Maxima have announced the soon release of their new Mx TR1 .12 nitro on-road engine. The power plant comes factory modified and tuned for best possible performance and it will be available for the European market after the IFMAR 1/10th Nitro Touring World Championships that start today in Miami, Florida.
Coming soon from Novarossi is their new Mephisto.21 3.5cc nitro off-road engine. The square stroke power plant is of a 4-port design for linear power output and low fuel consumption and it features a DLC-coated crankshaft, the new R4/18 conrod for improved durability, a three-needle carburettor and an O-ring-sealed combustion camber insert. Also part of the features list is a steel-filled rear cover for reduced friction and improved durability ad well as a new cooling head for improved airflow and cooling and an optimised centre of gravity. The engine will become available as standard variant with front and rear steel bearings and also as ceramic variant with steel front and ceramic rear ball race.
PowerStar have introduced their new PL-1207 HV high-voltage digital cordless low-profile servo. It features a plastic case and with up to 8.4V input it offers 14kg-cm of torque at a speed of down to 0.074s. Metal gears ensure exceptional durability and the black composite case keeps the weight down.
Coming from Pro-Line are two new 1.9” off-road truck tyres in the form of the Class 1 BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 and BFGoodrich Krawler T/A KX Red Label Predator rock terrain tyres. Starting with the KM3, it is BFGoodrich’s Off-Road Maximum Traction tyre with aggressive tread lugs that bite into loose or muddy surfaces and climb over slippery rocks. Based on the BFGoodrich Krawler T/A KX symmetric tread design, the Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 features deep, self-cleaning independent tread blocks and linear transverse flex zones to provide the grip that you need to get over the toughest obstacles. The tyre is moulded from G8 compound and it fits most 1.9” crawler wheels.
The opening round of the Xray Racing Series Slovakia was held at the Hudy Racing Arena in Trencin last weekend. The event was held in several electric off-road and on-road classes and in 2WD Mod Buggy it was a pretty close affair between Martin Bayer and Kaja Novotny and eventually the overall TQ went to Martin. Kaja was starting from the 2 spot with Max Gotzl on the 3 spot on the grid. In the A-mains it was smooth sailing for Martin who brought home the win from Kaja 2nd – the latter having the pace for more but mishaps did prevent him from challenging Martin. Max Gotzl completed the podium in 3rd for an all-Xray 1-2-3 after some close fights with Matus Benetin and Bartek Kramza.
Coming from Pro-Line are two new Bash Armor series body shells for the Stampede 4×4 and Pro-MT 4×4 as well as the Slash 2WD and 4×4. The Brute body for the Stampede and Pro-MT as well as the Monster Fusion for the Slash 2WD and 4×4 are both made of Pro-Line’s all-new Bash Armor material that is twice as thick as regular 1:10 truck bodies and ultra-flexible to reduce the chance of cracking and shattering. Unlike clear polycarbonate, the Bash Armor material is white and is not paintable, so Pro-Line includes detailed decal sheets to complete the look.
Coming from Reedy is their new 123-S compact balance charger. Easy to use and in a compact package, the device is specifically designed to balance charge LiPo batteries in 2S to 3S configurations, making it suitable for a variety of applications. The charger is ideal for compact LiPo batteries used to power radios, receivers, and small-scale vehicles. Charging is as simple as inserting the battery’s balance lead into the appropriate charge port. Once connected, the charging process begins automatically. Convenient LEDs provide useful charging information and display error codes should users encounter a faulty battery or poor connections. The charger is available separately or including a Wolfpack 1600mAh 2S LiPo battery.
Coming from Pro-Line are their new S2 compound large scale off-road tyres. Designed for heavy 1/5th scale machinery the tyres are ideal for vehicles such as the HPI 5T or Losi 5ive-T series with the durable S2 medium compound making the tyres ideal for long mains. Both tyres come without foam insert and they are usable on the rear of the Baja 5SC and all-round on the 5ive-T.