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Written by Hayden Daley - 27 April, 2022.

Welcome to this edition of the Thermal Circle in this edition Model Flight products available in country at this time. Please enjoy!!! Many thanks to Mike O'reilly for allowing these products to be put online.

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Spektrum Smart S2100 AC Charger, 2x100W, AU Plug.

The Spektrum S2100 Smart Charger is the first dual-output AC Charger to feature Spektrum Smart Charging and Battery technologies that when combined make charging easier, faster, safer and more convenient than ever before.

Features

  • LED display - 2.4-inch colour brightly displays all your vital information, even in bright sunlight
  • When combined with Spektrum Smart Batteries, the charger automatically recognizes battery chemistry, cell voltage, and capacity to ensure that you are always charging with correct settings, virtually eliminating the potential for charging incorrectly
  • Internal dual cooling fans keep the charger at a safe and efficient operating temperature, perfect for fast charging larger batteries
  • The integrated USB port allows you to power those other devices you bring along to the field. 5V 2A output allows you to charge your phone, monitor, or other gear quickly
  • A clean and intuitive touch wheel interface makes it easy to navigate all the settings on your Smart Charger. This clean and simple design keeps a sleek profile that is perfect for tossing in your field bag
  • New IC3 and IC5 connectors (IC5 used with SPMXCA507 adaptor cable)
  • Backwards compatible with EC3 and EC5 connectors

Product Information

Spektrum Smart Overview 


Spektrum Smart technology is about offering a higher connection to your hobby. It’s a connection that puts you in complete control, makes you more aware and more confident about the capability of your equipment—all the while making vital components of your model easier to use than ever. The combined result is a sense that will make you wish everything about your hobby was “smarter.” 

For all radio control hobbyists that are looking for a better way to charge batteries, Spektrum Smart Chargers and Smart Batteries combine for an intuitive charging experience that results in a simple, connected, and safer charging experience. Spektrum Smart Charging virtually eliminates the hassle from charging your LiPo batteries. This is made possible by an integrated microchip on each Smart battery that communicates with your Smart charger to automatically determine the best charging settings. Plug it in, and just press start. While all hobbyists will enjoy this simple experience, advanced hobbyists can take advantage of unique data such as cycle count, unhealthy activity like overcharge and discharge, battery temperature, C-rating and much more, all saved within each battery. Additionally, automatic discharge to storage ensures a better, and healthier, lifespan for your batteries.

Smart Charging Technology

When connected to a Spektrum Smart Battery, unique parameters and health of your LiPo battery upload from the Smart memory microchip integrated into the battery. Through the charger, you can set and record preferred settings, such as charge rates and self-discharge options, so that all you have to do to charge the pack is press the “Start” button. Smart technology will take care of the rest. Every Smart LiPo charger is factory assembled with the next-generation IC3™ output connector that utilizes a data transfer pin to display saved battery information directly on the LCD screen.

Simple

Preset charge, discharge, and storage parameters are automatically relayed from your Spektrum Smart Battery making charging as simple as pressing the “Start” button. The charge rate of individual batteries can be user customized allowing you to take full advantage of packs with faster charge ratings. The integrated microchip on each battery will remember the last charging rate you set, so the next time you plug it in, these settings will automatically populate so all you have to do is press “start.” Another feature that the Smart microchip allows is a single-connection balance charge. When you plug in your IC3 or IC5 battery (IC5 used with SPMXCA507 adaptor cable), the individual cell voltage is automatically relayed to the Smart charger and allows you to balance charge without fussing with standard balance connectors.

New IC3 & IC5 Connectors

The innovative Smart connection is made possible by an installed microchip on every battery, feeding the unique information through a data cable to the new IC3 and IC5 connectors. The IC series of connectors are designed from the ground up to provide a more solid connection, higher heat resistance, and effortless installation. Sprung bullets ensure a solid connection that is easy to connect and disconnect, while the convenient solder pads allow for easy installation on your device.

Backwards Compatible

For those using the popular EC3 and EC5 connectors, there’s no need to worry. The IC connector series is entirely backwards compatible with existing connectors so you can use your Smart Charger with older batteries, but only when connected to a Spektrum Smart Battery are all the benefits of Smart technology obvious.

