Futaba 18SZ 2. 4 GHz FASSTest,
FASST, T-FHSS, S-FHSS Radio
System $1,099.99 + S&H from
Hobbico, 3002 N. Apollo Dr., Ste.
#1, Champaign IL 61822; Tel.:
(800) 637-7660; website: www.
the 18SZ. Offering all of the functions,
features, and flight conditions of top-of-the-line systems but at roughly a third
of the price, the 18SZ is the radio that
every serious pilot needs at the field.
The 18SZ utilizes a 4.3-inch full-color,
fast-processing LED touch screen and
user-updateable software. Telemetry
voice messages make it simple to keep
the pilot updated on vital statistics, and
speaker and earphone jacks make it easy
to hear the audible announcements.
The radio system features eight full
conditions to customize every flight,
with an expandable 30-model internal
memory. It also includes logging for
telemetry temperature, rpm, altitude,
GPS, voltage, current, and data to keep
the pilot connected to the model.
Two side levers, six digital trims, and
eight toggle switches accommodate
every function possible. The 6.6-volt
2, 100 mAh LiFe battery provides seven
to eight hours of flight time for airplane,
helicopter, glider, or multicopter models.
The 18SZ radio system includes the
transmitter, an R7008SB receiver, the
LiFe battery, a switch harness, and a mini
$159.99 + S&H
RC, Tel.: (636)
TNT Fueler from Redwing RC is
preassembled and ready to go—just
add fuel! Meeting Department of
Transportation safety requirements by
utilizing a steel
can, a spark
arrester, and a
lid for pressure
fueler can is
the safest in
Fueler features 3 feet of recoil fuel lines
for easy and quick fueling, an easy-pour
funnel, an on/off switch with a charge
jack, and a Miracle fuel-filling nozzle.
The fuel nozzle includes a pickup fuel
filter and a filter for double filtration.
All items come in a fire- and water-resistant box. A 9.9-volt 3S 2, 100 mAh
battery to power the TNT Fueler is
Jeti DSM ESC $69 + S&H from
Esprit Model, 1240 Clearmont St.
NE, Unit #12, Palm Bay FL 32905;
Tel.: (321) 729-4287; website:
A dual-input, redundant-electronic
switch designed for helicopters and
airplanes to operate with an included
magnetic key, the Jeti DSM ESC has the
advantage of offering virtually unlimited
on/off cycles, unlike switches that are
The DSM ESC automatically
monitors and switches between two
power supplies (two receiver batteries, a
receiver battery and ESC, or two ESCs),
keeping your system operational. If using
two ESCs, the throttle signal from the
receiver is simultaneously supplied to
Designed for two independent 5 to
13-volt inputs, the DSM ESC supports
up to 10 amps of continuous current
or 20 amps of burst current for your
connected devices. It’s most suitable for
today’s high-voltage servos. The included
faceplate contains an integrated LED
to indicate the switch’s on/off status.
If the battery is disconnected, the unit
remembers its on/off state.
The faceplate, screws, mounting lugs,
and magnetic key are included, as well
as decals to allow the informative unit
cover to be replicated on the outside of
The DSM ESC does not include a
regulator—output voltage is equal to
input voltage. It accepts universal, JR,
Hitec, and Futaba connectors, and a
maximum of 8 to 10 analog servos or 6
to 8 digital servos.
JMP Professional Series Air Tanks
@ $35-$40 + S&H from Jet Model
Products, 17702 S. Emerald
View, Raymore MO 64083; Tel.:
(816) 331-0356; website: www.
Jet Model Products introduces its
professional series of air tanks, available
in four sizes: 230 ml (small), 360 ml
(medium), 700 ml (large), and 1,000
ml (extra large). The extra-large size
has nearly 50% more volume than the
standard large tanks that are currently in
Each tank can be ordered with an
installed straight fitting (1/8-inch or 4mm
18 Model Aviation DECEMBER 2015