There have been a number of unique, electronic component mashups within the R/C world over the years. Tech such as, the Vortex dDrive from Team Orion and ARRMA’s “diff brain”-equipped vehicles has made for interesting conversation and Intrigue throughout the hobby. In the spirit of pushing innovation further, Spektrum has released details around a new steering servo that includes a built-in, 2-channel radio receiver, the S6240RX.
Given the size of receiver components, seeing this particular item mated with another piece of radio-controlled electronics isn’t that big of a stretch. That said, including any additional electronic elements inside of a steering servo is quite a feat.
By combining components, you not only save on space and weight underneath the hood of your R/C machine, but you can also save a little money as well.
Spektrum S6240RX Specifications:
- Size Category: Standard
- Type: Digital
- Application: DSMR Receiver/Servo for 1/10 Buggy, Truck, On-Road
- Torque: 208 oz-in (15.0kg-cm) @ 6.0V
- Speed: 0.08 sec/60 deg @ 6v
- Length: 1.61 in (41mm)
- Width: 0.82 in (20.9mm)
- Height: 1.18 in (30mm)
- Weight: 2.0 oz (56g)
- Bushing Or Bearing: Bearing
- Bearing: Dual
- Motor Type: Coreless
- Gear Type: Metal
- Gear Material: Steel
- Current Draw Idle: 9.8 mA @ 6.0V
- Current Draw Stall: 4.9A @ 6.0V
Image credit: Spektrum