Race Report: Bring The Heat 2015

Team Hitec Brings The Heat!

Event: Bring The Heat @ FRC
Date: September 11-13, 2015
Location: Flowood RC Park – Flowood, MS
Team Hitec Attendees: Billy Tompkins, Adam Drake, Bill Shephard

By: Billy Tompkins
Flowood RC Park is an indoor RC racetrack in the small town of Flowood, Mississippi just outside of the state capital of Jackson. For the past 5 years, Flowood RC Park has been host to the annual 1/8th scale Nitro Offroad race where racers from all over the country flock to this small Mississippi town to vie for the “Bring The Heat Championship.

This year’s race would bring over 250 entries among 10 different classes. It was our first year attending Bring The Heat so we decided to bring our booth display to showcase our latest products including chargers, servos and our newest edition to our radio lineup, the Lynx 4S. Many of the drivers from this region had never been up close and personal with our gear so we had many visitors at the Hitec booth.

bring the heat booth

In attendance for the 5th year in a row was Team Hitec’s very own Adam Drake. Adam would compete in the coveted Pro Buggy class, as well as the Pro Truggy class. Louisiana local and Team Hitec Driver Bill Shephard participated in the race as well with great results. Together, these two class acts would bring home three podium finishes. After a 30 minute A main event, Bill Shephard went on to finish 2nd.  In the Pro Buggy Class, Adam Drake had a rough start to the 45-minute main event but he battled back with a solid 3rd place performance. In the Pro Truggy class, Adam looked to be in fine form as he led for the majority of the race and crossed the finish line with a commanding lead over the field. Both Adam and Bill used Hitec’s 9000 series servos and their Lynx 4S radio to take them to the podium!

bring the heat pro truggy

bring the heat adam and billIf you are ever in the Jackson, Mississippi area and looking for a place to race, look no further than Flowood R/C Park. The great staff and awesome facility play host to birthday parties, local club racing and larger regional events. Bubba Barham and his staff run a top notch facility…well worth a visit!

Firmware Update: Lynx 4S v1.03



HPP-22 VERSION 1.19(0) 7/17/2015

LYNX 4S ver. 1.03(0) Firmware Update (09/14/15)

  • Added functions
    • Now displays a warning message when changing Mix Type
    • LED can be turned “OFF” in the LED setup
    • Users can now select “SCREEN TYPE” for each model
    • User can set the “LED” color for each model
  • Improved Functions
    • Moved ”RF-SCAN” menu to the MANAGEMENT screen to avoid confusion
    • Saves the setup value on the Auxiliary (AUX) channel
  • Maintenance Fix
    • Fixed the update error bug

Press Release: HG3XA Gyro System



Fly Right with Hitec’s HG3XA Gyro

Hitec is excited to introduce our compact HG3XA gyro for all your standard wing, delta wing and v-tail aircraft. This lightweight, three-axis gyro provides high performance stabilization, increased precision and smooth navigation in the most challenging flight conditions. The HG3XA gyro’s accurate angular motion detection will instantaneously improve your 3D performance, making hovers, torque rolls, harriers and knife edge passes easier to master. Three trimming potentiometers allow you to separately adjust the gyro gain of your aircraft’s aileron, elevator and rudder. Toggle between three different flight modes while your model is airborne: “off”, “standard” and “heading hold” mode. Our complete package includes the HG3XA gyro, connecting cables and adhesive mounting pads. Fly Right with Hitec!

HG3XA 3-Axis Stabilization Gyro System Specifications:

  • Voltage Range: 5 ~ 6V DC
  • PWM Output: 50Hz, or 20ms
  • PWM Signal: 1520 ± 500μs
  • Full Scale Range: 970 ~ 2070μs
  • Gyro Sample Rate: 1KHz
  • Operating Temperature: -40°C to 85°C
  • Dimensions: 1.85 x 1.30 x 0.55 in / 47.0 x 33.0 x 14.0 mm
  • Weight: 0.39 oz / 11.0 g