M.E. News - August 2016 - Public Edition

16th August 2016

 
August 2016
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  Public Edition - Issue 392     
To purchase items in this newsletter or enquire about pricing, please contact your local hobby retailer.
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The Model Engines'
Trade Information Open Day

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This years Model Engines Trade Information Open Day, held on the 26th of July at our warehouse in Noble Park, was an outstanding success.  Representatives from retail hobby shops from every state in Australia made the trip to see and touch the latest range of products available from Model Engines.  We also provided a sneak peak at products in the pipeline and explained the amount of testing involved to get new products suitable for the Australian market.

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Product demo's were held outside with the highlight being the Wingsland Minivet being put into 'return-to-home' mode in winds gusting up to 40km/h and landing safely.  The crowd was so impressed, the first shipment of Minivets virtually sold out on the spot!  Don't stress though, the next shipment will be here in a couple of weeks.

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Our special guest was Steve Rogers from Castle Creations and he wowed the audience with his powerpoint slide tour of Castle Creations manufacturing facilities in the USA.  From the state-of-the-art high speed computer controlled robotic machines for manufacturing circuit boards, to the extensive R&D department, you can see why Castle are leading from the front with ground breaking products for serious R/C enthusiasts, drone racers and commercial drone operators.

Also in this Edition
Sullivan Products Have Arrived At Model Engines 
New Intrusion XLR
from Helion 
New Anniversary Edition OS MAX-55AX-GP 
New Drone Racing Propellers from GemFan
New Shadow 240 Quad from ARES
New Select Four TR from Helion due this month 
M.E.'s Video of the Month
 
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 Sullivan Products Have Arrived at Model Engines

Sullivan Products are now distributed in Australia by Model Engines.

The first shipment has been checked, entered into the computer and is in the warehouse ready for sale. 
From the smallest threaded coupler to the super impressive Validus FRS Professional Engine Starter (below) every item in the current Sullivan range is listed in the computer and better yet, most are in-stock.

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Order Code: SUL-S654
SULLIVAN S654 HEAVY DUTY STARTER CCW (NORMAL) ENGINE ROTATION


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Order Code: SUL-S905
SULLIVAN S905 4-40 BALL JOINT FOR R/C CARS


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Order Code: SUL-S108
SULLIVAN S108 TUFSTRAND: 2 LINES 60 FEET


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The Sullivan Products range includes, Engine Starters, Starter Accessories, Generators, Light Systems, Tiger-Drives, Fuel Tanks Systems, Fuel System Components, Onboard Smoke Systems, Fuel Pumps, Filters and Tubing, Push Rods, Control System Components, Onboard Glow Systems, Skylite Wheels, Landing Gear, Motor Mounts and Control Line Products.  Yes I did say Control Line Products!

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Sullivan Catalogue

Prefix the Sullivan code with SUL- and you have the product code to order from Model Engines, or type sullivan into the Search box on the Model Engines website to see the full range online.


 
 
 
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New Intrusion XLR from Helion

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The Intrusion XLR Story

The Intrusion 10MT XLR 2WD monster truck offers incredible speed, durability, and value unheard of in its class. The LiPo-ready, all-weather Reaktor50 electronic speed controller combines with a Radient 3000mAh 7-cell NiMH rechargeable battery pack and 3000kV Reaktor4 brushless motor to churn out blistering speed in excess of 40mph. If that’s not fast enough for you, install the included optional pinion gear and your 3S LiPo battery to achieve speeds up to 60mph!

The included Ikonnik HRS3.2 three-channel radio system employs cutting-edge technology to enable interference-free use of your Intrusion XLR alongside other cars and trucks. It’s compatible with the robust Xenon 2.4GHz protocol, which means it’s ready for an upgrade when you are. Constructed from lightweight, yet strong material, the fully independent suspension and oil-filled shocks soak up even the worst terrain, while the beefy all-metal gear transmission is designed to withstand the incredible power generated by the Reaktor power plant.

The use of rubber-sealed ball bearings throughout reduces maintenance requirements, all while improving efficiency and performance without compromising value. A high-torque, all-weather 6kg servo with rigid aluminium body gives crisp steering response while the high-grip, long-wear, authentic V-tread tires keep you hooked up over a multitude of surfaces. Also included is an A/C wall charger to get you going right out of the box.

