Team Orion 1/8th Molecluar LiPo packs

Team Orion 1/8th Molecluar LiPo packs

Team Orion have released the first purpose designed 1/8 scale battery packs as part of their Carbon Molecular rang, which includes high quality 4S, 5S and 6S packs. Two lines of 1/8 scale batteries are available, the extra-large purple line offers maximum capacity and runtime and is built within the maximum dimensions of ROAR, with capacities of 4300mAh (6S), 5300mAh (5S) and even 6900mAh (4S). The blue line is designed to fit most of the cars without any modifications and comes in 3200mAh (6S), 3800mAh (5S) and 5100mAh (4S) versions. All the packs come pre wired and are fitted with Deans high power connectors and a JST-XH Balancing connector.

Source: Team Orion [teamorion.com]

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Exotek FX10 Formula Ten conversion

Exotek FX10 Formula Ten conversion

Exotek Racing have released the FX10, a high performance, super lightweight chassis conversion that takes the HPI Formula 10 to the next level. The carbon fibre one-piece top deck helps reduce tweak and allows just enough flex to maintain proper traction, while the narrowed chassis reduces chassis scrub for better handling and more corner speeds yet plenty of room to mount electronics. The new parts allows for more LiPo battery options by accepting round or square type flat bottomed 7.4v packs including Thunder Power, IB and Orion, with a max battery size of 47mm wide, 24mm tall, 137mm long. A modular battery strap design gives secure battery mounting but also quick and easy battery access. Other features include the pan car type tweak screw adjustment feature and the carbon fibre front arm brace and the set includes the orange anodized battery posts, gun metal spacers and necessary alloy steel hardware.

View more images of the FX10 here

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Steve Bortolotti wins RC Pro Canada Rd1

Steve Bortolotti wins RC Pro Canada Rd1

With an impressive follow-up to it’s launch in Tillsonburg, Steve Bortolotti took the Tamiya 801X-e prototype to a TQ and victory in round 1 of the RC Pro Canada series in Ontario on an ever changing track. With a line-up of Canadian and US drivers representing the major manufactures in attendance, this was a good outing to see how the car handled the “outdoor” changing environment and out of the gate it locked-up TQ after four rounds of qualifying. In the main, the battle for 1st place was fierce and with a dry, blown-out racing surface, with Steve Bortolotti locking up the win for Tamiya, ahead of John Summach with a Kyosho in 2nd and Hobao racer Rob Say in 3rd.

Thanks to Martin Pillmajer for the report.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Associated SC10 Brushless RTR

Team Associated’s Brushless SC10, modeled after the trucks racing in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, now comes loaded with new features for this season. Coming pre-fitted with the XP/Reedy 3300 KV Brushless system and is controlled by a XP3-SS 2.4GHz 3-channel radio system. Based on the 7-time R.O.A.R. Nationals-winning RC10T4, the SC10 brushless comes ready-to-run with a factory-finished short-course race truck body, short-course-style wheels, and aggressive tread multi-terrain tires, all which have been designed to look just like the full-size race trucks that run in short-course off-road series around the country. Available in Lucas Oil, Speed Tech, Pro Comp and Rockstar-Makita versions.

View the full feature list here

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Associated SC10 Brushless RTR

Associated SC10 Brushless RTR

Team Associated’s Brushless SC10, modeled after the trucks racing in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, now comes loaded with new features for this season. Coming pre-fitted with the XP/Reedy 3300 KV Brushless system and is controlled by a XP3-SS 2.4GHz 3-channel radio system. Based on the 7-time R.O.A.R. Nationals-winning RC10T4, the SC10 brushless comes ready-to-run with a factory-finished short-course race truck body, short-course-style wheels, and aggressive tread multi-terrain tires, all which have been designed to look just like the full-size race trucks that run in short-course off-road series around the country. Available in Lucas Oil, Speed Tech, Pro Comp and Rockstar-Makita versions.

View the full feature list here

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pro-Line Blitz F-150, SC tires & PowerStroke spring sets

Lots of new Short Course product releases from Pro-Line, starting with this officially licensed Ford F-150 shell for the HPI Blitz. Featuring bold off-road Short Course styling with extremely pronounced fenders for an attack-like stance. Having had a sneak peek last week, PL have finally released their new Suburbs SC tires which come in MC compound and are great for indoor clay surface and prefers low track temperatures and wet surfaces. PL have also released Bow Tie SC in the MC compound and the Trencher SC in the M3 soft compound. Finally for the PL PowerStroke front and rear shocks for the Traxxas Slash and Slash 4×4 as these range of springs. Now you can adjust ride heights and dual-rate spring rates almost infinitely with these color coded springs. Kits come with six primary (short) and six secondary (long) high quality springs with color coded stripes to reference rates.

View the other products here

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Kyosho Ultima SC-R race kit

Kyosho have Introduced the SC-R race kit complete with proven parts from the Ultima RT5 and RB-5SP. Since its arrival to the SC scene the Kyosho SC Readyset has proven itself by winning every major race across the U.S. since its release, winning the Silver State, Cactus Classic and most recently the SC Showdown. Kyosho has produced a 100% race kit with a ton of high performance components. The Ultima SC-R is equipped with some of the best option parts that Kyosho has to offer like velvet coated shocks, ball differential, universal swing shafts, steel suspension bushings, adjustable hard-rod ends and teflon shielded bearings. Available in late July.

View the full feature list here

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Capricorn E01 oversized combustion chamber

Capricorn E01 oversized combustion chamber

New for their E01 .12 engine, Capricorn have introduced this new oversized combustion chamber design that is said to increase heat dissipation by 30%. Its design also helps achieve higher RPM together with lower fuel usage and is also available for use in all .12 Novarossi based engines. Available in the next few days.

Source: Capricorn [capricornrc.com]

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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