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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Hitec Lynx 4S 2.4 GHz Transmitter

Hitec Lynx 4S

It has been quite some time since Hitec has released a radio for the surface crowd. Sure they have made a huge name for themselves with some of the best servos you can buy for racing and bashing applications and their excellent charger line, but the radio line has been noticeably stagnant. Now with the release of the Lynx 4S, we understand why there was a wait. Hitec wasn’t going to just put out a radio because it has been a while, they developed a radio that drivers will want, with all of the features any driver at any level will want to control any machine. The 4S looks impressive so lets take a quick look at some of its features.

 

SPECS
Made by: Hitec RCD
Product: Lynx 4S 2.4GHz 4-Channel Transmitter
Available From: Most Retailers
Made for: Surface Use
Part #: 16202
Cost: $329.99

 

STANDOUT FEATURES

30 model memory- You’ve got cars? The 4S has the memory to store up to 30 individual cars and their unique settings. You can copy model setting to another another saved model, rename the model for easy identification and easily change between models when you scroll through the 4S’s easy to navigate menu. Need more, you can add an additional 30 models when using the Micro SD card.

Easy to link- The system is easy to link when in the bind menu on the radio and pressing the link button on the receiver. Some radio’s will leave you fumbling with plugs or trying to determine what receiver worth with what radio, but Hitec keep their bind process simple.Hitec Lynx 4S

Drop-down wheel parts included- The 4S is comfortable as it arrives with the high wheel and lower trigger position, but some drivers like to relocate the wheel across from the trigger for a more natural hand position. Hitec includes all of the parts necessary to drop the wheel. These parts work for both left and right hand configuration.

Built in antenna- Its 2015 people and antenna’s are for dune-buggies in the desert. Hitec’s 4S does not have a visible antenna. The radio’s 2.4GHz System boasts 4096 Resolution with Ultra-fast 4ms High Response when using the Axion 2 Receiver.

Music download SD card- Got tunes? Download them on the radio’s Micro SD card an you’ll be able to play them when you have headphones plugged into the jack on the backside of the radio unit. The Micro SD card is also used for model memory extension and warning sound file storage.

Telemetry- Using the Hitec Proton 4 receiver  you will have the ability to view  RPM, speed, temperature and voltage on the backlit LCD screen so you can be more in tune with your models functions.

Battery compatible- The radio does come with a 4-cell rechargeable NiMh pack and charger, but for those who want Li power, the radio accepts a voltage range of 4.8-8.4V.

Additional features can be found at Hitec RCD.

 

INITIAL IMPRESSIONS

So what is our overall initial impression of Hitec’s new Lynx 4S. Well lets start off with the goods. The radio has a good feel. The grip is a good size for many hands, soft wheel foam which is good for long drives, easy to use/ access trim switches and the screen is positioned well for a quick look during a run. We like the ease of use when scrolling through the menus. Each feature was easy to get into and alter when we were messing around with the radio without reading the instructions first. Who does that? We live life on the edge. What didn’t grab us from the get-go was the look of the radio itself. It has some cool modern styling cues, 6-color LED indicator light, backlit screen but the top sections shape looks a little odd. Balance is fine, just the top looks strange. But once you add the drop-down, the radio does look better and if you throw a wrap on it, you’ll certainly be stylin’. More importantly the functionality is all there and more. Then add on the fact that this radio has an affordable price tag for a high end computer radio and that little love/ hate design aesthetic becomes meaningless. I know we have your interest now. Check out some additional detail photo’s of the new Hitec Lynx 4S below.

See the full review of the Hitec Lynx 4S in the March 2015 issue of RC Driver.

 

 

 

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