HPI soon have a bodyshell variant of their popular Crawler King truck available. Coming decked out with a 1973 Ford Bronco body the vehicle offers over 150 millimetre of suspension travel while HB Rover tyres help to find grip even in the harshest conditions. The kit comes with a pre-painted bodyshell in “retro colours” and full RTR specification including 2.4GHz radio, batteries and charger.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Precirotate introduce the SB401 1/10th scale 4WD electric off-road buggy. The vehicle is based on a black anodised aluminium chassis that allows to run a conventional saddle pack battery in the rear or a single 2S shorty pack with the electronics sitting on the opposite side of the chassis. Composite side rails fit snuggly with the body to keep dust, dirt and moisture away from the chassis. The drivetrain makes use of CNC-machined gears for maximised durability while a total of six CV-type driveshafts take care of smooth and efficient power distribution. On the suspension side of things the SB401 offers 12.75mm aluminium big bore shock absorbers with volume composition bladders and a total of four different pistons supplied with the kit. The kit is rounded out by a cab forward bodyshell and a medium size rear wing.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Team C Racing introduce the TC02C Evo mid motor 2WD buggy kit. Based on the proven TC02C, the Evo variant received a new 8mm longer composite chassis, 12mm big bore aluminium shock absorbers, a front aluminium arm mount, and a rear anti-roll bar. The new design chassis is designed for the use with shorty, saddle pack or square pack LiPo battery packs while the 4-gear transmission is equipped with a heavy duty gear differential and a machined aluminium heatsink motor plate. The kit is topped off by a new cab forward bodyshell.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Available soon from SpeedMerchant is the RoadKill 10 235mm pan car kit. The car underwent a slight redesign after its initial introduction some weeks ago and it will now come with slightly narrower power pod to allow the use of Jaco tyres as well as the wider and very poplar BSR wheels. The kit is based on a wide carbon fibre chassis that allows to use standard as well as shorty and square LiPo battery packs. Up front the kit features a new-style suspension assembly with a simplified upper A-arm arrangement while in the rear a tried and tested link-type suspension comes to the fore. Dual roll dampers and a lightweight centre shock complete the suspension setup. The first batch of the RoadKill 10 kits will come without a rear axle but all standard 235mm axles should fit as do the famous IRS axles that are now being made by R.C. Hobbies/Hyperdrive/MSA. From the second batch on the kits will include the IRS2135 235mm axle.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Xray have announced that they are close to releasing the new 2015 version of their XB8E 1/8th scale EP buggy. No further details as of yet, but we will publish full details as we get them.
Source: Xray [teamxray.com]
Friday, July 18, 2014
Team Associated introduce the latest incarnation of the World Championship winning B44 buggy in the form of the B44.3. The most significant changes are found on the new hard-anodized aluminium chassis, which helps lower the centre of gravity to improve handling and durability. The chassis has been designed to have symmetrical torsional flex to improve handling consistency — the new floating motor mount, floating servo mount, and chassis machining help to provide the desired flex symmetry.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Yokomo introduce the Toyota 86 touring car kit based on the shaft-driven SD Sport 4WD chassis. Coming with a strong moulded composite chassis the kit also offers full-time 4WD, a fully adjustable double wishbone suspension, front solid axle and rear ball differential, front universal driveshafts and rear dog bones as well as composite shock absorbers, a cast aluminium clamp-type motor mount and full ball bearings. The kit is rounded out by an officially licensed Toyota 86 bodyshell and a set of scale wheels and high-grip semi-slick tyres. The kit will hit stores around mid-August.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Yokomo introduce the latest incarnation of their 4-time JMRCA National and 2-time IFMAR World Championship winning 1/12th scale car, the R12 C3.1. The kit features the newly developed rear friction tube dampers which consist of small-sized and light weight plastic-moulded tube dampers, a system that is used up front great results for some time now. The dampers reduce roll and improve agility of the car especially on carpet surfaces while the use of thicker rear oil also helps with rear end grip on asphalt surfaces. Up front, the C3.1 inherits the proven, fully adjustable double wishbone suspension and friction dampers from the previous generation R12′s. the C3.1 will be ready for shipping by the end of July.
Friday, July 11, 2014