LED Display

High visibility 2.4-inch colour screen brightly displays all your vital information, even in bright sunlight.

High Powered

200W of shared power output lets you quickly charge large and high cell count batteries with ease. The charger will automatically adjust the power between both channels for each charging task. If you’re only charging on one channel you can utilize the full 200W output to charge batteries even faster.

Touch Wheel interface

A clean and intuitive touch wheel interface makes it easy to navigate all the settings on your Smart Charger. This clean and simple design keeps a sleek profile that is perfect for tossing in your field bag.

Dual Fan Cooling System

Internal dual cooling fans keep the charger at a safe and efficient operating temperature, perfect for fast charging larger batteries.

USB Port

Why stop at charging your LiPos? The integrated USB port allows you to power those other devices you bring along to the field. 5V 2A output allows you to charge your phone, monitor, or other gear quickly.

Built-in Protection

When combined with Spektrum Smart Batteries, the charger automatically recognizes battery chemistry, cell voltage, and capacity to ensure that you are always charging with correct settings, virtually eliminating the potential for charging incorrectly.

Specs

Input

100-240V AC

# Cells

LiHv (1-6S) LiPo (1-6S) LiFe (1-6S) Lilon (1-6S) NiMH (1-6S) Cd (1-16S) Pb (1-12S)

Current Discharge

0.1-3.0 A

Charge Rate

0.1-12.0 A

Input Connector

AC cord

Output Connector

IC3 x2 - compatible with EC3

Cooling Method

Fan

Voltmeter

Yes - on main LCD display

Amp Meter

Yes - on main LCD display

LCD

Yes

Discharge

Yes

Length

4.7 in (120mm)

Width

4.3 in (108mm)

Height

2.8 in (72mm)

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Spektrum Smart S1500 DC Charger, 1x500W

With 500W of power, the Spektrum S1500 DC charger quickly charges large, high-capacity and high cell count batteries. Built-in Smart technology simplifies charging with Smart batteries and helps you make informed pack usage and maintenance decisions.

Features

  • High 500W output quickly charges large, high-capacity and high cell count batteries with ease
  • Ideal for use with Spektrum™ Smart batteries featuring the IC3™ or IC5™ connector
  • Smart Technology recognizes unique Smart battery data for safe, convenient charging
  • Can also be used to charge batteries without Smart Technology
  • Enhanced touch wheel interface improves setup ease and precision
  • 2.4-inch LCD screen with auto-brightness is easy to read even in extreme sunlight
  • Compact design with rounded edge fits in a bag or pocket for easy carrying
  • Internal cooling fan maintains a safe, efficient operating temperature

Product Information

If you use large batteries that require high charging power, the 500W Spektrum™ S1500 DC Smart Charger is up to the challenge. Compact enough to carry in a pocket or field bag, the S1500 easily goes with you to the field, track, or any place where you need to charge your LiPo and NiMH batteries.

The S1500 charger's improved, extra-precise scroll wheel interface simplifies setup. When used with Spektrum Smart LiPo batteries having IC3™ or IC5™ connectors, the S1500 also uploads specific parameters and health data from the battery's integrated memory chip and displays it on the bright LCD screen for review — giving you the information you need to evaluate your packs and make the best charging decisions.

For input power, use a Spektrum Power Supply unit (SPMXC10201, available separately) or any compatible DC power source with the included IC3 power cable adapter. The S1500 charger has a USB port, a software update port, plus a safety timer and protection against heat, reverse polarity, short circuit, over-current, and low input voltage.

What's in the Box?

  • (1) Spektrum™ S1500 DC Smart Charger
  • (1) IC3™/Banana Power Supply Cable
  • (1) Product Manual

Specs

Cooling Method

Fan

Thermal Protection

Yes

Integrated Balancing

Y - Internal Balancer & External Adapter

Battery Type

1-6S LiPo, LiFe, LiHv / 1-16C NiMH, NiCd, Pb, LiFe (3.3V per cell), LiIon (3.3V per cell), LiPo (3.7V per cell), NiCd (1.2V per cell), NiMH (1.2V per cell), Pb (2.0V per cell)

Maximum Charge Rate

26.1V, 20A

Programmable

Yes

Material

Plastic Case

Selectable Charge Rate

Yes - Incremental (0.1A Increments)