Intrusion Specifications

  • Pairs With: IKONNIK Xenon (Xe) Protocol
  • Lipo Compatibility: 2S-3S (7.4V-11.1V)
  • Motor: Brushless 3000kV 4-pole sensorless
  • Battery: 7-cell 3000mAh NiMH, HCT-plug, hump configuration
  • Gear Pitch: 48P (standard pinion: 24T, optional: 27T, spur: 78T)
  • Wheels: 12mm hex (24mm OS, TRX compatible)
  • Length: 431.50mm (17in)
  • Height: 226.30mm (8.9in)
  • Width: 335.50mm (13.2in)
  • Wheelbase: 286.40mm (11.3in)
  • Weight (approx.): 1975g (4.35lb)
  • Internal Gear Ratio: 2.62:1

What's in the Box

  • 100% factory assembled Intrusion 10MT XLR
  • 3000mAh 7-cell NiMH battery pack
  • HRS-3.2 2.4GHz 3-channel radio system
  • 7-cell wall charger
  • 4-way cross spanner
  • Quick-start guide

Needed to Complete

  • 4x AA-size batteries for transmitter


In stock now in the Model Engines' warehouse.

Order Code: HLNA0685
1/10 SCALE INTRUSION 10MT XLR RTR 2WD MONSTER TRUCK WITH 2.4GHZ RADIO

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New Anniversary Edition OS MAX-55AX-GP   

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In September 2016, O.S. Engines are releasing a Limited Edition MAX-55AX-GP (Gold Plating) with a Gold Plated Head in commemoration of their 80th anniversary.

The easy way to put more power in your .40-size model: just drop in a 55AX engine. It has the same bolt pattern as the 46AX for no-mod retrofits, but it also has the added displacement it needs to swing bigger props — and everything you need for better 3D, precision and sport flying.

Features

  •  
  • Commemorative 24k Gold Plated Head
  • Direct, bolt-in replacement for the 46AX.
  • A diagonally-placed needle offers more pilot safety and eliminates the need for a remote needle valve.
  • The 6-sided, angular head offers unique looks and significantly increases surface area for better cooling.
  • The 55AX is equipped with a Power Box E-3071 muffler. A generously sized sound chamber and large baffle helps it significantly reduce exhaust noise without reducing power.
  • The exclusive ABL (Advanced Bimetallic Liner) uses two O.S.-developed alloys for long-lasting, low-friction operation.
  • Includes: #8 glow plug, E-3071 Power Box muffler & needle valve extension
    Recommended Props: 11x6, 11x7, 12x6, 12x7, 12x8 & 13x6


Specifications

  • Displacement : 9cc
  • Bore : 23mm
  • Stroke : 21.5mm
  • Output : 1.68 hp@ 16,000 r.p.m
  • Practical R.P.M. : 2,000~17,000
  • Weight : 404g (without muffler)
  • Weight : 525g (with muffler)

Limited Quantities, Due September. Backorder Now, Be Quick!!!

Order Code: 15613  
15613 OS MAX-55AX-GP 80th ANNIVERSARY EDITION  WITH 24K GOLD PLATED HEAD

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 New Drone Racing Propellers from GemFan

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Model Engines now stock an extensive range of economical Drone Racing Propellers from GemFan.

There are over 80 varieties of the most popular sizes in stock ranging from 2 to six blades in a variety blade shapes and colours. T

Two, Three and Four blade props come in packs of 4, with two left-hand and two right-hand props in each bag.

Blade construction options include Glass Fibre Reinforced Nylon, Carbon Fibre Reinforced Nylon and ABS. 

Type Gemfan into the search box on the Model Engines website to see the range in stock, there is over 80 varieties...

In stock now in the Model Engines' warehouse.


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 New Shadow 240 Quad from ARES    

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The Shadow 240 Story

The Ares Shadow 240 is a feature-packed mini quad copter that's ideal for both the absolute beginner and the experienced pilot. The advanced 6-axis stabilization system allows you both agile flight and maximum stability out of the box, and when you add Ares’ exclusive software package to the mix, both first-time and experienced pilots will have that ‘dialed in’ feel in flight. Plus, the two different control rates with the Shadow 240 help ease the learning curve and allow the fun to continue as your flying skills grow.

Powerful LEDs and an innovative, color-coded lighting system with specially designed light bars make the futuristic design of the Shadow 240 visible at any angle, and flying just as easy in the dark. When you’re ready for a whole new perspective, just clip on the modular WiFi FPV camera (sold separately) and be in the pilot’s seat as you fly around the house or outside in light winds. The image is streamed real time to your mobile device, which can be conveniently attached to your transmitter. Plus, the same accessories that fit previous generations of similar class Ares quad copters will also fit the Shadow 240. So, you can easily add a rocket launcher, a water blaster squirt gun, a bubble machine that puts out a trail of bubbles, or a working winch for even more flying fun.

The Ares Shadow 240 is a RTF (Ready-To-Fly) aircraft, so the attractive, durable airframe arrives 100% factory-assembled. Everything needed to fly is in the box, including AA batteries for the mode changeable 2.4GHz technology-equipped standard size 4-channel transmitter, a 780mAh 1S 3.7V LiPo battery and an AC charger for convenient charging from almost any outlet.

