz to learn more.

6:24 - 10:13
Another recent announcement came from ParkZone in an update to one of the most popular warbirds ever. The new Corsair F4U-1A from ParkZone incorporates a number of features that pilots have been asking for, such as optional flaps and landing gear. Matt Andren took us out to the flying field to tell us even more about this updated warbird.

10:14 - 11:44
We have a ton of news this week for the surface crowd too, from Team Orion, Novak Electronics and MIP. Team Orion announced a new concept in LiPo batteries with their WTS, or Weight Transfer System, back in February. We have one of these new packs in-studio and provide a sneak peek at this fresh design.

11:45 - 14:07
Novak Electronics has two new brushless motor and ESC systems that we bring to you this week. The Novak Club system was designed with spec racing in mind with a simple-yet-easy-to-use ESC and a spec motor setup. For you monster truck fans they also have a new twin battery 550-size motor and ESC combo called the Diablo system. Designed to be a direct fit on most of today's big monster trucks the Diablo has massive power and some ingenious engineering to make it easy for anyone to get their feet wet in the world of brushless monster trucks.

14:08 - 15:33
MIP has been busy lately, with their latest release aimed squarely at the 4WD TEN-SCTE. The Pro4-mance tuning and upgrade kit strengthens and lightens your truck while changing the weight distribution slightly. This is something we're looking forward to getting more time with in the near future.

15:34 - 17:19
For this week's Tip from the Workbench we've seen tablets show up at more and more events, both races and flying events. Often these tablets are used to play music or movies during down-times however your tablet can be a useful tool in tuning and maintaining your vehicle.

17:20 - 21:21
Finally this week we have a number of submissions to our Viewer's Vehicles segment, from cars to trucks to airplanes and helis, there's something for everyone. Don't forget if you'd like to have your vehicle features simply send us an e-mail with photos attached to Editors@horizonrc.com with "Viewer's Vehicles" in the subject line.

Questions? Comments? Feel free to e-mail us at Editors@HorizonRC.com

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