February 3, 2012

Toy Fair 2012 – Various

Pro-Line are present at the Hoeco stand and have on display their new Bulldog body shells for the Durango DEX210 and DEX410. Used by factory driver Hupo Honigl at the recent Reedy Invitational race, the cab forward design offers racers a stylish and high performance new body option for both cars. Also seen on the Hoeco stand is the Volksmotor that we wrote about last week, a 9 port Novarossi on road .21 engine with a sub 200 euro price.

On the Associated booth Reedy have their all new 1/8th scale BL motor the 1512 Sonic, which comes in 1800kv and 2100kv and it will be available in April. Associated were also showing their just recently announced SC10 4×4 factory team kit with the new battery mount configuration and mounting plate as well as carbon chassis stiffener and other factory team options as standard.

Traxxas gave us a rolling road demo of their awesome XO-1 RTR car with its impressive design, power, 100mph top speed and awesome ground effect aerodynamics, but even more awesome than that is the Traxxas Link system. This system which is installed on your iPhone or iPod touch and plugged into the Traxxas TQi radio system gives real time telemetry from the car which can be replayed back after the run showing speed, temperature, rpm, volts and more. You can also set some cut offs which prevent the car from overheating or the battery voltage going too low which can warn you or shut off. You can also adjust all the trim, end points etc from the touch screen as well as assign a knob on the transmitter to adjust any of those settings on the fly.

Horizon Hobby were showing off their new line up of Losi Mini rally and Mini SCT 1/24th scale brushless cars which now also come with 2.4Ghz transmitters. On the competition side there is the new TLR22T, the 2wd competition truck based on the ROAR Nationals winning TLR22 buggy. There is also a Losi branded 22T RTR which comes supplied with Losi electronics and a Spektrum radio. Staying with the RTRs there is a new XXX SCT 4×4 RTR now available with the version we were shown coming with a pre painted #33 Stephensen replica shell.

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