Traxxas have officially introduced their forthcoming TRX-4-based Ford Bronco Ranger XLT ready-to-run scale trail truck. The truck features portal axles for enormous ground clearance and a scale appearance, heavy duty steel frame rails, floor pans, heavy duty steel links, a dual battery track, and aluminium scale shock absorbers. The power comes from a Titan 21T 550-class brushed motor and it is controlled by the new XL5 VH brushed speed controller, a waterproof metal gear servo and the TQi 4-channel radio system that allows to access low and high speed transmission settings as well as the diff lock capabilities right from the transmitter. Scale chrome-plated rims, grippy multi-terrain tyres and the stunning Ford Bronco body shell, available in two designs, round out the package. The truck is set for a release at the end of February.
Coming from Team Associated are the ProSC10 RJ/Rockstar and AE Team 1/10th 2WD RTR short course trucks. The truck features a rear motor short-course chassis that utilises many of the same parts from the widely successful RC10SC5M platform. Adjustable aluminium big bore coil-over shocks, a sealed-gear differential, and heavy-duty CVA driveshafts are all features that come standard. A powerful water-resistant Reedy electronic speed controller and 3300Kv electric motor power the ProSC10 for high-speed fun. To handle the power, the truck comes equipped with realistic wheels and multi-terrain tyres specifically made to handle any off-road condition. A 2.4GHz 2-channel radio system featuring a DVC (Dynamic Vehicle Control) receiver also comes standard. Protected by the water-resistant enclosed receiver box, the DVC system improves stability in all terrain conditions by automatically counter-steering when the vehicle starts to slide. With a metal-gear high-torque Reedy servo rounding out the electronics package, the ProSC10 is nothing short of a success in RC off-road racing. The truck is available in two body shell variants, one resembles RJ Anderson’s RJ/Rockstar truck while the other comes in the AE Team livery. Both will become available by March as RTR and also as full RTR combo variants including a Reedy Compact Balance charger and Reedy 7.4V LiPo battery.
Round 1 of the Swiss Electric Off-road National Championship was held at the Poly-Fix Arena in Freienbach last weekend. The smooth and technical track was a real challenge for the drivers and while Patrick Hofer brought home the win in the 2WD Buggy class it was Nico Schmid who was the man to beat in 4WD. After sweeping the qualifiers Nico would also excel in the A-mains, taking the day’s win from his brother Florian as Fabian Luca Widmer snatched the final podium spot.
Available now from French brand Redworks are carbon fibre slipper plates for the Schumacher Cougar KC and KD 2WD buggies. They are machined from high-quality carbon fibre and offer a vented design that makes them both lightweight and more consistent than standard full face plates. In addition they offer self-cleaning capabilities and are more consistent. The plates come as pairs and they are direct replacements.
Xray have announced the soon release of graphite composite ball cups for the XB8 series of vehicles. The moulded composite parts cushion the M15 aluminium adjustment nut against the 13.9mm front suspension pivot ball with the reinforced graphite parts increasing durability and smoothness of the suspension even in very dusty racing conditions. The cups come as pairs and are usable on all XB8-based kits including the GTX on-road cars.
New from HB Racing are pre-mounted wheels and tyres for 1/8th scale buggies. They are available in six different tread patterns and in the famous HB Pink super soft, Red soft and white medium compounds, allowing racers can choose the right amount of traction for the track surface and temperature. The tyres are mounted on HB Racing V2 wheels in white or yellow, and come with black closed cell inserts as standard equipment. Treads available include the Khaos loose dirt, Megagrid multi-use, Black Jack dusty racing line, Gridlock fluffy dirt, Beams blue groove and Megabite damp surface variants.
Scorpion Power System have introduced their new Platinum Series 2S 7700mAh 65C standard-size LiPo battery. The hardcase pack measures 138.4×46.5×24.9mm, weighs in at 296g and is built using high-quality 65C cells, making it ideal for all modified and stock racing applications.
Coming from Imbue and made for the Mugen MBX8 and MBX7 buggies are updated +4mm shock mounts and front arm stiffener bushings. Starting with the rear shock mounts, the updated +4mm extended mounts for MBX8 and MBX7 based vehicles offer thicker hard anodising for increased wear resistance, radiused step down for greater durability and a longer mounting ball for reduced bind. The mounts are machined from high-quality aluminium and include two M3x30 mounting screws and locknuts.