Following first teaser images HPI Racing now officially introduce the Crawler King 1/10th scale crawler with 1973 Ford Bronco bodyshell. The proven Crawler King chassis now comes with waterproof electronics, stickier tyres, multi-spoke off-road wheels and a new retro body. A 55-turn crawling motor, full-time 4WD, locked differentials, heavy duty alloy suspension links, and over 15 centimetres of suspension travel make for go-everywhere abilities. Details like a sealed receiver box plus a waterproof steering servo and reversing speed controller round out the package. Last but not least comes a 2.4GHz radio system, a 7.2V 2000mAh Ni-MH battery and charger.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Yokomo Europe introduce the limited edition BD7-2014 ETS Champion kit. Based on the standard Black Edition BD7-2014, the kit is issued to celebrate the 4th back-to-back Euro Touring Series title and it comes with a load of option parts such as C-clip front double joint driveshafts, rear aluminium 44mm dog bones, a graphite front body mount support, a special black colour aluminium servo mount, a titanium-coated main gear shaft, a super-precision bearing set, aluminium belt tension adjustment cams and hard-coated self-lubricating shock ball ends. The kit, that is limited to 25 pieces, is rounded out by a titanium turnbuckle set, a luxury packaging and a transportation bag, both of which are marked with a serial number. The kit will become available from beginning of August. Please note that above image shows the standard edition car.
Source: Yokomo Europe [teamyokomo.eu]
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
To celebrate the win at last weekend’s JMRCA 1/10th Buggy nationals, Yokomo release a special combo set of their successful B-Max4III 4WD buggy. Based on the standard kit the set also includes the recently released lightweight chassis kit that allows to use both saddle and shorty LiPo batteries. While the standard kit is best used in low-grip conditions the lightweight chassis is designed for high-grip tracks with artificial surface such as astro turf or carpet. The Lightweight Spec combo kit therefore allows the driver to adapt the buggy to virtually every track condition right from the box. The kit will ship on August 1st.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
With the Lexus RC F performance coupe Team Associated introduce the next bodyshell variant of the Apex intermediate level 4WD touring car chassis. Built on a shaft-driven chassis, the Lexus RC F replica comes fully assembled and ready-to-run with factory-installed Reedy brushless motor and including a Reedy WolfPack 6-cell battery wired with a high current T-Plug. Additional features include the XP water-resistant speed control and XP 2.4GHz radio system. The front and rear sealed metal gear differentials are connected together with a tough aluminium drive shaft and imperfections in the road are managed by four adjustable fluid-filled, coil-over tuned shocks. The high-grip, treaded racing tires are mounted on scale replica Lexus RC F 20-spoke hex-drive wheels featuring detailed brake rotors and callipers. Topping it all off is the factory-finished Lexus RC F body that replicates every detail of the most powerful of Lexus’ production cars.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
SpeedMerchant have released first images of the World GT4 200mm pan car kit. The vehicle is based off the forthcoming RoadKill 10 235mm kit and offers a slim carbon fibre main chassis that can take 2S standard, 2S shorty or 1S LiPo battery packs. A new-style easy-to-adjust front suspension is also part of the package as is a class-standard link-type rear suspension with dual roll dampers. The side springs act on the lower power pod plate rather than on the sidelinks for improved precision and better adjustability while a lightweight motor pod makes for a good balance between low weight and rigidity. We bring you more details on the kit as soon as they become available.
Monday, July 28, 2014
The Apex Scion FR-S is the newest addition from Team Associated’s Qualifier Series. Built on the all-wheel-drive Apex chassis, the Scion Racing GReddy FR-S replica comes fully assembled and Ready-to-Run with factory-installed Reedy brushless motor and including a Reedy WolfPack 6-cell battery. Additional features include the XP water-resistant speed control and XP 2.4GHz radio system. The front and rear sealed metal gear differentials are connected together with a tough aluminium drive shaft and imperfections in the road are managed by four adjustable fluid-filled, coil-over tuned shocks.
Friday, July 25, 2014
ARC introduce the R10 2015 1/10th 4WD touring car kit. Using feedback collected from drivers at all levels around the world, ARC have further refined the chassis with the main objectives to give more steering, more mechanical grip and maximum side bite to maintain higher corner speeds, with the goal to improve lap times of club and international level racers alike. First up is a new upper deck that offers less screw holes for durability while the new shape of the front of the top deck allows more flex towards the front of the chassis promoting more steering. An added benefit of the short split front is added clearance for the latest generation of Lipo batteries using 5mm plugs.
Friday, July 25, 2014
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