Tekno RC have introduced the EB48.3 1/8th electric buggy kit. Based off of the successful EB48.2 the new variant features a completely redesigned the suspension geometry with the new design aimed to improve big jump landings while at the same time improve small bump handling and consistency. Longer shocks have been fitted to increase suspension travel and new towers were designed to optimise shock angles. Revised upper camber link positions on both the front and rear shock tower provide setup options that improve driveability and traction in all conditions. A new piston was designed specifically for the longer shocks to adjust the compression/rebound characteristics while the lower arms feature new shock mounting locations.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Horizon Hobby have introduced the new Vaterra Ford F-100 Pickup RTR kit. Based on the proved V100-S 4WD chassis with shaft drivetrain, sealed gear differentials and fixed suspension components the scale and fully licensed Volk low-profile wheels and the 1968 Ford F-100 body is what makes this kit stand out. Included are also waterproof electronics and a 15T brushed motor as well as a 7.2V 1800mAh NiMH battery, a wall charger and a 2.4GHz radio system.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Tamiya soon have a new bodyshell variant for their TG10 Mk.2 FZ 1/10th 4WD nitro on-road chassis available in the form of the Raikiri GT. The body was designed by a former Toyota Motor Cooperation designer although it also shares some design ideas with Honda’s iconic NSX 2-door coupe. As for the chassis underneath the TG10 is a shaft-driven 4WD platform with 3mm aluminium chassis, composite upper deck, a 2-speed gearbox, widely adjustable pivot-ball suspension and a 2.1cc FS-12FZ recoil starter engine. The kit will hit the stores by end of June.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
The latest in the line of Team Associated RTR vehicles that received the LiPo Combo treatment are the Apex Scion Racing FR-S and tC 1/10th touring cars. Both build on the all-wheel-drive Apex chassis, and they come fully assembled and ready-to-run with factory installed Reedy brushless motor and controller. 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 that handles all of the Reedy brushless power. Imperfections in the road are managed by four adjustable fluid-filled coil-over tuned shocks. Both the FR-S and the tC are available in “road going” standard versions with high-grip racing tyres and also as drift variant with hard plastic drift-style wheels. As usual with the LiPo Combo offerings a Reedy 423-S 35W balance charger and WolfPack 3300mAh 30 LiPo battery pack round out the package.
Friday, June 19, 2015
Available now from Team C is the TC02C Evo Team Edition 2WD mid-motor buggy kit. The vehicle features some orange anodised aluminium upgrades such as the servo saver posts, steering arms, rear suspension mounts with inserts and the rear shock tower mount.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Coming soon from Team C Racing is the 2015 specification kit of the company’s TC10 1/10th touring car. According to Team C the kit will feature new drivetrain parts, an updated motor mount, redesigned battery mounts as well as a new aluminium steering plate and hard suspension arms. More information and images should be available soon.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Tamiya have released official information about their forthcoming TRF211X 1/10th 2WD buggy kit. Information about the vehicle have floated around for some time but now the Japanese manufacturer has issued proper information about the successor of the TRF201 kit. The buggy will come in a mid-motor-only configuration using the TRF201’s suspension components and a resin material main tub chassis that was specially produced to offer a highly-balanced blend of rigidity and flexibility that suits it to any surface. Rear rigidity is further enhanced by fastening the rear stiffener to the carbon fibre battery stiffener. The aluminium gearbox can be fitted with ball or gear diff units to further adapt the chassis to the surface and included in the kit comes a lightweight bodyshell and rear wing.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Hot on the heels of the refurbished Team Associated T4.2 RTR Brushless LiPo Combo kit comes its successful buggy sibling, the B4.2. Based on the legendary B4 platform the vehicle includes the Team Associated XP 2.4GHz radio system and XP metal-gear steering servo. Power is supplied by a Reedy 3300kV brushless motor while the water-resistant Reedy brushless electronic speed control with LiPo cutoff and high current T-connector provides smooth throttle control. The new LiPo Combo package includes all the features of the popular B4.2 RTR along with the Reedy 423-S 35W compact balance charger and WolfPack LiPo 3300mAh 30C 7.4V battery.
Thursday, June 11, 2015