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September 24, 2016

Pro-Line Early 50’s Chevy Panel truck bodyshell

Pro-Line Early 50's Chevy Panel truck bodyshell

Pro-Line are bringing back the popular Early 50’s Chevy Panel truck bodyshell for solid axle monster trucks. Originally released by Pro-Line in 2001 for the Traxxas T-Maxx, Pro-Line bring back the nostalgia of the iconic truck body that is a perfect fit for all custom solid axle monster trucks. The body features round headlights, uniquely shaped front grill lines that flow into the hood and a split front windshield. As usual the body comes clear, with applied overspray film and it includes a comprehensive decal sheet.

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September 16, 2016

JConcepts YZ-2 S2 buggy bodyshell

JConcepts YZ-2 S2 buggy bodyshell

JConcepts’ popular S2 bodyshell is now also available for the Yokomo YZ-2 2WD buggy. Featuring a low centre of gravity design the S2 assists fast corning on high-bite surfaces while offering plenty of downforce thanks to a progressive cab design that also makes for best possible steering while maintaining exceptional overall balance. The upper side-pods feature distinct vents used to help relieve hot air build-up inside the body for those high-powered runs or hot days at the track. Carved and detailed side-pods edge the body giving the highly aero unit a stylish look with a tight fit and finish. Cut-lines are included on the body to accommodate 3 and 4 gear lay-down transmission layouts  as well as the “dirt” 3 gear stand-up configuration, giving all out versatility. The body is available in a regular and lightweight variant including the Aero rear wing.

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September 16, 2016

Exotek RX2 LCG 190mm touring car bodyshell

Exotek RX2 LCG 190mm touring car bodyshell

Coming from Exotek is the RX2 LCG 190mm touring car bodyshell. Developed in cooperation with Golem, the body offers a design that promises aggressive and precise handling while also increasing corner speed due to an overall lower centre of gravity which was achieved by reducing the roof section thickness from 0.45mm down to 0.2mm. This makes for an overall lower weight without sacrificing the all important bumper and side skirt stiffness. As compensation for the more forward body position the body features larger and lower wing mounts to allow for a taller wing to be used while still complying with rule books. On top of this the wing mounts were reinforced for less flex and vibration and the default wing positions is 3mm further back for more effective downforce. The rear quarter panels have been narrowed as well for improved stability and to create less drag. The body is designed to meet IFMAR GBS rules and it comes unpainted, including rear anti-body tuck supports, wing, standard wing mounting hardware, stickers and window masks.

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September 15, 2016

JConcepts S1 EB48.3 buggy bodyshell

JConcepts S1 EB48.3 buggy bodyshell

Coming from JConcepts and made for the Tekno EB48.3 buggy is the new Silencer bodyshell. The body has new elements created for fast and rough terrain driving; the cab is placed in a forward position with a medium rake angle for an aggressive driving feel without sacrificing out-right balance. The forward pods have the necessary height for high capacity batteries with an added scoop, built for cooling access from a forward position. The rear of the pods are built up and include a rear winglet which drops some force on the rear tires. The mid-length cab incorporates a one-piece side window layout and includes a long shark fin off the rear of the cab for side-traction and straight-line tracking ability. At the rear of the cab rest several areas which can be trimmed for air-flow and hot air escape. Just behind the motor area, another escape pocket has been added for increased passage for flow while everything exits the rear in the scoop-like fashion. The sides of the body have a unique step treatment which adds some strength and also a fitted change of direction forming around the chassis side-guards. The Silencer is formed in clear polycarbonate material with protective film and each package includes window mask and detailed decal sheet.

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September 7, 2016

JConcepts XB2 S2 bodyshell

JConcepts XB2 S2 bodyshell

JConcepts’ popular S2 1/10th 2WD buggy bodyshell is now also available for the Xray XB2 buggy. Slammed overall height allows the S2 to whisk through the turns with a low centre of mass while the progressive cab design provides plenty of front-end force for balance and steering. A channeled roof directs the flow through the centre of the body while also increasing the rigidity of the cockpit. The dual side-window design that has become famous on the JConcepts bodies remains to bring a traditional feel to the layout. The upper side-pods feature distinct vents used to help relieve hot air build-up inside the body for those high-powered runs or hot days at the track. Carved and detailed side-pods edge the body giving the highly aero unit a stylish look with a tight fit and finish. Cut-lines are included on the body to accommodate the standard, stand-up 3 gear transmission and 4 gear lay-down transmission layouts giving all out versatility. The body is available in a standard and lightweight variant including two Aero rear wings.

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September 1, 2016

New Protoform pan car bodies & Formula wings

New Protoform pan car bodies & Formula wings

Protoform have introduced a range of new 1/10th and 1/12th scale pan car bodyshells as well as front and rear wings for Formula cars. First up and coming in time for the indoor carpet season is the new BMR-12 1/12th scale body, an addition to the popular AMR-12. The new design features a front splitter and enhanced dive planes on the front fenders for increased front end rigidity and reduced body rubbing. The design features a cab-forward cockpit, simulated roof intake and a unique half-fin and in testing BMR-12 decked out car offered more rotation, more high speed steering, and more corner speed, all without sacrificing stability. The body fits all EFRA/IFMAR, BRCA, ROAR and JMRCA body specs and is offered in both light weight .020″ Lexan for experts and regular weight .030″ for novices. It comes with protective film and includes window masks and a decal sheet.

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August 24, 2016

JConcepts Ford F-250 Super-Duty SuperCab MT body

JConcepts Ford F-250 Super-Duty SuperCab MT body

Made for 1/10th scale monster trucks such as the Traxxas Stampede and HPI Wheely King is JConcepts’ new Ford F-250 Super-Duty SuperCab bodyshell. Resembling the 2011 variant of Ford’s popular pick-up truck, the body features the SuperCab design with recessed and sliding rear window treatment mated with spot-on wheel well size for a mini monster and fender flares that blend to form the unmistakable Super Duty look. The bed area is flat and resembles that smooth bed cover look of the full-scale monster vehicles. The structure of the bed features ridged detail, tailgate and rear roll-pan look with scale touches, finish off the design. Includes without the clear bodyshell come window masks and a full decal sheet.

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August 23, 2016

JConcepts B6-series Aero short chord rear wing

JConcepts B6-series Aero short chord rear wing

JConcepts have introduced the new B6-series Aero short chord rear wing. The new Aero wing has intriguing details, a leading edge that drops below the mounting point that acts in a scooping manner. What separates the new wing from the standard is the shorter deck length, otherwise known as the “chord length”. The shorter chord has less rear overhang allowing for quicker rotation in the 180 degree turns and will have less impact in gusty wind conditions or long aerial manoeuvres. The centre channel is just narrow enough for the B6 wing mount assembly but drops the wing at just the correct height and position. The side-dams feature large openings for tyre clearance and expansion. A forward gurney option gives drivers an adjustment that previously hasn’t been available in the class and clipped rear corners help minimise flex breakage which is so common on 1/10th off-road racing machines. The joint wing assembly includes two wing pieces suitable for both the B6 and B6D buggy.

Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]