August 18, 2017

Xray X10 2018 1/10th 200mm pan car kit

Xray have revamped their popular X10 1/10th 200mm pan car kit with the 2018 variant sporting a range of updates and improvements. The ’18 specification kit utilises many of the design features previously known from the X12 series of cars with the vehicle using an all-new carbon fibre chassis with increased torsional stiffness and optional mounting positions for the side links. The 2.5mm “shorty battery only” chassis cut from “carpet-spec” carbon fibre allows for straight and angled link positions with the latter improving in-corner steering.

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August 18, 2017

Tekno EB410 1/10th 4WD buggy kit – Coming soon

Tekno RC have released a first teaser image of their forthcoming all-new EB410 1/10th 4WD buggy kit. A first for the company, the vehicle is set to showcase some unique features, an exclusive chassis layout and a pretty uncommon front end geometry. The buggy is set for a late-September release and Tekno will shorten the time until then with some in-depth features that delve into the design features and philosophy.

Source: Tekno [teknorc.com]

August 18, 2017

Yeah Racing Mobster 540-size brushless motors

Coming from Yeah Racing are the new Hackmotor Mobster 540-size electric brushless motors. Featuring thicker stator wires the “outlaw” motors will offer greatly improved performance and lower running temperatures compared to motors build after the rules of the major sanctioning bodies. The motors utilise premium-quality ball bearings, high-purity copper wires, high-power neodymium magnets and the aluminium endbell makes for improved heat dissipation. Available now are 4.5T and 7.5T modified as well as 10.5T, 13.5T, 17.5T and 21.5T stock variants.

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August 18, 2017

Vigor RC BD8 0 degree +1 rear aluminium C-hubs

Vigor RC have introduced a set of 0 degree +1 rear aluminium C-hubs for RTC-equipped Yokomo BD8 touring cars. The hubs are of +1 specification and thus wider than the standard parts which results in improved corner speed and traction. The hubs are machined from high-quality 7075 alloy, they weigh in at only 4.9g and use a grub screw to hold the suspension pins which further adds to the overall precision.

Source: Vigor RC [vigorrc.com]

August 18, 2017

Hobbico to end Team Durango brand

Ongoing speculation about the destiny of the formerly very popular Team Durango brand has ended following a somewhat hidden statement on social media this week. In the past month Team Durango drivers had to cope with parts shortages and diminishing support, something that sort of found its beginning with the cancellation of all team activities for the 2015 season. Hobbico states that their ARRMA RTR brand, whose 1/8th electric buggies and trucks were the platform for Team Durango’s last generation of competition kits, is still alive and kicking with more to await from the proactive brand. Hobbico’s “official” statements reads like this:

Due to market conditions, the Team Durango product line has been discontinued and we will receive no further product shipments. (We do have some parts inventory remaining and available for a limited time.) We thank all Team Durango customers and team members for their dedication to Team Durango.

Source: Track13News [facebook.com]

August 18, 2017

Arrowmax 4mm & 5mm low-profile connectors

Arrowmax have introduced their new 4mm and 5mm low-profile battery connectors. Utilising a 6-point design and 24K Gold-plating, the plugs will offer a very low resistance for best possible performance while their pre-shaped design will make soldering nice and tidy. The low-profile button head improves clearance so the head will not interfere with the low top decks of today’s electric touring cars. The connectors come as pairs and they are available now.

Source: Arrowmax [arrowmax-rc.com]