December 28, 2017

JConcepts Fling Kings tyres & Dragon 2.6” wheels

Made for the use with JConcepts’ Sling King Mega Truck body shell as well as comparable vehicles are the new Fling Kings 2.6” Mega Truck tyres and Dragon 2.6” wheels. The Fling Kings is the first true to scale, RC Mega Truck tyre, specifically designed to throw mud, dirt, gravel and grass just like the real thing. They are designed for the new JConcepts 2.6” Dragon wheel, making them even more scale in appearance. The bead of the tyre features a 3-step surface which provides a massive amount of area for glue to rest giving the utmost security for full-throttle mud runs. No details were spared on these mud runners, the V-type tread is replicated to a T and the top of the tread carries a slight recess adding a little touch of depth to the appearance. The soft blue compound which is recommended for dirt, grass and asphalt feels noticeably mushy and sticky and has expanding characteristics and tend to “pizza cutter” during flat out high-speed runs. The gold compound feels harder to the touch, excels on polished or hard surfaces and expands less during high-speeds. Fling Kings tires are complete and include open cell “React” inserts to support the grippy tyres.

As for the Dragon 2.6” wheel, it is a purpose built 12mm hex mega truck wheel which fits the above Fling Kings tyres to perfection. The Dragon’s were used in concept and in conjunction with a fully licensed version of the 1:1 scale King Sling. The goal of scale size was achieved and built around a 2.6” mounting bead diameter. The width was matched to line-up perfectly with the Fling King tyres and the constraints of the wheel were underway. Like other monster wheels by JConcepts, a bolt-in hub adaptor was created to match a huge variety of trucks while also offering different overall widths to choose from. The bead of the wheel features a 3-step surface which provides a massive amount of area for glue to rest giving the utmost security for full-throttle mud runs. The Dragon wheel includes four off-set 12mm wheel adaptors. 11mm width for a stock Clod Buster or retro type Monster Truck width, 18mm for increased stability on vehicles such as the Stampede, Stampede 4×4, Rustler, Slash 4×4. The 25mm adaptor works well for monster truck racing and the Axial SMT10 and a newly designed 32mm for maximum ground pounding width. The adaptors are installed with 6×2.5x12mm screws and centres precisely on the wheel for positive engagement. The wheels include pre-cut polycarbonate discs which attach with 6x2x4mm screws and can be painted to match any scheme or mud runner. The wheel discs add a scale look and utilise a clever design not seen in this segment of RC. Also included is a pair of steel, serrated, 4mm thin pattern lock-nuts for greater security. The Dragon wheels are available in black and feature a slight matte finish but with the addition of the polycarbonate disc, can easily be detailed to be outrageous.

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