Horizon Hobby have introduced the new ECX Axe 1/10 2WD monster truck. Featuring a licensed Avenger monster truck body, wheels and tyres, this merciless savage doesn’t back down from careening over rough terrain and is just as intimidating on the neighbourhood blacktop. The truck features sturdy suspension components, adjustable oil-filled shock absorbers, as well as aggressive Chevron monster truck wheels and it comes factory-equipped with a Spektrum STX2 2-channel 2.4GHz FHSS radio system, a Dynamite 12T brushed motor, and a WP 60A Fwd/Rev brushed ESC.
Pro-Spec have released two new battery balance weights in 54g and 37g specification. The 54g weight measures 138.5×46.5x1mm and thus it is ideal for all cars using standard-size LiPo packs while the smaller 37g weight measures 95.5×46.5x1mm, ideal for all cars, buggies and trucks using shorty-type batteries. The weights come machined from high-quality brass material, they sport a natural finish and engraved ProSpec logos. Using the weights will help to either achieve an optimised overall chassis balance or to add weight when running the latest generation of lightweight LCG batteries.
Coming from Hudy is a truggy and truck-specific 30-45mm variant of they adjustable ride height gauge. The twist-design tool allows for easy and convenient ride height adjustment in precise 1mm increments. The gauge is machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium, it comes black anodised for wear and looks and sports laser-engraved markings to allow for easy reading of the selected ride height values.
Team Maxima Mx have announced the signing of Ryan Maifield to their factory team. The IFMAR World and multi-time national champion joins the likes of Jared Tebo, Robert Batlle or Jörn Neumann and will power his Mugen 1/8th rides using Maxima Mx engines and fuel through to the 2020 season. Ryan has the following to say about the deal:
I want to thank everyone at Mx for this opportunity, I know with there engines and fuel I will have the best possible products to compete at the highest level on any surface and at every event I attend.
Coming from 1up Racing are their new high-strength servo mounting screws. Machined from ultra-strong U.S. 7075-T6 aluminium and coming black anodised and with a mirror-like chamfer, the screws fit snuggly into the servo’s outer lashes thanks to a 4.2x2mm neck that keeps the servo in place even in hard crashes. With their 7.8mm outer diameter and 4mm threads the screws, that come in packs of four, fit the most popular servos used with 1/10 cars.
HRC Racing have introduced their new racing-pack-style 4900mAh hardcase LiPo battery pack. The oval diameter battery mimics the outer appearance of a NiMH racing pack and is ideal for ready-to-run cars, older-spec Tamiya and Kyosho vehicles, starter boxes and other applications that require this specific battery specification. The battery is built using quality 30C cells and it is available with T-type or Tamiya-style plugs.
GForce have introduced their new Magnific competition LiPo battery packs. Available as high-capacity 7400mAh and lightweight 5500mAh variant, both are built using highest quality 150C cells ant they feature 25.5mm tall hardcases with through-type 4mm connects. The 7400mAh pack weighs in at 306g while the 5500mAh battery weighs in at 230g. Both comes including balance harness and they are available soon.
Coming from Exotek and made for Tekno RC’s NB/EB48 series of vehicles are heavy duty aluminium steering spindles and rear hub carriers. The HD 7075 alloy steering spindles and rear hubs for the EB48.4 and NB48.4 series ensures consistent suspension performance and handling and they are extra durable for high-powered applications and polished and anodised in glossy Tekno team colours for that factory look. The spindles and rear uprights are available as separate sets and they match the stock geometry.