Seen at the Cactus Classic two months ago Pro-Line have released the Bulldog clear body for the Tamiya TRF502X buggy. Other new items from Pro-Line include a pair of Velocity 2.2” 4WD front wheels for the Associated B44.1 in white and yellow. A reversed dish design protects the nut and axle from damage during collisions and brings an awesome new look to your buggy. Pro-Line’s new tire bag features luggage quality zippers and material that displays your support with a huge P-L logo. The bag is supported by an inner corrugated plastic housing that protects your stuff and holds the bags shape and has an adjustable shoulder strap for easy transport and a completely open top for easy access to your stuff. Finally there is new tire gluing band that are specifically designed for holding tires down during the gluing process while still being stretchy enough to work on multiple sizes of tires. From 1:10 buggy and truck to SC and all the way up to 1:8 buggy, Pro-Line’s new tire bands perform flawlessly.
Reds Racing have designed and developed a completely new pipe for offroad engines, the EFRA homologated 2099. The pipe is designed to optimize fuel consumption, provide easy handling characteristics and increase low RPM torque. This new Reds 2099 is matched with S or XS manifolds.
Avid RC have released this new vented motor plate for both the B4.1 and TLR22. Take advantage of the unique design of the Avid vented motor plates to improve your buggy or truck. The design team wanted to remove as much weight as possible up high, so they created the 45 degree angled vents which cut completely through the part which removed weight and added much-needed airflow around the motor-plate, yet still maintaining a rigid motor plate to keep gear mesh consistent. 100% milled which avoids all the extra stress that comes from stamping parts in order to keep the motor plates flat and your gear mesh perfect. Each plate is made from black anodized 3mm 6061-T6 aluminium with silver chamfered edge.
JConcepts have announced the release of their Finnisher body for the Mugen MBX-6R. Increased windshield angle provides a steady force upfront during mid-flight wind gusts on large jumps. Forward cab placement changes performance / visible bias which helps steering rotation in low traction corners. The side-pods have a strong and chiseled look, including a recessed area in the rear which allows another option for air-escape. The chassis side-guard to body fit has been tightened up which helps eliminate large empty voids that contribute to mid-flight directional changes. The area behind the cab has been greatly lowered exposing more of the engine heat-sink allowing more heat-escape.
Following the success of the original VM-II 1/10th 4wd Mini-TC, Atomic RC has released a highly anticipated updated version of the high performance 4WD Mini Touring Car. The most notable features of the new chassis are redesigned upper deck with flex adjustment and .5mm thickness reduction and the new main chassis is now 11mm narrower for faster response. Most of the M-Chassis bodies will now fit the chassis due to redesigned shock towers and the new car features carbon reinforced plastic material for all the major suspension components. Due to the popularity of Gear Diff, one Spec-R gear differential is now included in the kit.
Robitronic have introduced these two new receiver packs featuring a hard case. Often the 7.4 volts that come from a LiPo pack is too much for receivers or servos, so if you don’t want to use a regulator you can use Robitronic’s LiFe Packs which output 6.6 volts directly. The hump pack weighs 95 grams and has a capacity of 2000mAh while the stick pack is 1600mAh and weighs 80 grams.
Team C have created this Team Edition of their TS2TE 2wd short course truck. The team version comes with new 16mm big bore shocks as well as a newly design SC body shell. To increase durability over the standard version it will come with a range of aluminium parts as standard including hinge blocks, motor mount for better cooling and a new 28T gear.
Last weekend the 2nd round of the Portuguese Nationals for 1/8th and 1/10th scale were held at the Maia track close to Oporto. Mugen/Novarossi driver Bruno Coelho continued on his preparation for this year’s 1/8th Euros in his country by dominating qualifying in this and the 1/10th scale class each by a margin of two laps. In the finals it was again Bruno who easily took the win in 1/8th scale by 10 laps ahead of the Xray pairing of Paulo Mota and Claudio Souto. In the 1/10th scale class Bruno won by a 4 lap margin in front of Pedro Sousa in 2nd and Mario Miranda in 3rd.