Software Updates

Yes, via USB Port

PC Connectivity

Yes - USB, external adapter required

PC Required

No

Weight

8.5oz (240g)

Length

3.7" (95mm)

Model Memory

Smart ID

Battery Balance Connector

JST-XH

Input Voltage

8-30V

Low Input Voltage Protection

Yes

Width

3.8" (97mm)

Battery Temperature Monitoring

Yes, Temperature Sensor Included

Height

1.9" (50mm)

Output Connector

IC3 (compatible with EC3)

Over Current Protection

Yes

Peak Detection

Yes

Application

Battery Charger for Electric Powered RC Vehicles and Aircraft

Circuit Breaker

Yes

Short Circuit Protection

Yes

Display

2.4" 320x320 IPS LCD

Reverse Polarity Protection

Yes

Safety Timer

Yes

Hitec HS-430BH Standard HV Deluxe Servo

Hitec HS-430BH High Voltage Analogue Servo With Dual Ball Bearings - (HTHS-430BH)

Specs

Size Category

Standard

Type

Analog

Application

Throttle or replacement servo for many beginner ready-to-fly models

Torque

57 oz-in (4.1 kg-cm) @ 6.0V; 69 oz-in (5.0 kg-cm) @ 7.4V

Speed

0.16 sec/60° @ 6.0V; 0.14 sec/60° @ 7.4V

Length

1.59 in (40.6 mm)

Width

0.77 in (19.8 mm)

Height

1.44 in (36.6 mm)

Weight

1.60 oz (45.5 g)

Bushing Or Bearing

Bearing

Bearing

Single

Motor Type

3-pole ferrite

Connector Type

Universal

Gear Type

Nylon

Voltage

6.0V-7.4V

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Spektrum A5030 Mini Dig Aircraft Sx

The A5030 is the perfect combination of lightweight and high-speed performance at a great price.

Features

  • Digital precision and power
  • Low deadband accuracy
  • Dual ball bearing support
  • Plastic Gears
  • Coreless Motor

Product Information

 The A5030's lightweight plastic gear train, digital precision and incredible .10 transit time is ideal for 25-32 size aircraft. Aerobatic and 3D aircraft that demand performance need the precision of digital accuracy. This servo is ideal and will last the pilot a long time thanks to its tight nylon gear train.
 
This mini-class servo is durable enough for either glow or electric power applications. Dual ball-bearing support means there’s less resistance to the high output of the high-speed coreless motor. In all these features mean you can expect great performance and long life.

Specs

Size Category

Minis and Micros

Type

Digital

Application

25 - 32 size airplanes

Torque

50 oz-in (3.6 kg-cm) @ 4.8V, 66 oz-in (4.8 kg-cm) @ 6V

Speed

0.12 sec/60° @ 4.8V, 0.10 sec/60° @ 6V

Length

1.3 inch (32.8mm)

Width

.58 inch (14.7mm)

Height

1.1 inch (27.4mm)

Weight

0.7 oz (21.6g)

Bushing Or Bearing

Bearing

Bearing

Dual

Motor Type

Coreless

Gear Type

Nylon

Voltage

4.8 - 6V

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Hitec HS-5496MH Digital HV High Torque Servo, MG

Hitec HS-5496MH Digital Hv Servo. High Torque. Metal Gears. Dual Ball Beari - (HTHS-5496MH)

Specs

Size Category

Standard

Type

Digital

Application

Sport airplanes up to 25%; Sport cars and trucks

Torque

83 oz-in (6.0 kg-cm) @ 6.0V; 100 oz-in (7.2 kg-cm) @ 7.4V

Speed

0.17 sec/60° @ 6.0V; 0.15 sec/60° @ 7.4V

Length

1.57 in (40mm)

Width

0.78 in (20mm)

Height

1.50 in (38mm)

Weight

1.59 oz (52 g)

Bushing Or Bearing

Bearing

Bearing

Dual

Motor Type

3-pole ferrite

Connector Type

Universal

Gear Type

Metal

Voltage

6.0V-7.4V

Deadband

Programmable

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Hitec HS-5065MG Digital Micro Servo, MG

