Futaba 4PLS 2.4Ghz Radio System

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Futaba 4PLS

Futaba has just released an update to one of their most popular radios, the Futaba 4PL. The new Futaba 4PLS builds off the 4PL system and adds even more great features while still maintaining the same price point of $249.99!

The most notable change is the Futaba 4PLS adds telemetry which allows you to monitor voltage, rpm, and temperature in real time as well as the ability to log data for future use.

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Dynamite Passport UltraLite Battery Charger Review

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Dynamite Passport UltraLite Charger

It doesn't matter if you are into cars, trucks, boats, airplanes, electric or nitro - we all need a good charger on our workbench or pit table. With all the battery types out there NIMH, LiPo, LiFe, we need one that will charge them all and any charger that can do more than just charge is always a welcomed tool. After hearing the Local Hobby Shop, BigBlueHobbies, rave about the Dynamite Passport UltraLite I decided to get my hands on it and find out what all the fuss was about and how it really stacked up against my favorite charger, the Hyperion EOS 0606i.

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Futaba 4PKS-R update

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Seems several drivers have reported to Futaba that the Futaba 4PKS-R radio felt a bit different then what some drivers was expecting. It turns out Futaba found that those drivers were correct. Futaba typically sets their radios throttle mode (THMOD) to a default of 70-30. However the default setting on the 4PKS-R is actually set to 50-50 instead.

Futaba has provided a super simple and quick fix to reset it to 70-30 using these super simple steps.

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FTW Phoenix Body for Mugen MBX6T

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Phoenix for Mugen MBX6T

FTW Racing has just made their Phoenix body available for the Mugen MBX6T buggy. To reduce the tendency for body disintegration caused by the recessed front body mount location of the MBX6T, this FTW Phoenix version is equipped with a kit that raises the front body mounts, allowing for a sleek and smooth hood area. The kit is comprised of a beefy .93" thick polycarbonate bracket and all necessary hardware. Installation is quick and eliminates the weak spots that plague other body options for the MBX6T.

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