Coming from Pro-Line are their new S2 compound large scale off-road tyres. Designed for heavy 1/5th scale machinery the tyres are ideal for vehicles such as the HPI 5T or Losi 5ive-T series with the durable S2 medium compound making the tyres ideal for long mains. Both tyres come without foam insert and they are usable on the rear of the Baja 5SC and all-round on the 5ive-T.
Pro-Line have introduced their new 1956 Ford F-100 Pro-Touring Street Truck body shell for the Traxxas Slash 2WD, 4×4 and 1:10 Rally. The slammed retro street truck body features incredible scale details while being proportioned to fully cover the tyres of Traxxas’ versatile Slash platform. The body is best combined with Pro-Line’s 2.8″ Road Rage tyres mounted on F-11 2.8” wheels to get the ultimate in scale retro street style and performance. The Ford F-100 Pro-Touring body is a single cab truck with the iconic old-school grill, headlight and taillight detail and it even has a built-in rear spoiler.
Coming from Axial is the SCX10 II raw builder’s kit that helps to easily create your fully customised trail rig. The minimalistic version of the SCX10 II allows owners to choose their own wheels, tyres, body and electronics. To help build the ultimate project, the RBK includes a full set of aluminium links for steering and suspension, WB8 HD Wildboar driveshafts, and mounting hardware to build a 11.4”, 12.0” or 12.3” wheelbase vehicle. The chassis is compatible with most 1/10th scale trail truck body shells, wheels and tyres.
The 1/24-scale 4WD ECX Barrage FPV scaler takes the Barrage legacy and expands it with the inclusion of an incredibly detailed scale body along with a front mounted FPV camera. Drivers get crystal clear video using the included 25mW camera and 4.3 inch LCD screen. From the office cubicle to the kitchen counter, the Barrage FPV tackles everyday house hold items like messy bedroom floors with ease and runs right through leaves and twigs on dirt paths. The truck is available in green or grey colour and it includes a 4.8V battery, USB charger and a 2.4GHz radio system as well as a FPV receiver screen.
Last weekend saw the running of the opening round of the Swedish Winter Indoor RB series held in Eskilstuna. The fairly small track was laid out with some old school on-road carpet, making for lower-than-normal traction levels as they are experienced on EOS-style carpet. In the 4WD Buggy class it was Xray’s Alexander Landen with the overall TQ after winning the opening two rounds. As overtaking on the small track was very difficult the pole position would proof to be a real advantage and Alexander was able to bring home the win in A1 with a tone-to-tone win.
Capricorn have introduced a rear link system for the C803 1/8th on-road car. The set will improve rear traction and side bite in low-grip track conditions and it included new rear upper bulkhead caps, a carbon fibre rear camber link mount as well as adjustable amber links and mounting hardware.
Last weekend was the first round of the very popular Worksop Series, with a huge entry of 167 drivers across the three classes of 2WD, 4WD and vintage buggy. The race was held using the new Schumacher Honeycomb control tyre and all competitors in both 2WD and 4WD buggy must now use a brand new pair of marked rear tyres at each event. Entered for this event were some World class drivers, Michal Orlowski, Neil Cragg and Lee Martin, so the racing was going to be brilliant to see. As always it was round by round qualifying as the racing format, with the best two results from four rounds of qualifying counting towards the final position. Qualifying in 2WD saw Neil Cragg take pole position from Michal Orlowski and Lee Martin.
Following a first teaser ARC have officially introduced the 2019 variant of their popular R11 4WD electric touring car. The car features several updates such as the lower bulkheads that sport a new, lower mounting position for the ball-raced anti-roll bars in order to lower the overall centre of gravity. They also make way for the new front bumper mount whose updated design, with 6mm more inward positioned body mounts, reduces scrubbing during hard cornering for increased steering. The front end is rounded out by a new front bumper foam.