about 7 hours ago by Phil
AKA have been in touch announcing that they have two new tyre tread patterns available on ther market – first up is the ‘Typo’ – Originating in 1/10th scale, the Typo quickly became the go-to indoor tire. The Typo is a very low tread pattern that has been optimized for hard-packed indoor tracks and low dust, grooved outdoor tracks. They are available in AKA’s race proven Clay, Super Soft and Soft Compounds.
Second is the 1/8th Catapult; engineered to offer a balance of long life and traction on dusty abrasive tracks. The larger lugs keep wear at bay while the “C” shaped treads dig through the dust to find grip.
The Catapult found its way to the top of the podium on its first race out with AKA driver, David Ronnefalk, running away with the championship at the 2014 Dirt Nitro Challenge in E-Buggy. They are available in AKA’s race proven Super Soft, Soft, and Medium compounds.
Typo – (Clay, Soft, & Super Soft)
Catapult – (Super Soft & Soft), 4/30 (Medium)
about 17 hours ago by KevinR
JConcepts has upped the ante with the release of the new Dirt-Tech closed cell inserts. Gray in color, the new inserts are designed in conjunction with tyre insert guru, Brian “Dirt” Kinwald to bring the ultimate touch and feel while providing utmost durability. The 2wd | 4wd rear and 4wd front insert has alternating shallow and deep cuts on the outside which touch off against the tyre inner carcass providing a cushy response and feel.
18 April 2014 18:23 by KevinR
Team Associated have announced the release of their new Factory Team aluminum rear hubs for the RC10B5 and B5M. Both hubs feature composite bearing inserts for minimized slop and long bearing life, hinge pin set screw hole for reduced slop and vertical ball studs for finer roll center adjustment.
18 April 2014 06:22 by KevinR
Ryan Lutz is running a Team Durango DNX8 prototype at this year’s Neo Race which features a more conventional design. Although official details are yet to be released we can see that the new kit features pivot ball construction front suspension, composite upper A-arms and a different engine position. Body off photos can be found here.
17 April 2014 06:18 by KevinR
JConcepts introduce their new Silencer body shell which has now been designed for perfect fit and finish on the Serpent Spyder SRX-2 MM buggy. A brand-new, ground up design, the Silencer, has new elements created for the highest speed circuits. A profiled, Finnisher stance cockpit and forward raised side-pod gives the Silencer an immediate fighting appearance.
16 April 2014 17:18 by KevinR
Serpent have announced the release of their new Plus4 chassis which is 4mm longer in the rear and comes standard with their new 2.1 Cobra buggy. The additional length provides a more stable rear end with benefits especially noticeable on tracks with short bumps and a rough surface. Although all parts are available separately the hard-anodised chassis also comes with a longer rear centre driveshaft and an updated aluminium rear chassis brace.
15 April 2014 08:10 by KevinR
Sweep Racing have announced the release of their new Muzzle bodyshell for the Associated B5M which has been tailored to provide increased down force and improved stability. The cab forward clear polycarbonate body acts as a direct replacement and includes two 6.5” rear wings!
11 April 2014 00:45 by KevinR
Power Star have announced the release of their new lightweight digital servo which weighs in at only 25g. Featuring a coreless motor, superior metal gears and a durable nylon fibre case the PL-8509 can achieve speeds of 0.105sec and 0.095sec at 4.8v and 6.0v respectively as well as torque of 7.0kg/cm and 8.5kg/cm.
10 April 2014 08:37 by KevinR
RB Products introduce their new range of top quality spray paint for polycarbonate RC bodies! With almost 30 colours to choose from each can is available in 150ml with the exception of white which is sold as a larger 400ml.
09 April 2014 10:44 by KevinR
JQ Products have finished and shared their new THEGuide which has been written to help users make the most out of their White Edition buggy. We have been told that translations will follow shortly however in the meantime the English version can be found here.