June 16, 2020

JConcepts P2 22 5.0 Elite body shell

Made for the TLR 22 5.0 Elite is JConcepts’ new P2 buggy body shell. The P2 is all about performance with riveting details including raised nose and hood, taller cab and rear-end force features. The side-pods are JC chamfered to provide that legendary look and the secondary window screams JConcepts styling. The cab drops off quickly and runs deep toward the rear giving plenty of drift to the newly added winglets. The tall, rear fin stabiliser acts as a directional vain to keep the buggy tracking in the proper direction while also maintaining a rigid roofline even with light-weight materials….

May 26, 2020

Exotek TLR 22 Ti rear axles & CF body mount plates

Exotek have announced the release of new titanium rear CVA axles for the TLR 22 buggies as well as carbon fibre body mount plates for the TLR 22, Kyosho RB7, Team Associated B6 and Xray XB2 buggies. Starting with the titanium rear axles, the parts are of super light weight and usable with all 1.0 to 5.0 buggies, however they do not fit the 5.0 Elite VHA axles and hubs. The axle shafts reduce the weight and rotating mass of the driveline for quicker acceleration and they are recommended for drag racing only. Also new are carbon fibre rear body…

May 18, 2020

Konect K1 Elite 540-size brushless motor

Available now from Konect is their K1 Elite 540-size electric brushless motor. It utilises a new and unique stator design for improved torque and high RPM while a special stator coating ensures optimised heat dissipation and surface corrosion resistance. High-purity Copper windings ensure maximised conductivity which further adds to the overall performance. The CNC-machined Billet T6 can sports heavy machining for best possible airflow inside the motor and thus lower operation temperatures while accurately mounted sensors, ensure best possible performance. The package is rounded out by dual sensor ports and the motor is available in 4.5T to 10.5T modified and…

May 15, 2020

Renaud Savoya teams up with Konect

Konect have announced the signing of 3-time EFRA European Champion, Renaud Savoya to their team. The Kyosho factory driver will be using the company’s K1 Elite electric brushless motors and accessories to outfit his 1/10th scale off-road rides and he has the following to say about the deal: A french brand, dynamic, with a passionate team that always put their heart into developing the best products and customer support, I couldn’t think of a better fit! As a plus, all their products are orange, matching perfectly well with my paint scheme. Source: Konect [facebook.com]…

February 6, 2020

JConcepts P1 8ight-X Elite buggy body shell

Coming from JConcepts and made for the TLR 8ight-X Elite is their new P1 body shell that debuted at the 2020 Southern Indoor Championships in the hands of Dakotah Phend. In the development stage, the P1 was difficult for its designers, trying to slick out a design more powerful than the last. However, after fitment, discussion with newly acquired drivers, the form started to take shape. Low side-pod designs with an ultra-heavy chamfer are traditional looks for JConcepts, however, the power scoops along the cab add some overall muscle to the design. The P1 has a broad cab and the…

January 16, 2020

TLR 8ight-X Elite 1/8th nitro buggy race kit

Horizon Hobby have introduced the new TLR 8ight-X Elite 1/8th scale nitro buggy kit. The buggy builds on the championship-winning heritage of its predecessors with updates to the suspension geometry and drivetrain as well as the chassis layout that make it both easier to drive and tougher to beat. This version of the popular 8ight-X includes all of the desired factory team option parts and many updates in a one-box purchase, such as a carbon centre diff brace, 3.5mm shock shafts, aluminium front brace, front universals, 10mm wing riser, quick change engine mount, wider hexes, new pistons, carbon fibre arm…

January 9, 2020

Trinity 22X-4 & 22 5.0 Elite ceramic bearing sets

Trinity have announced the release of two new Certified red seal ceramic ball bearing sets for the TLR 22X-4 and 22 5.0 Elite buggies. The high-quality bearings come pre-oiled using a lightweight synthetic oil and they don’t need to be cleaned and broken-in like standard greased bearings. However they need the odd drop of oil now and then to maintain their full performance. The sets include all required drivetrain and wheel bearings and they are available from now on. Source: Trinity [teamtrinity.com]…

December 16, 2019

Hobbywing XeRun XR10 Pro G2 Elite speed controller

UK Hobbywing distributors Schumacher have announced the release of the XeRun XR10 Pro G2 Elite brushless competition speed controller. Building on the proven XR10 Pro G2 the Elite version comes with 13AWG wires and no external switch, however the remainder of the features remain the same such as high-performance 32-bit M4 microprocessing for super-fast and precise control while built-in reverse battery polarity protection saves both the controller and battery when things are getting a bit hectic in the pits. Other proven features include greatly improved G2 hardware, software features such as a greater PWM frequency range for throttle and brake,…

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