Pro-Line Slash Chassis saver

Pro-Line have released this new chassis saver for the Traxxas Slash. During track testing of the ProTrac kit for Slash, it became clear to the Pro-Line development team that the the short course truck’s chassis had a weakness resulting in numerous broken chassis and shortened track sessions. To resolve the issue they created this chassis saver set, which strengthens the rear shock tower mounting ears.

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Toy Fair 2010 – Shepherd

Shepherd Velox V8 optional stiff chassis plate

Shepherd were showing off a number of new parts on their stand including this new chassis plate for the Velox V8. Made from a different material, it is identical in design to the standard part but is much stiffer making it ideal for racing on high traction surfaces. Other new items include a new radio box for the V10, answering requests by customers that have been looking for this to protect their receiver from crashes and splashes. As we announced before the show, the German company now have their own line of foam on road tires which they had on display and finally for the V10 there is now a complete range of optional springs. We were told that we can expect a set of brass weights for the V10 as well as a oneway axle that can be locked by inserting pins in the coming months.

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Toy Fair 2010 – Corally

Corally 12SL

Dutch company Corally are present at the fair as in previous years and they are showing off their new 12SL 1/12th scale chassis that has been optimised for 1S LiPo. The new link car retains the same front end as its predecessor with most of the changes happening behind the front wheels. The new rear motor pod is now stiffer and more stable thanks to its machining, with the rear axle bearing holders now half integrated into the rear blocks further helping this. To play around with the positioning of the batteries Corally offer option damper mount plates that allow the battery to be place 5mm further forward for different handling characteristics.

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Toy Fair 2010 – Ultimate Racing

Pro Circuit Marathon tire

Spanish company Ultimate Racing have chosen the toy fair to introduce their new line of off road tires under the Pro Circuit name. They had two patterns on show but expect a third to be available before the line’s official release in March. All the tires will come in 4 different compounds, yellow (hard), blue, green and purple (super soft) and the patterns that were on display here at the fair were the Marathon and Square Impact. The former is good on hard packed tracks with very little dust, while the latter is good on high grip and wet surfaces. Ultimate will also provide wheel stickers with the sets of tires, which will be sold pre mounted in a pack of 4.

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Toy Fair 2010 – GI-MAR

Gi-Mar Mig engine lineup

We bumped into new company GI-MAR in the halls of the fair who were keen to show off their new line of Novarossi based engines. A collaboration between French man Jean Paul Calandreau of JP Racing, who stopped with the production of his own engines last year, and Italian Giovanni Crea. Using Novarossi engines as a base they will introduce a complete line of top level hand tuned engines as well as high performance non hand tuned versions.

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Pro-Line Slash Chassis saver & Caliber 2.2″ tires

Pro-Line Slash Chassis saver & Caliber 2.2" tires

Pro-Line have released two new items, the first being the chassis saver for the Traxxas Slash. During track testing of the ProTrac kit for Slash, it became clear to the Pro-Line development team that the the short course truck’s chassis had a weakness resulting in numerous broken chassis and shortened track sessions. To resolve the issue they created this chassis saver set, which strengthens the rear shock tower mounting ears. The second new item from Pro-Line is the 1:10 Caliber 2.2″ truck tires. The Caliber takes tire technology to the next level by optimizing traction, control, balance, and tire wear with its dual-stage design. The smaller top pin penetrates through loose dirt while delivering unbelievable side and forward bite. The base pin works as a support for the top pin while acting as a dual-stage design once the top pin is worn down. You can rely on the base pin for greater tread life wear and it works well on those tracks that are prone to blue-groove or have a super clean surface.

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Hupo Honigl doubles up at Snowbirds

Hupo Honigl doubles up at Snowbirds

At the 2010 Snowbird Nationals in Orlando, Florida, Hupo Hönigl continued his hot streak that started in Vegas in September 09. Hupo was Top Qualifier in both the 1:12th 10.5 class and the 1:10th WGT class with his CRC rides. In the hotly contested World GT class, Hupo took his CRC Gen-X 10 right off the track from his win in Cleveland and continued his victorious ways in Orlando. Hupo won every round of qualifying and the main for a dominant victory. Joining Hupo on the podium was 2nd place qualifier Brian Wynn. Brian took his Advanced powered Gen-X 10 to the front setting quick times all weekend. In 1:12th 10.5, Hupo used his CRC Gen-XL 1/12th car complete with CRC Pro Cut tires to cut up the competition again. Joining Hupo on the podium was Dutch driver Jilles Groskamp.

Source: CRC [teamcrc.com]

Friday, February 5, 2010

Kyosho Aluminium rear hub carriers

Kyosho Aluminium rear hub carriers

Kyosho has released two new sets of aluminium rear hub carriers, suitable for the MP9 and also the RB5, ZX-5 FS and RT5. The new aluminum rear hubs increase the rigidity of this area helping prevent any power loss. For a wider scope for different setting options each hub is supplied with four upper arm mount positions.

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