Venom Slash VXL & E-Revo Options

Venom have released a massive number of new optional parts for the Traxxas Slash VXL and E-Revo. Most parts have been CNC machined from high grade aluminium and almost all are available in anodised orange, gun metal and grey and help improve strength in the area where they are used. Parts that are available include front steering knuckles, front lower arms, front c-hubs, rear lower arms, steering set, battery holder, rear universal shafts, rear shock towers, front bulkheads, gear cover, rear gearbox, rear knuckles, wheels, shock caps, front & rear shocks, wheel hex adapters, tie rods, push rods, front & rear suspension mounts, servo saver and titanium pivot balls.

Click here to see all the parts

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tresrey DEX410 Optional CVDs

Tresrey DEX410 Optional CVDs

Japanese company Tresrey have introduced some new optional parts for the Durango DEX410 4wd electric buggy. The new items include a set of new red anodised alloy centre shafts, which are lighter than the original steel versions yet retain their strength through the use of a larger diameter shaft and extra material around the connection point between the shaft and steel differential input shaft. Tresrey have also released new front and rear CVD shafts and wheel axles which have been made from hard coated steel with the wheel axles ground down where they contact the bearings, providing better tolerances and smoother operation.

Click here to see the front and rear CVDs

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Durango desperately seeking Hupo

Durango desperately seeking Hupo

Team Durango have taken a rather unconventional approach to gain the services of multiple European Champion Hupo Honigl, by posting on their official blog stating that they are “actively trying to attract Hupo Honigl back to Team Durango”. Pointing out that the Austrian has previously driven for the Durango team back in 2006, when he used one of the then handmade chassis’, they feel that they had to take this approach in the face of ‘mega bucks RTR companies’ also trying to secure his services. Durango want to have the current Tamiya and LRP team driver at the controls of their DEX410 1/10th scale 4wd buggy and soon to be released DNX408 1/8th scale buggy and believe that together they can grow to expand into other classes including the design and production of a 2wd buggy chassis. We contacted the current European 2wd Champion to get his reaction:

It would be great to race for Durango again and I did enjoy working with Gerd Strenge in the past, but I have some contracts still in place and I can’t make any decisions on my future until the time is right.

Source: Durango [team-durango.com]

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Venom 50C LiPo battery packs

Venom 50C LiPo battery packs

More new items from Venom who have announced the latest addition to their line up of batteries with the release of these new 50C LiPo packs. Thoroughly tested and rated at a continuous 50C, these new packs are capable of 10 second bursts at 100C and are available in a wide variety of capacities and configurations to fit almost any power application. Venom’s new 50C hard case battery packs are perfect for the rigors of on and off road racing while the 2500, 3600 and 5000mAh packs are perfect for airplanes, helicopters and boat applications. All of Venom’s new 50C LiPo battery packs feature heavy gauge wire leads and the hard cases feature the company’s new patent pending Universal Plug System.

Click here to see another of the 50C packs

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Hudy Set-Up Bag for 1/8 on-road cars

Hudy Set-Up Bag for 1/8 on-road cars

Hudy’s set-up system carrying bag for 1/8 on road cars is the perfect way to carry your set-up system with you to the track. The universal design allows you to carry most 1/8 on-road set-up systems available on the market, with a multitude of different pockets & straps to accommodate most popular components. Inside the bag, there are individual pockets and elasticized bands that can accommodate a set-up system, droop blocks & gauges, ride height gauges, set-up wheels, camber gauge and more. An isolated storage location is given for commonly-available tweak stations such as bubble-type tweak stations. Lightweight nylon for high strength and durability it features a super-modern look with stylish full-color graphics.

Source: Hudy [hudy.net]

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Venom Slash VXL & E-Revo Options

Venom Slash VXL & E-Revo Options

Venom have released a massive number of new optional parts for the Traxxas Slash VXL and E-Revo. Most parts have been CNC machined from high grade aluminium and almost all are available in anodised orange, gun metal and grey and help improve strength in the area where they are used. Parts that are available include front steering knuckles, front lower arms, front c-hubs, rear lower arms, steering set, battery holder, rear universal shafts, rear shock towers, front bulkheads, gear cover, rear gearbox, rear knuckles, wheels, shock caps, front & rear shocks, wheel hex adapters, tie rods, push rods, front & rear suspension mounts, servo saver and titanium pivot balls.

Click here to see all the parts

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Linus Thern joins Novarossi Factory team

Linus Thern joins Novarossi Factory team

The Racing Experience in France have confirmed the signing of Swedish off road star Linus Thern to the international Novarossi team. The former World Finalist leaves behind a successful season with Sirio engines and sees him rejoin old team mates Guillaume Vray and Yannick Aigoin. It has also been confirmed that Linus will continue with AKA tyres in 2010.

Source: Racing Experience [racing-experience.fr]

Monday, January 4, 2010

Chad Bradley does triple at Tuesday Night Nats

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With well over 100 entries at last week’s Tuesday Night Nationals at Hot Rod Hobbies in Santa Clarita CA, it was Jammin team driver Chad Bradley who pulled off the trifecta winning and TQing all 3 classes he entered, 1/8 Truck, Buggy and Mod 4wd Short Course. Chad’s TQ runs for 1/8 Truck and Buggy came from round 1 of qualifying, in the Short Course class Jeremy Kortz TQed round 1 but Chad took the TQ time by 1 second in round 2. In the 1/8 Truck main, Chad lead from the start and never looked back, the main was 10min long and he completed it without a pit stop winning from Losi drivers Steve Burnside and DJ Silva. The 1/8 Buggy main was a similar affair, however Chad had some pressure early on from Hyper driver Scott Wagner. Jeremy Kortz got a bad start in the beginning keeping him from the up front battle between Wagner and Bradley. Chad ended up winning by half a lap over Scott Wagner with Jeremy Kortz taking the 3rd spot, both driving Hyper 9 2.0.

Continue reading the report here

Monday, January 4, 2010

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