Japanese company TRG is currently testing a new 1/10th formula pan car based on their TRG117 kit. The prototype car features a very slim 3mm 7075-T6 alloy chassis for roll and pitch stiffness as composite material side plates create a closed chassis bottom for improved aerodynamics. The car also utilises a massive diffusor, a sunken-in steering servo and the company’s complex front and rear suspension arrangements. We bring you more informations on the project as they become available.
Following a couple of teaser images TLR have officially announced the forthcoming release of their brand new and completely redefined 1/8th off-road racing platform. The buggy utilises a new, wider chassis layout to aid in stability and to give the buggy a more neutral feel. New chassis guard have an improved fit on the chassis and a large footprint engine mount reduces flex underneath the engine to eliminate chassis fatigue on high traction race surfaces. Optimised chassis balance with the weight has been moved forward in the chassis provides a better driving balance to the vehicle while the updated radio tray now puts the throttle servo near the engine to eliminate additional linkage. The updated radio tray will ensure the throttle servo is rigidly mounted to avoid any flex by floating the servo off of the centre differential.
During this week’s ROAR Fuel Off-road Nationals in Lake City, Florida, JConcepts have snapped a first couple of images of TLR’s forthcoming 8ight X 1/8th scale nitro off-road buggy. The new kit was first seen during the recent Horizon RC Fest in Monticello, Illinois in the hands of TLR factory driver Dakotah Phend with the example in the new set of images belonging to veteran racer JR Mitch. The buggy is expected to become officially announced later this week and we bring you more information on the kit as soon as they become available.
Traxxas have introduced their new TRX-4 Sport 1/10th scale 4WD trail truck, the performance oriented variant of the popular TRX-4. The vehicle combines the ground clearance and driving dynamics of Traxxas portal axles, sticky Canyon Trail tyres, and a lightweight pickup truck body for a leaner, more performance-focused rig. The Sport’s unique bumpers, wheels, and body were designed for increased climbing versatility – whether it’s a fun trail run or a hardcore technical crawl. The truck builds on a heavy duty steel frame chassis with adjustable wheelbase, dual battery tray, floor pans, aluminium scale shocks and heavy-duty steel links and its driveline is equipped with portal axles, locked differentials, a steel gear transmission and hardened steel U-joints. The RTR set is rounded out by the new XL-5 HV speed controller, a Titan 21T 550-class brushed motor, a waterproof metal gear servo and a TQ 2-channel radio system. The truck is available in red or blue body shell colours very soon.
First seen during the recent Shizuoka Hobby Show and officially announced now are Tamiya’s forthcoming ready-to-run version of the T3-01 Dancing Rider trike as well as a load of chrome-plated accessories. As for the RTR kit, the 3-wheeler comes factory assembled, with a silver-painted body shell as well as 2.4GHz radio system. It is understood that, apart from being already built, the vehicle is of the same specification as the kit variant. New on the option part side of things and usable for both the kit and RTR kit are the four new chrome-plated sets that are available separately and as gear case A-parts and frame C-parts while the chrome plated front wheel and the M-Chassis compatible 11-spoke rear rims round out Tamiya’s bling package for the popular trike. All of the above items will become available in the second half of July.
During this weekend’s Horizon RC Fest in Monticello, Illinois Team Losi Racing’s Dakotah Phend is running an updated TLR 8ight buggy that sports a redesigned body shell and what appear to be new swaybar mounts and front C-hubs. The body is question looks like a reminiscence to the very first 8ight body while the anti-roll bar mounts seem to utilise ball bearings or at leat outer set collars to locate the swaybar wire and the C-hubs seem to offer an additional, lower mounting position for the camber link. We bring you more information on what may be a possible 8ight 5.0 kit as soon as they become available.
Coming from Horizon Hobby’s Force RC brand is the new Hammerjaw Rock Bouncer 1/10th scale ready-to-run trail buggy. Detailed to look like the real thing, the body, wheels, and tyres are host to a super tough anodised aluminium vertical-plane chassis for long-lasting dependability. Fully locked differentials, an adjustable wheelbase, and a 4×4 drivetrain make it possible to climb, bounce, laugh it off and keep having fun.The innovative hinged body makes access to everything easy, especially battery changes. Waterproof electronics, a 2.4GHz radio system, and powerful battery ensure lots of fun on and off the trails and the vehicle’s driveline has full ball-bearing support to deliver its awesome torque and power smoothly. The set includes everything that is needed to start immediately and the buggy will hit stores very soon.
Following a couple of teaser videos on social media, Losi have officially introduced their new 22S 2WD SCT Brushless RTR short course truck. Based on the Team Losi Racing 22 race platform, the all-new 22S series truck has taken the performance and durability of the 22 platform and maximised it to become the ultimate Ready-to-Run performance basher. A powerful Dynamite brushless system provides ample power that’s completely manageable with the aid of the Active Vehicle Control AVC technology. The get-up-and-go of the 22S is easily handled by the race-inspired suspension of the championship winning 22 race platform. Several Team Losi Racing 22 platform performance parts can upgrade the look, style and performance of the 22S RTR. With user-friendly design concepts, like a bottom loading battery compartment and hard mounted electronics, the user experience is hassle-free allowing the bashing to begin right away. Included in the package comes a 2.4GHz radio system, MAXXIS Razr tyres as well as a MAXXIS or K&N styled body shell.