Coming from Hudy are their new brushless 40mm and 30mm fan units. Ball raced and thus highly reliable the fans offer easy to reach solder tabs that allow for quick and convenient wire replacements and more tidy wire routing. The fans are usable as motor and speed controller coolers and they include all-black 170mm wires.
Tekin have introduced their new ROC412 HD Element Proof 550-class electric brushless motor. Designed for crawler and trail rigs the 4-pole/12-slot motor makes use of a machined 6061-T6 billet aluminium heatsink can and it comes with an 18.5mm rotor and Neodymium sintered magnets for strong braking power and torque. The motor is highly resistant to water, mud and snow, allowing the use even in unreal track conditions and its sensored design ensures smooth and reliable power output. The features list is rounded out by ABEC5 bearings and a high-strength 5mm pinion shaft.
Round 4 of the Jimmy Babcock Racing League Electric Series was held at OC/RC Raceway in Huntington Beach, California. The event again attracted some of California’s fastest electric drivers to compete in several Modified and Stock classes with young Broc Champlin (Team Associated) making the double in the 2WD Open and 4WD Open categories. The Team Associated duo of Ron Devoll and Tommy Hinz came in 2nd and 3rd respectively while in the 4WD Open class Broc was side lined by Jake Mayo (Team Associated) and Tommy Hinz (Team Associated) in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Round 3 of the Swiss Electric On-road Championship was held in Geneva in the usual classes of Touring Modified, Touring Pro Stock, Formula and Swiss GT. 45 drivers signed in to battle it out in the most south-west point of the country. In the Touring Modified class Michele Manzo swept qualifying to secure the pole position for the triple A-mains. A1 then also went to plan for Michele but in A2 he struggled with backmarkers and he had some bobbles in A3 but nevertheless he was able to bring home the win in front of teammate Fabian Widmer. Philipp Huber would round out the podium result.
Modelix Racing have introduced the new Ultimate M-4R Tuned Ceramic Team Edition nitro off-road engine. Based off of the proven M-4R Tuned the engine comes built in-house at Modelix Racing, it is thoroughly checked and also completely broken-in using a state of the art process that checks temperature, RPM, torque and break-in time. Constant lubrication ensures minimised stress on all parts, resulting in increased engine life. After the run-in process the engine is being disassembled and checked again to ensure the highest possible quality and performance.
JConcepts have introduced their new lightweight hex adapter sets for the Team Associated B6 and B64 buggy kits as well as the T5M truck. The hex adaptors are precision machined, blue or black anodised and feature a slim design eliminating unnecessary rotating weight. Some of the mass is reduced from the hex with included pockets incorporating a new touch. The clamping design and lightweight styling provide utmost durability and all-important functionality. The adapters are available in a range of offsets including 5.0mm which is the stock setting in the rear of the B64 while the 7.0mm variant is the standard setting of the B6. Also available is a 8.5mm set for the T5M with the 6.0mm adapter providing a slightly narrower adjustment to the B6 – ideal for inner pivot adjustments and setups.
Coming from VRP and made for the Team Associated B64 buggy is an adjustable aluminium bellcrank arm. It is machined out of American 7075 grade aluminium, anodised in house at VRP and it comes with silver edge details for looks. The arm offers the option to adjust the ballstud one position forward or back while also featuring the stock centre location. The part is a direct replacement for the standard kit arm.
Spanish company RC Prostyle have introduced their new LiPo battery mount for the Xray T4 series of electric touring cars. Constructed from machined carbon fibre and orange anodised 7075 aluminium, the mount allows to shift the battery pack forth and back as well as to the side a couple of millimetres while the upper carbon fibre brackets keep the battery in place, doing away with the usual tape and ensuring tweak-free battery mounting. The battery mount will hit stores very soon.