JConcepts have officially introduced the ROAR National Championship winning Finnisher bodyshell for the TLR 8ight-T 4.0 nitro off-road truggy. A drop fit on to the 4.0 variant of TLR’s successful racing truck the body incorporates pre-dimpled locations and it features a slight cab forward design with raked windshield and an aggressive stance. The body incorporates a large centre fin which begins on the roof line and finishes just past the half-way point on the bed. Extended front chin spoiler, headlight and grill protect the frontend from unwanted up-drafts during flight and the body also has a built-in air escape passage on the roof which allows the customer to fine-tune the body for maximum outdoor performance. The new body includes champion rear name plates which provide additional high-speed stability and improved positioning of the rear bed rails to strengthen the assembly. As usual the body comes clear, including window masks and a decal sheet.
Coming from Serpent and made for the Cobra SRX8 1/8th scale buggy are front and rear aluminium shock tower. Made from aircraft-grade 7075-T6 material and sporting a heavy-duty design the shock stays are both lightweight and durable while offering increased stiffness compared to the standard carbon fibre shock towers which leads to improved steering and traction. Both the front and rear tower come grey anodised, they are laser-etched, sport multiple shock and camber link mounting holes and they are available separately.
Scorpion keeps releasing more winding options of their newly introduced RR-3420 competition brushless motor. Offering the same features as the previously released variants the 21.5T motor comes with a 12.5mm high-torque rotor for high braking power and performance while keeping the operation temperatures low. The motor is built to meet ROAR specifications and it is available now.
Reflex Racing have introduced the new RR12T2 conversion kit for the RR12V2 and the Team Associated 12R5.2 as well as an geometry update set for the RR12V2. Starting with the conversion, it will take the RR12V2 to new RR12T2 specifications and it includes a 7075-T6 aluminium chassis, 2mm quasi weave lower pod plate, a new rear motor mount brace as well as revise geometry motor pod and pod sliders compatible with a motor fan. Also included is a revised geometry shock mount, new stronger rear droop plate, symmetrical servo mount a well as a new 7075-T6 unimount with silver chamfered edges and a left side axle spacer. The kit will also work with the Team Associated 12R5.2 and it is available now.
Round four of the Swiss Electric Touring Nationals was held at the HSH outdoor track in Dintikon. In the Pro Stock class Giuliano Marra made a clean sweep in the qualifiers to take the pole position for the finals from Jan Hässig in second and Cedric Brütsch in third. Giuliano and Jan would also make it out in the triple A-mains with Giuliano taking wins in A1 and A2 and Jan coming in first in A3. Overall Giuliano Marra (Yokomo) took the winning honours from Jan Hässig (Yokomo) while Marco Balmer (Team Magic) snatched the final podium spot in the tie-breaker.
Coming from Avid and made for Awesomatix’ A800 touring car are the Aura driveline bearing kit and the titanium ballstud conversion. Starting with the bearing kit, included are a total of 14 ceramic ball races that utilise Si3N4 ceramic balls for smooth rotation and reduced drivetrain drag. The ball bearings come lubed with high-speed AeroShell light oil to further reduce friction. Please note that above image is just a sample with the actual set containing differing sizes and also shielded bearings.
Yeah Racing have introduced their new nylon mesh chassis guard for the Traxxas Slash, E-Revo and Summit. Designed to protect the electronics from dirt and rocks the mesh cover fits like a glove around the chassis tub and it is easily fastened using velcro-backed tape. A zipper along the centre line allows for easy battery changes without the need to remove the whole cover.
Coming from MIP and made for Team Associated’s B6 2WD buggy is the Roller Pucks bi-metal drive system. It features two-piece bi-metal outdrives that are comprised of both 7075–T6 aluminium and high-grade heat tempered machine steel to shred 30 percent off of the OEM rotating mass, which equates to quicker acceleration without compromising strength. Being that the diff outputs are steel, it is fully compatible with the popular MIP Roller Pucks which have a 360 degree wear pattern and are 100 percent replaceable. The system is ideal for racers using 10.5T motors or higher and it not only fits the new B6 but also the older B5 and B5M. The kit includes all needed parts to perform the conversion minus the stock diff gear, wheel axles and CVA rebuild kit.