Hitec has raised the bar by offering the ever popular HS-65 in a new digital version. The HS-5065MG High Performance Micro Servo features Hitec's digital, programmable circuit for incredible resolution, centering and holding torque; also featuring metal gears, a top-ball bearing, and at 31 ounce-inches of torque with a quick transit time of 0.11 sec at 6 volts, it will no doubt be THE choice for high performance micro helicopters, electric park flyers, and 1/18 scale cars. - (HTHS-5065MG)

Product Information

Hitec has raised the bar by offering the ever popular HS-65 in a new digital version. The HS-5065MG High Performance Micro Servo features Hitec's digital, programmable circuit for incredible resolution, centering and holding torque; also featuring metal gears, a top-ball bearing, and at 31 ounce-inches of torque with a quick transit time of 0.11 sec at 6 volts, it will no doubt be THE choice for high performance micro helicopters, electric park flyers, and 1/18 scale cars. - (HTHS-5065MG)

Specs

Size Category

Minis and Micros

Type

Digital

Application

High performance micro helicopters, electric park flyers, and 1/18 scale cars

Torque

25 oz-in (1.8kg-cm) @ 4.8V; 31 oz-in (2.2kg-cm) @ 6.0V

Speed

0.14 sec/60 deg @ 4.8V; 0.11 sec/60 deg @ 6.0V

Length

0.92 in (23.6mm)

Width

0.45 in (11.6mm)

Height

0.94 in (24.0mm)

Weight

0.42 oz (11.9g)

Bushing Or Bearing

Bearing

Bearing

Single

Motor Type

3 pole

Connector Type

Universal

Gear Type

Metal

Voltage

4.8-6.0V

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Hitec HS-5495BH Digital HV High Torque Servo

Based on the popular HS-5485HB, the HS-5495BH's heavy-duty Karbonite gears are the perfect match for sport airplanes up to 25% scale weighing under 12 pounds. With 7.4 volt, 2-cell LiPo battery capability, The HS-5495BH delivers the power you need at a price you can feel good about.

Product Information

Based on the popular HS-5485HB, the HS-5495BH's heavy-duty Karbonite gears are the perfect match for sport airplanes up to 25% scale weighing under 12 pounds. With 7.4 volt, 2-cell LiPo battery capability, The HS-5495BH delivers the power you need at a price you can feel good about.

Programmable Features Include:
- Dead Band Width
- Direction of Rotation
- Speed of Rotation (slower)
- End Points
- Neutral Points
- Fail Safe On/Off
- Fail Safe Point

- (HTHS-5495BH)

Specs

Size Category

Standard

Type

Digital

Application

Sport airplanes up to 25% scale under 12 pounds

Torque

89 oz-in (6.4 kg-cm) @ 6.0V; 104 oz-in (7.5 kg-cm) @ 7.4V

Speed

0.17 sec/60° @ 6.0V; 0.15 sec/60° @ 7.4V

Length

1.57 in (40mm)

Width

0.78 in (20mm)

Height

1.50 in (38mm)

Weight

1.59 oz (44.5 g)

Bushing Or Bearing

Bearing

Bearing

Dual

Motor Type

3-pole ferrite

Gear Material

Karbonite

Voltage

6.0V-7.4V

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Hitec D145SW Digital HV Programmable Wing Servo

Hitec HS-D145SW 10mm Slim Wing 32 Bit Programmable & High Response Steel Gear servo

Features

  • 10mm thickness to suit the thinnest airfoils
  • 6.0 kg.cm of power @ 7.4V
  • Programmable 32 Bit Wide Voltage
  • High Resolution & High Response
  • Smart Sense Technology
  • Programmable
  • Digital MOSFET Amplifier
  • High positioning speed
  • High positioning force
  • High holding force
  • Steel gears
  • 2 ball bearings
  • 25 tooth servo horn
  • Wing servo mounting frame is included
  • The long life is due to the uniquely designed steel transmission and the robust servo housing.
  • The D145SW surface servo is ideally suited for thin surface profiles in glider models and an application as a motorgearbox combination for industrial applications.

