Nürnberg 2014: Spektrum DX4C w/ AVC

Spektrum has announced the DX4C transmitter/receiver combo! It's everything you'd want in a budget-friendly, four-channel radio system, and comes equipped with AVC. The DX4C comes with 20 model memory, SD card capabilites to upgrade firmware, and the new DSMR modulation.

It will be available in March for the entirely-reasonable price tag of $139.99. Pre-order yours today!

Nürnberg 2014: Waterproof E-Maxx & E-Revo Brushless

The glaring hole in Traxxas' waterproof lineup was their biggest. The E-Maxx Brushless and E-Revo Brushless were not waterproof, while their brushed cousins enjoyed the occasional shower. Now, though, that's no longer the case.

Traxxas has upgraded to the Mamba Monster 2 system (though they're calling it the "MXL-6S"). The rest of the trucks appear to be largely the same, which is good, since there wasn't anything wrong with the platforms to begin with. Traxxas simply make the change to waterproof electronics, and that's great. Keep it simple.

The new waterproof E-Maxx is expected to sell for around $699.99, while the E-Revo with its waterproof electronics will go for $749.99. They are due out in the coming weeks.

Nürnberg 2014: Super Cub S w/ SAFE Technology

All I can say is that it's about time.

The Super Cub has been a staple in our airplane line up for a long, long time. But the Anti-Crash Technology (ACT) on board didn't always work as advertised, easily fooled by changing light condidtions. But now that's no longer a worry, as Horizon has announced the HobbyZone Super Cub S with SAFE technology.

Unlike the ACT, SAFE technology works great to limit a pilot's flight envelope in the beginning stages of learning. As the pilot's skill grows, the SAFE system can be dialed back, allowing for more complex flight. It's a great system already in use on the Apprentice S and the HobbyZone Delta Ray. Add SAFE to the great flying characteristics of the Super Cub, and you've got a near perfect way to learn to fly.

The HobbyZone Super Cub S will sell as a Ready-to-Fly ($199.99) or Bind-N-Fly ($169.99), and will hit store shelves in late March or early April.

Nürnberg 2014: Spektrum DX6 Transmitter/Receiver

I've long said that the DX6i was due for upgrade. And finally, it has come. Strangly deciding to reuse the DX6 name, the new DX6 is jam packed with features. First of all, it's sporting a killer new look. It finally adds the new AirWare features like the SD card to Spektrum's 6-channel transmitter. It had a gigantic 250 model memory on board. The Direct Sytem Menu Access removes the need to power down to access the system menu, saving time when programming. It has the voice alerts from the DX9, as well as the wireless trainer mode.

You don't even need to power down to bind anymore!

The list goes on and on. This is one of the largest upgrades I've seen to Spektrum radios since the DX8 was announced. This fantastic radio will hits store shelves at $229.99 with a AR610 receiver in the box. No word on a transmitter-only package yet. The Spektrum DX6 is due out in May 2014. Get your pre-orders in now, because this will be a hot seller!

Nürnberg 2014: ProBoat's Rockstar 48 Gas Boat

It's been a while since ProBoat had a gasoline-powered boat. The Rockstar 48 catamaran fixes that. Capable of speeds in excess of 40 MPH, and powered by the Dynamite 26CC engine, this 48" long boat looks amazing decked out in the Rockstar-sponsered colors.

The Rockstar 48 is also equipped with Horizon's R.O.S.S. system, a remote starting mechanism that allows the user to start the engine from the transmitter. It also features a centrifugal clutch to prevent the prop from spinning at idle. Safety first!

The Rockstar 48 will sell for $1199.99 when it arrives, whenever that is; we don't have an ETA for release yet. And while I doubt we'll be carrying this boat on the shelf, we'll be more than happy to special order one in!