Pro-Line are bringing back the popular Early 50’s Chevy Panel truck bodyshell for solid axle monster trucks. Originally released by Pro-Line in 2001 for the Traxxas T-Maxx, Pro-Line bring back the nostalgia of the iconic truck body that is a perfect fit for all custom solid axle monster trucks. The body features round headlights, uniquely shaped front grill lines that flow into the hood and a split front windshield. As usual the body comes clear, with applied overspray film and it includes a comprehensive decal sheet.
O.S. Engines have introduced their new O.S. Speed Gold glow plugs. Building on the success of the recently introduced limited edition #80 plug the P3, P4, RP6 and RP7 turbo-style plugs complement the already existing range with the P3 and P4 offering improved low to middle-range power and quicker response to throttle inputs, allowing for quicker spool up and also more stable idling. The different idling characteristics will also be acoustically noticeable. As for the RP6 and RP7, both glow plugs will also offer improved low-end power and quicker spool-up. The glow plugs become available by October.
JConcepts have introduced the B6-series Finnisher aluminium wing buttons. The machined aluminium design with durable outer rim and stylish inner hex design offers a bit more security over traditional plastic wing buttons with the design incorporating through-holes and notched hexes which make it incredibly lightweight but strong in all the important areas. The attachment area has an already built-in countersunk feature which allows for the cleanest assembly possible. The wing buttons are available in blue and black anodising.
Following a first teaser image KO Propo have now revealed all details of the forthcoming EX-RR 2.4GHz 4-channel radio system. Building on the intermediate-level EX-2 the transmitter features a redesigned throttle unit to improve vehicle control by offering a new, shorter trigger design that still maintains a comfortable feel. The new compact appearance results in faster and more precise throttle and brake control. On top of this the spring tension is widely adjustable to adapt the stiffness to personal preferences.
Tekno have announced the addition of five new products to their lineup in the form of high roll centre rear hubs, front/rear universal driveshafts for the NT48.3 and ET48.3 truggies as well as three centre universal driveshafts to improve the consistency of the NB48.3 and NT48.3 driveline. Starting with the rear hubs, by lowering the hinge pin location compared to the stock rear hubs, Tekno have raised the rear roll centre in just the right place. The HRC variants increase on-power traction and stability while decreasing body roll. All of this with improved rotation into a corner and no compromise in on-power steering. To reduce wear and increase part lifespan, they are moulded from durable nylon and include locations for hinge pin set screws. The parts work both left and right, with CV or universal driveshafts and on all of Tekno’s 1/8th scale kits.
Schumacher have released a first teaser of their new, Eclipse called project. More information will unfold soon but looking at the graphic elements we would guess it is a car project and possibly an electric-powered GT or LMP vehicle, with our bet being either a basic 1/8th electric or competition 1/12th scale kit.
Coming from Revolution Design Racing Products is the carbon fibre battery plate for the Team Associated B6 series of buggies. The plate matches the stock dimensions but the construction of carbon fibre and aluminium makes for a more stylish appearance compared to the standard composite plastic part. The lightweight plate is of a honeycomb design for looks and stability and it allows to shift the battery pack forth and back to fine-tune the weight bias of the buggy while also adding visual impact. The battery plate comes with three blue anodised aluminium battery stoppers, it is usable with both the B6 and B6D and it supports all of the original battery layouts.
SkyRC have introduced their Ultimate Duo 400W AC/DC multi-chemistry charger with dual charge outputs. Thanks to smart power distribution capabilities the charger offers up to 400W of charge power in total with channel 1 being the 400W unit while channel 2 provides up to 200W. On top of this the device is equipped with two adjustable voltage 150W DC outputs that provide up to 10A of current, ideal to power motor testers, tyre lathes and more. The charger is usable with up to 7S LiXX batteries including the new LiHV cells and delivers up to 20A charge current. Also part of the package are two internal balancers as well as 4-button operation and one backlit display per channel. A temperature controlled fan unit keeps the temperatures at bay even in hot ambient temperatures or under heavy load.