December 23, 2008

H.A.R.D. Racing Truggy Setup system

H.A.R.D. Racing have expanded their current line of setup tools to include a 1/8th scale truggy setup system. Precision machined from aluminium plate, and hard coated, this system is similar to previous versions from the company which has the side plate attached to the main plate by the lower side knob. On conventional systems where the 2 plates connect at the top point, sometimes the main plate cannot move freely and it may cause some accuracy problems. Sold in a set of 4, for each corner, they are supplied in a handy carry case and can be assembled and disassembled with ease.

Source: H.A.R.D. [hard-racing.com]


December 23, 2008

HongNor X2 1/8th scale buggy

The follow up to the X1, HongNor have released the X2, developed using feedback given to them by their team drivers, in particular from those in the US. Jay Halsey from Jammin, had spent a lot of time testing and came up with this world class buggy for the 2008 World Championships. The intention was to have a very fast low weight car without sacrificing the durability of the model. The car is stronger than most models on the market and while the steering geometry has not been changed, the weight distribution has. The chassis is narrower with the engine moved forward and more to the center, they have gone away from the center universals and added light-weight aircraft grade alloy center drive shafts. The Center differential mount is the same design as the optional aluminium mount but is now made from a lighter nylon to save weight. The Front and rear towers are a 4mm carbon fibre further reducing weight and the company’s new BT-118 tires and ultra light wheels are included and are proving to be a popular wheel and tire choice. Also included is their optional long life silver clutch shoes and 16mm big bore shock absorbers along with the suggested springs to suit. Finally a new body has been designed for this model with a separate nose cone.

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December 23, 2008

JConcepts Illuzion Truth Body wraps

We recently wrote about the new JConcepts Truth shell for the Traxxas Slash, now the Florida based company has released 2 body wraps for the same body. As well as a red coloured wrap JConcepts has teamed up with the apparel wizards at Good Run Gear to offer an officially licensed GRG off-road truck body wrap. Let the Truth body wrap completely redefine the look of the Slash and look like an official off-road truck while tearing up the local track or neighborhood. Simply spray on a simple 1 or 2 color paint job and apply the GRG / JConcepts wraps and you’re off to the races with a unique looking off-road truck body.

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December 23, 2008

JConcepts Illuzion Truth Body wraps

We recently wrote about the new JConcepts Truth shell for the Traxxas Slash, now the Florida based company has released 2 body wraps for the same body. As well as a red coloured wrap JConcepts has teamed up with the apparel wizards at Good Run Gear to offer an officially licensed GRG off-road truck body wrap. Let the Truth body wrap completely redefine the look of the Slash and look like an official off-road truck while tearing up the local track or neighborhood. Simply spray on a simple 1 or 2 color paint job and apply the GRG / JConcepts wraps and you’re off to the races with a unique looking off-road truck body.

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December 22, 2008

Duratrax DTX 1600mAh battery packs

Duratrax have released a number of 1600mAh packs, for both 1/18th scale cars as well as receiver packs. For powering your micro vehicle there are these 2/3A high-discharge cells in both a stick pack with mini male connector and flat packs with female connector. For receiver packs to deliver the power requied by high-torque servos these high-discharge cells are available in hump and flat configurations, both with universal connectors.

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December 22, 2008

JAB Graphix Custom wraps

New company JAB Graphix were in contact to tell us about their entry into the custom wrap and decal market. JAB offer pre-designed wraps as well as 100% custom designs for a variety of RC equipment, from transponder decals to track side banners and are adding new designs daily.

Source: JAB Graphix [jabgraphix.com]


December 22, 2008

Hot Bodies 1/8th Buggy tire range

As reported at the beginning of December, Hot Bodies have now released full details on their new buggy tire range. Featuring 4 new lines, the Proto, Block, Khaos and Megabite, all but the Proto threads are available in red, blue and white compounds. The Proto is an all-purpose tire that performs great on grass, dirt and even tarmac, the HB Block tires have been specially designed to work at their best in a variety of off-road racing conditions, including dirt, grass and astroturf, while the HB Khaos tires have been designed specifically to suit a range of off-road racing conditions, and are perfect for loose dirt, grass, and damp tracks. They also work great on hard dirt surfaces with a scattering of dust or pebbles on top and finally the Megabite tires are mini-pins that are suitable for hard & dry off-road surfaces such as hard-packed dirt, mostly clay dirt, and even ‘blue groove’ conditions.

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