19 December 2014 17:22 by Mike
Xceed RC has released their new lightweight offroad car stands. These stands are designed specifically for 1/10 scale and 1/8 scale offroad vehicles, and feature a sturdy, yet lightweight, aluminum construction. The top is padded for comfort, and includes cut-outs to double as a shock building stand as well. Rubber feet keep it planted in place, and your choice of green or black finish allows you to match your style!
Source: Xceed RC
19 December 2014 16:31 by Mike
Revolution Design (RDRP) has just released their all-new VTS Slipper Option Kit for the Team Associated B5 and B5M buggys. The RDRP VTS Slipper Option Kit makes the most of the original Team Associated clutch. The 4-piece kit replaces the standard outer and inner aluminium slipper plates with vented variants for improved heat dissipation and fading-free operation.
Also the center VTS plate was replaced with a vented and hard-coated aluminium plate while the VTS slipper housing, originally a molded composite part, is supplied in a lightweight, blue anodized and laser-etched aluminium variant. Like the slipper plate, the housing is of a vented design to not only allow for better heat dissipation but also to lower its weight. All parts are precision machined from 7075-T6 aluminium and they are a direct fit on both the Team Associated B5 and B5M.
19 December 2014 16:19 by Mike
XRAY has just released their new graphite clutch shoe for the XB8. This new special graphite mixture material is designed to provide smoother engagement, and significantly less wear of aluminum clutch shoe. Recommended for medium- and high-traction tracks, this special graphite mixture ensures extra-long life.
19 December 2014 15:39 by Mike
Pro-Line Racing has officially released their all-new ‘Prime’ 1/10 buggy tires. Many indoor offroad race tracks have turned to carpet or pure clay style dirt in search of ultimate traction, eliminating the need for traditional treaded tires. Pro-Line’s all new Prime tires are targeted directly at racers currently running full “slick” tires, saving them from having to grind treaded tires down while delivering improved performance.
Pro-Line’s Prime tires feature unique grooves that add traction and stability when the track is freshly watered or when there is a slight layer of thin dust that would cause a traditional “slick” tire to just spin. The raised treaded portion of the Prime tire has a distinctive rough surface texture similar to a ground “slick” tire and makes the Prime tire have maximum performance right out of the package.
Available for 2wd and 4wd buggy, and sold in multiple compounds.
Source: Pro-Line Racing
18 December 2014 17:17 by Mike
RB expands his battery range with their all-new 4200mAh 100C ‘shorty’ LiPo pack. The high performance battery is designed for serious racers and provides the latest in RB battery technology. Features a black case with chrome RB labeling, and weighs in at 201 grams. Includes Dean’s high current connectors, silicone wrapped wires, balance connector, and instruction manual.
18 December 2014 15:48 by Mike
XRAY has just released their new steel differential bevel gears for the XB4 lineup. These new gears are made up of high strength hardened steel and are designed to improve reliability and lifespan of your gears/differentials. XRAY has released a 35T bevel gear, and a 14T bevel drive gear. The two combined are highly recommended, especially in high traction conditions where the differentials are working overtime.
17 December 2014 19:15 by Mike
ProTek R/C has just released their new “TruTemp” Infrared Thermometer. This nifty gadget will give you an instant, accurate temperature reading of your electric motor, nitro engine, battery pack or any other heat sensitive equipment. The large LCD screen is easily read day or night thanks to its bright backlight display. The TruTemp Thermometer features four modes: Quick, Scan, Max. Value and Min. Value. It can also be switched between Fahrenheit and Celsius scales with a range of -40°–716°F (-40°C–380°C). To conserve the TruTemp’s battery life an auto-off timer is preset from the factory for 1-minute. When your vehicle’s performance and high-end components are on the line, reach for a ProTek R/C TruTemp Infrared Thermometer every time.
15 December 2014 17:50 by Mike
ProTek R/C’s has released their all-new 160T Low Profile Digital “High Torque” Servo. This bad boy is ready to meet the demands of the serious 1/10 and 1/12-scale racer. Featuring a robust 274 oz-in of torque at a lighting quick .06 transit speed at 7.4V, the 160T’s small profile belies its power within. The metal drivetrain of the 160T glides on a full set of ball bearings and the entire unit is protected by an all-aluminum case. The gray-anodized case not only looks sharp and speaks to the servo’s quality but it also effectively dissipates heat. With over 17 pounds of torque it was essential to ship the 160T with a blue-anodized aluminum servo horn, and aluminum servo ear guides. The new servo is available now!
15 December 2014 16:34 by Mike
Alpha Plus has released the first clear images showing off the new Dragon II engine today. The engine features a lightened cooling head, freshened look, and the Alpha ‘Dynamic Equilibrium Crankshaft’. Designed for increased power, fuel mileage, and reliability, the new Dragon II is in transit to distributors worldwide.
Source: Alpha Plus