Specifications

  • Diagonal length: 240 mm (9.48 in)motor to motor
  • Rotor diameter: 138mm (5.43 in)
  • Height: 65mm (2.56 in)
  • Weight: 110g (3.88 oz)
  • Motors: 8520 coreless with reduction gear drive
  • Battery: 1S 3.7V 780mAh 20C LiPo
  • Charger: 110V-220V AC wall-charger
  • Transmitter: Mode Changeable 4-channel with Hitec Red (with RTF)
  • On-Board Electronics: 5-in-1 control board


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What's in the Box

  • Shadow 240
  • Model Changeable 4-Channel 2.4GHz Transmitter
  • AA batteries for the Transmitter
  • 780mAh 1S 3.7V LiPo Battery
  • AC Charger

Order Code: AZSQ1800 
ARES AZSQ1 SHADOW 240 RTF QUAD. 2.4GHZ RADIO AND FLIP MODE, MODE SELECT TX


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 New Select Four TR Truggy from Helion
Due this Month

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Seasoned Truggy owners have learned what it is that makes the perfect blend of truck and buggy. At Helion, our design engineers have solicited customer input, listened to your wishes, and made it their personal goal to produce an off-road 4WD vehicle that takes excellence to a whole new level. Enter the Select Four 10TR, a truggy that turns your wish list into reality with its size, speed, and strength.

Take a tour of the Four 10TR and immediately you’ll see where our development team has spent its time. The vehicle’s size is the first thing you’ll notice: 1/10 scale it may be, but with stretched suspension arms and aggressive XL wheels and tires, not only does it look more like a 1/8 platform, it drives like one, too. Add the benefit of four-wheel independent suspension, fully adjustable, oil-filled, big-bore, threaded aluminium shocks, and this, you’ll find, is a vehicle that’ll treat terrain with total contempt and surpass your highest expectations of handling.

Who doesn’t like speed? Truggy drivers thrive on it, so when you told us you wanted more, we listened, we engineered, and we gave you a power train with the punch to put you firmly in the lead. Supplied with a premium 2850KV 4-pole brushless motor, a massive 120A ESC and up to 4S LiPo compatibility, speed and torque is not something the Four 10TR lacks. Accelerating to a blistering 35+mph, this one threatens to take your breath away. In fact, it’s so quick off the mark, we’ve added a wheelie bar to aid traction and keep you firmly in control.

We’ve delivered size and speed, but you also wanted a truggy with uncompromising strength; the ability to take a bashing and bounce back for more. The answer is in the use of an engineering-grade composite construction that, coupled with anodized aluminium bulkheads, wheel hexes, shock towers and steering hubs, provides incredible strength, delivers outstanding power, and looks a million dollars!

But, as you’ve come to expect from Helion, there’s much more to the 10TR than this. We’ve tweaked and tuned at every stage of development, adding a full complement of rubber-sealed ball bearings, heavy-duty steel drive shafts, 17mm wheel hexes and, to top it all, the new IKONNIK Xenon ET4 radio system. This advanced 4-channel 2.4GHz transmitter has a Beginner Mode, 10-Model Memory with drop-down wheel, adjustable grips, and left- or right-handed operation.

The Four 10TR — Built with passion. Driven with pride.

Specifications

  • LiPo Compatibility: 2S-4S (7.4-14.8V)
  • Pairs With: IKONNIK Xenon (Xe) Protocol
  • Motor: Brushless 2850kV 4-Pole Sensorless, TSP
  • Battery: Not Included
  • Gearing: 32P (Pinion: 13T, Spur 52T)
  • Wheels: 12mm Hex (24mm OS, TRX and KYO Compatible)
  • Length: 533mm (21in) Height: 219mm (8.6in)
  • Width: 387mm (15.2in)
  • Wheelbase: 326mm (12.83in)
  • Weight: 2940g (616 8oz)
  • Internal Gear Ratio: 3.47:1

What's in the Box

  • 100% factory assembled ready-to-run Four 10TR
  • Ikonnik ET-4 2.4Ghz 4-channel, 10 model memory transmitter
  • Quick-start guide

Needed to Complete

  • 4 x AA-size batteries for transmitter
  • Suitable 2S or 3S Li-Po
  • Suitable Li-Po charger

Stock is due in the Model Engines' warehouse in a couple of weeks...

Order Code: HLNS1200
1/10 SELECT FOUR TRUGGY 4WD (BRUSHLESS) W/2.4GHZ RADIO


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Video of the Month


This months Model Engines' YouTube video shows the versatility of the Ares V-Hawk X4.
Taking off from inside a van and then landing back in the back of a van. Very clever!


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