Capricorn have introduced new lower shock link plates for the C803 on-road kit. Machined from high-quality aluminium and coming clear anodised the parts help to maintain the given shock angle even when changing the lower A-arm width using the different suspension mount insert settings. With the new parts it is now even possible to use the longest 25mm setting.
Coming from Pro-Line and made for the Traxxas X-Maxx monster truck is the pre-cut Ford F-150 Raptor bodyshell. Resembling the 2017 variant of the popular pick-up truck the body is a direct fit to Traxxas’ big gun monster truck and it comes clear, including window masks and decal sheet. On top of this the body will be delivered pre-cut, minimising preparation time.
Xray have announced the signing of multiple Greek national champion, Nikos Georgiadis to their factory team for the 2017 season. Nikos has been a long time Xray privateer and for the 2017 season he will be enjoying full factory support. Nikos is focused on 1/10th on-road racing and will compete at all the major national and international races and he had the following to say:
I have only the best experience with Xray as a private driver and thanks to the performance and reliability I was able to achieve all my current wins and victories. Signing my contract as an Xray factory driver is an excellent moment in my racing career that will hopefully boost my experience and knowledge further. I will continue to share the knowledge and experience with local RC drivers and will continue to support this sport. Big thanks to Xray for this opportunity and a new challenge for me to be part of a truly high-end international RC car racing family and the best team on planet. I’m looking forward to the 2017 season with Xray.
Coming from Pro-Line are the new Pro-Forge 1.9″ aluminium bead-loc 6-lug wheels. CNC-machined in the USA the wheels are designed to not only look scale, but to perform in even the toughest conditions. They feature the industry standard 6 Lug hex mounting design and pair with Pro-Line’s new 6-lug 12mm standard offset hex adapters, which are sold separately. The overall wheel width of the Pro-Forge is 2mm wider than both the FaultLine and Denail 1.9″ wheels but maintains the standard wheel offset. Black die-cast bead-loc rings and hardware are included to hold 1.9″ crawling tyres onto the wheel. The rims are available in clear and bronze anodised finish.
LRP have announced the signing of Spanish up and coming driver, Dani Batlle. Brother of record national and former IFMAR World Champion, Robert Batlle, Dani will use LRP electronics in his upcoming 1/8th nitro and electric campaign and he has the following to say about the deal:
I am really happy about the collaboration with LRP. I think LRP is one of the best brands in RC with high-quality products and exceptional service and that’s why I have chosen to run for Blue is Better. I hope I can celebrate many victories with them both in nitro and electric racing.
Scorpion’s RS-3420 21.5T ETS electric brushless motor builds on the proven RS-3420 series modified and stock motors for exceptional performance and drivability. It features a 12.5mm rotor with patented screw-type surface for maximum torque and low running temperatures while a built-in cooling fan further reduces internal heat built-up. The can’s heatsink design offers up to 200 percent more cooling surface compared to plain can motors while a special design allows to maximise the copper fill of the windings. The motor, that is the hand-out motor for the Formula class of the Euro Touring Series, comes with special ETS markings for easy identification and it is available now.
ARC have introduced the R8.1 1/8th nitro on-road car. The latest version comes with an all-new chassis design that utilises a sliding weight system in the front that allows to easily and conveniently adjust the weight bias using a sliding brass weight. Also new is the Flex Upper Deck that has become a standard part and that allows to adjust the front end flex by installing or removing a Y-brace. A similar system in the rear of the car helps to further fine-tune the overall torsional flex of the car.
Coming from Pro-Line are three new off-road tyres in the form of the ElectroShot VTR 4.0″ 1/8th truck as well as the Blockade and LockDown 1/5th truck tyres. Starting with the ElectroShot VTR 4.0″, the tyre comes from the mind of Ty Tessmann and is designed to perform just like a Hole Shot 2.0 while lasting significantly longer. The ElectroShot is a combination of Pro-Line’s Electron and HoleShot tread designs with connected bars in the centre where the heaviest tyre wear occurs and Holeshot pins everywhere else for maximum traction. The tyre will become available in M3 soft and X3 soft compounds.