Maclan Racing have introduced their all-new MRR V2m modified class motor, based on their popular MRR Team Edition V2 stock class platform. With a completely redesigned stator and windings, updated end cap, and 12.20mm ultra smooth rotor, the V2m provides much smoother low to mid-range power band. It also reduces weight by an average of twelve percent over its predecessor. Optional 12.50mm rotors for high torque and ultra-high torque are also available for different track conditions and sizes. The V2m is available in 3.5T, 4.5T, 5.0T, 5.5T, 6.0T, 6.5T, 7.0T, 7.5T, 8.5T, 9.5T, and 10.5T variants.
New from Carisma comes their 4Y24 1/24th scale 4WD buggy kit as a replacement for the ultra-popular GT24B kit. From the Pikes Peak inspired GT24R and the race inspired GT24TR Truggy to the GT24MT Micro Monster Truck, these RTR models are all in fact derived from the best selling model of them all: the GT24B. The range not only gave owners the opportunity to experience performance and control more associated with larger scales of cars, it also spawned a range of 3rd party hop ups, and even a full on race spec buggy conversion, like the Y24, manufactured by UK based NRC Projects. Sadly the whole production of these Carisma RC models is now sold through at retail and actually finding one to purchase as a donor vehicle is near impossible. The comprehensive 4Y24 kit, based on the original GT24B running gear and latest 2.4 GHz radio gear and brushless electrics is now available. It’s an ideal bed partner for the Y24 kit and could also be used as the base platform of a custom 1/24th fun build or micro FPV racer. The 4Y24 Kit will allow to add in any performance hop ups desired during the build itself, and then tune the chassis, shocks, wheels, tyres and body to the pilot’s driving style and taste. All the basics are included, from 2.4GHz FHSS radio gear, a fast and responsive steering servo, to the brushless long can motor and ESC. The fully ball-raced kit offers gear diffs as well as multiple gearing options.
Samix have introduced a 4-piece set of 8mm offset brass wheel hex adapters for the Axial SCX10 II trail truck. The parts are machined from high-quality brass material and they come with a black surface coating for wear and looks while machined gold-coloured edge details add visual impact. Adding 27g of weight in total the hexes lower the truck’s overall centre of gravity for improved climbing performance.
The Väike-Maarja indoor off-road center in Estonia hosted the third leg of the National 1/10th Buggy Championship last weekend. As this is the only indoor off-road track in Estonia, the whole series is run at this facility with the results of the Baltic Championship race, hosted on the weekend of the 24th of February in Adavere, Estonia, also counting toward the overall championship. As for the racing, the premier 2WD class attracted 50 entries with the TQ being secured by local superstar Karl Kasekamp, followed by Hendrik Lainemäe and Hans Hannus.
Team Associated have added a new body shell variant to their CR12 Trail Series in the form of the Toyota FJ45 Pick-up RTR. This rig comes ready-to-run with Reedy Power electronics and meets S.O.R.R.C.A. class 1 and 2 rules right out of the box. Designed not only for scale looks with realistic wheels, tires and 1977 Toyota FJ45 Pick-up body, the CR12 is built for performance as well. The steel ladder frame chassis provides the perfect backbone for this rugged little rig. The 4-link suspension, threaded shocks, and soft rubber tyres give the grip and performance needed to climb over the roughest terrain. Transferring power to the rocks is a compact 3-gear transmission, plastic low-friction slider-type drive shafts, front steel CVA axles, and metal shield ball bearings throughout.
Coming from Team Silverback is their all-new Siren-HV 5500mAh super low centre of gravity LiHV battery pack. Built from 130C graphene-technology cells for a very low internal resistance, high discharge rates, enhanced punch and maximum top speed the battery weighs in at only 235g while offering a standard 139x47mm footprint at a height of only 19.5mm. The pack, that as developed with the help of Germany’s Freddy Südhoff, is ideal for medium-size indoor tracks.
Following the release of the gold compound Ellipse 1/8th buggy tyre, JConcepts also roll out a 4.0” truggy variant. The Ellipse, named after the centre bar built into the tread, is a compliment to successful tyres such as the Dirt Webs and Bar Codes. The web-style tyre was built to compete on smooth high-grip indoor and outdoor surfaces which require a finely detailed connected bar pattern. The centre section of the tyre is a home run utilising a diamond home plate footprint to provide massive forward bite and increased longevity. The web of extensions are unique and have a directional touch giving the racer the ultimate tune-ability. The Ellipse has already shown success in the hands of Ryan Maifield taking 1st place in the 1/8th truck class at the 2018 ROAR 1/8th E-Nationals. The compound of choice for most indoor events, the exclusive gold compound, has shown to produce consistent results for racers week after week. Included in each package, the Dirt-Tech closed cell inserts known for their durable nature and gray colour complete the race tuned package.
Yokomo have introduced a new steel RF suspension mount block for the YZ-2 buggy and YZ-2T stadium truck. Considerably heavier than the standard aluminium mount the suspension hanger will add weight to the rear part of the chassis in order to improve rear traction and stability in lower grip track conditions. The item utilises the standard suspension shaft inserts and it is a direct fit for both the buggy and truck.