A new player seems to–forgive the pun but we can’t resist–almost open for business. OpenHobby, out of Korea, has launched its website and the biggest news for RC car guys is that a cool new charger and transmitter seem to be among the items OpenHobby will offer.
The charger, dubbed the Zenith, is a 2-port charger. What we really like about this charger is that is a vertical tower which frees up a lot of bench space and has a cool touch screen.
The SJPROPO TS-4 transmitter is a 4-channel 2.4GHz unit with the same touch screen style display as the Zenith. The radio also features a drop style steering wheel.
As Dan has pointed out below, OpenHobby is adding more information to its website. The charger is identified as being manufactured by SJPROPO. Also known as just SJ, this company is also located in Korea. The charger is a DC model, so a separate power supply is needed. OpenHobby shows that the charger can handle up to 7S LiPo packs and charge at up to 20 amps. The charger can also test motors and servos. Each of the two charging channels–it can charge two packs at once–has 20 memory profiles.
The charger will be offered as an AC/DC version that includes a matching tower-style power supply.
The OpenHobby website continues to be populated with product including servos and tools.
Learn more here.
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