Xray announce the release of optional centre diff spur gears for the XB4 buggy. Made from specially formulated composite material the gears are of a special design that allows for swift and easy gear ratio changes without having to disturb the diff setting. The gears are available in a 78T, 81T and 84T variant.
Tamiya introduce the “re-release” of the iconic Honda City Turbo kit on a WR-02C wheeler chassis. Sporting a 1980’s re-release bodyshell with period correct tyres and wheels the car is based on the simple yet sturdy WR-02 C 2WD mid motor chassis to allow the use of more modern motors and electronics as back in the days. Tamiya have yet to announce a release date but we keep you up to date as soon as more information become available.
Coming from Vaterra is the slightly updated Twin Hammers 1.9 1/10th scale 4WD rock racer RTR kit. The vehicle sports a somewhat scale chassis layout with independent front suspension and a solid rear axle to tackle both high-speed tracks and rock crawling trails. A 2-speed transmission allows to shift on the fly while waterproof electronics make for go everywhere capability. Included with the upgraded kit comes a Spektrum DX4E 2.4GHz computer transmitter with Active Vehicle Control technology that assists with driving in critical situations as well as blue and silver body panels to make the truck stand out.
The new Dynamite Passport UltraForce, 220W, AC/DC Touch Charger is a rugged, small footprint, multi-chemistry, AC/DC battery charger. Featuring a fully functional touch screen user interface it allows novice, intermediate and experienced users to quickly charge their 1 to 5C, Lithium or Nickel Metal batteries. This single channel powerhouse charger is designed to charge larger capacity packs in a lot less time.
During this week’s Nuremberg Toyfair Horizon Hobby introduce their new Losi 8ight petrol buggy and 8ight-T petrol truggy 1/8th scale kits. Both are based on the respective ROAR Gas Nationals winning platforms and they are tweaked to take a 5.1cc petrol engine, allowing them to run longer and require less maintenance compared to their nitro fuel powered counterparts. To better accompany the upgraded power and national championship driving characteristics both also come with AVC Active Vehicle Control technology that allows to drive faster with more control and to get the most out of the power and precision gas vehicles. Rounding out the packages is a 2.4GHz Spektrum DX2E transmitter, a 7.4V LiPo receiver battery pack, a starter box and waterproof Spektrum servos and electronics.
Losi have introduced the 1/5-scale 5ive-T Offroad RTR. This package comes equipped with an AVC enabled 2.4 GHz receiver on board which together with the included Spektrum DX2E transmitter, you’ll be able to push the limit of a 29CC Losi petrol engine and 1/4-scale servos even from a distance. A solid package, the car features large-bore threaded, aluminium shocks with over-sized 7mm shock shafts, a 5mm thick chassis plate based on the 8ight platform, precision cut or formed, heat treated steel gears throughout the drive train, a powerful 2-stroke 26cc petrol engine and an innovative clutch mount and housing that adds strength and durability and provides unmatched heat dissipation for increased longevity of the 8,000 RPM clutch
Bittydesign in collaboration with Team RC Pro and PRC announce the 2015 Asia Contest, an event born in 2013 and known to all drivers who attended the previous editions as “the funniest race they ever participated”. The 3rd edition of one of the largest independent off-road races will be held at the International Pattaya RC Power Boat World track from 24th to 26th of April 2015 and the entries are limited to 192 drivers for the Nitro Buggy class, split into a Pro and Open category. The 3-day event will see fee practice on Friday, qualifiers and an one-off “Thai vs. Foreigners” race on Saturday and the last change qualifiers, super pole and finals on Sunday. More information and sign-up can be found on the dedicated event page by clicking here.
Horizon Hobby introduce the Ten SCTE Troy Lee Designs RTR 4WD short course truck. Based on the 2013 and 2014 ROAR Nationals winning vehicle the kit offers a factory assembled 4WD shaft-driven chassis, sturdy suspension components and full RTR specifications with a 3900kv Dynamite 540-size 4-pole brushless motor, a 130A LiPo-compatible and waterproof Dynamite speed controller, a Spektrum DX2E 2.4GHz radio set and waterproof Spektrum steering servo and electronics. The truck comes including a pre-painted bodyshell rocking the TLD logo and graphics, black and orange beadlock design wheels and grippy racing tyres.