Product Information

This HITEC D-Series servo brings the surface servos in the 10mm class to a new level in control precision, freedom from play and longevity. With a powerful 6,0 kg @ 7.4V, the D145SW offers the highest resolution currently available on the market. The finest response and programming possibilities are realised thanks to 32-bit MCU and 12-bit ADC technology. Wide-Voltage servos can be operated directly on 2-cell lithium-based batteries (LiFe / LiIo / LiPo) with a nominal voltage of 4.8 - 8.4 V. The D145 SW surface servo is fully programmable and offers unparalleled durability thanks to its strong steel transmission and the two ball bearings on the output shaft. This is especially important when low play and high positioning precision are required. The long life is due to the uniquely designed steel transmission and the robust servo housing. The D-145SW surface servo is ideally suited for thin surface profiles in glider models and an application as a motor-gearbox combination for industrial applications. The included high strength wing mounting tray makes installation in the thinnest of wings really easy.

Programmable functions:  - Using Hitec HPP-21+ PC Digital Servo Programmer (HRC44460)

  • End point (0° -180°), neutral
  • Direction of rotation (clockwise / counter clockwise)
  • Backlash
  • Speed (slower)
  • Setting the soft-start
  • Fail Safe Function
  • Overload protection
  • Saving or loading data
  • Reset to factory defaults

Specs

4.8 V Torque

3.9 kg.cm

4.8 V Speed

0.21sec/60°

6.0 V Torque

4.9 kg.cm

6.0 V Speed

0.17sec/60°

7.4 V Torque

6.0 kg.cm

7.4 V Speed

0.14sec/60°

Operation Voltage

DC 3.5~8.4V

Dimensions

30.0 x 10.0 x 37.0mm

Weight

24g

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Spektrum A6330 High Torque High Speed Metal Gear HV Brushless Servo

The Spektrum A6330 high-torque, high-speed brushless servo delivers amazing performance for a wide range of vehicles and aircraft.

Features

  • Brushless motor provides long lasting durability and impressive power and speed
  • High Voltage (HV) capable (6.0-8.4v input range)
  • Outstanding torque and speed in a standard servo size (248 oz-in and .10 sec/60° @8.4v)
  • Durable and long lasting brushless motor
  • Low wear and tightly meshed all metal gear train
  • Dual bearing supported drive train helps maximize smooth operation
  • Aluminum center servo case helps keep operating temperatures low
  • Soft start helps prevent component and airframe damage during un-intentional initializations
  • Over Current and Temperature protection
  • Helpful initialization start tone lets pilot know when the servo is ready
  • Integrated servo failsafe holds last known position if signal is lost and power is maintained
  • Frequency : 50-400hz

Product Information

The Spektrum A6330 high-torque, high-speed brushless servo delivers amazing performance for a wide range of vehicles and aircraft. High-Voltage (HV) capable, the A6330 can produce an impressive 248 oz-in of torque (17.8kg) and a remarkable 0.10 sec/60 degree transit speed with 8.4V input. The Low-wear, all metal gear drive train is powered by a long-lasting brushless motor and supported with dual ball bearings for smooth operation. A strong metal case adds durability and enhanced heat dissipation.

Other features include: integrated servo failsafe, over-current and over-temperature protection, long 18 inch (457mm) lead for easy installation, initialization start tone to indicate servo readiness, and soft start to prevent damage during unintended initializations. Like all Spektrum 6300 Series servos, the A6330 delivers reliability, consistency and performance that are second to none.

Specs

Bearing

Dual ball bearings

Torque

126.6 oz-in (9.11 kg-cm) @ 6V, 178 oz-in (12.82 kg-cm) @ 7.4V, 248 oz-in (17.86 kg-cm) @ 8.4V

Overload Protection

Yes

Product Height

1.56" (40 mm)

Servo Operating Voltage

6.0 - 8.4V (HV)

Application

Airplane

Product Length

1.58" (40 mm)

Servo Type

Digital

Speed

0.13 sec/60 deg @ 6V, 0.11 sec/60 deg @ 7.4V, 0.10 sec/60 deg @ 8.4V

Product Width

0.79" (20 mm)

Maximum Servo Speed

0.100-0.149 sec

Rotation Range

120 degree

Maximum Servo Torque

200-349 oz-in

Motor Type

Brushless

Product Weight

2.25oz (71g)

Spline Count

23 - Tooth

Wire Gauge

22 AWG

Input Voltage

6 - 8.4V

Programmable

No

Servo Size Category

Standard

Gear Type

Metal

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