Japanese brand Trion have introduced their new V2 series 540-size sensored electric brushless motor. The power plant is of a new design that revolves around a high-airflow can with huge cooling openings around the front section while machined openings in the stator area further increase the airflow in this area. This leads to a much cooler motor towards the end of a run and thus reduced fading and more stable performance. An updated stator further adds to the overall performance with increased torque and reduced heat build-up. The motor is rounded out by a new rotor and available from now on in a 5.0T touring and a 6.5T off-road variant with additional 4.5T to 8.5T variants coming later in July.
F.T. Line’s Atomic .21 nitro on-road engine is now also available in a hand-tuned version. The work was carried out by famous engine turner Max Fantini with the power plant having received a hand-tuned, crankshaft, crankcase and also a tuned piston and sleeve, all resulting in increased power and optimised mileage. The Max Fantini-tuned engine is available now.
Coming from PR Racing and made for the S401-LW buggy is a new sway bar set. It includes four colour-coded 1.3mm to 1.6mm anti-roll bar wires as well as mounting hardware to make it a direct fit on the buggy and to ensure swift and easy chassis roll adjustment.
With this week’s ROAR 1/8th Gas Off-road National Championships at Stateline Raceway in Fremont, Indiana underway, Pro-Line have introduced a new 1/8th off-road tyre. The yet unnamed tread looks like a mishmash of the popular Blockade and Hole Shot tyres but it has different length blocks added in the centre as well as a connected outer section on one side, making it directional. The tyre is also available as truggy version at the nationals but no information about a release date has been given yet.
WRC have introduced a black anodised aluminium lower chassis for the STX 017 electric touring car kit. Machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium and sporting several milled out sections for optimised flex, the chassis is also of a symmetrical design to ensure equal left-to-right flex characteristics. The main plate is a direct fit and best used in medium to high grip track conditions.
Coming from Team Corally are the new Molan SS 3.0 modified brushless motors. Their specially designed can offers optimised airflow for improved cooling and thus less power fading towards the end of a run while also ensuring a very low weight. The motors come with static and dynamic balanced rotors for extra performance, heavy duty solder tabs, dual sensor ports and they are available in 3.5T to 10.5T variants.
Coming from Arrowmax is the black and gold coloured V2 tool base. Machined from high-quality aluminium and coming in the company’s signature black and golden anodising, the tool base helps to organise and tidy the work space and pit area as it takes up to 24 different tools including several 22mm, 18mm and 14mm handle wrenches. New for the V2 version are also spaces for Arrowmax’ Multi Shock Clamp and the V2 line of turnbuckle wrenches.
Tamiya have released a teaser of their forthcoming TB Evo.7 electric touring car kit. With the TRF line of touring cars pretty much ditched, the Evo.7 is expected to be the company’s top-of-the-foodchain offering for the ultra-competitive class, although – historically – the shaft-driven Evo line never had that much of an impact within the racing scene as the TRF kits had. This may change with the 7th incarnation as racers can expect gizmos such as low profile shocks and shock towers, a possible drivetrain upgrade and more. We bring you more information on the kit as soon as they surface.