ProTek RC have announced two powerful high-voltage, digital servos in the form of the 155T and 155S. They are usable for both 1/10th scale and 1/8th scale applications and feature precisely machined cases with deep, machined cuts in the lower cases that work as a heatsink to provide additional cooling. The 155T (0.08s/32.6kg-cm) and 155S (0.06s/26.6kg-cm) servos are ProTek’s first to feature a conformal coating – a thin layer of polymeric film that contours to the printed circuit board to protect against vibrations, moisture, dust, chemicals and extreme temperatures. Both servos operate from 4.8 to 7.4V, so they can easily handle high voltage input when conditions warrant maximum speed and torque. Other features include powerful coreless motors, metal gears and black receiver wires for that factory look.
Coming from JConcepts and made to outfit the Traxxas Slash 2WD and 4×4 short course trucks is the Truth 2 UTV body shell. The new shell draws an inspiration from Glamis, California, where peace of mind, relaxation and all-out performance pack the dunes each weekend. The T2 body was started as a clean slate design and sculpted with high-impact features, detailed front fascia and large angular wheel wells. The rigid design fits right into the line-up as the body shares styling cues from key family designs such as the Finnisher line of off-road racing bodies. The large surface roof and cage are profiled to ensure proper integration with the popular Slash and Slash 4×4 chassis. Inside clearance has been maximised for a vast assortment of inner features any customer might have installed. The body comes clear and including large footprint window masks and a detailed decal sheet.
Mugen Seiki Europe have introduced their new MTC1 Team Edition limited edition electric touring car kit. An exclusive to MSE, the kit includes a 1-piece carbon fibre top deck, an additional rear anti-roll bar wire, belt tensioner, lightweight wheel axles, aluminium spool outdrives as well as the optional floating battery mount, lightweight front upper arm turnbuckles and also the recently introduced soft shock and diff O-rings and the heavy duty diff internals kit. Also included are additional parts to recreate the latest setups as used by Mugen’s Robert Pietsch and Viljami Kutvonen. The kit is made solely for the European market and only available through the MSE dealer network.
Please note that the upper image of Robert Pietsch’s personal MTC1 is just for reference.
Arena RC Racing have introduced a new version of their body trimming block for touring car body shells. The 3-D-printed tool was designed for the use with a Zebra Name Pen and similar fine liners and its design allows to conveniently draw lower body trim lines at heights of 7.5mm up to 9.0mm by simply flipping the block. The carbon-reinforced tool is available from now on.
Coming from Xray and made for the RX8 on-road kits are 3x20mm and 3x22mm titanium wheel axle drive pins. The parts are machined from high-quality titanium material, they come precision ground for best possible fit and they are 40 percent lighter than the stock steel shafts. The pins come in sets of two and they are available now.
Trinity have introduced their new D8.5 electric brushless motor for 1/8th scale vehicles. It features a new high-torque stator design and an all-new 4-pole rotor with multi-point rotational sensor pickups. Dual sensor ports ensure easy wiring as do the heavy duty low-resistance solder tabs. The grooved can design allows for more surface area and thus colour running temperatures and the motor is available in 1700kV, 2000kV and 2300kV variants from now on.
Coming from RPM and made for the Traxxas E-Rustler is a green rear bumper kit. The bumper is designed to protect the rear of the chassis, the motor and the body, all while still allowing the use of a stock Traxxas wheelie bar. Additionally, if the owner decides to run without the wheelie bar, the rear bumper is so versatile, it’ll adapt and allow either configuration. The part is made of green heavy duty nylon and requires an optional Traxxas or RPM bumper mount to install. The assembly works with most known Traxxas Rustler bodies, however aftermarket or non-standard bodies may require trimming for proper fit.
ARC have released first images and information on their forthcoming R8S1/8th scale electric Stock class pan car kit. The kit was developed to use the same body and tyres as a standard nitro 1/8th scale and it can utilise a wide range of LiPo batteries specifications such as 2S stick style or 2S shorty packs. In this configurations the battery packs can be installed horizontally flat in order to lower the centre of gravity, or they can be placed vertically, standing in the centre of the chassis, making way for the electronics. The chassis can also accept a 4S brick pack, making it a total of five battery configurations that provide the ability to alter the car’s weight distribution to match the driver’s likings or the track conditions but they also allow to use more budget-friendly batteries. Suspension-wise the rigid suspension car provides easy maintenance and yet still retains many flex joints that allow fine tuning for different track conditions and handling. The kit is set for a release in August.