JConcepts has rolled out a replacement motor plate for the popular 3-gear transmission available for the B5M, T5M and SC5M vehicles. The special design of the plate with a honeycomb milling affect over the standard “heatsink” ribs makes for improved rigidity in multiple directions. The honeycomb features add a 3D look especially as they remain natural aluminium while the rest is available black or blue in colour while slight chamfering on the 3mm thickness material allows the rather beefy plate to look quite skinny.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Round four of the 2015 JBRL Electric Series was hosted by OC/RC Raceway in Huntington Beach. As usual this Southern California based racing series attracted both local talent as well as nationally and internationally experienced drivers to race in several Modified and Stock categories and in the premier class of 2WD Modified Buggy it was Kevin Motter (TLR) who came out successful from Cody Turner (Team Associated) in 2nd and Jimmy Barnett (Team Associated) in 3rd.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Coming from JConcepts and made for Team Associated B5M-based vehicles is an aluminium 4-hole rear ballstud mount. Offering two new, additional holes for camber gain adjustment as well as two standard holes the mount allows an in-between setting as well as an evenly spaced 4th hole all the way inside. In addition, the mount also features a setting which allows the racer to change the orientation of the mount to either -2mm or +2mm of inner ball-stud height. The durability in this mounting area has been put to the test with difficult race circuits and especially with the introduction of the T5M and the pending release of the SC5M. The JConcepts part therefore also has added thickness around the screw mounting holes, a thickened main connection U-brace and for twisting and bending resistance a thick rib added from the main body to the screw location boss. The part fits all M-series Team Associated off-road vehicles and it comes black or blue anodised.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
The new Schelle offset V2 topshaft set for the Team Associated B5M, T5M and SC5M was designed to shift the motor weight closer to car’s centre line. The set utilises a 3mm extended hard-anodised aluminium top shaft, spacer tube, and a 3mm carbon fibre motor plate spacer to shift the motor plate and slipper unit in the car. This results in more stability and symmetric turning forces. The set fits any V2 3-gear or 4-gear gearbox.
Source: Schelle Racing Innovations [schelleracing.com]
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Revolution Design Racing Products have introduced the glossy carbon fibre battery plate for the Team Associated B5M. Being a direct replacement for the standard composite part the plate is cut from high-quality 3mm glossy finish carbon fibre material, it is light of weight yet very rigid and it allows for a safe and secure battery mounting, even when the going gets tough. The plate is usable with standard as well as most aftermarket battery thumb screws and it fits the T5M stadium and SC5M short course truck as well.
Source: RDRP [revolution-rc.com]
Monday, June 22, 2015
New from MIP and made for the Team Associated B5 and T5 series of vehicles is the Eco All-in-1 topshaft. The shaft is designed to work with the original 3-gear rear motor, 4-gear mid motor, 4-gear V2 mid motor, 3 gear mid motor, and the MIP Box gearbox which was made possible by some clever engineering that allows to run all necessary bearing sizes on one top shaft. Along with the 5-in-1 capability the contact surface is 30 percent narrower than normal, equating to less overall contact patch and drag on the idler gear. The shaft also weighs in at a feather light 3.8 grams, making it ideal especially for 17.5 stock class needs.
Source: MIP [miponline.com]
Friday, June 19, 2015
New from Team Associated and made for all B5-series based vehicles are 25 degree and 30 degree front aluminium bulkheads. Designed to add strength and a certain amount of weight the Factory Team parts are machined from high-quality aluminium and they come blue anodised and laser-etched for easy identification. The bulkheads weigh in at 15g each and an optionally available 15g add-on brass weight helps to bring them to a total of 30g to further fine-tune the weight distribution. The bulkheads will fit the B5, B5M, T5M and the new SC5M.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
After a brief hiatus, due to many major events taking place in Western Australia during the last few months, the final round of the WA EP Interclub series was only held recently at the RRC track in Belmont, WA on a quirky little astroturf circuit built on an unused bowling green, with some great features. The initial date for the event was abandoned and the club had the event re-run just last weekend. Many battles which had been shaping up at the front of the fields would come down to the final races. In 4WD Modified it was Josh Pain showing his usual style, dominating qualifying without challenge, with Steve Smith and Jarrod Smith following suit into the finals. The series long battle between Jarrod Smith and Chris Mitchell seemingly swinging in favour of Smith, with Mitchell staring down in 7th. In the finals it was once again Josh Pain dominating each leg, with Steve Smith in 2nd and Jarrod Smith in 3rd, rounding out the podium and allowing Jarrod Smith to jump to 3rd in the series standings on an equal points tie with Chris Mitchell. Steve Smith would end the series in 2nd and Josh Pain took the trill.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015