The expansion of the Hitec charger line continues with the introduction of the X2 AC Plus Black Edition AC/DC dual balance charger and discharger with built-in power supply. With increased capacity and compatibility, this portable, compact and reliable charging unit affords flexible charging of all battery chemistries whether both at home or in the field. Its leading-edge power distribution mode allows efficient assignment of output power based on individual battery requirements while the Voice Guide feature makes for easy, user-friendly communication. It also features a built-in 10-amp power supply, internal balancing circuits and ten different charge/discharge profiles. The device is rounded out by Hitech’s “Scan to Go” feature and smartphone control via Bluetooth.
Available now from Fenix are high nose formula front wings. Made from sturdy ABS plastic and coming in black or white colour the wings also include additional flaps to fine-tune the aerodynamics. The wings can be run without the high nose support with the white one being dyeable using fabric dye.
Kyosho fans rejoice! The Japanese company has released two teaser videos to promote the forthcoming release of two vintage kits one of which seems to be the mighty Javelin – one of the most expensive vintage kits to buy these days. The first video pretty much tells it all as Kyosho aficionados will spot the buggy’s iconic cage while the second clip teases the release of a monster truck-ish type of vehicle. We bring you more information on the two as they surface.
Revolution Design Racing Products have introduced a new rear chassis balance weight for the Team Associated B64 1/10th 4WD buggy. It is the ideal tuning option for a range of track conditions as first and foremost it ensures a near perfect chassis balance when standard-size electronics and regular-weight batteries are used while also adding weight for improved rotation into corners and added traction in slippery track conditions. The weight comes machined from high-quality brass, it sports a nice black and golden finish for looks and it weighs in at 28g. Unlike RDRP’s other option parts it isn’t a direct fit as the left chassis side pod needs some DIY, although the work is carried out in under five minutes using a Dremel.
This past weekend the third round of the Swedish National Cup was held at in Västerås at the Västerås Motorsällskap club. The astro turf track offered high traction that, in combination with the bumpy surface, made for challenging conditions for the drivers. The 2WD portion of the event was held on Saturday but massive rain falls meant the start had to be postponed. As the track dried up slowly the opening qualifiers were held on a wet track. Elias Johansson made the best out of the conditions and he took the overall TQ following wins in the opening three qualifiers. Alexander Landen came in 2nd with a strong performance from Wilhelm Skjöldebrand in 3rd.
Coming from Destiny and made for the RX-10S touring car are 4 degree aluminium C-hubs. Machined from high-quality material and coming black anodised and with silver edge details the hubs offer improved precision and rigidity which results in optimised on-track performance especially on high-grip surfaces and in high ambient temperatures.
The fourth round of the Nitro & Electric Offroad Series was held at the Zidlochovice track in the Czech Republic. The event started off wet and in the 1/8th E-Buggy class it was Vaclav Broz who dominated the qualifiers, taking wins in all three rounds. Sadly for the drivers and organisers more rain would flood the track and so the race director called it a day and by using the qualifying results to determine the winner it was Vaclav Broz with the E-Buggy victory.
Serpent have introduced blade-less spool outdrives for the Project 4X touring car. The parts are machined from super-strong spring steel and their design does away with the usual C-shaped driveshafts blades that can break when using high-power motors or when running on very high-grip surfaces. The outdrive cups are strategically machined for a low weight, they offer reduced play for improved efficiency and consistent cornering and they are also usable on the Eryx 411 line of cars.