Team Associated have introduced the all-new SC5M Team Kit 1/10th scale 2WD short course truck. Based on Team Associated’s B5M platform, the truck shares closes ties with the of the B5M and T5M to design the ultimate short course truck chassis that utilises all the advantages that come with a mid-motor configuration. The kit features a high performance, no-compromise dedicated mid-motor designed chassis, configured specifically for short course and it shares nearly 90 percent of the parts as the B5M and T5M Team Kits, making it easier than ever to run multiple classes at the same time. From the aluminium hard anodised chassis, to the Factory Team V2 threaded shocks, to the Factory Team VTS slipper clutch, the SC5M Team Kit comes with all of these features and many more. The kit will become available in July.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Team Associated have new Brushless LiPo combos based on their SC10 2WD Stadium Truck available. New to the Qualifier Series line, these SC10s include a water-resistant high-power brushless speed control, water-resistant enclosed receiver box, and adjustable blue anodised aluminium V2 coil-over shocks. The 2.6:1 ratio gearbox includes a sealed gear differential with heavy-duty internal gears and the externally adjustable V2 slipper clutch. The KMC replica hex-drive wheels come standard on the SC10 with high-traction racing compound rear tires and inserts for more grip. The 2.4GHz radio system, metal gear steering servo, WolfPack 3300mAh LiPo battery and Reedy 423-S 35W balance charger round out the package. The LiPo combo kits are available as Lucas Oil, Rockstar Makita and Toyota Racing/TRD truck.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Available now and designed for the Slide Drive system are new gear differential outdrives from Serpent. Usable on the SRX-2 Buggy and SC truck and made from high-quality spring steel the outdrives allow to use the performance enhancing Slide Drive system in combination with gear differentials and not just the standard ball differentials.
Source: Serpent [serpent.com]
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Round 3 of the 2015 Jimmy Babcock Racing League Electric Series was held at the SDRC Raceway in San Diego, California. In the 2WD Modified Buggy class Kevin Motter came in 1st from Shawn Blackwell Sr. in 2nd and Blake Beyett, who completed the top 3 result.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
New from Pro-Line comes a spring assortment for the Pro-Spec short course shock absorbers as well as a HD diff gear replacement. Starting with the springs, separate packs are available for the front and the rear and each one includes every spring that Pro-Line offers for the Pro-Spec shocks, from super soft blue to soft green to stock medium yellow to hard red and super hard purple. The packs help to fine-tune the vehicle to different track conditions from slippery to high grip, from bumpy to super-smooth. Also new is a plastic/metal composite differential gear for the HD Transmission that is good as a replacement for worn-out gears or as an upgrade for the original Performance Transmission. The set includes the steel gear, HD diff cap, O-ring and hardware.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Team Associated have announced two new versions of the ProSC 4×4 Ready-To-Run truck. The #7063 ProSC 4×4 comes ready to run with many high performance features including the XP 2.4GHz radio system and a Reedy brushless power system. Additional features include sealed gear differentials front and rear, which are connected together with a tough aluminium drive shaft, as well as an adjustable centre slipper clutch to handle all of the Reedy brushless power. The bumps are managed by huge 16mm fluid-filled, coil-over shocks and aggressive, short-course racing tyres. The #7063C ProSC 4×4 LiPo Combo not only includes the standard features of the ProSC 4×4, but also the all-new Reedy 423-S Compact Balance Charger and a Reedy WolfPack LiPo 3300mAh 30C 7.4V battery are included as well.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
New from JConcepts comes the Hustle wheel for the Traxxas Slash and Slash 4×4 short course trucks. The Hustle wheel takes into account the durability needs of the Slash racer without compromising looks. 6-spoke design rotates about the centre of the wheel with a deep recess in the centre which allows plenty of footing for wheel locknuts. The base features the black wheel appearance and 6 moulded mock locknuts which bring a realistic look. In-between the spread 6 spokes rests small grooves which break up the pattern adding a split personality to the overall design. The entire face of the wheel has been plated with a silver coating which gives racers a little more luxurious look to match-up to the variety of 1:1 inspired bodies on the market. The moulded black colour of the wheel shows through in the extra depth of the spokes which was specifically designed into the wheel. Wheel profile, interior and exterior ribbing and spoke design were all areas of focus while creating the combination of durability, clearance, functionality and appearance.
Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]
Friday, May 15, 2015
Exotek introduce the new strap and twist nut shorty LiPo mount set for the Kyosho RB6, RT6 and SC6. It includes adjustable twist nuts for precise battery holding and that factory team look while the battery strap is shaped for extra room around the LiPo plugs. Included is a USA-made carbon fibre strap and polished and anodised factory red posts and twist nuts. The set is usable alone or with Exotek’s optional rear carbon brace set.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015