April 2012 marks the five year anniversary of the AX10 and Axial felt that it was time for the product that launched them into the crawling segment to undergo some evolution and receive some trickle-down technological advancements of its own. They have not changed the original scope of the vehicle, the AX10 Ridgecrest is still the “Leatherman” of the Axial product line and it’s where backyard crawling begins. They have taken key items from their products and put them into the AX10 Ridgecrest, along with an all-new tube style chassis. The most noticeable performance upgrade of the AX10 are the Ripsaw tires, with their 5.5″ tall by 2.1″ wide stance, mounted on officially licensed Raceline Renegade wheels. But what you do not see is the updated suspension geometry that also delivers better articulation. All delivered through Dana 60 inspired AR60 OCP-Axles that have already been proven on the Axial Wraith.
Some industry news with Associated Electrics Inc. announcing the addition of Mike McMahon to their Design/Marketing team. His impressive resumé is packed with over 10 years of RC Graphic Design experience, including 6 years as the Art Director for Xtreme RC Cars magazine, along with working as a freelance designer for a number of industry clients. In addition to his Graphic Design skills, Mike was also an accomplished National-level racer with over 20 years of general RC knowledge. He is sure to make an immediate impact in the continued growth of our Associated, Reedy and LRP brands.
For all you racers that are preparing for the 2011 IFMAR IC Sedan Worlds in Thailand, here’s a new body you might want to check out, the Protoform SRS-N 200mm sedan. Pre-season testing was done by a select few team drivers during which the SRS-N has shown to be a genuine performer. Robert Pietsch used this body to TQ at the Pre-Worlds race in Bangkok in January and JJ Wang also used this new body to win the China Fortune (Fa Cai) Nitro Championships in Shanghai. EFRA approved (#2047) it provides great steering input while maintaining excellent stability. It features state-of-the-art aerodynamics as well as excellent detail and fits all the current 200mm gas sedan chassis and is available in Pro-Lite as well as Lite weight options. It comes with a protective film, window masks and decal sheet and an oversize nylon wing hardware is also included.
The Sand Master is the first model of this new line of entry level rc-cars and is sold as a readyset with Kyosho’s 2,4GHz KT-200 Syncro radio system. Factory assembled and ready to use out of the box the Sand Master is made for customers that want an easy to use and reliable rc-car. Based on the race winning design of the Ultima series of 2WD cars the EZ Series Sand Master is equipped for every surface. The Sand Master is the perfect choice for entering the rc-car hobby and its pre-assembled part units make running the model as easy and convenient as possible.
The VTEC Competition Car Line 5400 45C is the ultimate power package for all competition rookies. This budget LiPo from their Competition Car Line series features a rated current of 45C powerful enough to withstand the toughest racing. In addition to the High Density Stacking (HDS) technology and a 3C charge current, the gold coated connectors guarantee lowest contact resistance.
Having been forced to miss the opening round of the inaugural TLR/Spektrum Euro Offroad Series presented by Horizon Hobby due to 1:8 Offroad commitments, Tamiya Racing Factory’s Lee Martin has confirmed his entry for the second encounter of the exciting new 1:10 electric offroad series that will take place in Belgium over the weekend of March 9-11. The current back to back European 2WD & British 4WD Champion will go head to head with factory driver line-ups from TLR and Team Durango on the indoor astroturf track in Charleroi where he will be aiming to deny Jörn Neumann a repeat of his domination of the opening race in the Czech Republic last weekend. Entry is currently open at MyRCM, so if you want to compete against the best in the World at an awesome venue with a great atmosphere then sign up now. For full event information please visit the EOS site here.
Following the initial release Nosram have added 10.5, 9.5, 7.5, 5.5, 5.0 & 4.0T versions of their Pure 2 brushless modified motor to the line up. The main focus in the development process was the highest possible efficiency and power output and so the Pure 2 features a higher power rating at improved temperature characteristics and super low friction. The dual axis balanced 12.5mm sintered worksteam rotor guarantees precise running and significantly improved efficiency. Nosram’s preciSensor system and the extra large ball bearings further boost the motors performance. Finally the ultra lightweight, precision machined 7075-T6 aluminium housing features optimized cooling cut-outs for lowest running temperatures at full power output. The full lineup includes 10.5, 9.5, 8.5, 7.5, 6.5, 5.5, 5.0, 4.5 & 4.0 turns.
Reedy have released their new 6500mAh 65C 7.4V competition LiPo battery. Fancy descriptions and buzz words are not required when describing Reedy’s new LiPo, the specifications speak for themselves. High capacity for maximum duration, 65C discharge rating for maximum power output, a durable hard case, industry-standard 4mm socket connectors and the pack is ROAR, EFRA and IFMAR approved.