Coming from Intech is the ER-14 ARR 1/10th 4WD buggy roller. Factory-assembled and ready to hit the track after the completion with your own electronics, the buggy builds on the proven ER-14 platform and features an aluminium chassis, carbon fibre shock stays, threaded large volume aluminium shock absorbers, and front and rear anti-roll bars. The buggy comes pre-adjusted to race specifications and with either a clear or pre-painted body shell.
Team C have released first images of their forthcoming TM4 V2 1/10th 4WD off-road buggy. It is understood that the buggy will become available in two variants – one without upper decks but lower carbon fibre chassis splines for rigidity while the second variant will feature standard front and rear carbon fibre upper decks. We bring you more information on the kits as soon as they become available.
Xray have introduced the 2018 version of their highly popular T4 1/10th scale 4WD electric touring car. Like in recent years Xray have carried out some subtle updates and revisions to the platform with the most noticeable change to the 2018 variant being the all-new Ultra Low Profile ULP shock – probably the shortest coil-over dampers to find on a 1/10th touring car. 4mm shorter than the SLP the ULP were developed to lower the CG of the car even more to further improve handling. With the ultra short shocks the T4 is meant to stay flatter, making it easier to drive through chicanes in high-grip conditions and making the car more resistant to traction rolling, letting the driver carry more speed through high-traction sweepers while the steering response and cornering speed are significantly improved as well.
Coming from WRC Racing is their new LM16 1.2 1/10th 200mm pan car kit. The car was developed for the use with 200mm LMP body shells and formula class rubber tyres and it features a redesigned battery compartment that allows to use both inline and transversal battery positions while the rear suspension assembly was improved to give increased suspension travel which will lead to greater side bite and thus faster lap times. Last but not least come reinforced front lower arms that are now more crash-resistant.
Losi have introduced their new LST 3XL-E 1/8th scale electric 4WD ready-to-run monster truck. Designed for the use with 6S LiPo battery packs the latest incarnation of Losi’s popular LST platform is capable of speeds of up to 80km/h while the Active Vehicle Control system ensures full vehicle control at all times. The truck is equipped with a full-time 4WD system with LSD centre differential and driveshafts with spring-retained couplers while ultra high capacity shocks with threaded alloy bodies and 5mm shock shafts soak up any bumps and jumps. Other features include sturdy 17mm wheel hexes, an optional wheelie bar, as well as spacious battery compartments that allow to use dual battery setups as chassis-mounted battery connectors ensure high reliability and safety. The truck is powered by a Dynamite Fuze 2200kv brushless motor with integrated cooling fins, and waterproof components make for go-everywhere capabilities. The package is rounded out by a Spektrum S904 1/6th scale digital servo and Spektrum’s DX2E Active transmitter, the latter can be equipped with optional telemetry features. Last bit not least comes a pre-painted body shell with flip top body mount. The truck is set for a release in November.
Coming soon from Tamiya is the TT-02 entry-level touring car in the White Special limited edition. Basically a standard TT-02 with all-white plastic parts the limited edition will also include a range of optionals although Tamiya have so far not stated which ones. More information on the features and specifications will become available in time for the release.
Coming from Kyosho is the Inferno GT 2 VE Audi R8 Race Spec 1/8th electric ready-to-run kit. It combines the dynamic performance of the Inferno GT2 Race Spec with easy-to-use electric power for a race-breed GT8e car. While maintaining the full potential of the proven battle power of the Inferno GT2 chassis, the VE incorporates the 4S LiPo battery compatible Team Orion Vortex 8 brushless motor and Vortex R8 ESC as its power core. The high rigidity main chassis is equipped with side guards to strengthen impact resistance and keep dirt out to improve overall reliability and performance. The included 2.4GHz Syncro KT-331P transmitter automatically manages frequency bands and features a high visibility LCD screen and functions such as dual-rate and ABS plus safety features such as a failsafe function. Also included is the high-torque, metal-geared KS-5031-09MW servo for steering authority with the whole package being topped off by a pre-painted Audi R8 GT body shell.
Following a couple of teasing features Tekno have now released all information on their forthcoming EB410 1/10th 4WD buggy kit. The company’s first ever 1/10th buggy kit sports a range of new-to-the-class features such as an unusual forward-biased weight distribution, and a reverse bellcrank steering system known from the current breed of 2WD buggies. Other goodies included are large diameter 13mm shock absorbers with 3.5mm shock shafts, quick access differentials, heavy duty 6mm stub axles, as well as a hard-anodised 3mm aluminium chassis, a sliding design aluminium motor mount and full aluminium suspension hangers. The kit is set for a release in October.