27 March 2015 16:31 by Mike
AMain.com has released the all-new ProTek R/C Carbon Fiber Soldering Jig. This small and lightweight carbon fiber jig is designed to quickly and easily hold your wires, Deans, XT60 and bullet connectors to make convenient work of your soldering needs. Featuring a spring loading sliding movement, the jig opens up when compressed allowing you to insert your wires or connectors. When compression is released, the spring loaded bottom plate pulls back with clamping force, providing a secure hold while you work.
The jig features a rectangular 17x10mm slot that securely fits Deans/T-Style and XT60 sized connectors, as well as two 8mm holes to fit the bullet connector of your choice. If you just need to solder wires, the vertical posts open up to 10mm providing plenty of space for a variety of wire AWG’s. To keep the jig planted, four rubber feet on the bottom keep it from moving around while you work.
27 March 2015 16:17 by Mike
JConcepts remains committed to 1/10th off-road racing by releasing the Smoothies. In some conditions in off-road racing, there is no denying that a slick tire is the fastest way around the track. Throughout the racing calendar year, there are several tracks where slicks in either gold or green compound are the go-to tire. In damp weather, indoor clay surfaces become so tacky that the lower the tread or to the point of zero tread is an advantage. For years drivers have sanded, ground and hand sculpted tires in search of that elusive slick carcass for racing.
26 March 2015 17:32 by Mike
Silver State winning hopeful, Ty Tessmann, has shared an up close pic of his Hot Bodies buggy preparing for the first run on the Vegas track. If tire choice wasn’t already a tricky decision, Tessmann displays yet another all-new tire from Pro-Line Racing known as the ‘Suppressor’. More details of the new tire coming soon, stay tuned!
26 March 2015 15:16 by Mike
The polycarbonate car-stand, introduced first, by JConcepts, during the 2007 racing season has established itself as a benchmark in the R/C community. Each year these stands are treated to abusive pit areas and racers throughout the world while also being used by several key events as trophies or featured as grab-bag items.
For 2015, JConcepts unveiled the latest car stand specifically for the prestigious Reedy Race of Champions. The design team focused on several aspects to debut a new treat during the large event. First, size was a focus and a lower stance was built into the design to accommodate 1/10th vehicles more specifically. The hex shaped design was inspired from the popular locking wheel nuts and Finnisher style wing buttons used within the JConcepts accessory line-up. Side pockets were incorporated as catch-all compartments for body clips, wheel nuts or any small item that is routinely changed during a race event. Cushion pads are positioned at the hex tips to provide support all the way to the edges on any platform vehicle while the large center pads prevent normal slippage.
25 March 2015 17:10 by Mike
Taking the fight to the competition once again, DE Racing gets in the ring with a new 2.4″ diameter 1/10 buggy wheel. The DE Racing SpeedLine PLUS 2.4 delivers maximum corner control and stability by utilizing our “Sure Lock” foam retention system. This system, comprised of radial ribs that lock the wheel and foam insert together, retains maximum tire traction to the racing surface while eliminating the vague inconsistencies that come from an insert that is free to move around on its wheel. Combine this with the highest level of precision, durability, and a scant race weight and the choice is clear. Take your competition to the mat with DE Racing SpeedLine PLUS 2.4.
- “Sure Lock” foam retention system
- Secures foam with NO effect on tire Shape or Diameter
- Large 2.4 Inch diameter
- Slimmed down race weight
- Smooth dish face with bold logo
- Glue channel for clean tire install
- 100% MADE IN U.S.A.
Source: DE Racing
25 March 2015 15:23 by Mike
JConcepts introduces an industry standard wheel for the 1/8th truck racing category. At the heart of the design is the 4.0” height bead which is has become standard for the 1/8th truck class. Leaving no detail untouched, the flat bead configuration provides elements that combine light-weight with performance. Utilizing a new tire mounting bead, the 4.0” design eliminates the need for excess rubber and insert material, dropping overall weight, while simplifying the mounting / gluing contact patch and location. Available in bright white and fluorescent yellow the Bullet 4.0” wheel is manufactured in a durable material which is able to withstand the heavy rigors of 1/8th truck racing.
25 March 2015 15:03 by Mike
Sweep Racing has just released their new ‘Tendroid’ 1/10 2wd buggy front tire. The tire is designed for the traditional 2.2″ wheels, and is said to perform best when paired with the Tendroid rear tires. The tire features a ‘W’ patterned bar design, combined with additional android-head-looking style bars to provide uncompromising support in grooved conditions. Available in ultra soft silver, extra soft blue, soft red, medium white and clay soft compound.
25 March 2015 14:11 by Mike
Hardcore racers can now breathe a sigh of relief, JConcepts now has 2.2” front Mono wheels for the TLR 22-4 buggy. The 22-4 buggy from TLR has been an immediate hit on and off the race track and JConcepts is quick to release direct fit wheels specifically for this new buggy. JConcepts replacement wheels are designed in the popular dish style and available in bright white and fluorescent yellow. When the TLR 22-4 strikes, JConcepts delivers.
25 March 2015 13:20 by Phil
Graupner present their X-8N HoTT 2.4 GHz transmission technology ensures great functionality and reliability. Voice output via headphones and ultra-fast controller response times. Thanks to simplified programming technology, programming is possible through additional keys, making operation easy. The 128 x 64 pixel TFT display ensures all setting parameters and telemetry data are depicted perfectly. It is possible to store telemetry data and other model memories on a micro SD card. USB connector for read-out of model memories and for software upgrades.