Friday, September 24, 2010

Champion Pilot and RC Plane Designer, Mike McConville's DX8 Impressions

I have to say that Spektrum has really raised the bar again with the new DX8. The feature list is huge. The addition of telemetry is, in my opinion, nothing short of extraordinary. The ability to monitor receiver battery voltage, while your flying and even program a voltage level that triggers an alarm, alerting you of an issue is worth its weight in gold. I believe this feature will save hundreds of thousands of dollars in airplanes that otherwise would have been lost due to low batteries. Add to that, the ability to monitor RPM, ignition voltage, engine temperature - this is revolutionary stuff! This is data that will up performance of my models, and even outright save them at times. It’s a whole new level of security.

On top of that, the new case is designed to fit comfortably in your hands, and the new gimbal design is probably one of the smoothest and most precise I’ve ever felt.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Starkey Wins the GLC

The 12th Annual Great Lakes Challenge was held at the 1/8th Racers of Toledo club track in Northwood , OH. Over 140 racers from across the country competed making this the largest attended nitro on-road event in the country for 2010. After a long weekend of racing Team Spektrum driver Skip Starkey emerged as champion in the 1/8 Scale Master Division.

Known as the F1 of R/C 1/8th scale 4wd cars can reach speeds over 70mph. The fastest R/C cars in the world require a radio system that can respond equally as fast. Skip chose the Spektrum DX3R radio system with DSM2 technology to guide him to victory lane.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Spektrum Drivers hit the Jackpot in Vegas

Team Spektrum drivers Brian Wynn and Donny Lia picked up victories at the prestigious International Indoor Championships held at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Brian scored the TQ and win in the Expert World GT class while Donnie picked up a thrilling win over fellow Spektrum teammate and TQ Max Kuenning in 13.5 1/12th scale.

All three drivers used their Spektrum DX3R radio system to compete against a star studied field of the worlds best drivers.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Spektrum reigns at the King of the Wings

Spektrum Team driver Doug Gaut picked up the Nitro Sprint car win at the 4th Annual King of the Wings. This Labor Day weekend classic, held at Allen’s R/C in Rochester, IL is considered one of the crown jewel events on the Dirt Oval calendar. Doug used his Spektrum DX3R radio in combination with Spektrum’s New SPMSS6040 High Speed and SPMSS6030 High Torque servos to take home the win.